Happening This Weekend - 7/28/2017

Read about what's going on in Beacon and nearby this weekend!
Weekend dates featured here are drawn from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, but more dates throughout the week are at the Guides themselves on the website, so be sure to check them during the week.
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International Film Night
Day: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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'I'll Have What She's Having', solo ceramics show by Chloe Theodosiou
Day: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Location: Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Firefly Feast
Day: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time:  4 to 9 pm
Location: 4 Hanna Lane, Beacon, NY
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Putnam History Museum presents "The Mt. Beacon Eight"
Day: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 5 pm
Location: Putnam History Museum, 63 Chestnut St., Cold Spring, NY
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Beacon's Annual Cookout
Day: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Location: Loopers Park, Beacon, NY (corner of South Avenue and Route 9D)
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Not an Ending at All: An Evening of Dance & Music with A+S Works and Julia Hudak
Day: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY
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See more upcoming events for the week in our Events Guide.

Insane Inflatable 5K Run 
Day: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: View website to reserve spot
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY
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Baptiste Yoga Master Class with Eric Schweppe
Day: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga Studio, 1004 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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Massage Therapy Class for Couples
: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Location: Alma Yoga, 190 South Plank Road, Newburgh, NY
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Birth Story Support Circle
Day: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 12:30 to 1:30pm
Location: Waddle n' Swaddle, 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Fab the Cab (kitchen cabinet workshop)
Day: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Natural Solutions: Essential Oils 101
Day: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time: 11 am to noon
Location: BeBhakti Yoga Center, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY
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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 Intensive
Days are winding down for when you can sign up for Ballet Arts Studio's Ballet Intensive camps. July whizzed by, so what does your August look like? Take advantage of the summer schedule to get your child immersed in dance, culminating in a Friday performance.
Ages: 12+
Dates: August 7-11
Time: 10 am to 4 pm (Friday runs until 7 pm for in-studio performance)
Price: $375
To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com
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Where is Ballet Arts Studio? On the corner of Henry and Teller, opposite the back of the Yankee Clipper Diner.

Thank you Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring our Summer Camp Guide!

Babysitting Course
Ages: 10-17
Day: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Fishkill Recreation, 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY

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

133 Main Street

Nothing says "summer" more than buying from an artist who is painting in their barn studio. Meet Kelly Stuart, an artist whose work is newly being carried at reMADE. Working in her historic farmhouse garden studio, Kelly hand-paints, stitches, collages, and dyes each card, creating a work of art designed to share!
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square Coffee.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

It's country line-dancing time, and right around the corner are beer, corn, and pumpkin festivals. Where is your plaid shirt? And does it have embroidery and floral prints on the back like these do? Plus, these are on sale for the summer. Walk into the store, if only to look closely at these shirts. Yes, we own one. Only at Bellus on Main.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
The First Anniversary of Luxe Optique is this week, and it's been a wonderful and busy year for the frames stylists with an optician in the store. The secret to their success? Maybe their incredible passion for each set of frames they carry in the store, and the care they show to each customer. Everybody knows your name when you walk into Luxe Optique. Pictured here is owner Laurie Riehle. Congratulate her and the entire staff next time you're in!
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company, and across Main Street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

50%-75% Off!

Style Storehouse is having their Summer Sale to get ready for fall. But it's still summer! And you're still wearing shorts! Come on in, because all shorts are under $50. Brands include Parker Smith, MinkPink. BB Dakota, and others. For all we know, summer will last into September as it usually does, so scoop up these savings this weekend.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle, and across the street from the old Matteawan Train Station.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Style Storehouse.

Visit the Shopping Guide for a full list of shopping destinations up and down Main Street. Includes stores for Vintage, Kitchen, Kids, and more.


River Therapeutic Massage
612 Route 52
Beacon, NY
(845) 379-1956

Receiving regular massage has many benefits, and planning for that just got even easier at River Therapeutic Massage. Now through July 31, 2017, save money when you buy several massages at once. Once you select your savings, you can schedule your self-care. You're that much closer to aiding your body, mind and spirit. Says owner Karen: "Pro-actively manage your pain, stress, and/or anxiety - regular sessions WILL make a difference."
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Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including specialists in hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.



The Vault
446 Main Street

Have you tried The Vault's new summer menu yet? Loaded with fresh seafood options like the Seafood Linguini in a garlic butter sauce, and the Seared Scallop Salad. Or go with the Smoky Crispy Duck with a wild mushroom risotto. Pair with a chilled glass of a dry white wine. Voila.
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.

Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Storm King Art Center

Catch the next Free Admission Day at Storm King Art Center in August! It is on August 31, 2017, which is the last Thursday of the month, and their last Free Admission Day of the summer. Make a plan!
PS: Membership to Storm King Art Center gets you this event and more for free. There's a great deal going for Beaconites right now - it's only $110 for the whole family (see details here)!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Free Seminar on New Mandatory Paid Family Leave in New York State
Did you know that employers MUST comply with this new law, with virtually no employers exempted? Learn about it at this upcoming seminar at the Southern Dutchess Country Club.
Date: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Southern Dutchess Country Club, 1209 North Ave., Beacon, NY
RSVP: Free, but please register with Thomasine Supple, (845) 831-4300 or tsupple@antalek-moore.com
Presenters include:
  • Cathy A. Meyer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President and Senior Consultant, CR Meyer Group, Inc.
  • Edward Petruska, CLCS, CWCA Account Executive, Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency LLC

Main Street Summit

Tickets are on sale now, and response has been great to the launching of the Main Street Summit, happening in the joint offices of BEAHIVE and A Little Beacon Blog, the creators of this event.
BUSINESS TIP: From one of our Roundtable Leaders of the Finance Table, Galia Gichon of Down To Earth Finance: "To save money on bookkeeping, pick one day of the week to catch up on your books. Using QuickBooks Online and syncing your bank and credit card accounts will save you hours of time when entering your expenses. Hiring a bookkeeper is equally important, and by modernizing your systems, you'll save money on their time spent as well."
NEW SPONSOR: Thank you Tom Cerchiara, founder of TEC Land Surveying, for being one of our "Brick and Mortar" Sponsors! Your historic knowledge of this region is boundless!
NEW SPONSOR: Thank you Oak Vino for providing your famous appetizers! We look forward to seeing the menu you create!

Sponsorships are being accepted now from businesses who want to reach and get in front of fellow invested business owners. Please see the website for details and to book.


The art is up! The large sculpture art that you are seeing around town is the exhibition known as Beacon3D, which is a fiscal project of BeaconArts. All 11 pieces around town are for sale, and you can see all of them at Beacon3D's website. This one, titled "Effluence," is by Lori Merhige and it's on Beekman Street near the police station.
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The next BeaconArts member meeting is a joint one with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce at the New Hamburg Yacht Club. Join BeaconArts now if you haven't.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce for a tandem member meeting with Beacon Arts! RSVP; membership with the Chamber or BeaconArts is required.
Details here >

Tin Shingle

Want to see Galia Gichon of the Main Street Summit in person right now? Listen to the Training TuneUp she did with Tin Shingle: She discusses her favorite ways to save for retirement, and other tricks that you swear you'll do when making those New Year's Resolutions.

InHouse Design Media

Day: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.  
Location: East Fishkill Community Library, 348 NY-376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Owner, designer and digital marketing producer Katie will be speaking at SCORE's night at the East Fishkill Library, presenting the topic: “Digital Marketing Techniques for Promoting Small Business.” Come!

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

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Until next week!