Happening This Weekend - 5/24/2019

Wishing you the best Memorial Day Weekend, and a sunlit slide into summer! Will you be wearing white pants? Darryl's can certainly give you more colorful options, as can many stores on Main Street in A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide. Stop into their neighbor, Knot Too Shabby, to get gorgeous furniture paint and stencils as you start a new summer project. Owner Caryn is an amazing furniture painter and can give you tips! And here's one more hot tip: To-go wine sippy cups (for lack of a better word) are at Beacon Natural right now, located in the middle of Main Street near the post office. Get your drink in a stemless glass, but in a to-go cup with lid!

See below for ideas on things to do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

International Film Night
Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Open Barn at Stony Kill Farm
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
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The Artichoke Storytelling Series
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Dia: Beacon “Hudson Valley Free Day”
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Elks Lodge Car Show - POSTPONED
Postponed until autumn, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019
Time: 1 pm (lineup begins at noon)
Location: American Legion - Beacon Post, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
American Legion Post 203 invites all veterans groups, civic organizations, and clubs to participate in this year's Memorial Day Parade and services on Monday, May 27. Lineup is at noon, and the parade starts at 1 pm. Memorial Services will follow immediately after the parade at the Memorial Building, 413 Main Street. For more information, call Tony at (845) 489-7937.
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

It's hot hot hot! Darryl's Clothing Boutique has all of the light dresses that are easy breezy and will let the wind keep you cool this Memorial Day Weekend. Sales are going on now, so treat yourself to a deal, and pair a necklace and shoulder bag with it. You want to look fresh at that picnic!

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

Couldn't pick just one of these Lenore frames at Luxe Optique right now, so we are showing you the fade, from white to rosé. Would you like a glass with that? Do treat yourself, and consider different colors of transitions for your lenses, too, if you want easy shade. The handsome red frame above is from Jacques Marie Mage, and you can try that on as well.



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique is having a special Sample Sale this Memorial Day Weekend. All of their samples, including this satin Justin Alexander A-line, are an additional 20% off! Friday to Monday only! So if you’re going for a spur-of-the-moment elopement, you won’t want to miss this sale!!

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.


Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

(near the dummy light)
Got your patties for the weekend backyard chill? Call Barb's to pre-order anything for pick-up!
Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning dining needs!


Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Do you want to introduce your child to yoga? Firefly Yoga offers Lightning Bugs Kids Yoga, Mondays at 5:30 pm.
Lightning Bugs Kids Yoga is for ages 4-10, and is an opportunity for kids to explore, create, play and move in a non-competitive environment. The class is focused on self-expression and community.
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Please note, Firefly Yoga will only have one class on Memorial Day
Sweat Gratitude Flow
Monday, May 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 10:45 am

Book Reading at Binnacle Books:
"Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love,” by Anna Moschovakis
"Hey, Marfa" poems by Jeffrey Yang
Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Binnacle Books, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY 
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Book Reading:
Beacon Historical Society Presents "Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley - Vol. 3"
: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: St. Andrew's Church, 15 South Ave., Beacon NY 
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Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Time is running out on camp choices. Research your camps here.

Anime Art Lesson
Day: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 10 am or 2 pm
Location: Stony Kill Environmental Center, 75 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Story Time In The Garden
with Binnacle Books and One Nature
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: Noon
Location: 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
Bimonthly Story Time in the Garden with Binnacle and One Nature is a fun way for kids to connect with nature and reading.
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.
Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
320 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Did someone say office space? This studio space is located above Rite Aid.
From Gate House Realty: "Bring your business and creativity to this renovated office/studio space on Main Street. Lots of light in this historic Beacon building.“
Price: $750/month
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Antalek & Moore :: Business Insurance
Looking for business insurance? Antalek & Moore will do the homework you need, and ask you the right questions to get you into the best coverage. 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 can happen easily.
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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 membershow@beaconarts.org before Friday, May 24, to guarantee your spot.
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Tin Shingle
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 teachers business owners, artists and makers how to do this. And can teach you too.
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? No? Why not? It should be. Join here today.
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The City of Beacon Seeks A Climate Smart Communities Coordinator
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Luxe Optique Seeks A Licensed Optician And An Optometrist
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