Happening This Weekend 6/8/2018

It's here! The Annual 🍓 Strawberry Festival from The Beacon Sloop Club is this Sunday. It will be a nice way to relax and take it easy after buying (or selling) at the citywide Beacon Yard Sale on Saturday. This will be a good weekend to be out in the community, say "Hello!" to your neighbors and enjoy some dry weather! Let's see what else is going on this weekend...
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Beacon's Second Saturday is happening! The galleries are ready to share their art with you, so see A Little Beacon Blog's full walking tour Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide to see which art is in each gallery. We even have when untraditional galleries like churches or shops have dedicated their walls to an artist, so learn about who is where here!

Beacon's Citywide Yard Sale
Day: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Beacon, NY
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Clean Water Forum
Day: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Cold Spring Dock, corner of Main Street and West Street, Cold Spring, NY
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Tarot Card Readings with Robert Alvarez
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: Noon to 6:30 pm
Location: Notions-N-Potions, 175 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Voxare String Quartet
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 447 Main St., Beacon, NY
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The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Strawberry Festival
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
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Hudson Valley Hullabaloo Spring Market
Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2018
Time: Opens 10 am Saturday, 11 am Sunday
Location: Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, NY
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Family Dance Party - The Beacon Boulder Project Fundraiser
Day: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 3 to 6 pm
Location: Quinn’s, 330 Main St., Beacon, NY
A new initiative to build a climbing gym at the University Settlement Camp. Construction has already begun, so they are fundraising for Phase 2, which you can learn about here, then boogie on down on Sunday during their fundraiser.
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Run the Runway 2M
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville, NY
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Learn about more upcoming races in our 5K Races Guide.


Chalk Paint 101 - The Annie Sloan Method
Sunday June 10, 2018
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Native Plants and Their Pollinators with Native Beeology
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 10 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.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Registration for Ballet Arts Studio Camp is open! Dates and age ranges vary, so click here to see what is offered for each week! The first session starts Monday, June 11, 2018. To register, please call Ballet Arts Studio at (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com.
Choose from these themes:
Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Theater Dance Technique
Pre-Ballet & Lower School I Ballet
Beginning Tap
Dance Exploration Week
Theater Dance Intensive Week
Ballet Intensive Week
Thank you to Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide!

View A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for more ideas!
Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Look at this guy in his shades! Those glasses are "transitions," where the lens darkens and lightens on its own in response to light. Ryon of Luxe Optique is holding color samples you can choose from, to design your own transitions. Did you want a green tint, or orange, or classic? Stop in to check out your choices.




Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Lambs Hill was bursting at the seams with excitement when this new gown came in: "Holy Matrimoji! Hayley Paige is in the house! Our first Hayley Paige wedding gown 'Londyn' has arrived!"

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

The next big update is happening to the Beauty Guide!
There are new barbers in town, and we're catching up on all of it.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank

Dreaming of a new kitchen? Yeah, we are too. The recipe for a successful remodel is research, and Rhinebeck Bank is sharing theirs with you. Attend their Kitchen Remodeling event on Thursday, June 14, at Page Lumber. This seminar will feature financing options, kitchen trends, and how to hire a contractor - all ingredients needed to avoid stress and make for success!
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Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

The insurance agents at Antalek & Moore want young people to re-think their approach to health insurance. "Some young adults think that health insurance is too expensive to purchase, but they can actually save money by purchasing it. Health insurance acts like a discount program for medical services, so those without insurance pay significantly more for medical services than those with it." Want to learn more? Visit Antalek & Moore in their office at 340 Main St., or call them at (845) 831-4300.

Tin Shingle

When you're trying to get the media to write about your business, social media can be a great way to get in front of editors who are looking for what you're saying. Do this by using the best hashtags. Tin Shingle keeps a Hashtag Cheat Sheet for members at Community Level 1 and above to access any time! Start a membership online now, and start getting new ideas!

Katie James, Inc.

Photos of your art, studio, place of business and staff can make such a difference when you are promoting or selling your work. Professional photographers from Katie James, Inc. can come to your place of business and take pictures of these things, to showcase them the way they should be shown - beautifully. Contact us for details and pricing.
Book your next private or public event or workshop at A Little Beacon Space! Located in the middle of Main Street in Beacon, our space features storefront windows with inspiring lighting inside. Learn more here.


BeaconArts is always trying to get the word out about art in Beacon. Recently, they were at the Dutchess Tourism awards breakfast and were swapping brochures, which list all BeaconArts members on their famous map. Are you on it? Join Today! >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business friends from inside and outside Beacon are joining Beacon's Chamber of Commerce. Recent member meetings have been at invigorating businesses like the new shop, Wyld Womyn, and and old gem, Max's On Main, with a ribbon-cutting at A Lucky Cut. Are you a member yet? Join in!
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Until next week!