Your Weekend Guide to events, shopping, restaurants and beauty.
This weekend is loaded with options! Here is your easy access to planning. These are weekend dates pulled from some of A Little Beacon Blog's 10 Things To Do In Beacon Guides, so be sure to check them during the week.
Pumpkins in the Park Jack O'Lantern Lighting
Carving: Monday to Thursday, October 24 to 27, 2016 Carving Time: 3 to 6 pm Lighting: Friday, October 28, 2016 Lighting Time: 6 to 8 pm Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon waterfront
Weekday afternoons , visit Long Dock Park to put your carving skills to use on pumpkins provided by Scenic Hudson. Stick around Friday evening, when the jack o'lanterns will be set aglow and displayed throughout the park. Information >
International Film Night Day: Friday, October 28, 2016 Time: 7 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Beacon Historial Society Luncheon Day: Sunday, October 30, 2016 Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Location: Outback Steakhouse, Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY Information >
Kids' Halloween Craft Event Day: Monday, October 31, 2016 Time: 12:30 to 3:30 pm Location: Fishkill Recreation Center, 793 Route 52, Fishkill, NY Information >
Anime & Manga Club Day: Friday, October 28, 2016 Time: 3 to 5 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Babysitters Preparedness Course
Ages: 12 & up
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: All Sport, 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY Information >
Painting Day of the Dead Skull Masks with Debbie Lane Day: Saturday, October 29, 2016 Time: 1 to 2 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Beginning Photographer Fall Foliage Photo Excursion with Karl LaLonde Day: Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 Time: 9 am to 1 pm Location: RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Ghost Hunting Day: Sunday, October 30, 2016 Time: 2 to 3 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Visit our Adult Classes Guide for upcoming classes.
Vassar College Halloween 5K Fun Run Day: Saturday, October 29, 2016 Registration: Begins at 10 am Time: 11 am Location: Vassar College - North parking lot off Collegeview Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY Information>
Visit our 5K Race Guide for upcoming races in the area.
Read about the great time that was had at FitKidz Parent/Kid Yoga Workshop at A Little Beacon Space here. We also worked up a good sweat at our first Drop 'N Give Me 20 class. Stay tuned for the next one!
This weekend marks the last that Get Frosted Cupcakery will be open in Beacon. Please go in, buy a cupcake, and wish Karen the best for “what life has in store for her next” - her words from our interview about life after three years of living her dream.
Mondays can be tough, but The Vault makes them better with its extended happy hour! Head in from 4 pm to 10 pm for great deals on bottles, drafts, wine, and cocktails.
Lunch at Barb’s Butchery! The menu is simple. The sandwiches are delicious. When you have beef and pork this good, you don’t need much to dress it up for an incredible meal!
Halloween is here, and at BAJA 328 that means even your tequila gets dressed up. Try this spooky tequila on its own or in one of Baja’s signature cocktails!
Our Restaurant Guide has all of your options - even eateries you didn't know about! Keep the Guide open on your phone because we list all websites and phone numbers, making it easy for you to tap-to-call!
It’s snowed!! Winter is coming, and you need these boots from Mountain Tops. Fashionable yet practical. Who says you can’t brave the weather while looking good?
The East End, formerly known as Pfotoshop, has a selection of beautiful and oh-so-cozy Farm2Fashion ponchos and wraps that you need to head in and feel to fully appreciate.
Have you been in “the chair”? The eye doctor is in at Luxe Optique, where a comprehensive eye exam is only $65, or FREE with the purchase of glasses. The friendly staff will even process your insurance claim for you!
Get excited for the first annual Style Storehouse Pop-Up Holiday Shop on Friday, November 11 at 6 pm! The WHOLE STORE will move to the Crew Restaurant on South Road in Poughkeepsie for an evening of shopping, food, drinks, and all-around good times.
All shops in Beacon are listed in this Shopping Guide, from Home Decor to Kids Fashion to Vintage and more. Keep it open on your phone as you're walking around shopping!
From the hairs on your head to the toes on your feet, there are many ways to pamper yourself and your pet in our Beauty Guide.
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A special Open House will be taking place on Saturday, November 5, from noon to 4 pm at The Beacon Veterinary Associates (formerly Roosevelt on the Hudson) at 385 Main St. in Beacon. Come meet the new owner, Dr. Nick Spaccarelli, and his team, who will be caring for your furry loved ones. You can get a tour of the facility and enjoy refreshments and snacks.
BeaconArts held their monthly member meeting at TERRESON: Beacon this week, updating business, art and supporting members about their fiscal partner projects. The annual holiday party will be Tuesday, December 6, where all are invited, even non-members, as it’s a great way to meet other artists, businesses and supporters of the arts. And you can think about being a member for next year! Do it.
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All Sport Health & Fitness
Come in to All Sport on Sunday at 10:15 am for a Halloween-themed Zumba dance party! The '90s tunes will be turned up, three instructors will be leading the dance workout, and it’s free for members. Wear your costume!
A Little Beacon Space
Located in the heart of Beacon's Main Street, A Little Beacon Space is an ideal location for meet-ups, photoshoots, workshops, seminars, pop-up shops, and more. Host your own event or attend one of A Little Beacon Blog’s pop-up experiences in the space. Contact us today with your questions and ideas! See here for rental details!
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