Happening This Weekend 6/29/2018

It's official! Humidity and Summer have arrived in the Hudson Valley. We have your list of things to do while you're out enjoying the summer days into night.

PS: If you need instant access to a backyard pool, you may need to shop Main Street to grab one from the shelves, bring it home, and fill it up for a quick dip. Here's our suggestion.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

“With Love and Light” Benefit
Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
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Cirque de la Lune
Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beer, Bourbon & Bacon!
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Location: Barton Orchards, 63 Appletree Lane, Poughquag, NY
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Why The LGBTQ+ Center Now? A community conversation
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Black Vanilla, 197 South St., Newburgh, NY
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Circus @ The Howland & Acrobats Inc. presents “Piccolo Circus”
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Day: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Time: 5 pm to dusk
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Food by: Empire Concessions and Poppy’s
Fun from: Southwest Entertainment - Bounce fun, games, henna and tattoos.
RAMP: Stop by the RAMP tent to learn more about the new skate park coming to Memorial Park!
🎆 Fireworks would not be possible without the fundraising efforts of Beacon Natural Market, and financial support received from the following businesses and individuals.
M&T Bank, JonCar Realty, Homespun Foods, Dominic Penzetta, Dogwood, Drink More Good, Hudson Valley Auctioneers, Greg Zabel, Hudson Beach Glass, Artisan Wine Shop, Hudson Valley Brewery, Mobile Gas Station, Quinn's, Quinn's Employees, Keyfood, Antalek & Moore, Mountain Tops, Kitchen Sink Food & Drink, Hudson Valley Zoned, Luxe Optical, Law Office of Dennis Vetrano, Gate House Realty, Kiwanis Club, Roundhouse, Melzingah Tap House, Poppy’s, Beacon Natural Market, and Thundercut
Details here >
Read the story behind this year's fireworks >

Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: 11 am
Location: City Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY
Read our article for more details on this event. 

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 the Media Sponsor for this event!
Click here to get all the details.



Four-Season Vegetable Gardening Workshop with Sarah Simon from Common Ground Farm
Day: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 10 am to 11:30 am
Location: One Nature Garden Center, 321 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.

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

Register For: Ballet Intensive Week
Taught by former New York City Ballet dancer Miriam Mahdaviani, mornings will be devoted to warm-up and technique. In the afternoons, dancers will do pointe work and practice Variations, as well as study character dance, dance history, nutrition and injury prevention. The intensive will culminate with a studio performance on Friday.
Get Details Here >

Thank you to Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide, where you'll find even more busy-kid ideas! 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Luxe Optique quickly became known around Beacon as the eyeglasses shop where they'd fit a frame to a person's personality. Meet Cutie Chloe, who found her perfect pair from the summer collection inside the shop now. Stop in to see what you'll discover!




Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Oh wow... talk about a tuxedo dress that redefines the heart neckline! The dress and gloves are from Justin Alexander, and are at Lambs Hill now for you to take a look. The clean lines with a vintage touch ensure an hourglass figure.

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 up on all of it.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Check account balances, locate branches and ATMs, pay bills and so much more on the Rhinebeck Bank Mobile Banking app

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Is your deck ready for the summer sun? Checking your deck for possible deterioration and safety hazards can help you enjoy your summertime parties. Find more summer home maintenance tips here. #ThinkSafe. Visit Antalek & Moore in their 340 Main Street office, or call them at 845-831-4300 to learn more.
A Little Beacon Space
Will you host your pop-up shop or experience in A Little Beacon Space? We are showing it this Saturday to those interested in booking a date. The space comes with built-in promotion, because we know that pop-up shops need fast buzz!
Contact us to set up an appointment >

Tin Shingle

Tin Shingle is interviewing the 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.

Well-crafted 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 and take pictures, to showcase your work the way it should be shown - beautifully. See a few photo examples here, and contact us for details and pricing.


Enjoy this musical production, “1776,” on Bannerman Island at the Bannerman Residence, a stage experience that is only open for special occasions. The show stars Broadway veterans Craig Schulman and Kelly Ellenwood, and features Russell Cusick, Doug DeMarco, Asher Pacht, Fay Gerbes Pacht, Alexander Ullian, and Glen Macken.
Tickets: $65/adult. Call for reservations: 855-256-4007

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Looking to bring people into your location? Host a Beacon Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Details Here >
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Until next week!