Happening This Weekend 6/22/2018

Happy weekend! Don't you worry about a little drizzle - we know of plenty of places for you to duck inside and maybe even find some cute rain gear. Use our Shopping Guide to get acquainted with Beacon before you head out!

PS: Have you seen this cute street sign yet? It's a new one, designed to inspire people to keep walking - heading right down Tioronda, to find the new boutique Wares, or left toward the waterfall and such delights as The Chocolate Studio, which serves Moo Moo's ice cream, all the way around the bend near Fishkill Creek.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Car Seat Safety Check!
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: 1 Arquilla Drive, Beacon, NY
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Renewable Highlands CCA  - Public Forum
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Live Concert - Sleeping Bee
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Rhinebeck Craft Festival
Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 2018
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave. (Route 9), Rhinebeck, NY
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The Ride for Mental Health
Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 to 10 am start times
Location: Hasbrouck Park, Mohonk Avenue, New Paltz, NY
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Hudson River Exchange 6th Annual Summer Market
Days: Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 2018
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY
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Family Fun Balancing Day
Sundays, June 24, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

2nd Annual Cannonball Run
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to noon
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
A Little Beacon Blog is proud to be a Sponsor of this event! Click here to get all the details.



Spiritual Development: Understanding Energy
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Riverwinds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Seeking Students for Battle of the Books 2018
Days for Middle School Students: Thursdays, June 28 to August 30
Days for High School Students: FULL! This has started.
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
The Howland Public Library is currently recruiting students to participate in the 14th Annual Middle School Battle of the Books, and students to participate in the 3rd Annual High School Battle of the Books.
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Registration Open:
Tiny Book Show from The Creativity Caravan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
The Creativity Caravan is coming to Beacon! On Saturday, July 14, Maya Stein and Amy Tingle are hitting the road and bringing their Tiny Book Show and Workshop to the Howland Public Library. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to make their very own miniature books.
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.



Ballet Arts Studio Summer Classes

You Don't Want To Miss These!
Dance Exploration Week
Theater Dance Intensive Week
Ballet Intensive Week
Ballet Intensive
Get Details Here >

Thank you to Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide, where you can find more activity ideas! 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Still searching for that perfect summer frame? Let's be honest, why would you want just one? Luxe Optique just received more than 200 new designer frames from Anne & Valentin and the selection is stunning. Collectors will be rushing in. Come in to see what the fuss is about.




Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
The experience of shopping bridal in Beacon is breathtaking! The chic-rustic design of Lambs Hill Bridal will put you and your girls at ease while you try on the gowns. Call (845) 765-2900 to book your appointment!

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

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

There are new barbers in town, and we're catching our readers up on all of the latest places to primp and preen.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank

This just in from a happy Rhinebeck Bank customer, Brian Dewey:
"The staff is what makes this bank different than the rest. We love Rhinebeck Bank."
Visit any Rhinebeck Bank location to experience the difference for yourself. You can find Beacon's branch on Route 9D near Dutchess Stadium, where the Hudson Valley Renegades just opened their baseball season.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

What is General Liability? Sometimes things might come up in your home or your business which may not be covered by your other insurance policies - things such as help covering costs for medical fees, attorney fees, or other monetary damages. Insurance can help. Visit Antalek & Moore's office at 340 Main St., Beacon, or call them at (845) 831-4300 to learn more.
A Little Beacon Space
The new OPEN sign is in the window of A Little Beacon Space! See the behind-the-scenes of Marcelo Home Improvements installing it. Now, when you host a public event here like a Pop-Up Shop, you’ll get to flick on the lights of the vintage OPEN sign to let people know there is something amazing inside for them to experience!
Details About Booking The Space >

Tin Shingle

Tin Shingle is interviewing a Beacon-based painter, Anna West, to learn how she has been successfully using Instagram for a year to sell her paintings, both here and abroad (learn how she sold two while painting in Florence, Italy). This live broadcast is free, so save your "seat" and watch from home!
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Katie James, Inc.

Photos of your art, studio, place of business and staff can make such a difference when you are promoting or selling. Professional photographers from Katie James, Inc. can come to your place of business to take pictures of these things, to showcase them the way they should be shown - beautifully. See a few photo examples here, and contact us for details and pricing.


Your membership with BeaconArts directle benefits the community, providing funding, support and expertise for achieving BeaconArts’ vision and mission. You will be the first to learn about events, exhibit opportunities, member-to-member opportunities, and more. Join Today! >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Beacon Chamber of Commerce praises Beacon Natural Market for fully sponsoring Beacon's fireworks this year! The market has started a donation drive to help them offset the cost, if other Beacon businesses and residents want to give back to the community. See A Little Beacon Blog's article here for details.
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Until next week!