Happening This Weekend - 8/18/2017

Weekend events featured here are pulled from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, but you can find more happenings throughout the week at the Guides themselves on the website. Be sure to check them during the week!

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Back to School Block Party
Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: South Avenue Park, Beacon, NY
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An evening with blakmajiikforist
Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Performing Arts Center OPEN HOUSE
Day: Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, 2017
Time: Saturday, 10 am to noon; Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
Location: 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
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Riverside Craft Fair
Day: Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, 2017
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
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Chronogram Block Party
Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 3 to 11 pm
Location: Wall Street, Kingston, NY
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Hudson Valley Holistic Market
Day: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Ramada Conference Center, 542 Route 9, Fishkill, NY
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Jazz in the Valley Festival
Day: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: Noon (gates open at 11 am)
Location: Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie, NY
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See more upcoming events for the week in our Events Guide.


The Ryan McElroy Children's Cancer Foundation "Never Say No" 5K race/walk
Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: Family race, 9 am; 5K race/walk, 9:30 am
Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
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This event was organized by Noah Cory, a Beacon High School student, when he wanted to give back after being treated for Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer at 18 months. We have the scoop and the documentary he produced. The film offers a behind-the-scenes look at what families go through when one of their children is diagnosed with cancer. Organizing 5Ks is Noah's way of fundraising.
Looking for a way to give back? You can donate directly to the foundation here.



Fourth Trimester Essentials (for the 12-week postpartum period)
Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017 
Time: 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Location: Waddle n Swaddle, 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Meet the Machine
Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 2 to 5 pm 
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main 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.

Try technique classes in a different discipline each day - Jazz on Tuesday, Ballet on Wednesday and Modern on Thursday - taught by Ballet Arts Studio faculty.
Ages: 12+
Dates: Tuesday through Thursday, August 22-24, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
Price: $18 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 >

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!

Family Free Night
Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

133 Main Street

Want to really coordinate your grocery shopping? Get a few of these paper cloth bags from Kathryn Luciana of Huzzah Handwearables at reMADE to up your sustainability game, and look matchy at the same time. You know, if you're into that. Or you could bring mix-matched totes from different local stores around town. Either way, you're awesome.

Where is reMADE? Across Main Street from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Now, during their 20%-25% Off Summer Sale, is the time to go into Bellus on Main to find styles for everyone. From formal styles for fundraisers or office jobs, to backpacks, to stylish purses, to some pretty tall pumps, to jewelry, Bellus on Main can be your retail therapy for the week.

Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, just up Main Street from Notions-n-Potions.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
Listen, Cool You. Summer isn't over. We see you still driving around with the top down and windows open. You need the Maui Jims sunglasses featured here, that normally you'd find in NYC or online, but are now around the corner at Luxe Optique for you to try on. Go on, fill them in with a prescription if you want!

Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company, and across Main Street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

50%-75% Off!

The Little Black Dress. Style Storehouse always has a variety of LBDs in stock, and this cocktail style kicks off their Fall collection. Don't wait for a sale to buy it, because this style won't stay in stock long.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle, and across Main 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, King and Curated, 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

The River Therapeutic Massage Signature Massage is a best-seller, and here’s why: The massage is a 100-minute customized session on the heated table that includes hot stones, hot towels, aromatherapy, Thai stretches, and a sugar foot scrub. All of your favorite add-ons in one massage. You can thank us later.
Book It Now >

Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

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

Happy Sangria Saturday and Sunday! Catch this drink special at The Vault before summer ends. Pictured here is a Piña Colada Sangria with a toasted coconut rim. Every Saturday and Sunday, a special sangria is $4 between 11 am and 4 pm. The sangria changes each weekend.

Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath & Bubble, and across Main 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!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Defensive Driving Class
Do you want to lower your car insurance bill? Taking a Defensive Driving course can help with that. Susan Pagones is leading one on September 9, 2017, so mark your calendar and bring your notebook.
RSVP: Register with Thomasine Supple, (845) 831-4300 or tsupple@antalek-moore.com

InHouse Design Media

Does your business have Instagram and Facebook accounts, but you don't know what to do with them? Are they cold and lonely because you don't post to them on a weekly basis? InHouse Design Media can help. We can train you, do it for you, or do a blend of doing it for you while you do it also.
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Main Street Summit
Now through September, the Main Street Summit is sharing Business Tips from our Roundtable Leaders to get you ready for the event. This Business Tip brought to you by TEC Land Surveying.
Business Tip, from Roundtable Leader Galia Gichon of Down to Earth Finance:
Feeling cashflow crunch?
Let credit cards be your last option. Consider beforehand:
1. Talk to your local bank. Not the local branch of a big bank but truly a local bank. They want to work with you.
2. Apply for an SBA loan
3. Check out your city or state's economic development program especially if your business is creating local jobs. New York City, New York State, and Connecticut have excellent programs.
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In alignment with its mission to preserve, nurture and promote the cultural vibrancy that has become the trademark of Beacon, the nonprofit organization BeaconArts has absorbed the formerly independently produced event, Windows on Main Street (WOMS) and is producing it themselves for 2017. This year, 36 businesses signed on to showcase 40 artists this fall. The citywide exhibition runs from September 22 - November 12, 2017 in storefront windows. You can’t miss it!

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Members of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce are eligible to be featured as a Member Spotlight in the Chamber's social media. To submit yourself, fill out their Contact Us form and let them know why your business shines!

Tin Shingle

Do you want to know the ins and outs of how to get the media to write about your business? Or the best ways to use Instagram and other social media? Do you need courage to talk loud and proud about your business? Sure you do! Tin Shingle has got your back. Sign up for their free newsletter to get weekly doses of courage, free training webinars, and helpful tips.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

Pop-Up Season is coming, and A Little Beacon Blog's Space is taking bookings now! Enjoy the promotional benefits that come with hosting your pop-up shop in A Little Beacon Blog's Space. One of the shops, Lula Roe with Erin and Leigh is returning this October. Who else will be here?
Get details about booking a pop-up shop >

Click here for details about booking The Space for your event.

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

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Until next week!