Happening This Weekend 5/12/2017

Step out of your house this weekend, and you are surrounded by choices of where to go. This is the weekend to steep yourself in art and in Motherly Love. It's all at your fingertips. Read on to get bookmark-worthy ideas for all of the things you want to make sure you do.

Rain Tips: No excuses! Your favorite galleries, shops and eateries get so sad when they don't see you if it rains. So get cute rain boots from Echo, upside-down umbrellas from Bellus, and maybe a couture rain coat from Classic Couture.

Lots of weekend events included here are featured from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, so be sure to check them during the week.

Second Saturday Alert! It's that time again! Our Second Saturday Guide Editor is updating the Guide as we speak, as some art galleries release their themes just days or hours before opening for the big art-inspired weekend. You can always find the current Second Saturday Guide at A Little Beacon Blog here at this link. Just hit refresh every time!
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LuLaRoe With Erin and Leigh LIVE in a Pop-Up Shop
Day: Friday to Sunday, May 12-14, 2017
Time: Friday, 3 to 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Party
Day: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Open Studios
Days: Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, 2017
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Location: Residences, galleries and studios all over Beacon. Look for the brochure that has a map and details for all participating artists, or click here to read about the artists to figure out where you want to go.
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2017 Hudson Valley Family Fest Pet Expo
Day: RESCHEDULED! It's set for June 17th now.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Location: Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, 1 East Main St., Beacon, NY
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Common Ground Farm Spring Plant Sale
MOVED to Rain Location!

Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: 327B Main St. (next to Beacon D'Lites, across the street from All You Knead bakery)
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The Louie Tunes Band
Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Women's Work - Benefit Concert for The Sloop Woody Guthrie
Day: Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time: 3 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Story Screen presents “Tarnation”
Day: Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm movie
Location: More Good, 383 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Full & Half Marathon
Rain or Shine

Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 6 am (full); 8:30 am (half)
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
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LuLaRoe With Erin and Leigh LIVE in a Pop-Up Shop
Day: Friday to Sunday, May 12-14, 2017
Time: Friday 3 to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
You’ve heard of the leggings and funky patterns everyone is talking about. Now is your chance to touch and feel them in person - and probably walk away with a few pairs. Erin and Leigh are bringing in their entire collection of inventory, which includes skirts, tops, coverups, all in many sizes to fit any body. Hurry in! Opens Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then poof, gone!
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Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Pop-Up
Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY


A Little Beacon Blog's Annual Summer Camp Guide has over 20 camps for all age ranges and passion areas. Cross-reference ages, days, times and prices in our easy-to-use guide that is many parents' go-to source for summer planning.


Ballet Arts Studio Summer Camp
Several programs are available this summer at Ballet Arts for little ones and for teenagers. Consider this early-evening program for ages 12 and up:

Ballet, Modern and Jazz Technique
The faculty of Ballet Arts Studio will teach technique classes in a different discipline each day: jazz on Tuesdays, ballet on Wednesdays and modern on Thursdays.
Ages: 12+
Dates: June 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29, and August 22-24, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
Price: $18 single class or $50 for three classes
To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com

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

Cheese and Wine Tasting - Great Women Cheesemakers
Day: Friday, May 12, 2017 
Time: 7 pm
Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St., Beacon, NY
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This weekend's Shopping Guide issue is dedicated to showing you the storefronts of our sponsor stores, to help you have the "aha!" moment of knowing whose shop it is when you pass it!

Niche Spring Factory Sale
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, 2017
Times: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Niche Studio, 310 Fishkill Ave., Unit 11, Beacon, NY
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133 Main Street

This double-wide storefront, reMADE, is owned by Liz Ferrara and features lots of little but carefully crafted pieces of jewelry, items for the home, as well as larger pieces of furniture to outfit your space.
Where is it? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square.
Mother's Day Gift Idea: These adorably sweet magnets for your fridge or office. Such an easy gift for little hands to grab and give. Handcrafted by Beacon native Susan DiGilio, owner of DiGilio Designs. These cheerful magnets are made with jewelry-quality glass domes backed with a metal base and a rare earth magnet.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Bellus on Main is one of the newer boutiques on the block in Beacon's West End, and if you haven't been in yet, you really need to change that. Lots of jewelry and home decor is from South America, and many of the accessories are hand-picked from different artisans that the owners discover.
Where is it? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Necklaces like this beaded blossom design at Bellus on Main are uniquely made, and your love will wear it as her own style, with maybe no one else having the exact same necklace.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

Luxe Optique moved to town not too long ago, and immediately began changing how people saw glasses. Pun intended. From holding parties to celebrate when new handcrafted lines arrive in the store, to custom fittings to their top-notch eye doctor seeing patients, Luxe Optique has brought the excitement and hand-craftmanship back to eye-wear.
Where is it? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery.
Mother's Day Gift Idea: These bad boys right here. Need we say more? Other sunglasses are available if your lady goes for less pizzazz, but really, why? Get these.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Style Storehouse opened in Beacon one year ago. Owner Michele Williams lives in Poughkeepsie with her three sons and husband, and is constantly on the road between the shop and family. Her special gift is style, and making you feel very comfortable in styles you might not have considered for yourself. Come into the shop this weekend, let her pick out a few things for you, and then trust her opinion.
Where is it? Near Waddle n Swaddle, and across the street from the old Matteawan train station that now holds Gino's Italian Ice.
Mother's Day Gift Idea: Easy breezy dresses to wear to brunch or to work or on a playdate. Because they're all washable. Find a lot of Free People and Hard Tail in the store, which means soft fabrics with stretchy fits.

1 East Main Street

SallyeAnder is the newest shop on the block on the East End! Though their neighbor Lambs Hill is hosting their Ribbon-Cutting on Saturday, SallyeAnder has opened their second location in Beacon. The first is near the train station and is their soap-making and shipping factory.
Where is it? Just down the hill from the dummy light in the building that housed Electric Windows.
Mother's Day Gift Idea: Every hour on the hour from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, join a demonstration of how to make lip balm. SallyeAnder is teaching you their secrets! The aroma of soap is instantly relaxing once you walk into the peaceful store, so do drop in and find a sweet-smelling soap gift for Mother's Day!

River Therapeutic Massage

Every woman should indulge in a #treatyoself session this weekend. Book with Karen at River Therapeutic Massage and always check to see if she has a special going on. You can tack on foot rubs, facial scrubs, and more. Gift certificates are available for Mother's Day, graduation gifts, Bridal Party gifts and more! Peruse River Therapeutic Massage's services, and pick one now.

PS: Did you see our Guide's new "Lashes" and "Laser Hair Removal" sections? Yes, all in Beacon! Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.


The Vault
446 Main Street

The Vault wishes you a Happy Mother's Day, and is ready for your family for Sunday brunch. There's plenty of room inside or outside (weather permitting). On Friday night, The Vault is closed for a private party, as wedding season has started and a couple wanted to celebrate with friends and family at The Vault. Where is it? Located at 446 Main St., down the street from Ella's Bellas and across the street from Terreson: Beacon.
Mother's Day Idea: Reservations are recommended but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Call (845) 202-7735.

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.

Antalek & Moore

So you just bought a totally rad RV and now you need to insure it. Walk on down to Antalek & Moore and let them research the lowest RV insurance rate for you! Or call them - from your RV while you're dusting it off! Antalek and Moore is located at 340 Main St., near Beacon Natural Market, or can be reached by phone at (845) 245-6292.

Fiscal Project: Beacon Open Studios

Beacon Open Studios is finally here! It's a city-wide art show, and it happens rain or shine inside of artists' studios. That could be in a gallery location or inside of their homes. Beacon Open Studios weekend is one of the biggest group productions in the Hudson Valley, and is a defining annual event for today's Beacon. Artists range from painters to sculptures to jewelers. The kick-off party is tonight (Friday, May 12) at Oak Vino. Be there! Be everywhere! Pick up one of these brochures to be your map.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce congratulates Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique on their grand opening at 1 East Main St., and is hosting a Ribbon-Cutting this Saturday from 1 to 2 pm. Lambs Hill is an equestrian-themed bridal boutique, opened by Main Street real estate veteran Charlotte Guernsey. Join the shindig! And book your own Ribbon-Cutting when you're ready!
Tin Shingle

Tin Shingle is all about empowering business owners, but they are also about saving, spending or donating the money you bring in from all of the buzz-building that Tin Shingle teaches you how to do. For entrepreneurs, Mondays can often be full of action and optimism, compared with the back-to-the-grind dread felt by some. Tin Shingle dedicates some Mondays to be Money Monday, and shares how to save, earn, spend or donate. Read Tin Shingle's founder's creative way of saving $200/month on the mortgage (fired the PMI!) and applying it instead to the loan principal each month. You can do this too!

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A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

Meetings, workshops, gatherings - they can all be booked and hosted by you at A Little Beacon Space at the historic Telephone Building at 291 Main St., in the heart of Beacon.

THIS WEEKEND! The LuLaRoe Show with Erin and Leigh! Racks and racks of clothing have arrived inside of our space, and are ready for you to start shopping today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find leggings, tops, dresses, and more.

See what upcoming events are being hosted in A Little Beacon Space, and click here for more details and to book online.
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Until next week!