Happening This Weekend - 6/28/2019

We know that Beacon’s fireworks are June 29, but what we didn’t realize is that Saturday, June 29, is actually here - as in tomorrow. Maybe that’s because of the time-speed issue our publisher talks about in her column at our friends the Highlands Current.

Start looking for them - summer is high time for shop openings in Beacon, like the Crafty Hammer’s Grand Opening this weekend on South Chestnut Street, across from Rite Aid! Everything you see in the shop, they have built. And their DIY Workshops are going to get you handy too! Plus there will be power drill-shaped cookies. Their flair for DIY is no joke, and their love for you readers is strong, as they are a main sponsor of our Classes and Events Guides! See you there!
Parking Guide Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for Car Insurance.
Events Guide Sponsored By The Crafty Hammer

Fresh Til Death: Facials, Sips & Saves
Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Wares the Shop, 2 Tioronda Ave., Beacon, NY
(just off Main Street near the Howland Cultural Center, near the silos)
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Repertory Dance Company of the Hudson Valley presents A-Y/Dancers
Friday & Saturday, June 28-29, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Grand Opening - The Crafty Hammer
Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, 2019
Time: Saturday, noon to 5 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm
Location: The Crafty Hammer, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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Cello Choir Beacon Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Location: St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 15 South Ave., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Fireworks for the 4th Of July
Day: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
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Spring Street Reading Series: Press Fair
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY
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Serious Comedy Theatre Improv Show
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Location: Story Screen, 445 Main St., Theatre #3, Beacon, NY
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The Beacon Pool Scheduled To Open
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: Noon to 7 pm
Location: The Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
The Recreation Department announced that the pool was scheduled to open on Saturday, June 29. Always check with the Pool's Facebook page for daily schedule changes. Things always change. Day passes are available, and Season Passes are on sale here.

Declaration of Independence Reading
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Time: 11 am
Location: City Hall (at the base of Wolcott Avenue and Main Street)
A Little Beacon Blog has written about this in years past. Learn more about it.

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


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

Twice this week, when people have bought clothing at Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique and are showing it off to friends out on the sidewalk, they have been stopped on the street by passers-by to ask where they got that item. We know! It happened to us after we bought the bathing suit coverup featured in our InstaStory last week. This outfit is a sure crowd-pleaser, and it needs to be in your wardrobe collection.
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

All non-prescription sunglasses at Luxe Optique are 15% off at Luxe Optique from Monday, July 1, to Wednesday, July 31! Sunnies! Perfect for all of that summer beach reading and extra time you are spending outside. The frames pictured here are from Leisure Society and feature a cat-eye that people are sure to purr over.

And don't forget, the eye doctor is in at Luxe Optique! Schedule your appointment, but walk in anytime to shop frames.



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

(near the historic dummy light)
Take a look at this beautiful #LambsHillBride in a Justin Alexander lace A-line, walking through the beautiful gardens at the Inn at Perry Cabin. Call Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique today to book your appointment to find your dream dress: (845) 765-2900.

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



The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)
Looking for something sweet? The Crafty Hammer’s Grand Opening and Ribbon 🎀 Cutting with Beacon’s Chamber of Commerce is this Saturday. There will be power drill-shaped cookies! Look for blocks of wood you can stencil and paint, as well as other crafty hammer challenges. Check out the new paint job at the storefront. The new look was painted by Sophia Acquisto, a sophomore at SUNY New Paltz.
Saturday, June 29: 12 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, June 30: 11 am to 3 pm

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
992 Main Street, Fishkill, NY
Sip & Stretch
Day: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Price: $20
Location: Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards, 155 N. Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY
Join Firefly Yoga outside in the same apple orchards that give us Brooklyn Cider! Friday is the first day of summer, so the practice will be dedicated to summer solstice. It is also International Yoga Day!
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Intro to English Paper Piecing
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm & 2 to 5 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
View the Adult Classes Guide for more classes from Beetle & Fred this weekend!

One-day memoir intensive
Days: Sunday, June 28, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Email: Minkowitz46@gmail.com for location
Thank you to The Crafty Hammer 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.


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!

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.

Did you hear that Abscission Barber Shop moved? We've got the scoop in pictures so that you can see where they are now.

Amy's Braids also moved. You can find her in Main Street Beauty Salon, with Mr. Bell.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon in A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide
29 Cross Street, Beacon, NY 12508
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
From Daniel Aubry Realty: “This delightful Cape Cod cottage sits on an unusually deep lot. The house is a stone's throw from the West End of Beacon's bustling Main Street, and a short walk to Beacon's Metro-North Station, which has hourly service to Grand Central. BEDROOMS: The master bedroom has a walk-in closet. The guest bedroom faces the garden. The living area is an open plan with an adorning eat-in kitchen, which merges into the the cozy living room. 2nd FLOOR: The 2nd floor is a loft with overhead lighting, and could function as a music studio or fabulous family room. STUDIO/GARAGE: The former garage has been converted into a studio and is fully insulated and fitted out with track lighting. This home is perfect for an artist, musician, crafts-person or health practitioner. Conveniently fenced in, you will be able to feel safe containing small children and pets. Off-street parking, including a carport, is available for up to four cars. The house comes with a washer and dryer, as well as a furnace that is gas with high-efficiency output.”
Price: $329,500
Real Estate Agent: Daniel Aubry Realty, (917) 647-6823
Details + Pictures >
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals, so that creative can happen more easily.
Details >

Antalek & Moore :: Event Insurance
There is nothing like the hard work and dedication of a small business owner. Antalek & Moore understands the ongoing challenges that business owners face. Whether you are thinking about starting a business, are outlining an expansion to your business, or have been in business for as long as you can remember, they're here to answer any of your questions. The office is right here on Main Street, so stop on in and see them anytime.
Katie James, Inc. :: Couture Branding
Got a Squarespace website or a MailChimp newsletter that you're stumped with, or just plumb worn out on? Book yourself a Do It Together session with Katie at Katie James, Inc. Come into the office at 291 Main Street, and get under the hood together to cook up fresh ideas and implement them immediately with your website or newsletter.
Learn More >

BeaconArts Member Show
The exhibition runs Second Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson.
Tin Shingle 
Do you want to get featured on a local TV morning show? You can totally do this. This Tin Shingle TuneUp features an interview with an Arizona-based producer turned PR professional. She'll give you tips and tricks from inside a producer's head. This TuneUp is open and free right now for you to listen to this weekend.
Watch Now >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business new in town? Have you hosted a ribbon-cutting? Not yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Do it! With the Beacon Chamber of Commerce.
Learn More >
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