Happening This Weekend: 7/06/2018

You'll always find busy bees on Beacon's Main Street! There's always a power drill being used somewhere to hang a new sign or art. This new shop - The Square Foot - was spotted in the old Matteawan Train Station, carrying designer/owner Connie Verrusio's jewelry and other "interesting things." Tell us about what you find! And check out A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide to read about what you'll find in Beacon, in shops geared to Foodies to Home & Design to Fashion!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

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! This is the only 5K or 1-mile race - that we know of - that ends with a jump into a pool! And it's for a great cause.
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Live Concert with James Keepnews
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St., Beacon, N
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Family Fun Balancing Day
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Grace Golf and Dinner Benefit
Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 7:30 am through evening
Location: Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club, 103 Route 343, Millbrook, NY
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Opening on Beacon's Second Saturday
(the old Beacon High School)

Day: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts is pleased to present Yu Han Yu: Force of Nature, The Power of the Brush, a solo exhibition co-curated by Gan Yu and Ethan Cohen. The exhibition will be held at Ethan Cohen Kunsthalle (KuBe) in Beacon, New York, from Saturday, July 14 to Sunday, September 2, 2018. A performance by Yu Han Yu and Yin Mei and Sharp Lines, Soft Nature, a symposium about the converging histories of Chinese ink tradition and the trading history of China, will take place on Saturday, July 14. Symposium participants include Boon Hui Tan, Yu Hanyu, Professor Eugene Wang, Yin Mei, Melik Kaylan, Ethan Cohen, Isaac Aden, and Gan Yu.
Thank you KuBe for sponsoring this month's Second Saturday Guide!

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

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.

Ballet Intensive Week | Monday to Friday, August 13 to 17, 2018

Taught by former New York City Ballet dancer Miriam Mahdaviani, mornings of this weeklong class at Ballet Arts Studio will be devoted to warm-up and technique. In the afternoons, dancers will do pointe work and work on variations, as well as study character dance, dance history, nutrition and injury prevention. The intensive will culminate with a studio performance on Friday.
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Thank you to Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide, where you'll find more ideas to keep the littles busy!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Have you ever considered glasses to be works of art? Several design collections at Luxe Optique could persuade you; consider these limited edition, "très exclusive" as indicated by the engraving on the earpiece of this French frame, which is #20 out of only 80! Let the friendly staff at Luxe Optique teach you about what designer eyewear really is...


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
New in the shop at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique: flower girl dresses! Little Ayleen pictured here is playing dress-up in one of Lambs Hill's new flower girl dresses from Hayley Paige. Stop in to see the collection!

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! We'll catch you up on each spot to get beautified.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank | First Fridays in Poughkeepsie
Day: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
Plenty to do in Poughkeepsie tonight! Join Rhinebeck Bank for First Friday Poughkeepsie’s American Rock-themed celebration in downtown Poughkeepsie, 52-68 Crannell St. It’s kid-friendly with a bounce house, face painters and Touch-A-Truck. Look for the dunk tank and Hudson Valley Young Professionals HVYP Backyard cornhole tournament, both to benefit their featured charitable organizations for July: MHA Dutchess Vet2Vet, Family Services and The New Deal Creative Arts Center. Enjoy live music by The Ceesar Band, Conor Walsh, Ian Flanigan and Ill Harmonics. Hosted by Michelle Barone-Lepore, First Friday Poughkeepsie Emcee, and DJ Smitty / YOUR DJ.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Brush up on pool safety for your home with these tips from one of Antalek & Moore's favorite insurance carriers, Travelers. Antalek & Moore is always thinking about safety first and how you can avoid risk in your home. #ThinkSafe. Visit Antalek & Moore in their 340 Main Street office, or call them at (845) 831-4300 to learn more.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is printing a Business Guide! This Guide will run for two years, and the first printing will be about 5,000 copies. Advertising space is limited and will be available for Beacon Chamber members first. If you would like to reserve a spot, please send an email to beaconguide2017@gmail.com. The book is going to be 8 1/2 by 11 inches, in full color. The sizes for available ad spaces start at business card, then quarter-page, then half-page, up to full page.
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A Little Beacon Space | Private Bookings
Host your company retreat, workshop or cocktail party in A Little Beacon Space! Located in the middle of Main Street, with plenty of food options at local eateries. Plus, when you book with A Little Beacon Space, you get built in promotion on A Little Beacon Blog's website.
Reserve Your Spot!

Katie James, Inc.

Thank you, Susan Pagones, for this recent client testimonial about the website design work completed for the Beacon Chamber of Commerce:
"I have had the opportunity to work with Katie at Katie James, Inc. on many projects ranging from our Insurance business marketing to the remodeling of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce website. Katie was able to sit with myself and other board members to explain how the website works in an understandable way so that we can operate it ourselves. Her work on the Chamber website was the reason membership has increased and is actually reaching the business."
Learn More About Katie James, Inc., Couture Branding >


Days: Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location: Bannerman Island, by way of Beacon Dock, 1 Red Flynn Drive
Enjoy this musical production, “1776,” on Bannerman Island at the Bannerman Residence, a stage that is only open for special occasions. The show stars Broadway veterans Craig Schulman and Kelly Ellenwood. Featuring Russell Cusick, Doug DeMarco, Asher Pacht, Fay Gerbes Pacht, Alexander Ullian, and Glen Macken.
Adult tickets, $65. Call for reservations: (855) 256-4007

Tin Shingle

Tin Shingle is interviewing 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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Until next week!