Happening This Weekend 8/17/2018

Happy humid and rainy weekend! You'd best enjoy the warmth while it lasts, because we spotted some red leaves on the baby trees while returning from a mini-getaway up north. Fall is indeed coming, which means two things: the Annual Car Show and Back to School. See details below on setting up Car Show sponsorships with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce.

What do these cupcakes have to do with fall? They've been baked and decorated by local baker Five Hens, and in the spirit of lifelong education, she's teaching middle and high schoolers how to make their own on Wednesday, August 22, at the Howland Library. Register now if it's not already full. This is why you should check A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide mid-week for weekday dates - for those classes that happen during the week!

Let's see what's going on this weekend...
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Riverside Craft Fair
Day: Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
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Orange County Pop, Rock, DooWop Series 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St., Newburgh, NY
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Back to School Block Party
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: South Avenue Park (Loopers Court) on 9D & South Ave., Beacon, NY
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The Whispering Tree Album Release Show
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Newburgh Jewish Music Series 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St., Newburgh, NY
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One Quiet Plunge presents country/…/city/…/music from the Hudson Valley’s landscapes
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time: 5 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.

2018 "Never Say No" 5k and Family Fun Run
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: 8 Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY
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Learn about more upcoming races in our 5K Races Guide!

Knitting 101 - Big Blanket Workshop
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Loopy Mango, 500 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Ballet Arts Studio: Adult Beginning Tap
Day: Mondays starting September 10
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Ballet Arts Studio
Intro to Modern and Intro to Theater Dance classes will be available on Fridays for younger students. Fall classes begin after Monday, September 10, 2018!
See the Fall Schedule Here >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

Ballet Arts Studio
Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Theater Dance Technique
Monday to Thursday, August 20-23, 2018
Last chance to sign up!
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Check out A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for more ideas!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
It's that little pink box! Trust us, you want one. Especially if you're wearing glasses more and more often, and you need sunglasses too. Let Luxe Optique fill your prescription into these frames. Retro fashion lovers will love Jackie 60, this vintage-inspired frame from Christian Roth Eyewear.


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
The gowns are great, right? Obviously. The glam goes on with the decor on which dresses hang, found inside of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. The shopping experience is exactly what you'd be looking for if you were a bride. See these new arrivals from Hayley Paige for yourself by making an appointment or stepping inside for a peek.

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!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide to learn more about all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon via
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
If old houses aren't your thing, but living in Beacon is, then this newish construction house on 32 Victor Road with four bedrooms might be more your style. There's lots of space with this home - both inside and out. Plus, the price was just lowered a smidge.
Did you check it out yet?

How To List Your Properties on A Little Beacon Blog >


Rhinebeck Bank
Are you new in town? Do you need to open a bank account? Or finance your new or second home? Or perhaps it's time for a new or used car? Step inside one of Rhinebeck Bank's branches. They put the "community" in Community Banking, and are ready to help you.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

What does it mean to get insurance through an independent agency? Beacon native Susan Antalek Pagones, an Executive Partner at Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency, highlights recent examples of the personal touch she gives to clients.
Read about it here >
There's a new crew of board members and officers this year at BeaconArts, and we're going to tell you about them in an upcoming article. Keep your eyes here!

A Little Beacon Space | Pop-Up Showroom
Corrado's Design Center, located in Hyde Park, is taking over A Little Beacon Space for Second Saturday weekend (Friday to Sunday, September 7-9) in order to bring you a showroom experience. Corrado's Design Center specializes in porcelain tile, marble, stone, mosaics, and glass products for residential and commercial projects. There may be wine and a craft involved!
Days: Friday to Sunday, September 7 to 9 (hours vary)
Details >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Annual Car Show in Beacon is set for Sunday, October 14, 2018. The event has grown each year. If your business is interested in participating or sponsoring, email coken@optonline.net to learn more.

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Until next week!