Happening This Weekend in Beacon, NY 3/9/2018

Oh, the snow... Remember this blizzard last year, when the National Guard came in to take truckloads of snow away? These little snowflake emojis are staying here in the newsletter for as long as they keep flittering in and out of weather forecasts on our phones. But just because you're all snugly and snowed in, don't assume that your favorite shops are also hunkered down. So many of them have been open, shoveling their sidewalks for you to walk down. So get your boots on!

It's Second Saturday this weekend in Beacon! Stop into the galleries for some mental and visual inspiration, and walk out with a new piece for your walls or tables. Maybe this weekend will be the weekend you make an art investment. Check A Little Beacon Blog's Art Gallery Guide for upcoming exhibits to plot your gallery hop.
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Beacon Record & CD Fest
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: VFW Post, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
20 vendors selling new and used LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, concert posters, rock 'n' roll memorabilia, vintage stereo equipment and more! Some of the vendors who were at last year's Record Store Pop-Up at A Little Beacon Space will be back together at this mega record event!
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The Yellow Wallpaper Revisited - A Group Exhibition Reception
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
The exhibit features artwork by nearly 30 local women, inspired by the classic 19th-century feminist short story, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The show is the fourth annual exhibit from the group CoMFY, a collective of women artists from the Beacon area.
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Beacon's St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 11 amd to 2 pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
The parade route is from Polhill Park (near Bank Square) all the way to the dummy light.
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The Mitten - A Family Musical Experience
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 10 am and 3 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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2018 Maple Fest at Randolph School
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: Pancake Breakfast, 11 am to 1 pm; festival, 1 to 4 pm
Location: Randolph School, 2467 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
The Randolph School will host its eighth annual Maple Fest, a traditional maple-sugaring event for the whole community.
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Sacred Sound Ritual with Jessica Caplan & Sean Hoots
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Beacon Yoga, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Square Dance at the Howland
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 8 to 10:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Squares and big circle dances in the Southern Mountain style.
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Thank you to Beacon Pilates for sponsoring the Classes for Adults Guide!

Hudson Valley Women In Business Member Meeting
Day: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Must be a member of HVWiB. Membership is free, and can be initiated here.
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The Cinehub 7th Annual Mixer
Day: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm
Location: Dogwood, 47 E Main St., Beacon, NY

For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Beacon Junior Baseball Registration Open
Location: Games are held at Memorial Park
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Thank you Beacon Junior Baseball for sponsoring this Kids Classes Guide!

Glenham Elementary Ice Cream & Bingo Night
Day: Friday, March 9
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Glenham Elementary, 20 Chase Drive, Fishkill, NY
The Glenham Elementary PTO is inviting you to come with the kids to play some bingo and eat FREE ice cream donated by Stewart's! Back by popular demand, the one and only Mrs. Jacques is the announcer.

Rombout Middle School Zumba + Line Dancing Fundraiser
Day: Saturday, March 10
Time: Noon
Location: Glenham Elementary, 20 Chase Drive, Fishkill, NY
Shake what your mama gave you at Rombout Middle School on Saturday, March 10, at noon for some Zumba and Line Dancing to benefit the Rombout PBIS Committee. $10 per person.

Tiny World Terrariums! at Compass Arts
Day: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: Noon to 2 pm
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[STARTS] Afro-Modern Fusion I at Compass Arts
Grades: Pre-K to 1st
Days: Wednesdays, March 7 to May 23, 2018
Time: 4 to 4:45 pm
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Days: March 12-25, 2018
Several Beacon restaurants are participating, as are many more you've been longing to try, all around the Hudson Valley!
Full List of Restaurants >

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Does this face look familiar? It's everyone's favorite Karen from the Green Room, stopping into Luxe Optique to pick up her frames. She's a collector of frames, and officially gives us permission to own more than one pair of glasses! This photo is part of Luxe Optique's #GetLuxed campaign. Got a photo you want to share? Send it to us!

PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main by the Hudson Valley Brewery and use the back walkway to come up to Main Street!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

(near Utensil)

They make make outfits so easy, and last through so many seasons. Style Storehouse always has a few different styles of leggings on hand so you can buy just right.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Lambs Hill is expanding! In a deal brokered with Gate House Realty, they will be splitting the space and creating another amazing experience in 1 East Main! Keep it tuned here to find out more.

Wares Opening Party
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Location: 2 Tioronda Ave., Beacon, NY(the former Magpie Studio near the silos)
Wares is a curated lifestyle shop, supporting independent designers. If you love good design in small batches, you’ll delight in this shop. To celebrate their newly opened doors, they are inviting you to stop by for sips and a snack. Give the proprietress Andrea a warm welcome - and a cheers!

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Style Storehouse.

CreateSpace Beacon's 50% Off Blowout and DIY Craft
Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Location: 145 Main St., Beacon, NY

Where can you get your hair done in Beacon? Or a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

TIP: Just up the hill from Lambs Hill is The Blushery, a makeup counter and laser hair removal boutique, all in one, for men and women.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Save your spot! Join Susan Antalek Pagones as she instructs this defensive driving course! The next Defensive Driving class is Sunday, April 21 (the one in March sold out!).
Why take defensive driving?
  • May reduce points (up to 4) on your driving record
  • Save up to 10% on a vehicle's liability, PIP (Personal Injury Protection) and collision premium for up to 3 years off Principal Operator
  • No formal tests!
Pre-registration is required. Only $35 per person and lunch is included.
RSVP: Call (845) 831-4300 or email Thomasine at tsupple@antalek-moore.com.


This joint fundraiser features an all-star cast of Beacon community leaders and other luminaries, battling it out in support of BeaconArts and the Center for Creative Education. Hosted by the fabulous Pissi Myles.
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
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InHouse Design Media

The photographers and designers of InHouse Design Media can help you take amazing pictures for your Instagram. This four-week private workshop is like an amazing fitness class, but to whip your photo skills into shape.
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Tin Shingle

Have you created something wonderful? People need to know about your product, right? Tin Shingle is an empowerment zone for business owners, artists and makers who need to survive and thrive. Join at our Community Level to ask questions about marketing, PR, Google, and more in a safe space in our online groups, and once a month in person at our meeting.
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce welcomes new people to its Board for a fresh start to 2018.
Recording Secretary: Kathy Sandford, Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
Corresponding Secretary: Terry Williams, Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
Director: John Gilvey, Hudson Beach Glass
Director: Annmarie Spiilief, CIA Security
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Until next week!