Happening This Weekend - 6/2/2017

These weekend events are featured from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides. Be sure to check the Guides often to find more events happening mid-week.
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Country Living Fair
Day: Friday to Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Dutchess Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY
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Mountain Meditation Hike/Yoga with nOMad
Day: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Mount Beacon, Beacon, NY
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Prom Night! At Dogwood
Day: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 6 pm to 2 am
Location: Dogwood, 47 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
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Concert: Brandon Ross & Stomu Takeishi “For Living Lovers”
Day: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Cub Scout Pack 1 and Girl Scouts Present "Spring Into Scouting"
Day: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: South Avenue Park
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The Wonderful Dances of Oz
Day: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 2 pm and 6:30 pm
Location: Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY
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This week while the Ballet Arts Studio dancers were rehearsing for "The Wonderful Dances of Oz," a rainbow touched down somewhere nearby in Poughkeepsie, and tornado warnings were being issued. Should be quite a show! This weekend. Don't miss. For tickets, call Bardavon's box office directly at (845) 473-2072 or online to buy tickets to either performance time.
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WOW! Reptiles and Amphibians
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, 199 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Day: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: Noon to 10 pm
Location: Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
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Spring Clean & Play! At Memorial Park
Day: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to noon
Location: Memorial Park
A grand cleanup is happening at the Wee Play Tot Park at Memorial Park. Bring your kiddos and your broom and make a difference in everyone's park experience.
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Queen City Pride 2017
Day: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
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Thank you to our sponsor Hudson Valley Auctioneers for sponsoring the Upcoming Events Guide!

Camp at Storm King Art Center
Have you signed up your kids yet at Storm King's Camp? This is truly a unique opportunity that most kids and families do not have access to - because for most kids and families, Storm King isn't located just a bridge and a few exits away! Kids can enjoy time outdoors observing art and nature, making art, and exploring creative writing during Storm King's weeklong day camps on their 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands, providing the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Camp programs include:

Storm King Young Explorers
Ages: 7 to 9

Project Write: Becoming Authors and Artists
Ages:  10 to 14

The Art of Scientific Observation: From Microecology to Monumental Sculpture
Ages: High school students

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For a full list of camps open for registration now (they are filling up!), visit our Summer Camp Guide.

Thank you to our sponsors Ballet Arts Studio and Storm King Art Center for sponsoring the Summer Camp Guide!


Card and Board Game Club
Day: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Free Trial Classes with Tinkergarten
Day: Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 10 to 11:15 am
Location: Memorial Park (Wednesday), Long Dock Park (Thursday)
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Fab the Cab (kitchen cabinet workshop)
Day: Sunday, June 4 & 18, 2017
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Yoga on the HudsonN
Day: Every Sunday, June 4 to August 27, 2017
Time: 6 to 7:15 pm
Location: Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
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Days: Every Monday, June 5 to June 26, 2017
Time: 7 to 8:15 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Thank you Two Trees Yoga and Heart Body Mind Acupuncture for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide!


133 Main Street

An Etsy favorite, Squirrel Den Studio Tees are made by a maker based right here in the Hudson Valley. You can get close enough to touch this collection at reMADE that others only get to view in online shopping. Get to know these kitty characters, and start collecting them in different illustrated costumes, like the BOWIE KITTY with the lightning bolt over its eye. Squirrel Den regularly contributes to animal rescue groups, so start adding these T-shirts to your collection.
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square Coffee.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

We've told you before that Bellus on Main has a very discerning eye. Such is the case with this hand-carved reclaimed root ball (potted plants included). This unique piece of home decor is one of a kind, and also comes in a longer, tear-drop shape. Go inside and take a look.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

Getting ready for the Dita Party! The eyewear specialists at Luxe Optique are getting ready for their next Dita Trunk Show next Saturday, June 10. A trunk show means that every frame in the collection - which is handmade in Japan - will be showcased at the store. All frames, all colors. Wine from Artisan and hors d'oeuvres from Beacon Pantry will be served, so mark your calendar and come!
Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company, and across Main street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Mink Pink shorts are in at Style Storehouse, and paired with these shades, you're two-thirds of the way to a complete outfit for summer. Grab a soft cotton T-shirt while you are there: The shop has plenty of levels of sexy to select from - loose and flowy, or backless and shoulderless. Come in and get your beachwear. Don't forget to check the Clearance Rack in the back. You might find something fresh for fall!
Where is Style Storehouse? On the East End of Main Street, near Waddle-n-Swaddle and Utensil.

Thank you reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Style Storehouse, and SallyeAnder for sponsoring the Shopping Guide!

River Therapeutic Massage
612 Rt. 52
Beacon, NY


Happy Fri-Yay!

Do you have your massage booked with River Therapeutic Massage yet? Here's her recipe for you, to relax your body and heal it from the stress of the week:
The Margarita Massage:
  • Warm, heated massage table
  • Organic coconut oil with a citrus twist
  • Hot towel finish on your face
  • Like yours with salt? Add the Salty Dog Foot Treatment for a smooth, feet-in-the sand feel.
Book it now, and enjoy!

Heart Body Mind Acupuncture
Maryam Mehrjui, DAOM, LAc, RN
Heart Body Mind Acupuncture is one of the newest acupuncture sources in Beacon, run by Maryam Mehrjui, DAOM, LAc, RN. Her clinic space is in her home in Beacon. If you haven't met her yet, look for her at Beacon Wellness Co-op in the Beacon Farmers' Market during the last weekend of June.

Maryam is currently accepting new patients who are committed to their care, and willing to do the deep personal work and go through lifestyle changes. Patients set weekly time and contribution toward their healing journey and are intrigued by a holistic healing modality. Visit Maryam's website for contact and booking information.

Here is what Maryam’s patients are saying:
"Maryam is a natural healer."

"I appreciate her kind, thoughtful and in-depth way of working. She is thorough and I appreciate how she uses touch to support the beginning of the treatment."

Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including experts in hair, nails, barber specialties, and even lashes.

Thank you River Therapeutic Massage and Heart Body Mind Acupuncture  for sponsoring our Beauty Guide!

Thank you to The Vault and BAJA for sponsoring our Restaurant Guide!

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

Antalek & Moore

Antalek & Moore participated at the Beacon High School Career Fair last week, reaching middle and high schoolers to show them what a career in the insurance business looks like, and how an insurance agency can remain independently owned, which is an entrepreneurial pursuit. Want to talk to Antalek & Moore yourself? Visit them at 340 Main St. in Beacon, or call (845) 245-6292.


In a rebirth of an annual #beaconny tradition, Windows on Main Street invites local artists to explore themes of art as cultural currency. The persistent drum of artists working here and their collective hum have been instrumental in the creation of both intangible and known economic value in Beacon. As the city's economic landscape transforms, BeaconArts sees this project as a means to raise awareness of the vital, but sometimes invisible, role artists play.

  • Pre-Registration Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017, 12am. Click here to pre-register.
  • Proposal Deadline: (Second) Saturday, July 8, 2017
  • Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 22, 2017 to Thursday, November 30, 2017
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Are you hooked into the Chamber of Commerce's Calendar of Events? They just posted their Wednesday Night Film Night lineup. From Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings (hello, Aaron Verdile, our new-ish building neighbor and jack of music and financial trades!), to upcoming Member Meetings (next one is on the back patio of Beacon Pantry). Check it here and get hooked in!
Tin Shingle

Trying to get the word out about your business? Wishing you could get newspapers and magazines to feature your business, but you don't know how? The media does want to spotlight local businesses, but there are good ways to pitch a writer or editor, and ways that won't work. Learn more about the right way from Tin Shingle, a national organization, based in Beacon. Get started by watching Training TuneUps, which share insider PR secrets and take you behind the scenes of designing in Squarespace or MailChimp.

InHouse Design Media

Squarespace, MailChimp, social media, marketing in general - these are all areas that InHouse Design Media can work with you directly on - at your own speed and in language you understand. Private training and strategy building in social media, websites, digital marketing and revenue stream building are what fall into InHouse Design Media's wheelhouse. Contact them today to start a conversation about what you need.

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 291 Main St., in the heart of Beacon.

Want to host your event here? Click here for more details and to book online.
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Until next week!