Conversations between people have been going something like this:
"Looks like it's going to rain any minute!"
"Oh wait, no it's not. The sun is out, scorching me, let's go get Moo Moo's Ice Cream at the Chocolate Studio!"
Get in car, or hoof on foot and...
"Did we bring an umbrella? It's pouring! Quick, duck into Beacon Bath and Bubble. Oh look! Bath bombs!"
Moral of the story? Despite So. Much. Rain. Just get out there! Let's see what's going on in the neighborhood...
Post-It Note Art Making at Library for Windows on Main
Day: Now through Saturday, August 11, 2018 Time: Regular library hours Location: 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
2nd Annual O+ Poughkeepsie Festival
Days: Friday & Saturday, August 3 & 4, 2018 Time: Kicks off at 6:30 pm Friday; noon to 8:30 pm Saturday Location:View map for locations Information >
LongReach Arts in “NICHES” Opening Reception
Day: Saturday, August 4, 2018 Time: 3 to 5 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Concert: Howland Wolves
Day: Saturday, August 4, 2018 Time: 8 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Club Draw Picnic Fundraiser for Ramps at the Skate Park at Memorial Park
Day: Sunday, August 5, 2018 Time: Noon to 7 pm Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Ramps at Memorial Park Information >
NEW Corn Bread Contest for the 2018 Corn Festival
Get out the recipe card for your best corn bread, because this year, the Beacon Sloop Club is adding a Corn Bread Contest to their highly anticipated Corn Festival! Contest Details Here >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in ourEvents Guide.
REGISTRATION OPEN Ballet Intensive Week Dates: Monday to Friday, August 13-17, 2018 Ages/Time/Price: Ages 12+, 10 am to 4 pm, $375 per week
In-studio performance on Friday at 6 pm. During this five-day program, taught by former New York City Ballet dancer Miriam Mahdaviani, mornings will be devoted to warm-up and technique. In the afternoons, dancers will do pointe work and work on Variations, as well as study character dance, dance history, nutrition and injury prevention. The intensive will culminate with a studio performance on Friday. Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email them email@example.com to register.
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street www.luxeoptique.com (across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Get the eyes checked before school starts! August is National Eye Exam Month 👀 For the month of August, Luxe Optique is offering FREE comprehensive eye exams for students in kindergarten through high school! Walk-in or visit their website to book an appointment.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3 www.lambshillbridalboutique.com (near the historic dummy light)
The selection of flower girl dresses at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique is unbelievably adorable. Go inside the shop to see the La Petite Hayley Paige collection. These flower girl dresses are now available to order!
When purchasing a new home, there are pros and cons to working with big national banks, and working with local banks. Do your research to see who you're the most comfortable with, and start by calling Rhinebeck Bank. Learn about this home-buying experience >
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS GUIDE
Designed for people who want to get cozy in (or near) Beacon. Shop for homes by picture, or by must-have details, like "Big Yard" or even "3-Car Garage." If a garage is a mandatory requirement for your house search, we made it easy to find. Go Home Shopping >
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
When the Big Storm of May 2018 hit the Hudson Valley, bringing down huge trees onto people's homes, agents of Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency were there to represent their clients, pushing for them to get advancement on claims. We interviewed Susan Antalek Pagones to get the full story. Read it here >
BeaconArts Schedule Change Alert!
Starting Saturday, August 4, The G Line bus (the big buses that say Dutchess County on the side of them) will operate an expanded schedule in Beacon, from 5:30 am through 9:15 pm Monday through Saturday, to help people get to different ends of town earlier and later. Another change is, soon, the G Line will be Free for All, and one of the buses will be wrapped in a new bright blue color. We are told that the Free fares on the new G Line will happen in late August or early September. Keep an eye on this space for updates on those changes.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce COMING UP: Tuesday, August 7, 5 to 7 pm
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce, along with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, for their joint meeting at Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades. Networking will take place from 5 to 7 pm. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. All attendees receive a complimentary ticket to the game that night! The evening is courtesy of Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency. Details & RSVP >
A Little Beacon Space | Private Bookings
Host a client meeting or presentation, or a company retreat from this quiet, private setting located in the middle of Beacon in the historic Telephone Building. Convenient to everything - hotels, train, and parking - you can focus on your day and host in style.
$250 Half Day (up to 4 hours)
$485 Full Day (up to 8 hours) Discount available to those who host quarterly meetings or workshops!
$950 3-Day Pop-Up Shop Package (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
$1,450 3-Day Pop-Up Shop Package with Flyer Design and Distribution Details >
Katie James, Inc. NEW WEBSITE + BRAND LAUNCH: This Spring, Katie James, Inc. helped rebrand the little studio in Cold Spring known as On The Fly, into its new life as Cold Spring Fitness, from private trainer and owner Dawn Scanga. The couture branding project included a new logo, website, business cards, gift cards, and desk-sheets. The website is designed in Squarespace, uses a MailChimp newsletter, and relies heavily on MindBody to manage class signups and subscriptions. Katie James, Inc. was able to work directly with the client to dive deeply into MindBody to make it work much easier for customers. Learn More >
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