Happening This Weekend 5/18/2018

Really hoping you are safe after this week's random tornado and macroburst wind gust storm. Crews in and around Beacon have been working very hard to clear trees and restore power lines. The City of Beacon made an announcement here about when a majority of power will be restored. Shops and eateries like these guys opened early after the storm, and the friendly folks at the Recreation Department opened their doors for phone charging and socializing. Newburgh is not faring as well, and traffic in Beacon was impenetrably thick for a while, with huge trees down and side roads closed.

This needn't totally deter you from heading out. Getting gas on Thursday was easy, grocery shopping was fruitful, and reports are coming in that Route 52 is better today than yesterday.

Coincidentally this week, there are several safety workshops being offered you'll want to check out! We've been promoting a few over the past couple of months, and just in time. This week while taking shelter in the basement, memories of that Citizen Preparedness Training workshop came to mind, where organizers focused on what to do in flash flood situations. Normally these workshops aren't very popular, but with increased rates of severe weather, put them on your calendar!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Community Safety Day - FREE EVENT
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: The Elks Lodge, 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >

Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Beacon Fire Dept., 13 South Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Music: Broken Shadows Jazz Quartet
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY
Information >
*Please check with Atlas to confirm they are open post-tornado

Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Calldore String Quartet
Day: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Open Auditions for “#QueenE The Musical”
Monday & Tuesday, May 21-22, 2018
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Read more about this production and how to get involved in this article

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Breastfeeding Essentials
Day: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Location: Waddle n Swaddle, 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Hat Making Intro Class for Beginners
Saturdays, May 19 through June 16, 2018
Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Fab the Cab! Transforming your Kitchen Cabinets with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
Saturday, May 19,2 2018
Time: 8 to 11 am
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Edit Like A Pro
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Location: The Cinehub, LLC, 20 W. Main St., Suite 4, Beacon, NY
Information >

Color, Form, and Magic Workshop
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 1 to 3:30 pm
Location: Wares, 2 Tioronda Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >
Thank you Wares for sponsoring A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide!

DIY Backyard Design Workshop with Blair Patterson
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10 to 11:30 am
Location: One Nature Garden Center, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Birth Prep 101
Day: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 12:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Waddle n Swaddle, 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Infant/Child CPR and Emergencies
Day: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Waddle n Swaddle, 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Digital Marketing Techniques, a SCORE Workshop with Tin Shingle's Katie Hellmuth Martin
Day: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: East Fishkill Community Library - Alley Room
348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533
Learn quick and easy techniques that your business can use today to help more people find out about your business. Designed for business owners who run a storefront, sell a product or provide a service direct to customers, this workshop will get you comfortable with marketing strategies using Facebook, Instagram, blogging and knowing what to do with your newsletter.
Information >

The Greater Hudson Valley Young Professionals Summit, from Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
Day: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 4 to 9 pm
Location: Newburgh Brewing Company, 88 S. Colden St., Newburgh, NY
An evening of programming, professional development, and networking.
Information >

You Can Save a Life With a Spray - Opioid Overdose
Day: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Location: Fire Station 2, Lewis Tompkins Hose Company, 13 South Ave., Beacon, NY
Naloxone (Narcan©️), given as a nasal spray, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save a life. Opioids include prescription pain killers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, or Percocet, and illegal drugs like heroin. At this workshop, get free naloxone and learn how to use it.

For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Ballet Arts Studio - Spring Concert
Save The Date! Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 2 pm and 6:30 pm
Location: Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >
Thank you Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring the Kids Classes Guide!

Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk With The Dogs
Day: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 9 am
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Information >

Off Broadway 5K
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: Registration, 7 to 8:30 am; race starts at 9 am
Location: 111 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
Information >

For a full list of upcoming races, visit our 5K Races Guide.

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Mama wants. For those who have gone strictly glasses now, and need to graduate to prescription sunglasses, these frames from Christian Roth will do perfectly.




Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)

The Royal Wedding is just about upon us... If you're playing dress-up for the occasion, travel down to Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique to pick up these rhinestone combs, then stop at Trax for a cup of coffee.

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

The next big update is happening to the 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

A home is still a home, whether you rent or buy. It’s where you house your family and your valuables, and where you rest your head at night. When accident or disaster happens to your home or apartment that you rent, you might be faced with some major financial challenges. Call Antalek & Moore at (845) 831-4300, an independent insurance agency that shops the best rate for you and can be your advocate when making claims. Or stop in and see them at 340 Main St., Beacon, NY.

Rhinebeck Bank

Rhinebeck Bank is accepting donations at their Beacon, Fishkill and Goshen branches in support of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, to provide relief from Tuesday's tornado. Click here for a full list of what's needed by the community. Feel free to stop by during business hours. Thank you in advance for your help!

Katie James, Inc.

A huge part of getting the word out about your business is through digital media like blogs, Facebook, Instagram and your newsletter. Katie James Inc., a couture branding agency, can be your Content Planning Partner to help you plan what content to create and promote.
Book your next private or public event or workshop at A Little Beacon Space! Located in the middle of Main Street in Beacon. Storefront windows with inspiring lighting inside. Learn more here.

Tin Shingle

You opened your business. You hung your store shingle outside your door. Now what? How are you getting the people to walk through that door? Tin Shingle is a trusted resource, training center and community for businesses getting the word out. Get ideas, training videos, an online community, and contacts for who to reach out to.
Join now for instant access >


Windows on Main Street is one of Beacon's best public art displays to sponsor and/or participate in as a storefront business, artist, or sponsor business.
Sponsor Opportunities going on now >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new location of Lucky Cut barber shop this week in a Ribbon Cutting. Check them out!
Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Second Saturday Guide, the most comprehensive guide of all of the art galleries. Your logo will be at the top of the Guide for that month and be seen by people browsing past months and searching for artists.

See A Little Beacon Blog's Media Kit for details on how to reach our readers of 19,500 views/month.
Advertise in A Little Beacon Blog
A Little Beacon Blog gets 19,500 views per month, with over 3,100 followers on Facebook and 2,700 at Instagram, and 1,100 newsletter subscribers. The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community. We have designed the most integrated advertising packages in the Hudson Valley to work for your business.

Until next week!