Happening This Weekend 8/24/2018

Happy Introduction to Fall!

Maybe you will blow-dry your hair this weekend or get a blowout from one of the salons in Beacon (men: it's a humidity thing). Whatever activities you pick, you've got a beautiful weekend ahead.

PS: The art galleries are still filled with the art that debuted earlier this month. If you're with friends and want to be in the know for where to go in Beacon's art world, visit A Little Beacon Blog's August Art Gallery Guide. Art-hopping is a great free activity!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

BPAC Presents: Chicago - High School Edition
Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
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Superlative Theater presents A Night of Improv Comedy
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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LGBTQ+ Last Saturday Party: It's A Black and White Affair
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Location: The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty St., Newburgh, NY
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Newburgh Jewish Music Series 2018
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St., Newburgh, NY
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Free Movie Night in Beacon’s Green Street Park
Wee Play + The Beacon Recreation Department Present: Coco

Day: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: 25 Green St., Beacon, NY
Bring cash for snacks at the concession stand, brought to you by the BCSD PTO Collaborative and Wee Play. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

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

Ooh! Writers, you are in for some treats! Two new classes were added this week:
  • 8-Week Memoir Workshop with Donna Minkowitz
  • Surprise Yourself; Surprise Your Reader, a Poetry Workshop from Ruth Danon
Details >

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
Ballet Arts Studio has added a new class to their fall schedule: "Preparation for Ballet."
Get details about it 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.


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Enjoy a pop of color and sport some funky frames by Sabine Be. This handmade line of glasses is truly designer. Sabine Be's specialty - her art - is in designing glasses. It's not a side thing like it is for mega purse or fast fashion designers. It's a full-time focus; that's why the glasses look so good on you. Go in and try on a few.



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Apparently "bridal bomber" jackets are a thing (Martha Stewart said so). Lambs Hill is always on-trend, and carries this sheer jacket by Justin Alexander. But how does one wear that? Hints: You can layer it over your dress to complement an industrial or urban venue, or take it to the beach on your honeymoon. The possibilities are endless!

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 for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your a.m. dining needs!

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.

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.
Learn about the care package Susan shared with clients after the macroburst storm last spring >

Rhinebeck Bank
Community Banking meant a lot to Henry and Melissa when they closed on their home with Rhinebeck Bank. "Our lender Matt made us feel really comfortable right off the bat. We felt during the whole process that we were his only customer, even though I’m sure he had 20 other people to make his priority as well. Our closing day was the most relaxed experience I could have ever imagined. I didn’t know it would be that easy!”
Watch Their Interview >
The Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is now accepting applications for the award; the deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018. To honor Clara Lou Gould upon the occasion of her retirement after 18 years of service as Beacon’s mayor, and in recognition of her support of arts and culture in Beacon, BeaconArts created a special fund. The goal of the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is to sponsor Beacon projects that aren't generally supported by other area arts organizations, including individual artists' projects, unique exhibitions, performance or public art projects, arts education programs, and community projects that promote area artists and arts activities, drawing attention to the valuable role of arts and culture in our community.
Apply Online >
A Little Beacon Space | Pop-Up Shop
Local fashionista Amy Ma is bringing her collection of high fashion and couture from all over the world for two days of fast shopping for treasured pieces at A Little Beacon Space. You'll find lace, sequins, shoes, dresses, bags, accessories, and more. We have advance photos here!
Days: Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 2018
Details >

It's event season! Book your work retreat, pop-up shop or another kind of event in A Little Beacon Blog's Space in the middle of Main Street, central to food and things to do. Need a location for your holiday party? Details here!

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Get ready, y'all. The annual Halloween Kids Parade, brought to you by the Beacon Chamber of Commerce, is set for Sunday, October 28! Keep your eyes on this space for more details.

Katie James, Inc.

Introducing the "Do It Together Website Design Package," where Katie sits right there with you, and designs your website in Squarespace, and/or your newsletter in MailChimp. We'll do it together in just a matter of hours. This new discounted package can get you a stellar-looking website in a jiffy. Also available for "Website Touch-Up Packages," for sites that need a little TLC or other enhancements. Only available to Squarespace and MailChimp users. You must be picture-ready, meaning, you already have photos that illustrate your business. If you are a service provider who lacks photos, we can research on CreativeMarket for ones you can buy cheap. And if you don't have original photos but want them, we can do that too.
Please Inquire for Details >

Tin Shingle

Day: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: Noon
The Tin Shingle Member Mingle is starting up again on the last Monday of the month, beginning in September! Enjoy Stumptown coffee and cheeses from Beacon Pantry. Fire up your marketing brain, because we'll chat, catch up, and then go over how you are getting the word out about your business (or art, or book, or initiative). Membership with Tin Shingle at the starter level is required (Community Membership is $45/month).
PS: Thank you Donna Davies, the Halloween Queen, for the meeting name idea! We were stumped! See, this is why meeting in person is fun. Hope to see you there!
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Until next week!