Happening This Weekend - 5/11/2018

May's Second Saturday weekend will have the added jubilation of celebrating Mother's Day, which could be as simple as giving Mom a few hours to herself! Festivities should definitely include brunch, either in bed or out on Main Street, so check out A Little Beacon Blog's Brunch Guide (recently updated and includes a chocolate pancake!) for ideas.

Loads of gift ideas await you on the streets of Beacon, so do visit our Shopping Guide for a full list of shops organized by category (think Kids, Foodies, Men, Women, etc.)

For a list of all of the galleries, with a sampling of what is showing in each gallery, head to A Little Beacon Blog's Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

NEW SHOP! Artifact Beacon
Opening Day:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Location: 17 East Main St., Beacon, NY (near Dogwood)
Remember that Pop-Up Shop that was in A Little Beacon Space last fall? The one with the cool copper rings, pottery and paintings? They loved their retail experience so much that they opened a permanent shop in Beacon in the former Gwenno James storefront (near Dogwood) featuring jewelry, pottery and paintings from the original trio! Featured in the Highlands Current, you must stop in to their new store at 17 East Main St. to see the copper rings, which have been fused to rocks in a process called electroforming. Watch their big reveal of the window signage (looks a little bit like a ghost...)
Thanks Artifact for advertising your Opening Day in A Little Beacon Blog!
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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Thursday to Monday, May 10-13, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
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Psychic Fair
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Location: Chill Wine Bar, 173 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Rootstock - Local Craft Beer & Farm Fresh Fare
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Location: The Red Barn at Long Dock, 8 Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY
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Find this art and so much more in Beacon. We have sleuthed all of the galleries for you. Your map to Beacon's Second Saturday Art this weekend is here!

An Afternoon of Music with John DeRosalia
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Common Ground Farm Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: Tito Santana Taqueria, 142 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Rootstock Farm Fest
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Location: The Red Barn at Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY
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Garden Party and Botanical Drawing with Artist Erica Hauser
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: One Nature Garden Center, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Location: Binnacle Books, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Psychedelic Sunset Vintage Pop-Up
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10 am to 7 pm    
Location: Echo, 470 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Mid Hudson Etsy Makers Pop Up Market
 Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 1 to 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Sewing - Absolute Beginners with Toni Maeck
Saturday, May 12, 2018, or Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm; Monday, 6 to 9 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.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Full & Half Marathon
Day: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 6 am start for the full marathon; 8:30 am for the half
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY
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Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Clarity comes from the clearest lenses, and that is what you will get from Luxe Optique. In addition to creating the high quality lens inside the frame, the team at Luxe Optique can adjust your glasses so that even those with the trickiest astigmatism can see straight. Go see them today and ask them what it means to adjust your glasses perfectly.




Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)

This Grecian goddess you see here at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique is wearing an Allure Bridals bridesmaids gown in Azure Blue. It looks stunning on this model, and because it can be converted into several different styles, it'll look great on you too. Also: It's amazing with gold. Go in and see it!

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

The next big update is happening to our Beauty Guide!
There are new barbers in town, and we're catching up on all of it.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

There are only four spots left in this Defensive Driving class with Susan Pagones! This is your chance to possibly reduce points on your driving record, thereby lowering your car insurance payments. This two-session class is only $30. Call them to reserve your spot at (845) 831-4300.
Days: Monday and Wednesday, May 14 and 16
Time: 5:30 to 8:45 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore office, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY

Rhinebeck Bank

Rhinebeck Bank has a new blog! One of the first articles covers How to Save For a Summer Vacation. Best tips:
  • Set a Goal
  • Curb Unnecessary Spending
  • Set up Automatic Transfers to Savings
  • Open a Dedicated Savings Account
Get all of the tips here!

Katie James, Inc.

Private Training and Group Classes are available for:
  • MailChimp Newsletters
  • Squarespace Websites (training in both design and writing copy to help your Google visibility and help get customers to do what you want on your website)
  • Social Media Strategy
Keep your eyes on this space for when class dates are set, though Private Training is available anytime.
Want to book a Pop-Up Shop at A Little Beacon Space? Do it! Our Pop-Up Shop Package includes promotion for your weekend. Learn more here.

Tin Shingle

Starting a new business? Maybe you're rebranding. You'll need to pick a business name and website name that match, are memorable, and are different from your competition. Tin Shingle has four tested tips for you to get started.
Get the full article here >


Windows on Main Street is one of the best public art displays to sponsor and/or participate in as a storefront business, artist, or sponsor business.
Details here on how you can sponsor or participate >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Beacon Chamber of Commerce and local officials join Wyld Womyn, 378 Main St. Suite C, for a Ribbon Cutting!
Ribbon Cutting: Friday, May 11, at 2 pm
Grand Opening Celebration: Saturday, May 12, from noon to 8 pm
Reach the readers of A Little Beacon Blog, who are the most interested in art, culture, and exploring cities and towns to find art. Our Second Saturday Guide has openings for lead sponsors of this Guide.

See A Little Beacon Blog's Media Kit for details.
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Until next week!