Happening This Weekend 9/7/2018

It's September's Second Saturday this weekend! There are so many fun things for you to do. New gallery openings, and some very limited-time events - like this weekend only. Get your very cutest umbrella out, because you are walking this beat! Oh - and if you want to cruise on down the road under cover, hop on the new/old G Loop, now known as the Beacon Free Loop, with its new Free Fare for everyone!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Saturday is your last chance to see the Windows on Main Street adorning Beacon storefronts. This month also holds our last chance to visit Matteawan Gallery. Since 2013, the gallery has showcased many Hudson Valley artists. It will be missed. Read more about it here, and where you can find Karlyn next.

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9 2018
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY
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Sun & Earth Festival
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Spirit of Beacon Photo Exhibit
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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"Playing Changes" Book Party: Local Beaconite and National Jazz Critic Nate Chinen Publishes Book
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Hudson Valley Vinyl, 267 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Live Concert: Ate Bit + James Brandon Lewis Trio + Sir/Real
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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25th Annual Fishkill Fine Arts and Crafts Fair
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Main St,, Fishkill, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Pop-Up Kitchen & Bath Showroom, from Corrado's Design
Friday to Sunday, September 7 to 9, 2018
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Corrado's Design Center, Inc. is taking over A Little Beacon Space starting this weekend (right now!). Touch samples of porcelain tile, marble, stone, mosaics and glass products. They are even bringing a craft project for you to make with tile!

Calling All Beacon Poets! Beacon Poet Laureate Applications
Deadline: TODAY, Friday, September 7
Do you like to wax poetic? You could be the next Beacon Poet Laureate! The Beacon Poet Laureate acts as an advocate for poetry, on behalf of the City of Beacon, by promoting and emphasizing the importance of poetry in our community. The selected Beacon Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term (January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020.)
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Historic Happening at West Point Foundry
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 10 am to 11:30 am
Location: 68 Kemble Ave., Cold Spring, NY
Explore the ironworks that sparked America's Industrial Revolution and helped win the Civil War - and enjoy a rare glimpse inside the Foundry's 1865 office building.
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Trail Building Workshop at Crystal Lake
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: 100 Temple Ave., Newburgh, NY
Help Scenic Hudson staff members with the construction of a new hiking trail leading from Crystal Lake in Newburgh to Snake Hill’s summit and great river views. Gloves, tools, snacks and light refreshments will be provided.
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Charming Party for New Gretchen "Night and Day Dress" Pattern at Beetle and Fred
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Love In America: The Impact of Social Media on Relationships
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 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.

Lightning Bug Kids Yoga!
Day: Mondays, starting September 10, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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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.


Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Goodbye Summer Style, hello Fall Fashion! You'll find that most handmade styles of sunglasses at Luxe Optique will carry you through any season. Go try on a pair to see for yourself!


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the Dummy Light)
The detail on the back of this Sorella Vita gown is stunning. You must get to know this designer now carried in Lambs Hill, and you can do so right now on Lambs Hill's website, where you'll the full collection of bridesmaids’ dresses to browse.

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.


Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Do you think about your safety when hopping into a rideshare car like Uber or Lyft? Antalek & Moore is thinking about it for you, and dug into recent safety changes at Uber. Read about them here before you schedule that next ride.

Rhinebeck Bank
Rhinebeck Bank's informative morning show, "Wake Up With Rhinebeck Bank," is about to release Season 3! Take a peek at this rare behind-the-scenes footage of Michelle recording, and get her Back to School Tips!
DEADLINE TODAY! The Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is now accepting applications. The deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018 - today! So get your application in.
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A Little Beacon Space
Book your next work retreat at A Little Beacon Space, and enjoy easy access to coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner! We made an easy Recommendation List for where to get what, as you plan out your day.

Katie James, Inc.

Great photography can make all the difference in your social media streams. Katie James, Inc. can come to your space to take a round of photos you can add to your collection and use as needed for Instagram, advertisements, marketing brochures, and more. See samples here.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The annual Car Show is coming to Beacon! All sponsorship inquiries can be emailed to Carl Oken: carloken3258@gmail.com

Tin Shingle Member Mingle

Day: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: Noon
The Tin Shingle Member Mingle on the last Monday of the month, starting in September! Put on your marketing mindset, 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!