Happening This Weekend 4/20/2018

It's spring, and so begins the jam-packed weekends of annual events that define a season and Beacon's community. This weekend Beacon celebrates Earth Day, with a nine-location cleanup. Record Store Day is also upon us. Let's see what you decide to take advantage of... even if it's just one event!

PS: For those wandering around looking for something to do on a particular day, A Little Beacon Blog has a Guide for that! It's called the Repeating Events Guide (though we're looking for another name so send your ideas), and has events listed like the Bridge Club that meets every Monday at the Howland Cultural Center, or the Daytime Book Club that meets every second Tuesday at the Howland Library.

PPS: If you love these Guides and want to be super awesome, consider making your business or group a lead sponsor of them, which helps A Little Beacon Blog make them possible! See our Media Kit for details on how to reach our readership.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Movies That Matter: “SEED: The Untold Story”
Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon - McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
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National Day of Action Against Gun Violence
Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
This happened already, but here's what it was about >

Earth Day! Celebration at Stony Kill Farm
Day: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Record Store Day 2018
Day: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: An all-day affair. Plan accordingly!
Location: Various locations, visit Events Guide for details 
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The Third Annual Leap for Autism   
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Skydive the Ranch, Gardiner, NY
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The Inaugural Blacc Vanilla Black Tie Gala
Day: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Blacc Vanilla, 195 Front St., Newburgh, NY
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Beacon Celebrates Earth Day Cleanup
Day: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Visit Green Beacon for locations
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Puerto Rico Benefit Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Make & Take Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Workshop - Visioning for Change: Map Your Purpose and Change the World
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location: BEAHIVE, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Visible Mending (Beginner & Up)
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Ryon from Luxe Optique loves the non-glare coating on his glasses, especially for night driving. He says: "A premium non-glare coating is necessary for all eyeglass wearers - I couldn’t ever give up mine! Makes night-driving 👌🏼!"




Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)

This beautiful bohemian Lillian West gown is light and breezy with an allover geometric lace, a perfect choice for a hot wedding in the middle of the dry desert out west. Experience it now - in Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique!


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide: Wares, Luxe Optique, and Lambs Hill!

Where can you get your hair done in Beacon? Or have a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

TIP: Up the hill from Lambs Hill is The Blushery, a makeup counter and laser hair removal boutique all in one, serving both men and women!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

The insurance agents at Antalek & Moore are independent agents. This means that they go out and find a great rate and fit for your car insurance needs. You don't need to do the homework - they do. Give them a call today if you are buying a car and needing new insurance or are switching. Call (845) 831-4300, or stop by their office on Main Street! Or contact them here.
Rhinebeck Bank
This weekend's event, The Third Annual Leap for Autism, should be inspiring and helpful. Rhinebeck Bank is a proud sponsor of the event. They interviewed parents and students at Greystone Programs about their experiences with the center. Greystone is dedicated to supporting children, adults, and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities by enriching lives one person at a time.
Learn more about them here >

InHouse Design Media

The photographers and designers of InHouse Design Media can help you take amazing pictures to pump up your Instagram. This four-week private workshop is like an amazing fitness class, but for your photos.
Details >


Our most favoritest artist holiday of the year! Beacon Open Studios is coming, Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, to artist studios all over town! Get the brochure here at A Little Beacon Blog’s Office, 291 Main St., First Floor, First Door. A Little Beacon Blog is a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios!

Tin Shingle

Save the Date: Monday, April 30
Tin Shingle's business and artist member meeting is always held the Last Monday of the Month. We talk marketing strategies, what's working and not working. The focus this month: Facebook has been a Creative Crutch for your marketing, but it's now time to branch out.
Join Tin Shingle's Community Level 1 Membership >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
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Until next week!