Let's try this again, Fall. A few leaves are turning, after the crickets have been chirping wildly in this heat. It's shaping up to be a very lively weekend in Beacon - please tag us in your pictures so we can see what you decided to do!
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Movies That Matter: “Sing Your Song” Day: Friday, September 29, 2017 Time: 7 pm doors, 7:30 pm movie Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY Information >
Arabian Nights Belly Dancing Workshop Day: Friday, September 29, 2017 Time: 7 to 9 pm Location: Shambhala Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY Information >
Ford’s Drive 4UR School Program Fundraiser Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY Information >
1-Year Birthday Party & Kirtan with the beBhakti Band Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 7 to 9 pm Location: 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY Information >
Club Draw PresentsMdou Moctar
Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 8 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Rootstock 2017 Day: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Time: Noon to 6 pm Location: Scenic Hudson’s Red Barn at Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY Information >
Story Screen Presents: "An American Werewolf in London" Day: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm movie Location: More Good, 383 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in ourEvents Guide.
5th Annual Sickle Cell Walk Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 9 am check-in, 10:30 am walk begins Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY Information >
The Color Run Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 10-10:30 am start time Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY Information >
Run For Babies 5K Day: Sunday October 1, 2017 Time: 8:30 to 11 am Location: Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St., New Windsor, NY Information >
Plan ahead - find upcoming races in the Hudson Valley in our 5K Races Guide.
Fab the Cab - Transforming your Kitchen Cabinets w/ Chalk Day: Friday, September 29, 2017 Time: 9 am to noon Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
iPhoneography Workshop with Mary Ann Glass (Level I)
Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 10 am to noon Location: Riverwind Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Creative Writing Workshop with Julie Chibbaro Day: Sunday, September 30, 2017 Time: Noon to 3 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
BALLET ARTS STUDIO
Adults are welcome as students at Ballet Arts Studio. Previous study to a certain skill level is not required, so put aside any feelings of shyness or that it's too late to start dancing. Ballet, tap or movement is your calling. Answer it. See Ballet Arts Studio's Class Schedule. To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit Beacon Arts Studio's Schedule of Classes > Where is Ballet Arts Studio? On the corner of Henry and Teller opposite the back of the Yankee Clipper Diner.
Anime & Manga Club Days: Friday, September 29, 2017 (every Friday) Time: 3 to 5 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Rumberitos for Little Ones
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez Days: Fridays, September 29 to December 15 (no class 11/10 or 11/24) Time: 10 am to 10:45 am Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Garabatitos! Spanish Exploration
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez Ages: 3 to 5 Days: Fridays, September 29 to December 15, 2017 (no class 11/10 or 11/24) Time: 1 to 2:30 pm Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
133 Main Street
Big pieces of furniture are always moving in and out of reMADE. Their statement chandelier sold recently, so move in on this next piece in their window: an Industrial Platform Table handmade by Keith Decent with reclaimed wood from an Ohio brewery. Where is reMADE? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square Coffee.
Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
How adorable and festive is this red metal perforated billfold by Wendy Stevens?! It features a magnetic closure, bottom hinges, internal leather gussets and a detachable leather strap. Perfect for carrying your phone, credit cards and lipstick. Only at Bellus. Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique.
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street
Checking out frames is just a happy experience at Luxe Optique. For example, these petite frames. You think these are nice? You should take a closer look at the glass of the lenses. We are told it is something special - almost invisible, and doesn't leave dark shadows. Apparently shadows are a thing with glasses, but not at Luxe. Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main, by the Hudson Valley Brewery, and use the back walkway entrance to get up to street level!
484 Main Street
The Florence Mini Dress by MinkPink is fully lined, and features neck cut-outs, an elastic waist, button sleeves and a back keyhole with button closure. Perfect for the changing seasons! Try it on, and let us know what you think... Also, take a selfie while you're there!
Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street, Retail #3
Hand-beaded detail with a criss-cross wrap on the front of the gown creates a slimming effect on this English net A-line gown by Lillian West. The chapel-length train offsets cap sleeves for a stunning look. Only at Lambs Hill, down the hill from the tracks in the newly renovated factory building. Where Is Lambs Hill Bridal? Next to King + Curated!
King + Curated
1 East Main Street, Retail #2
What you see here in King + Curated are the works of two artists: Photographer Alicia King captures love stories in the Hudson Valley and can be booked for your wedding - or your current love story! On the right, designer Lauren Decker of the Curated Gift Shop offers custom wedding bands and engagement rings with an emphasis on nontraditional and modern designs. Walk-ins and special projects welcome. Photos by Alicia King Where is King + Curated? Near the dummy light, just down from the old train tracks in the renovated factory.
Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, King and Curated, and Style Storehouse.
River Therapeutic Massage 612 Route 52
River Therapeutic Massage is happy to offer Reward Cards starting October 1. Buy nine sessions and get one free within a 12-month period. These cards are a great reason to step up your self-care, and get your monthly massage in. Book Now >
Where is River Therapeutic Massage?
Sharing space with Karen's Place Salon on Route 52.
Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!
446 Main Street
The Vault's outside patio is ready for your large party - whether it's a wedding reception, book launch party, client celebratory dinner, or family reunion. Call The Vault to book it and enjoy your guests! (845) 202-7735
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
Our very own Marilyn from A Little Beacon Blog went and bought a condo this summer. As a first-time home buyer (or condo buyer), she didn't know where to start with homeowners insurance, and quickly discovered that it was condo insurance that she needed. Who guided her to the right coverage? Antalek & Moore. She wrote all about it here in this article.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The next Member Meeting is at Oak Vino on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Meet and mingle with other businesses in Beacon and beyond, as the chamber's membership expands to include other people from communities who want to work together. Attendees must be members of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce; it's easy to join online. Renew or start a new membership here.
The windows are dressed! Art produced for the Windows on Main Street (WOMS) 2017 exhibition is in storefront windows everywhere in Beacon, NY. The window above is at the fabric store, Beetle & Fred, and features the artist Kat Stoutenborough. Says store owner Katy Hope: "Most locals will quickly find their bearings on Kat's mixed-media 'Beacon Quilt' ... but I urge you all to LOOK CLOSER. It's up until mid-November!" Find the Art with this Map >
InHouse Design Media
Private training sessions are available to businesses who want to produce their own newsletters, website changes, or social media campaigns, but need guidance. Make an appointment with InHouse Design Media, who can make house-calls to businesses located in Beacon. Book Now >
A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street
Fall and Winter are becoming the traditional times to hold pop-up shops in Beacon! Two such shops have booked so far in A Little Beacon Space: Made & Given and LuLaRoe with Erin and Leigh. Will yours be next? Get Details >
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