Beacon's long-awaited, first interactive art event of the Spring season has arrived - Beacon Open Studios. This weekend, dozens of artists open their homes or studios to you so that you can see their work, and see how they work. Pick up a brochure map in different stores around town, or click here to visit Beacon Open Studios' map and have it open as you walk around. This year they have created Studio Tour lists, which are suggested micro-lists of artists to hit up in a group. This is helpful for those who can't decide who to visit. Read up on the different artists here before you head out.
Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Party
Day: Friday, May 17, 2019 Time: 6 to 9 pm Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
Beacon Open Studios Weekend Days: Friday to Sunday, May 17-19, 2019 Time: Noon to 6 pm
Citywide exploration of artists in their studios. Studios can be in an artist's home or in a different location. Pick up a printed map/brochure of where to find each artist in Oak Vino Wine Bar and other storefronts. Information >
50th Anniversary Celebrating Launch of Clearwater
Day: Friday, May 17, 2019 Time: 3:45 pm Location: Ferry Dock, Beacon, NY (adjacent to Metro-North Station) Information >
Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Presents Community Safety Day
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: Noon to 4 pm Location: City of Beacon Fire Dept., 13 South Ave., Beacon, NY Information >
Clearwater Dockside Event and 50th Anniversary Celebration
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 2:30 pm Location: 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY Information >
Baby Shark’s Treasure Hunt
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 1 pm, 3:30 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Pastor's Aide Ministry presents an Afternoon of Fashion
Men and women will be wearing all types of clothing, including Afro-Centric outfits. Says organizer Jennifer McClinton: "We will also be selling African soaps, clothing, jewelry and women’s hats." Hats! Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 3 pm Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY Information >
Comedy Night at the Elks Lodge
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: Seating at 7 pm; show starts at 8 pm Location: Beacon Elks Lodge #1493, 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY Information >
Imagination Playhouse Presents "The Very Scary Berry,"
Days: Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019 Time: Saturday, 6:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm Location: University Settlement Camp Theater, 724 Wolcott Ave. (Route 9D), Beacon, NY Information >
Sweets Festival Bake Sale at Springfield Baptist Church
Day: Sunday, May 19, 2019 Time: 1:30 pm (immediately after the church service) Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY Information >
Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Horszowski Trio & Masumi Per Rostad (Viola)
Day: Sunday, May 19, 2019 Time: 4 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
ARF's 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk With The Dogs Day: Sunday, May 19, 2019 Time: 10 am Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY Information >
Off Broadway 5K
Day: Sunday, May 19, 2019 Time: 7 to 11 am Location: 111 Broadway, Newburgh, NY Information >
Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street www.darrylsny.com
One of our favorite flouncy dresses has made its debut, gracing the window of Darryl's Clothing Boutique! We featured it a few weeks ago in our InstaStory and are so happy to see this sassy mannequin lady (womannequin?) wearing it, for you to get inspired. Come into Darryl's today or this weekend and let them put together an outfit for you. Plus - did you see the purse that we featured yesterday in our Stories is a large round shape with a surprise inside? It's only playing on Instagram for a few more hours.
183 Main Street www.luxeoptique.com
One of the most frequently asked questions Luxe Optique heard from customers was: "Do you have theo? We want theo!" Well, ask no longer! Seek and you shall find! A plethora of theo frames have arrived to Luxe Optique, and you will want to check them out. The sampling here does not even show you the color range. But we couldn't resist showing you the clear frame paired with tortoiseshell.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3 www.lambshillbridalboutique.com (near the historic dummy light)
Let Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique help you make the smallest member of your bridal party feel like a princess in a magical tulle skirt, like this one by La Petite Hayley Paige.
69 Spring Street www.barbsbutchery.com (near the historic dummy light)
Barb's Butchery debuts this Sunday at the Beacon Farmers Market, on Veterans Place off of Main Street! Let the aromas lure you to their booth...
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Early-bird pricing for the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Firefly ends on Monday, May 20! Training begins in August 2019, and runs through December 2019. Information >
Intro To Pour Paintings
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 10 to 11:30 am Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
iPhoneography Workshop w/ Mary Ann Glass
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 10 am to noon Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Mudras Towards Meditation
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 1 to 3 pm Location: BeBhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY Information >
Dot Mandala Meditation with Meredith
Day: Sunday, May 19, 2019 Time: 1 pm Location: Createspace Beacon, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
291 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 ROOMS: Rooms and offices on three floors BATHS: Two half-baths
The Telephone Building, one of the most pristine building renovations in Beacon, is as versatile as it is well-maintained. People who have been considering purchasing this gem have asked: "Can it be lived in?" And the answer is: Yes! You can own this building with a Live/Work status, which means that you could live in it, and have some kind of commercial space (your office, showroom, gallery, event venue space, etc.). Want to see pictures and more details? Price: $1.24 million For Sale By Owner: Deborah Bigelow | Click here to contact her directly Details + Pictures >
Antalek & Moore :: Business Insurance
Looking for business insurance? Antalek & Moore will do the homework you need, and ask you the right questions to find the best coverage for your needs. Call them today as your business grows: (845) 831-4300
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up event, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals, so that creative events can happen easily. Details >
BeaconArts Member Show :: Accepting Submissions
All BeaconArts members are invited to submit artwork for our first annual Member Show at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition runs Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. Space is limited, so send your submissions to email@example.com before Friday, May 24, to guarantee your spot. Beacon Arts >
Did you ever wonder why or how someone got featured in a magazine or newspaper? Did your competition, or even a business or person who you admire, "get good ink" (as the term goes when something is written about in a publication)? Was that just something wonderful and lucky that happened to them? Most likely not. They most likely "pitched" the media outlet with a good angle or story idea. Tin Shingle teaches business owners, artists and makers how to do this. And can teach you too. Learn More >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? No? Why not? It definitely should be. Join today. Learn More >
The City of Beacon Seeks A Climate Smart Communities Coordinator Details >
Luxe Optique Seeks A Licensed Optician And An Optometrist Details >
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Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide
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