Happening This Weekend - 6/9/2017

Happy Second Saturday!
This here newsletter is a list of things to do in every category, but our official Second Saturday Guide is right here and you don't want to miss it. It features the gallery openings and artistic things you can do on Saturday.

Weekend dates are featured from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, but more events throughout the week are at the Guides themselves on the website, so be sure to check them during the week.
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Moonlit Walking Tour
Day: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 to 10:30 pm
Location: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY
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Beacon Music Factory Presents Karaoke Dance Party
Day: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Location: Beacon Music Factory, 333 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY
Ages: 7-12
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Beacon's City-Wide Yard Sale
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: All over Beacon, NY!
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South Avenue School Color-A-Thon Fundraiser
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration Time: 8 am
Race (Walk or Jog) Time: 9 am to noon
Location: South Avenue School, Beacon, NY
Read more about this event in our recent article on ALBB.

The Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) presents "Tickling Giants"
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 7 pm drinks & snacks, 8 pm movie
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Knit at the Farm Day
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Lilymoore Alpaca Farm, 21 Moore Road, Pleasant Valley, NY
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3rd Annual Local Cider Market & Tasting
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: Deyo House Lawn (across from DuBois Fort) - 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz, NY
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Here on Planet Earth 
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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The Market at Hasbrouck House
Day: Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 2017
Time: Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Hasbrouck House, 3805 Main St., Stone Ridge, NY
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Flag Day - State Holiday Ceremony at the Elks Club
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 2 pm
Location: 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
The Beacon Elks will celebrate Flag Day by conducting the Elks Ritual on the history of our nation's flag. A coalition will be held immediately following the event. The Boy Scout Troop 41 and the Newburgh Free Academyhigh school Air Force ROTC will present the colors.
A Little Beacon Blog dove into Flag Day's history in this article.
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Mommy & Me Tea
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Faith Temple Church, 22 N. Cedar St., Beacon, NY
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Strawberry Jammin' Festival
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY
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Beacon Sloop Club Annual Strawberry Festival
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
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South Avenue Color-A-Thon
: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration: 8 am, $30
Race time: 9 am to noon
Location: South Avenue Elementary School
Fundraiser for one of Beacon's schools to get new playground equipment - a pavilion to serve as an outdoor classroom!
Get A Little Beacon Blog's scoop on it! Only hours left to donate online! >

Think Differently Dash
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10 am
Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Walkway 5K, Half-Marathon, and Marathon
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 7 am (5K, Half & Full)
Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Chalk Paint 101® - The Annie Sloan Method
: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY

Japanese Shibori Demonstration with Katrin Reifeiss
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Kaight, 512 Main St., Beacon, NY

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


A Little Beacon Blog's Annual Summer Camp Guide has over 20 camps for all age-ranges and passion areas. Cross-reference ages, days, times and prices in our easy-to-use guide that is many parents' go-to source for summer planning.

Ballet Arts Studio Summer Camp

This Series Starts Next Week!

Ballet, Modern and Jazz Technique
This is one of several camp programs for all ages (kids and adults) at Ballet Arts Studio, and is a great one if you have never taken classes at Ballet Arts Studio before.

Says Katie Bissinger, Associate Artistic Director for Ballet Arts Studio: “This series is an excellent time for students to try out different dance disciplines and get to know Ballet Arts Studio if they haven’t danced with us in the past!”

The faculty of Ballet Arts Studio will teach technique classes in a different discipline each day: jazz on Tuesdays, ballet on Wednesdays, and modern on Thursdays.

Ages: 12+
Dates: June 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29, and August 22-24, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Price: $18 per single class or $50 for three classes
To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com

See All Camp Sessions from Ballet Arts Studio >



Free Trial Classes with Tinkergarten
: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10 to 11:15 am
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide

133 Main Street

Fans of Hudson Valley Brewery will love this newest, one-of-a-kind console from the studio of Keith Decent, available now in reMADE. Keith used reclaimed wood from the subfloor of Hudson Valley Brewery while they were renovating. The wood with slats is from a house renovation. There is only ONE of this console. Who is going to get it? Tag us in your photo when you buy or arrange it at home!
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Always there for the classy look, Bellus on Main is particularly excited about this leatherette and mesh jacket from the Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2017 collection. It has a flattering hemline and collarless style that is waiting for a piece of statement jewelry from your collection to polish that stunning look.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

It's finally here! The Dita & Thorn Browne trunk show that everyone has been waiting for at Luxe Optique this Second Saturday from 3 to 7 pm (wine and cheese available)! This means that all styles and colors from the collection will be available, with a discount if purchased the day of. Dita frames are handmade in Japan. If you know Dita, you'll be racing over. If you're new to this concept of high-end frames that are mostly made by hand and not in factories for super-high profits, you will find the pricing in line with more traditional designer labels, but you're getting very high quality and special styles. Go in and check it out.
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across Main Street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

If you were to only rely on newsletters in your inbox for all of your styling tips, you might have noticed that your fashion sources are writing about white, lace and boho being in right now.  Style Storehouse is on it. This Black Swan Jolene Tank is handcrafted with white lace and gorgeous detailing on the front and back.
Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle, and across the street from the old Matteawan Station that now holds Gino's Italian Ice.

1 East Main Street

The bugs are brutal already at any time of the day. Mama SallyeAnder insists that you get their famous No-Bite-Me cream, and that you have a jar stashed in the bathroom, in the car, in your pool bag, everywhere, so that you don't forget it anywhere. Available now around town in different shops, and at SallyeAnder's new retail store next to Lambs Hill.
SAVE THE DATE!: SallyeAnder is having their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting of their Flagship Store! Read all about it at A Little Beacon Blog.
Where is SallyeAnder? Just down the hill from the dummy light, in the Electric Windows building.

River Therapeutic Massage

612 Rte. 52
Beacon, NY

Karen from River Therapeutic Massage just returned from an intensive training workshop in Thai massage. She has already implemented it on clients. Here's what she said after a recent session: "Incredible work. My client tonight loved it. Commented that he felt loose and limber, more so than when he has 'regular' massage. And his knee pain was gone! 💪🏼👊🏼🙏🏼"
Book yours now >

PS: Did you see our new "Lashes" and "Laser Hair Removal" Guide sections? Yes, all in Beacon! Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.


The Vault
446 Main Street

When you order The Vault's Black Thorn Cocktail - from their new cocktail menu - this is what happens behind the bar. Made with Beacon whiskey, muddled blackberries, lemon juice and rosemary simple syrup. Toast and enjoy.
PS: There are more cocktails where that came from. And plenty of craft beer on tap, too. Come in! Will you relax inside or on the outside patio?
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath & Bubble, and across the street from the Howland Cultural Center.

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

Storm King Art Center

Time to visit Storm King Art Center again, because they have new exhibits for you to not only look at, but to explore. This one, The Oracle of Lacuna (just featured in W Magazine), is a bright red house that appears to be largely sunk underground. The roof is so low, that you can walk up it, or enter the attic by a window. You won't want to miss the audio looping inside.
GUESS WHAT? Storm King Art Center made a special deal available just to Beaconites: The Family Membership, which is a great deal for up to two adults and up to four children, is discounted to $110 (regularly $125). So mention A Little Beacon Blog when you join, and save! Parking is free for everyone. Get the details on their Sponsor Spotlight page at A Little Beacon Blog.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

The agents at Antalek & Moore will go the extra mile for you when it comes to insurance and community service. Tired of dealing with random agents and big, faceless insurance companies? Antalek & Moore offers insurance policies with a lot of those companies, like Travelers, but Antalek & Moore does the homework for you of finding the best policy to fit your needs. Visit them or call. Antalek and Moore is located at 340 Main St., near Beacon Natural Market, or can be reached by phone: (845) 245-6292.


Enjoy free live music every Second Saturday of the month, from 5 to 7 pm from BeaconArts, presented by the Beacon Music Factory and performed at the Beacon Visitors Center. This weekend, catch the world-class a cappella vocal ensemble LADY PARTS at 5 pm, and the BMF Jazz Improv Ensemble at 6 pm.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber's latest Member Meeting was held on the back patio of Beacon Pantry, where members got to hear first-hand from proprietress Stacey Penlon about her plans of expansion for the future. Check out the photos of members and of the Pantry, including Ryon delivering a message from Luxe Optique, and join the Chamber today if you haven't yet.
Tin Shingle

Dynamite Squarespace websites have become incredibly easy to create. Easy, that is, if you know which buttons to push or drag around. Now streaming for your on-demand listening is the Training TuneUp from Tin Shingle called "Squarespace Intro: Tips & Tricks." Watch it from your computer, tablet or phone. Go behind-the-scenes of Squarespace websites to see how to use their tools to make the website you want.

InHouse Design Media

InHouse Design Media, the media services extension of A Little Beacon Blog, has recently launched the websites of a few business you may recognize. InHouse Design Media's goal is to liberate and empower businesses to own your website, designed in Squarespace, and access it easily to make changes. There's lots we can do for you. See our portfolio for ideas and reach out to see how we can help.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

Meetings, workshops, gatherings - they can all be booked and hosted by you in A Little Beacon Space, at 291 Main St., in the heart of Beacon.

Click here for the schedule of upcoming happenings at The Space.

Click here for details about booking The Space for your event.
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Until next week!