Happening This Weekend: 7/20/2018

You're in the thick of summer here in Beacon! Just because we are already getting pitched for fall-ish events (a Corn Bread Contest may be coming...) doesn't mean that this sunny weather is even close to being over. Enjoy the pools, enjoy the hiking, enjoy the shopping, enjoy the eating.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Family Barbecue - Fundraiser for the Spirit of Beacon Day
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: Elks Lodge, 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
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Live Concert with Hudson Valley Sally
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Hudson Valley Shakespeare at Boscobel House and Gardens
Since 1988, the highly acclaimed Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has performed under their open-air Theater Tent on Boscobel’s Great Lawn – with Boscobel’s stunning vista of the Hudson River Valley as the backdrop. Bring a bottle of wine or buy a pre-packed picnic from them (our vote!) Just order two days before the show so that they can pack it.
Day: Saturday, July 21, "The Heart of Robin Hood"
Day: Sunday, July 22, "Richard II"
Times: 7:30 pm
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Broadway In Beacon - "Kiss Me, Kate"
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Women's Healing Moon Circle - Womb Meditation w/ Cacao Ceremony
Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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One-Day Memoir Workshop with Donna Minkowitz
Day: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Location: Email minkowitz46@gmail.com for location.
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Picnic Petals with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Level: Intermediate
Location:: Beetle & Fred, 171 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.

Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Summer 2018 Painting Workshops
Days: Monday to Wednesday, and Friday, July 23-25 and July 27, 2018
Time: 9 to 11 am or 2 to 4 pm
Location: Hudson Valley Young Painters, Sebatos Studio, 6 Stewart Ave., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Check out A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for busy-kid ideas!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
A good pair of sunglasses is a must-have for a weekend getaway. Luxe Optique has the latest trendy designer brands, as well as a few old-trusties you are used to, like these Ray-Bans. Go in, and pick your pair...


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
Day: Weeklong Sample Sale from July 21-28 at the boutique!
Tell your friends right now. Forward this email to them. Come into Beacon, drive to one of the most romantic bridal boutiques in Beacon, and enjoy a full day of shopping. Grab an espresso from Trax while you're there! The coffee shop is right next door.

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

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

The Bird and Bottle Inn
1123 Old Albany Post Road (Route 9)
Garrison, NY

(in the woods)
Recognize this path? It's the revived side-yard of the Bird and Bottle Inn just off of Route 9 in a quaint and quiet little spot. They have recently re-opened under new management, and are open Wednesday to Sunday. It's a serious meat-and-potatoes kind of place - with steak, burgers, and gnocchi - and Adirondack chairs positioned near a rock landscaped fountain.
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!

There are new barbers in town, and we're catching up on all of it.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank
Rhinebeck Bank has been committed to the home-purchasing experience in the Hudson Valley for decades. This happy couple worked with Susan Utter when buying their home and "she calmed the wild mortgage jungles with grace, patience, and expertise, helping us navigate through the financial waters." Read more about buying a home through a local bank here!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Learn the differences between insurance you purchase for a stand-alone home, and insurance you buy for a condo. Visit Antalek & Moore in their office at 340 Main St. in Beacon, or call them at (845) 831-4300 to learn more.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce wants your business to succeed. Did you know that their leaders volunteer to run the Visitors Center down across from the Beacon Creamery (on South Ave. and Wolcott Ave.), and are happy to accept your business brochures to share with visitors?
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Keys to Beacon is a community project to promote access to the arts and music for all citizens. Pianos will be installed in public spaces around the City of Beacon. Check out their new website, designed by Beacon local Timothy Delaney.

Katie James, Inc.

Just launched! Please welcome the new website for Beacon-based TEC Land Surveying, a huge supporter of the community, and a land surveyor for New York and Connecticut. You may have seen TEC's logo on their trucks around town, or on their office door, and now you can see it on their website, which showcases details of the types of projects they take on, utilizing services in UAS / Drone, Boundary + ROW, FEMA Surveys, and others.
Learn More About Katie James, Inc., Couture Branding >

Tin Shingle

Do you know the painter Anna West? She was the star of this week's Tin Shingle Training TuneUp to discuss her strategies for selling her paintings on Instagram. She has so much insight and experience. You can stream it now for free for the next 24 hours. No need to log in or anything. (Best viewed using Firefox.)
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Until next week!