Happening This Weekend 9/28/2018

Congratulations on making it through September! One of Beacon’s biggest events is Sunday, so get ready to fill yourself with Beacon spirit. The kids and parents of the Beacon City Schools, as well as many nonprofit organizations which you can see here have been working hard to present their interpretations of this year’s parade theme: “Celebrating Unity.”

If you are an organizer of a float or presentation that is participating in the Spirit of Beacon Day Parade, we would like to hear from you about the meaning of your float in keeping with this year's theme. If you would like to provide a statement about how your organization is showing how it is "Celebrating Unity," please email your statement to editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com.

September is wrapping up with a bang, with popular yearly events like the Spirit of Beacon Day, the Garlic Festival in Saugerties, and the I Run Beacon 5K Run/Walk - there may still be time to sign up for the run, so get there early!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

L. Nichols' “FLOCKS” Reading and Signing
Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Location: Binnacle Books, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 29-30, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Cantine Field, Washington Ave. Extension, Saugerties, NY
Photo Credit: From the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties website
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Dances of Universal Peace
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 10 am to 11:30 am
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Story Slam at the Beacon Sukkah
Day: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Polhill Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Route 9D, Beacon, NY
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Live Concert: The Fred Zepplin Band
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Spirit of Beacon Day

Day: Sunday, September 30, 2018 (always the last Sunday in September)
Overall Time: Noon, info tables open
Parade Time: 1 pm, the Parade starts
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
This highly anticipated parade celebrates Beacon and its community. The theme this year is "Celebrating Unity." Parade route is from River to Mountain: starting at City Hall (the end of Main Street on Route 9D), to Tioronda Avenue (Howland Cultural Center). The event runs until 4 pm, with music and food from different organizations. Walking the length of Main Street is a great way to learn about the variety of activities and groups Beacon has to offer. Look for A Little Beacon Blog's booth at this year's Spirit of Beacon Day and say "Hello!" Our location is in front of our office at 291 Main Street. We got stickers and totes!
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Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Telegraph Quartet with James Austin Smith
Day: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 4 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.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: Last-call registration, 8 am; race, 9 am
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
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Meanwhile, during the week...
Be sure to check the Classes for Adults Guide for opportunities mid-week!

Make & Take Workshop
Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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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.

Beginning this week at COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St., Beacon, NY

Studio Art I: Foundational Skills with Kathy Moss
Days: Wednesdays, October 3-December 5, 2018 (no class 10/31 & 11/21)
Time: 4 to 5:15 pm

Studio Art II: Drawing into Painting with Kathy Moss
Days: Wednesdays, October 3-December 5, 2018 (no class 10/31 and 11/21)
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm

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, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
It’s the last week of September and that means it’s the last chance for FREE comprehensive eye exams for kids in grades K-12! Luxe Optique has one of the best vision centers around, so you can feel assured that your children's eyes are getting well-tested for their prescription. Walk in, or visit Luxe Optique's website to book an appointment.



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

(near the dummy light)
Colors are going deep this fall, and Lambs Hill has the selection. This wine-colored dress pairs well with yellow Black-Eyed Susans, which bloom in September. Come in to the shop to see the open-back detailing on this Hayley Paige gown.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide!  Luxe Optique 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!

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
Our first listing in Newburgh! Realtor Sarah Beckham Hooff reached out with very creative listings she has. Over the past few years, there's been a trend of people and businesses relocating to Newburgh, with an eye on commercial or residential properties to fix up. This multi- or single-family home is $159,900 and has lots of original details to play with, like tin ceilings.
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Found it! The tiniest piano in the outdoor public art experience, Keys to Beacon. This piano is from Miss Vickie's Music and is outside of the Towne Crier. Have you spotted any pianos? Take a pic and tag us in Instagram! @alittlebeacon and @keystobeacon

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

According to the independent insurance agents at Antalek & Moore, if you have a condo in Beacon, you'll need personal insurance for it. Even though it is your home, homeowners insurance is insufficient. Therefore, you may think that you need a renters insurance policy - but unfortunately that would leave coverage gaps as well, despite some similarities. Let Antalek & Moore break it down for you.
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Rhinebeck Bank | Back to School Tips
In collaboration with Guardian Self Storage and Dutchess Outreach, Rhinebeck Bank will once again be participating in this year's Susan DeKeukelaere Memorial Coat Drive. During October, adult and children’s winter coats and jackets that are clean and in good condition can be dropped off at any Rhinebeck Bank location. The Beacon Branch is on Route 9D, across from the Dollar General and Vogel Pharmacy near Dutchess Stadium.
A Little Beacon Space can be booked for public or private events. It's perfect for a photo session, work retreat, a workshop you are hosting, or even a client presentation. See our Schedule of Upcoming Events, and consider having yours here!
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Tin Shingle, based in Beacon, NY, is a training center and community for business owners, artists and makers who are getting the word out about their business. Training TuneUp classes are available online to learn tricks of the trade. Get inspired anytime with these videos at your fingertips!
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Katie James, Inc.

Looking for ideas of what to take pictures of to brand your business on Instagram? The designers at Katie James, Inc. can help you see the beauty that is all around you - and the little details that will make a big impact on your future or current customers. Applies to both service providers and retailers with products to move.
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Joining the Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to show support for Beacon's business community.
Click here to learn about membership.
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Until next week!