Happening This Weekend - 9/20/2019

There are a few opportunities coming up that are new, or perhaps new to you. We dedicated some writing time to them so that you'll read all about them in our articles, to help you decide what to do.

Plus, we're sending a big "Thank You!" to two new sponsors of A Little Beacon Blog:
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


2019 Fall Fashion Showcase Fundraiser
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Beacon Hotel, 424 Main St., Beacon, NY
Fall Fashion Showcase to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of The Hudson Valley. Live music, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, shopping and a fashion show.
Buy Tickets Online >
Want to know more about Beacon's newest Fashion Fundraiser? We have the scoop on the inspiration behind this event...

Beacon Independent Film Festival 5.5
It's Back! In Mini Version

Days: Friday to Sunday, September 20-22, 2019
Time: See website for screening schedule.
Location: Story Screen Beacon Theater, 445 Main St., Beacon, NY
We've got the scoop on this one too! Find out the meaning of the "5.5" and why they are calling it a mini festival...
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Stony Kill Foundation Country Fair
Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
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NY Blood Center Blood Drive
Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Tabernacle of Christ Church, 483 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Slaterpalooza Fundraiser for Slater Chemical Fire Company, Inc. in Glenham
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 1 to 9 pm
Location: 76 Old Glenham Road, Glenham, NY
Information >
Why the name "Slater?" Improve your Glenham trivia knowledge and find out!

Classics For Kids presents Instrument Petting Zoo & Concert
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 3 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.


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

Add some sparkle to your life with this adorable dress from Adore. So flirty, so easy. You'll be able to wear this dress again and again with different statement jewelry (think big bracelets or a headpiece) at Darryl's Clothing Boutique in Beacon. Go now to check their jewelry collection!



Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

Here's a little secret: This line of frames pictured here is called La Font. This leopard print - camouflaged in the brick - is understated, yet is one of the most striking styles coming from Luxe Optique. La Font continues to make this pattern in different shapes - which look great tinted as a sunglass. Not only that, but these frames are solid. As in, you can even exercise in them.



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)

As the bride on your special day, your dress needs to be just right. This #lambshillbride took her Lillian West gown, which was originally a fit-and-flare, into an A-line. Don't shy away from adding finishing touches to your gown that express who you are!

Book your appointment with Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique today or call them at (845) 761-2900!

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique.



Eat Church Food Truck

511 Fishkill Avenue
(past Auto Zone and the Barking Frog)

PEOPLE! New food truck alert! At the newly opened Industrial Arts Brewing on Fishkill Avenue (aka Route 52). We give a hearty welcome to Eat Church as a new sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide!

In their words, Eat Church is: "Food as punk as truck and a celebration of community. Let us commune to give thanks and praises for the bounty of the Hudson Valley. Rock. Roll. Eat. Amen."
Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, Eat Church, and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!


The Crafty Hammer
4 South Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

The Crafty Hammer is a proud sponsor of the Beacon Fairy Walk (9/21 and 9/28), a walking theatre production incorporating Beacon’s beautiful landscape. Local artists and community members create a magical path that follows a story set in a fairy grove hidden within Beacon's University Settlement Camp.

Health Renewal Workshop
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Niyama Studio/Bending Horse Yoga, 68 Mason Circle, Beacon, NY
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Stray H.E.L.P Fundraiser Yoga Class
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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Thank you to The Crafty Hammer for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Kids Guide sponsored by Kumon Beacon


Compass Arts
Days: Beginning Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Visit the class guide for a full listing of classes beginning at Compass Arts this Monday!
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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.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
446 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

From Gate House Realty: “This 1850s home offers the characteristics of times past but with all the modern living conveniences.“
Price: $325,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >

Antalek & Moore
Antalek & Moore, along with Abilities First and Dutchess County's Think Differently, will be celebrating Antalek staff member Brian this coming Monday, September 23, beginning at noon at the Antalek & Moore offices located at 340 Main St., Beacon.

County Executive Marcus Molinaro will be there to speak more about the program and how other businesses in the area can also support organizations like Abilities First and their students right here in the local community.

Come show your support to three amazing organizations that are truly making a difference here in Beacon!
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals so that the creative processs can happen more easily.
Details >

BeaconArts :: Meet Up
Day: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: Industrial Arts Brewing Company, 511 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY

Please join BeaconArts for their monthly meet-up on Wednesday, September 25, at Industrial Arts Brewing Company where we will learn about one of BeaconArts' newest business members.

The meeting will focus on what BeaconArts has been up to lately. We’ll announce the artists selected for the bus shelter project and show you a preview of their work.

Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. And how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
Get Info >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join here today.
Learn More >
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!