Happening This Weekend - 9/8/2017

A Second Saturday Guide + Weekend Happenings in one email!

Happy Second Saturday! 
Here's what you're getting in this here post:
1. A Little Beacon Blog's official and Second Saturday Art Goings On Guide. It's a descriptive list of special art and unusual happenings for the day. Our editor of this guide is Catherine Sweet - a former Beaconite who moved back to her hometown in California, but held on tight to her editorial position of the Second Saturday Guide as she follows all things Beacon from afar!

2. The Happening This Weekend list. Let the scheduling begin!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Hudson Valley Poets Cafe
Day: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 7 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Hudson Valley Hoptember Harvestfest
Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 1 pm
Location: Eastern View Farm & Nursery, 1167 Noxon Road, Lagrangeville, NY
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Expressions On Air - Live Streaming Music & Podcast Event
Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 3 pm
Location: Beacon Soundworks, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Reading: Samantha Hunt + Adrian Shirk
Day: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Binnacle Books, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
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See more upcoming events for the week in our Events Guide.
Charm Patterns Launch Party
Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Easy Peazy Pajama Pants
Day: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Ballet Arts Studio
Location: 107 Teller Ave., Beacon, NY
NEW Classes for Adults:
  • Adult Beginning Ballet
  • Adult Low Intermediate Ballet
  • Adult Low Intermediate Tap Class at Ballet Arts Studio!
To register, call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com.

Where is Ballet Arts Studio? On the corner of Henry and Teller, opposite the back of the Yankee Clipper Diner.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Classics for Kids: "Instrument Discovery"
Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

133 Main Street

Take a long look at this lovely one-of-a-kind handmade mug - because does anything sound better than morning coffee or tea outside on a sunny and brisk September morning? You'll see this one in reMADE's window. Unless we buy it first. Do you have a collection of mugs found at reMADE? Take pictures and show us on Instagram.
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square Coffee.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

New fall apparel is here! This soft, cozy and versatile lightweight knit cardigan is designed and made in the U.S. It is wrinkle-free, so feel free to pack it in a bag! It is the perfect piece to layer and travel with. Available in black and grey.
Where is Bellus? On Main Street, next door to Luxe Optique.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
The designer frames line "ic! berlin" (get it? ic="I See") produces high-end handcrafted eyewear out of extremely flexible and lightweight stainless steel. Their frames are indestructible, yet soft and adjustable. They offer a revolutionary interlocking hinge system, eliminating the frustration of losing or breaking screws. Try them on!
Where is Luxe Optique? On Main Street, across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

New dresses in shop! This one, by Black Swan, is perfect for a Saturday night out, a fall wedding or a holiday party. This velvet beauty is a classic midi length (fashion translation: dress that hits mid-calf) with a flattering V-neck and subtle pleats. Want a closer look? Stop in. Style Storehouse is allllllll the way around the curve towards the end of Main Street.

Where is Style Storehouse? Around the bend on Main Street's East End, on the way to what used to be The Hop.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

The second floor of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique is where the magic happens. It is a destination for private fittings, and offers plenty of sitting room for your most trusted posse. Walk-ins are always welcome, but it's better to call (845) 765-2900 and make an appointment. Who's bringing the champagne?
Where Is Lambs Hill? Next to King + Curated!

King + Curated
1 East Main, Retail #2

Photographer Alicia King is the "King" in one of Beacon's newest concept boutiques, King + Curated. She is a sought-after wedding photographer and is now booking for 2018 festivities. Want to meet her? She is now in the shop on Mondays! Yes that's right, the boutique serves as a very cool shoppable store/showroom where you can meet with the photographer or jewelry designer, as well as find gifts.
Where is King + Curated? Near the historic 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, and Style Storehouse.

Visit the Shopping Guide for a full list of shopping destinations up and down Main Street. Includes stores for Vintage, Kitchen, Kids, and more.


River Therapeutic Massage
612 Route 52
Beacon, NY
(845) 379-1956

New Product: Eco-fin - The Eco-Friendly Paraffin Alternative
Enjoy a luxurious blend of shea butter, palm, soy, jojoba, and organic coconut oils, plus vitamin E and essential oils. They are gently warmed and applied by brush to your hands and/or feet. Heated mitts/booties are put on to add another level of *Spa* and aid in absorption. When removed, the remaining product is massaged into your skin, leaving it soft and supple.
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Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.


The Vault
446 Main Street

The classic Dark & Stormy is the perfect cocktail for September's warmer days and cooling nights. Made at The Vault with dark rum, ginger ale, ginger syrup, lime and mint.
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath & Bubble, and across Main Street from the Howland Cultural Center.

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.

Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

BeaconArts: Live Music

BeaconArts + Beacon Music Factory present "Second Saturday Live at the Visitors Center" - free live music every Second Saturday, through October. Sponsored by Rhinebeck Bank. Enjoy the sounds from 5 to 7 pm.

Defensive Driving Class

Join Susan Pagones as she guides you through a Defensive Driving class. You want to lower your auto insurance rates, right? Taking this class is one way to do it. And it will make you safer. A win-win.
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: The Antalek & Moore Office, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
RSVP: Register with Thomasine Supple, (845) 831-4300 or tsupple@antalek-moore.com

Tickets: Reserve your seat now because tickets are selling fast. General ticket price for Beacon businesses is $30, and $10 if you are affiliated with BeaconArts, BEAHIVE, Tin Shingle, or are an advertiser with A Little Beacon Blog.
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Car Show Sponsorships Available
Beacon's Chamber of Commerce is taking sponsors for the famous Car Show happening this October. The event continues to grow every year. Get in front of the attendees and show your support. Email organizer Carl Oken if interested, at coken@optonline.net.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

Just steps away from a chocolate crepe and Turkish coffee at the nearby shop Royal Crepes, A Little Beacon Space is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Beacon. Not in the mood for crepes? (That's never the case for us, but we hear it happens to some people.) There are plenty of other food options nearby to keep you and your guests going. The space is available as an hourly rental for meetings that involve no setup and have up to five people attending.

Click here for details about booking The Space for your event.

Click here for the schedule of upcoming happenings at The Space.
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Until next week!