Happening This Weekend 8/31/2018

It's here - the final official weekend of summer is upon us! Even though we may have September days that are just too hot for those Back To School wardrobe updates. (Remember how hot it was last Spirit of Beacon Day? We remember that it was really hot - we were marching in that parade with South Avenue!!)

Speaking of Spirit of Beacon Day, the theme this year is "Celebrating Unity," and the legendary event is set for September 30, the last Sunday of September. The parade acts as a kickoff to Fall events around Beacon and the Hudson Valley.

Pop-up shops and work retreats are booking up at our space! Check The Space's schedule and look for a new Halloween-themed shop, and a Vintage '90s shop to be posted shortly!

And now, for what's going on in the neighborhood and beyond...
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

PLUSH Fashion Show
Friday, August 31, 2018
Time: Doors, 6 pm; showtime, 7 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Together, We Celebrate National Hispanic American Heritage Month Opening Reception
Day: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Saugerties Music Festival
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Time: 5 to 9:30 pm
Location: 119 Main St., Saugerties, NY
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Beacon Musicthon
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: The Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Kit Burke-Smith Jewelry Pop-Up Shop
Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2018
Times: Noon to 6 pm
Location: The Square Foot, 492 Main St., Beacon, NY
Kit Burke-Smith will have a wide selection of earrings, necklaces, rings, and a few surprise items available for sale. If you haven't had a chance to check out this charming new space, this weekend is a great opportunity! Connie Verrusio recently opened The Square Foot for jewelry, art, and more.
Read more about The Square Foot.

Ballet Arts Studio's Adult Classes will resume on Monday, September 10! Visit the Adult Classes Guide to see what classes are available. 

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.

Just look at these cuties! Is your little one interested in learning ballet? Ballet Arts Studio has added an additional Preparation for Ballet class on Saturdays at 1 pm.
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)
Congratulations to these two!!! The Luxe Optique is a real family operation, having employed some of the staff since they were younguns. Now two of them are married! Stop in and say hi to the happy couple.



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Is this a celebrity? Or a Lambs Hill Bride? She’s a Lambs Hill Bride, and she’s getting married in an “ethereal cape” by Justin Alexander. Go on in... try one on!

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 morning nutrition 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

Planning for your upcoming special event? Antalek & Moore can connect you with the right insurance coverage for your big day. They are happy to help find you the best price from a variety of insurance providers. Best part? They are located right here in Beacon. Call them at (845) 831-4300.

Rhinebeck Bank
Cooler weather, beautiful changing leaves, and the peak of hiking season make fall a perfect time to be in the Hudson Valley. This is also one of the best times to purchase a new home! Look for Rhinebeck Bank’s Top 5 Best Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Fall in an upcoming article on A Little Beacon Blog!
The Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is now accepting applications for this year's award. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 7, 2018.
Apply Online >
A Little Beacon Space | Pop-Up Shop
Days: Friday to Sunday, September 7-9 - Second Saturday weekend!
Need a beautiful new bathroom floor? Is it time to replace the kitchen cabinets? Corrado's Design Center is coming down from their showroom in Hyde Park to show you several samples of flooring, countertops and cabinetry they can install in your home. Pop in to this pop-up showroom to meet them and see samples when you're out and about for September's Second Saturday in Beacon!

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Car Show is coming to Beacon, and it's right around the corner. All sponsorship inquiries can be emailed to Carl Oken, at carloken3258@gmail.com

Katie James, Inc.

For those interested in the "Do It Together Website Design Package," announced last week, there will be an intake form you can fill out to make sure your project is a good fit for this package. The "Do It Together" package can be an affordable option for any business who is at the right crossroads with their website. Look in this space next week for the link to the form.

Tin Shingle Member Mingle

Day: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: Noon
The Tin Shingle Member Mingle will return on the last Monday of the month, starting in September! 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). Enjoy Stumptown coffee and cheeses from Beacon Pantry.
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Until next week!