Happy Cinco de Mayo! Although Beaconites could be forgiven for overlooking the day (unless one was at Baja 328 or Tito Santana’s) because it's overshadowed by The Cupcake Festival, coming to Beacon this weekend for the first time. Despite Friday's rain, K104.7 says their Weather Team gave them the thumbs-up for Saturday, and the station even gave us a sneak peek at the Vendor table map - color-coded to help you find cupcakes, in addition to tables from all sorts of other vendors. They'll join your favorite Main Street storefronts, who are prepping for the big day and look forward to seeing you and new people inside!
But that’s not all. A new makers market has popped up at the University Settlement Camp, and there is a major river cleanup on schedule. Once this weekend passes, however, it’s not over! Next weekend is Mother’s Day and Second Saturday. Summer in the Hudson Valley is just getting started…
The flea market is open - visit them every fair-weather Sunday!
Anne Truitt Opening Day: Friday, May 5, 2017 Time: 11 am to 6 pm Location: Dia: Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY Information >
What Do We Mean By Conservation? Day: Friday, May 5, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Self Made Market Day: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 10 am to 6pm Location: University Settlement Camp at the base of Mount Beacon, Beacon, NY Information >
*Read more about Self Made - The Makers Collective here.
K104.7 Cupcake Festival Day: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 1 to 5 pm Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY (between Route 52/Fishkill Avenue & East Main Street) Information > *Read more about the Cupcake Festival coming to Beacon here.
Riverkeeper Sweep Day: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 9 am to noon Location: Various locations in Dutchess County Information >
Destination Unknown: Watchdogs & Wildflowers - The Music Force & The Minds Eye Day: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 8 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Hudson Valley Comic Con Day: Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 2017 Time: 10 am to 7 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 6 pm (Sunday) Location: Gold's Gym, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY Information >
Units of Love: Beacon Community Blood Drive Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 11 am to 5 pm Location: Lewis Tompkins Hose, 13 South Ave., Beacon, NY Information >
Serenade of the Soul Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 3 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Apple Blossom Festival Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY Information >
Story Screen Presents: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive
Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 7:30 doors, 8 pm movie Location: More Good, 383 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Spring Sprint 5K Trail Run Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 10 am to noon (Registration 9 to 10 am; race begins 10:30 am) Location: Shaupeneak Ridge's Upper Lot, 143 Popletown Road, Esopus, NY Information >
Camp at Storm King Art Center Art Camp at Storm King puts kids in the center of the art. The center offers programs for kids and teens. Says one parent: "I think my daughter realized that her art and her journal were incredibly impressive and it wasn't about how it compared to the other participants. Sadie really expanded her feelings about art and found that she liked it. I wanted to let you know that it had a powerful impact on her, perhaps life-changing in some way." Details & Registration >
For a full list of camps open for registration now (they are filling up!), visit our Summer Camp Guide. Kids Classes Guide Sponsored By:
Kids Brunch Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 11 am Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Kitchen Cuts (Kids Haircuts & Face Painting)
Join us at A Little Beacon office as we bring in a real hair chair (that pumps up) to give your little ones haircuts for $16, courtesy of the ladies of Your Presence Salon. Face painting is $1. Proceeds from the face painting are dedicated to going to the Kindergarten Teams of the Beacon City School District. We have already donated $130 to the Kindergarten Team at South Avenue, and we are trying to match that for the other Kindergarten Teams. Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 10 am to 4 pm Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Nourished Yoga: Spring Cleaning with Chef Rena Unger Day: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 1 to 4 pm Location: beBhakti Yoga Center, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY Information >
Chalk Paint 101® - The Annie Sloan Method
Day: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Time: 9 am to noon Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Two Trees Yoga Gift Cards! Gift cards from Two Trees Yoga are a wonderful way to support someone you love in developing their yoga practice. You can purchase a one-class, five-class, or ten-class card, or a gift card in any amount. Gift cards can be used for classes or workshops at Two Trees Yoga. This is a perfect and easy Mother's Day Gift, and a wonderful way to show your family and friends that you appreciate their efforts by encouraging them to make time for self-care. Information >
NEW CLASS at Two Trees Yoga: Yin Yoga with Jen Days: Every Sunday Time: 6 pm to 7:15 pm Location: Two Trees Yoga at Sacred Space, 436 Main St., Beacon, NY
Heart Body Mind Acupuncture Musical Opportunity: Heart Body Mind Acupuncture is now accepting new patients in Beacon.
Sessions will help patients go through lifestyle changes and set weekly times and contributions towards their healing journey. Maryam has 10 years of experience as a nurse and more than 7 years of study and practice of Chinese Medicine. Here is what her patients are saying: "Maryam is a natural healer, she has a calming voice and presence that allowed me to be supported in the treatments, she is kind, thoughtful, thorough and in-depth... She takes time and genuinely cares about my issues.” Information >
133 Main Street
This marble candle holder currently in the window of reMADE is by John Murnane, husband of chief bubble maker at Beacon Bath and Bubble. John is a retired engineer and retired military member. He makes all sorts of things out of found materials mostly, and you're lucky to find them at reMADE before they are gone.
A Classic Couture Fashion Boutique
178 Main Street
Graduation parties and fundraisers on the lawn along the Hudson River are right around the corner. What are you wearing? This little strapless navy dress from Victor Costa is a classic and no one will have the same one, because it was personally collected by A Classic Couture Fashion Boutique's owner, Leah Clifford. It's a size 4, and the only one of its kind in the store.
Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Welcome! Say hi to your new floral rug at Bellus on Main. It's one of the latest in their Spring, Fair Trade collection. The rug is printed, light, and can work in many rooms with different color palettes. You may need two of them, to be on the safe side.
183 Main Street
Luxe Optique has a dedicated eye exam room in the store, so if it's an appointment you need, an appointment for glasses or contacts you can get at Luxe Optique. Right now, they are running free eye exams for kids or adults, so book that appointment and start seeing straight! After you get checked out, browse the frames. If you're used to getting contacts through 1-800-Contacts, Luxe will beat their price and get your boxes in the same amount of time.
484 Main Street
The Curated Gift Shop is one of the newest fashion boutiques on the East End of town, and while you can browse their entire store, you can also shop them inside of Style Storehouse, who is supporting their neighbor by carrying these customizable stamped bracelets. Don't you need a little self-affirmation on your arm? Styles come in Brass, Silver and Gold-Rose Gold. A great gift idea for the Mama in your life, daughter or friend.
River Therapeutic Massage
For Mother's Day, River Therapeutic Massage and The Blushery joined forces to make the ultimate gift for you to give the special lady (or ladies) in your life! Special Combo Deal: Purchase a gift certificate for a 60-minute or longer therapeutic massage from River Therapeutic Massage and get a coupon for The Blushery, offering $50 savings off laser hair removal.
Special Combo Deal: Purchase a gift certificate for $80 or more from The Blushery, and receive a coupon for a free Enhancement with your next massage service at River Therapeutic Massage.
Antalek & Moore
As lemonade stand season starts, we are revisiting Antalek & Moore's Business Insurance video, starting child star Addy Pagones, and company partner Pat Moore. Do you have all you need for your business should an accident or the unexpected happen? And just what is the unexpected, anyway? Call Antalek & Moore - they know: (845) 245-6292 or visit them at 340 Main St.
BeaconArts produced this video, "Welcome to Beacon, NY" that is playing at the Visitors Center right now. Stop into the Visitors Center on Wolcott and Main Street to check out all of the brochures showing off the things to do in and around Beacon.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Speaking of the Visitors Center, the Beacon Chamber of Commerce held its monthly member meeting outside at the center. Members enjoyed an update from Dutchess Country Tourism, ice cream from Beacon Creamery, and coffee from Mountain Tops. If you own a business in or around Beacon and want to align with the Chamber, you can join today online.
Trying to get the word out about your business? Wishing you could get the media to feature your business, but you don't know how? They do want to, but there are good ways to pitch them, and ineffective ways to pitch them. Tin Shingle is a national organization, and is based in Beacon. Every last Monday of the month, they have a Local Member Meeting. This Monday they are opening it up to all businesses and artists at 10 am. Join us! Details are here.
InHouse Design Media
The media services extension of A Little Beacon Blog, InHouse Design Media, is working on a brand makeover for a crew at TEC Land Surveyors who roam all over the states of New York and Connecticut with their cameras and drones getting precise measurements for building requirements. Stay tuned to InHouse Design Media's blog for more project updates and their soon-to-be-released website redesign...
A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street
Meetings, workshops, gatherings, they can all be booked and hosted by you at A Little Beacon Space at 291 Main St., in the heart of Beacon.
THIS SUNDAY!Kitchen Cuts is back! Sunday, May 7, witness the return of the shears. Join us for kids' haircuts from 10 am to 4 pm.
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