Happening This Weekend - 5/17/2019

Beacon's long awaited, first interactive art event of the Spring season has arrived - Beacon Open Studios. This weekend, dozens of artists open their homes or studios to you so that you can see their work, and see how they work. Pick up a brochure map in different stores around town, or click here to visit their map and have it open as you walk around. This year they have created Studio Tour lists, which is a suggested micro-list of artists to hit up in a group. This is helpful for those who can't decide who to visit. Read up on the different artists here before you head out.

Lots to do this weekend! Happy planning.
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Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Party
Day:
Friday May 17, 2019
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY

Beacon Open Studios Weekend
Days: May 17-19, 2019
Time: 12-6pm
City-wide exploration of artists in their studios. Studios can be in an artist's home or in a different location. Pick up a printed map/brochure of where to find each artist in Oak Vino Wine Bar and other storefronts.
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50th Anniversary Celebrating Launch of Clearwater
Day
: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 3:45pm
Location: Ferry Dock, Beacon, NY (adjacent to Metro North Station)
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Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Presents Community Safety Day
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 12-4pm
Location: City of Beacon Fire Dept, 13 South Ave, Beacon, NY
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Clearwater Dockside Event and 50th Anniversary Celebration
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 2:30pm
Location: 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY 
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Baby Shark’s Treasure Hunt
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1pm, 3:30pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Pastor's Aide Ministry presents an Afternoon of Fashion
Men and women will be wearing all types of clothing, including Afro Centric outfits. Says organizer Jennifer McClinton: "We will also be selling African Soaps, clothing, jewelry and women’s Hats." Hats!
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 3pm
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Sq, Beacon, NY
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Comedy Night at the Elks Lodge
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: Seating at 7pm; Starts at 8pm
Location: Beacon Elks Lodge #1493, 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
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Imagination Playhouse Presents "The Very Scary Berry,"
Days
: Sat & Sun, May 18-19, 2019
Time: 6:30pm (Sat), 2pm (Sun)
Location: University Settlement Camp Theater, 724 Wolcott Ave (9D), Beacon, NY
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Sweets Festival Bake Sale at Springfield Baptist Church
Day
: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 1:30pm (immediately after the church service)
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Sq, Beacon, NY
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Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Horszowski Trio & Masumi Per Rostad (Viola)
Day
: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 
ARF's 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk With The Dogs
Day: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
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Off Broadway 5K
Day
: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 7-11am
Location: 111 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
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BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
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One of our favorite flouncy dresses has made its debut into the window of Darryl's Clothing Boutique! We featured it a few weeks ago in our InstaStory and are so happy to see this sassy lady wearing it for you to see. Come into Darryl's today or this weekend and let them put together an outfit for you. Plus - did you see the purse we featured yesterday in our Stories is a large round shape with a surprise inside? It's only playing on Instagram for a few more hours.

 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

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BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Let  Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique help you make the smallest member of your bridal party feel like a princess in this tulle skirt like this one by La Petite Hayley Paige.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.




 

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

www.barbsbutchery.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Barb's Butchery debuts this Sunday at the Farmer's Market at Veterans Place off Main Street! Let the aromas lure you there...
 
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Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!

 
 
 
Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Early Bird Pricing for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Firefly ends May 20th! Training begins August 2019 through December 2019.
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Intro To Pour Paintings
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10-11:30am
Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St, Beacon, NY
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iPhoneography Workshop w/ Mary Ann Glass
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Mudras Towards Meditation
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Bebhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt Street, Beacon, NY
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Dot Mandala Meditation with Meredith
Day
: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Createspace Beacon, 145 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 

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Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 3:30-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Wow! For Kids - Jr. Paleontologist
Day
: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Water Ecology Center in Dennings Point Park, 199 Dennings Ave, Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

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The Telephone Building, one of Beacon's most pristine building rennovations in Beacon, is as versatile as it is well maintained. People who have been considering purchasing this gem have asked: "Can it be lived in?" And the answer is: Yes! You can own this building in a Live/Work status, which means that you could live in it, and have some kind of commercial space (your office, showroom, gallery, event venue space, etc.). Want to see pictures and more details?
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Farmers Market Hears A Loud Towne Crier - Market Almost Pushed Over - Public Cries To Keep As Is

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Drama just happened with the Beacon Farmers Market prior to its opening outside this May. The market is indoors all winter, and moves outside in the spring. This year, before signing a one-year lease renewal with the City of Beacon, the market was told by the City Council that it would need to move from its spot on Veterans Place, and set up instead down the street at the county-owned DMV parking lot, which is a free municipal lot on weekends (weekday evenings). The issues that emerged are a bit more involved than a simple move, and they warrant a discussion about how the vibe of living in Beacon is impacted by the Farmers Market. So, we’ll try to unpack it here.

PS: We can skip to the end to say that the Farmers Market IS open outdoors on Sundays right now at their same location on Veterans Place. But DO read through this article to learn more!

Brief Backstory

The Beacon Farmers Market operated down at the waterfront for many years. [Edit: 5/12/19] Prior to that, it operated on Veterans Place. Says a consumer, Erin Ann in social media: “I lived on Henry Street in the brick house across from [when the location was at Veterans Place]. I remember because [the location] was so convenient for me, and then I was sad when it moved to the waterfront.”

The waterfront location was a happy place to trek down to, but it was a trek. It was far, involved a steep hill, and limited parking in my experience - but people found their way down regardless. Some people, like Kelli Cavatelli, felt that parking worked there, as she stated in social media: “There was the entire train station parking lot. There was tons of parking. I never once had an issue parking at the waterfront. I do however find it difficult to park at the Veterans Place location. It is an awful location!!” Sales at the market have increased by 35 percent since the market moved from the waterfront back up to Veterans Place, despite the parking issue.

Parking on Main Street in Beacon on the weekend is virtually non-existent, no matter how you slice it or where you are trying to go. The DMV parking lot is one of the only options for weekend parking on Main Street when the on-street parking spots are taken.

Three years ago, the Beacon Farmers Market proposed a move from the waterfront to Beacon’s Main Street. The best fit was found to be at Veterans Place, in-between the Post Office and the Towne Crier Cafe, and across from Beacon Natural Market. The goal was to give people easier access to the produce, food, gifts, music, and enjoyable atmosphere it created. It would return to the place where it was even before its waterfront location.

The market also began offering SNAP benefits, so that people with lower incomes could have access to fresh food. According to this article in the Highlands Current by Jeff Simms, “That allowed more people access, organizers said, and vendor sales increased 35 percent, with almost three times the number of low-income residents receiving discounted produce.” The move was a success, and more people accessed the market than ever before.

Originally, when the move was approved, both the Towne Crier and surrounding businesses including Beacon Natural Market (a direct competitor with produce sales) and More Good supported the decision. More Good even set up a vendor table there.

Customers supported the move: Beacon citizens, as well as people driving through Beacon or day tripping, backed up the decision with their spending habits. At the March 25, 2019 Workshop meeting in which the annual renewal of the market’s lease agreement with the City was discussed, as well as a possible move from Veterans Place to the DMV parking lot, Council Member Amber Grant, pointed out: “When the Farmers Market moved to Main Street, there was more use of SNAP. It is a really important consideration, and one we should consider while keeping the Farmers Market accessible.”

For this renewal meeting, two letters of complaints were submitted as supporting documentation. However, when the Farmers Market manager, Paloma Wake, inquired as to who the complaints were from during the Workshop meeting, she was told to go to the City website to find out, where the letters were posted as supporting document PDFs.

Not having a laptop in front of her at the meeting, she couldn’t readily go find out who the letters were from or what they said. But at some other meetings, the supporting letters are read aloud to help debate both sides. They were not read this night. The letters referenced can be read and downloaded here. The letters were from Phil Ciganer, owner of Towne Crier, and Mai Jacobs, a Beacon resident, written to specifically support the Towne Crier’s position. Excerpts from Phil’s letter are below:

 

First, let me say again that I support local farms and farmers, and we purchase much of produce from them, so the concept of a "farmers market," with local producers and purveyors, was attractive to me when I was approached by Sara a couple of years ago, when she was soliciting support to relocate the market from the waterfront. I extended my support at that time; however, I also expressed my concern to her that, as my venue serves Sunday brunch and offers live music during the same time period as the farmers market, that there may be a conflict that would impact my business…

There were food vendors (from out of area and from out of state) as well as live music. And to add insult to injury, some people who buy food from the vendors end up sitting at our outdoor tables -- which are set up for OUR customers -- and many come inside to use our restroom facilities. Farmers market vendors with trucks/vans and patrons also fill the parking lot. For all these reasons, the farmers market has been hurting our business when it is in operation on Sundays. We rely on a large portion of our food sales and revenue on Saturday and Sunday…

For the reasons outlined above, I would ask the Council and the City of Beacon to reconsider renewing the permit on Veterans Place and consider an alternative location. Thank you.
(click here to read the full letter)

 

After the idea of moving the market from Veterans Place to the DMV parking lot was discussed at a City Council Workshop on March 25, 2019, at least 156 people as well as several surrounding businesses signed a petition in support of the Farmers Market staying put at Veterans Place.

Said Stacey Penlon, owner of Beacon Pantry, located nearly across the street from the market: “As a Main Street business owner and direct neighbor of the Market, I have seen that a thriving farmers market in the center of Beacon has been a great asset to the city and its businesses. Its proximity to the Farmers Market as well as my own business has served as a great hub of activity for the middle of Main Street, which has struggled to keep pace with our east and west ends. The Farmers Market and Beacon Pantry form a reciprocal relationship promoting great food and local commerce.”

Nearby Businesses In Support of Veterans Place Location

Pictured below are businesses who wrote in support of the Farmers Market staying put, citing that the market has helped their area of town have more activity. It should be noted that each business serves food. From left: Beacon Pantry (serves meals and sells pantry items), More Good (sells syrups, teas, and sometimes has a vendor table at the market in addition to their storefront), and Beacon Natural Market (sells produce, some prepared food, groceries).

Brainstorming The Move Of The Market - Take It To Workshop!

On March 25, 2019, the City Council held a Workshop meeting about what to do with the Farmers Market, based on Phil’s concerns, which you can listen to during his presentation during a Workshop on April 29, 2019. Ideas were debated by the City Council on what to do with the Farmers Market, with the one-sided consensus being that the Farmers Market would move to the DMV parking lot in one month. Representatives from the Farmers Market did not agree.

The funny thing about Workshop meetings is, they aren’t binding. They are brainstorming sessions to discuss items officially put on their Agenda to discuss. The next step after a Workshop is to have a “Resolution” about what was just discussed, which is when the members of the City Council and the Mayor vote Yay or Nay on that Resolution (aka, the decision they marched toward during the Workshop).

After the Workshop is held, the Resolution is put onto an “Agenda” for the next City Council meeting, where it is usually read out loud by the City Attorney. The council members might bite through a couple points, but if nothing changes, they vote how they are going to vote.

However, these votes can sometimes swing in an unexpected direction, like we saw with the Airbnb vote, where the council members were marching toward legalizing Airbnb-type short-term rentals after having gone through many drafts of writing the law. During the vote, they split, and did not all vote in favor of the law they had been writing, essentially tabling regulation of Airbnb-type short-term rentals.

Proposal And A Possible Vote

This part is key, because at the next non-binding Workshop on April 29, 2019, just days away from the May 5 opening of the 2019 season of the Farmers Market, no lease agreement had been signed between the Farmers Market at the City of Beacon. The City Council seemed confident that the Farmers Market was moving to the DMV, yet had asked the Farmers Market for a proposal on March 25, 2019, to be presented before a vote.

The Farmers Market team thought that this idea of the move had been floated, but not inked. Pressure was put on the Farmers Market by Councilperson Lee Kyriacou for not knowing that they were moving to the DMV: “I'm sorry, what have you been doing to prepare since you last came?” said Lee. “It seems like you didn't like the message.”

However, all was spelled out by the City Attorney on March 25, after Paloma Wake, the manager of the Farmers Market, asked the Council several clarification questions about the agreement: “Is the proposal synonymous with the agreement?” asked Paloma. The City Attorney answered: “Your proposal leads to the Council then adopting an agreement. The Council needs to get a proposal, then the Council adopts a Resolution for a one-year agreement.”

According to Paloma in a supporting letter submitted after that meeting: “Neither myself nor the Committee understood until Tuesday, April 9, that the City Council and Staff were awaiting a proposal from the Market for our License Agreement or that a vote on April 15 would not be possible. We were evaluating the proposed move and awaiting answers to our questions posed on March 25. Given the short timeline, I hope that you will give this matter your immediate attention and that we will be able to come to a consensus at the next Workshop Meeting on April 29.”

So What Happened At The Second Workshop?

The second Workshop was held on April 29, and more points were discussed about why a move to the DMV in one week would be difficult. Mayor Randy Casale saw no problem in flipping locations, “If we were moving you back to the riverfront, that would be a substantial change. The question is, are we going to have a market, and if so, where it’s going to be… You're running a Farmers Market. You can either open at one location or the other.”

Paloma responded: “Our committee and myself feel that our vendors need more time to adjust to that. And to allow the customers time to adjust to the new location. We found that when we moved [from the waterfront] the last time, we are still getting customers looking for us at the waterfront [3 years ago]. Regardless of how much marketing we do, it still takes time for folks to realize a change has been made. This would be a third year on Veterans Place. ... We are starting to build a real audience in that location.”

Council Member Lee Kyriacou wouldn’t entertain a second discovery session, having thought the first non-binding Workshop had solved it: “We already had this conversation. I haven't heard anything differently. I don't know why we are litigating it. There is $1 million of revenue on Main Street. We have to accommodate them.”

Editor’s Note: We tried fact-checking this revenue number. We cannot find a sales tax number for Beacon yet, and are pursuing different offices for an answer. Under an agreement with Dutchess County, which began in 1989 and has been renewed multiple times, the Cities of Beacon and Poughkeepsie “surrendered their rights of preemption to the Sales Tax,” whereby Beacon’s sales tax is sent to Dutchess County, and a fixed amount is paid to Beacon. Under the latest agreement from 2013-2023, Beacon is paid a fixed rate out of a grand total of $25 million that gets paid to Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and other towns and villages outside of Beacon and Poughkeepsie. In the latest renewal of this agreement, Beacon’s portion is $4,158,686 in total over those years. If “Growth” occurs, then an additional amount is paid to Beacon and Poughkeepsie. The amount is calculated based on the net collections of Sales and Use Tax. After their calculations are done to the formula in that agreement with Dutchess County, “if the difference between the two amounts is positive, then the County shall allocate 18.453% of that difference to the Cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon and to the area outside the cities on the basis of population set forth in 1262(c) of the Tax Law.” This agreement, signed June 14, 2013, is up for renewal in 2023, and is identified as 13-0193-3/23-F1.

Council Member George Mansfield pointed out in the first Workshop meeting that several of the surrounding businesses did support the Farmers Market in that location: “For the record, there are a lot of letters of support from brick and mortars, including Beacon Natural, who you could argue is a direct competitor, and is in support [of this location].”

The former manager of the Farmers Market, Sarah Simon, then approached the podium to express her take on the move: “At this point, we have 30 vendors and customers who want us to open. Paloma works very hard to make this happen. The fact that there are two buildings [near the DMV] that are actively under construction is a very big deal. I think this move is unfair. As a resident of Beacon, I don't think this is happening in the right way. Five businesses right across the street have written letters of support and that have helped their business. We are being made to move based on one business. I'm not convinced we will resolve other issues.”

Regardless, the council people started proceeding with the move to the DMV by suggesting deadlines. They began negotiating with the Farmers Market about how much time the market had to move. One week? Two weeks, they asked? One month was decided upon, and the meeting began to wrap up. Phil rose from the audience and voiced his objection. As Council Member Terry Nelson packed his bags, he replied: “Phil. You won.”

The final vote was set for May 6, 2019.

At The Final Vote - Does The Farmers Market Stay Or Move?

In between the time of the second Workshop and the final vote at the May 6, 2019, City Council meeting, many Beaconites wrote into their council representatives. Each council person ended up wanting to keep the Farmers Market at Veterans Place, after hearing feedback from their constituents.

Amber Grant: “After hearing from people and ... I think we keep them at Veterans Place.”

John Rembert: “At least for this year, until we re-evaluate it.”

George Mansfield: “I’m leaning in that direction. I'm not confident that the problems we are trying to solve won't repeat themselves in another location. In addition to involving the County. And I think the timing is a little bit off. This should have been started early in the winter, long before it got to this point. I think the DMV lot has potential. I'd like to see it after the other buildings are built, to see what kind of congestion we will see.”

Terry Nelson: “I received a lot of feedback too. I agree with George to revisit it earlier. … I’m inclined to stay at Veterans Place.”

Jodi McCredo: “I feel like we needed more time to have this conversation. … I feel like now we’re being pressured to make this decision and there are just so many variables and so many things up in the air. I don’t feel comfortable with this. It would make sense to keep them at Veterans Place and have a date to know when we are going to discuss this for next year.”

Lee Kyriacou, who is running for mayor against current Mayor Randy Casale, was absent for this vote. Council Members who were there voted to keep the Farmers Market at Veterans Place for one more year, and Mayor Casale voted against.

When the Council Members went to cast their votes, a woman from the back of the public audience area called out a question, stating that she thought the issue had been settled, and asked for clarification, pointing out that the business owner leading this issue was not in attendance at the meeting. The Mayor responded: “There’s no settled issue until the Council votes on it in a Council Meeting. We discussed it at the Workshop, and they were going to move them. There is no set agreement until we vote on it at a Council meeting. That’s the way everything happens.”

RESULT:

The Farmers Market will be at Veterans Place again this year. Nothing changed. For 2019. Mark your calendar for November 2019, when the negotiating parties said they wanted to revisit to discuss future placement.

Early Questions Circling DMV vs Veterans Place Location

As the Farmers Market and the City Council began to debate the logistics, a few issues emerged:

  • Hot Summer Heat On An Open Parking Lot: The Farmers Market folks were concerned about the direct heat wilting the produce if in the DMV parking lot. Veterans Place does offer shade, they said. If you speak to the vendors of the Beacon Flea located behind the Post Office, they will tell you about the parking lot heat.

  • DMV Parking Lot Currently Unused, But Is It Because Of No Sign? Jessica Reisman, owner of Homespun Foods, attended the meeting, and spoke at the end. She questioned the presumed emptiness of the parking lot, presenting the idea that no one knows it is a free parking lot. The Mayor objected, saying that he makes announcements during these City Council meetings. Knowing that the parking lot issue is not clear to everyone, A Little Beacon Blog years ago created a Free Parking Lot Guide, and we have received compliments on it by readers who found it online. But in truth, people passing through Beacon who have never watched a City Council meeting would not look at the DMV parking lot as a free lot - unless it had big, friendly signage. Which it currently does not. It has a faded, broken DMV sign, which is a sign to present the names of what is inside of the building, not a parking sign (see picture below). According to Mayor Casale, the parking lot is waiting for a sign from Dutchess County, who owns the lot. There is a nice “Welcome to Beacon” sign, however.

  • Will The DMV Parking Lot Heavily Be In Use After Two New Buildings Open? Buildings next to and across from the DMV parking lot are going up, and are set to open with apartments. How will the free DMV parking lot be impacted when the buildings fill with residents?

  • Good Faith Effort To Accommodate Business Neighbors: Relations between businesses are just as important as between residents in their homes and apartments. After the final voting meeting, Jessica from Homespun suggested that the Farmers Market offer picnic tables to its customers, as well as port-a-potties to help keep unwanted overflow foot traffic out of the Towne Crier Cafe.

  • [EDIT: 5/13/2019] Port-a-Potties Already At Both Markets: What was not discussed at either workshop or the final voting period was that each market has had a port-a-potty at their market, for a total of 2 port-a-potties. The Beacon Flea has a port-a-potty at its market behind the gas station. That was how 2018 went, and how it was proposed that 2019 go. However, the proposal that the Farmers Market put forth was not published onto the City of Beacon’s website on the Agenda page that contains supporting documents (like letters, draft legal documents, etc.). Otherwise, we would have reviewed it for this article and could have seen that port-a-potties were already included in the 2019 year.
    PS: The only reason we know about the port-a-potties is because after the original publishing of this article, a new business in town reached out to us because they wanted the bathroom foot traffic, and saw a port-a-potty as a marketing opportunity. So we unintentionally learned a little bit more about the bathroom situation.

Pictured below is the current signage at the DMV parking lot:


Side Note: Beacon Becoming Not Vendor-Friendly

Vendors are a dicey topic among some brick-and-mortar businesses. Storefront businesses have high stakes once they sign long-term leases. When they see a competing business outside their doors, set up on a street corner as part of a street fair, some of them get upset. On the other hand, you have businesses that join in the fray. Like More Good, who has operated a Main Street storefront for a number of years, while employing people to set up shop at markets all over the state of New York, including at this Farmers Market even though his storefront is just steps away. When we spoke with More Good’s owner, Jason Schuler, three years ago about this, he said business was good at his Farmers Market stand, and at his store. More Good is also also expanding into a larger manufacturing facility in the former IBM Complex in East Fishkill, in addition to their storefront.

La Mère Clothing and Goods, a new brick-and-mortar storefront here in Beacon, has also created a petite La Mère on wheels, where she takes her boutique on the road and attends markets as a vendor. In addition to her storefront space.

All You Knead Artisan Bakery is another Beacon business who has a storefront on Main Street, and attends markets, including Beacon Farmers Market. If you want one of their chocolate croissants, you have two chances to pick one up.

Hudson Valley Seafood is a vendor at the Farmers Market, and is slated to go into the new Food Hall that is coming soon-ish to Main Street (look, they have an Instagram!). Hudson Valley Seafood says they will be open seven days in their new brick-and-mortar location - rather - they will be one of several vendors in a permanent indoor location.

Barb’s Butchery is going to open a vendor spot this year (starting May 19) at the Farmers Market so that people can grab her street food for a quick bite, then go to her shop on Spring Street to re-stock on the chicken, pork, lamb and beef to take home.

In the Farmers Market contract with the City of Beacon are lines about not allowing food vendors to cook at the market, with the exception of Nana’s Homemade to be grandfathered in. (Nana’s serves kabobs, brownies, baklava, hummus, and a few other items). The businesses who have vocalized displeasure with Nana’s are Kamel Jamal of Tito Santana’s, Ziatun and Beacon Bread Company, as well as Phil from Towne Crier Cafe.

As for Towne Crier, they offer a very large menu (yay, so many options), usually have at least 10 different desserts, and have booth seating inside for large families or groups of friends. As for Ziatun, they have my favorite hummus in town. Bar none. Double order required. And as for Beacon Bread, they have some of the best french toast in town (rivaled by Homespun’s deep dish version).

Ziatun and Towne Crier Cafe are sit-down eating experiences. Market eating is street food, or quick food you eat to get you through the rest of Main Street, when you might revisit Towne Crier or Ziatun for a sit-down dinner. Or you snacked at the market, and still sat down at a restaurant 45 minutes later for lunch with a glass of wine or a beer.

The Mayor stated during the May 6, 2019, City Council meeting that he also does not like outside food vendors: “I'm a firm believer that we should not have outside prepared food vendors to non-Beacon brick and mortars.” Can local government dictate how and when we eat?

As for customers - loads of customers line up and wait each Sunday to have their favorite dish from Nana’s. It’s street food. As long as we’re all being honest here, it’s their chicken kabob wrap that gets me out of the house - at all - on Sundays. And it doesn’t even exist on their menu. I have to special request it. If I’m really going to treat myself, Nana’s also has one of the best brownies.

Eating prepared food at a farmers market is a quick bite you get because you know you are not going to go inside to sit at a restaurant. No matter what. You weren’t going to go to a restaurant anyway. Or, those restaurants, especially Ziatun and Beacon Bread, were already full.

Furthermore, not all Beacon-based brick and mortar food businesses can afford to hire more staff to go cook on-site. So they pass on opportunities to do so. This has happened for the Beacon Barkery Parade and others, where business owners have let me know that they can’t sustain to be out of their storefronts and pay additional staff, and order additional food to prepare. On the other hand, other restaurants in Beacon have figured out how to make this happen and do participate in markets.

Proposed Legislation To Block Prepared Food Vendors At Farmers Market

Here is the proposed contract language for 2019 from the City of Beacon to the Farmers Market, regarding prepared food vendors. The council ended up going with their existing 2018 contract for this year, however, this is what was proposed for this year:

 

CGF [Common Ground Farm] shall permit its vendors to sell only those products that are pre-approved by CGF, or its designee. No prepared food vendors may be added to the Market without first right of refusal being given to any Beacon business selling a comparable product. Except that the following vendors may continue to cook or prepare food to serve to the public for the term of their Vendor Agreement: Nana’s Homemade. If these vendors are removed from the Farmers Market, they must be replaced with local businesses.

Prohibited Sales From Vehicles on Veterans Place. There shall be no sales from the surfaces of pick-up trucks, trailers or other vehicles, except that produce and/or fish may be sold from a refrigerated vehicle. All products not exempt herein must be sold from a stationary stall when the Market operates on Veterans Place.

 

Kamel Jamal has long advocated against trucks and vendor opportunities, by doing so on social media and with past events including the market and a one-time Beacon Jazz Festival several years ago, where his food truck was the only one allowed to vend at that privately-run festival. He has signed leases on multiple restaurant locations in Beacon including Tito’s Santanas, Beacon Bread Company, Ziatun, Végétalien, an attempted move or expansion of Ziatun to the former Trendy Tots space on Main Street which is no longer happening (both the storefront and warehouse are still available for rent), as well as an attempted purchase of Poppy’s hamburger joint, which was purchased instead by the owners of Kitchen Sink. That burger joint is now Meyer’s Olde Dutch.

Business competition is a very tricky thing and has no single variable as to why a business is succeeding or not. To allow a government to begin legislation between business competitors can spread to other types of businesses, including soaps, coffee shops, jewelry (both wholesale in store and brick-and-mortar locations of a sole designer), and any other business type.

Additionally, a “local business” as mentioned in that proposed contract language is hard to define. Since Nana’s is a local business - somewhere - in some local area. Is a “local business” defined as one that is local anywhere? If the business has a brick and mortar in Beacon, but the owner lives in Poughkeepsie or Hopewell Junction or Wappingers Falls or Cold Spring, is that a “local business” as defined by the contract language introduced above? Because several Main Street business owners fall into that category, where they have a brick and mortar in Beacon, but live in a different city or town.

It should be noted for consideration, that Food Trucks were approved into Zoning in the “Linkage District” aka down near Brett’s Hardware, in January 2018. Additionally, a very popular food truck called the Beacon Bite, which ran on an empty lot next to Ella’s Bellas, powered down years ago. We were not covering City Council meetings at that time, but variables were discussed at the time about that food truck-based business.

Side Side Note: Community Around Farmers Markets - How It Happens

Gathering people in this way - street food eating - is part of the Farmers Market’s mission, as was stated several times in the Workshop meetings by the market manager. In response to Council Member Lee Kyriacou’s challenging of the issue the Farmers Market - when he asked if it was a mission issue or a neighbor issue: “Doesn't sound like there is any conflict with your core mission. Your core mission is about a farmers market. It's the ancillary components - the prepared food and the music. I think that if those are limited, I think you’ll have a ton of support. If there are more of those other things, I think that will create conflict.”

Paloma answered to define what a farmers market is and what it means to people: “I think we view the function of a Farmers Market ... to be a public space and to be a public gathering space. I think the prepared food and the music tie into that core aspect of it.”

Side Side Side Note: Does The City Of Beacon Want To Legislate Business Competition?

What was not discussed were the other businesses - artists and makers who provide items that are not food - that are not being legislated out - yet. Activities or products for children, home decor, wine tastings, books, etc. All of these items are available on Main Street just as restaurants are. It should be asked: If the City of Beacon legislates out competing businesses who put stakes down into brick-and-mortar locations, do they also plan to begin legislating out businesses at the vendor level?

If there are five yoga studios in Beacon, or three Pilates studios, or six coffee shops or three locations for different soaps, would the City start legislating that? Why just restaurants? And should the City have a hand in a business - if a business wants to sign a lease in a location which is zoned for what it provides - asking permission to open at all if there are competing businesses in town?

It’s a running - very endearing - observation that there are so many coffee shops in town. Everyone loves them all, as each is their own creation. But can you imagine if the City of Beacon didn’t allow one of them to open because there were already a few established? The coffee shops have their customers who like their vibe, their coffee, their music, their seating, their decor, their people. Fear of competition usually dissipates because people visit more than one of their favorites. Personally, I shop from and get produce from four grocery sources: Key Food, Beacon Natural, the Farmers Market, and Peapod. And Barb’s for my beef and chicken. It’s fun. Why regulate these choices?

Businesses in other cities in other states also do fight these vendor and food truck options. And City Councils do listen to them. Despite the enormous amount of people and customers (taxpayers creating the revenue that is sent in from the restaurant) who support all of these establishments, and value the vibrancy and choice it gives to a city. These street events are certainly part of the charm of Beacon.

So, set a note on your calendar for November 2019 for when this comes up again. Meanwhile, see you at market.

Happening This Weekend - 5/10/2019


Mother's Day is this Sunday, and there are some special events going on all weekend to pamper and show Mom some love, such as the Self-Love Saturday event at Firefly Yoga (taking place from 9am to 5pm), or visit the annual Common Ground Spring Plant Sale.

It is also Second Saturday in Beacon with plenty of new art openings for you to see and discover new artwork and artists. We have the Second Saturday Guide for you now!

Guide Sponsored By: 
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Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet

 

Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide Sneak Peek

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Self Love Saturday
Day
: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
This year Firefly Yoga is celebrating Mother's Day in a very special way! Firefly Yoga along with Hebe Med spa are hosting a full day of beauty, Wellness and Self care practices. Stop in the juice bar for a juice sampling, and vitamin shot!
Information >

The Beacon Record & CD Fest
Day
: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: VFW, 413 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

GRAMMAR Trunk Show at KAIGHT
Day
: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 11am-7pm
Location: KAIGHT, 512 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

OPEN HOUSE: 19 Russell Avenue
Day: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 12pm-4pm
Location: 19 Russell Avenue, Beacon, NY
This is a new construction home that is being built right now. Visit it in its current phase, and imagine what life could be like if it was yours.
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Common Ground Farm Spring Plant Sale
Day
: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Corner of Cross Street and Main Street, Beacon, NY
Every year, Common Ground Farm offers a one-day plant sale for Hudson Valley residents to purchase vegetables, herbs and flower plants. Hudson Valley residents can fill their gardens or windowsills with organically grown vegetables, flowers and herbs, grown with love at your local community farm.
Information >

Free Community Pop-Up Concert
Day
: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: 107 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY
Information >

Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with Eight To The Bar
Day
: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon, 151 Main St, Beacon NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 
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Day
: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8am (Full), 8:30am (Half)
Location: 99 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY
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BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

Hey Sassy Ladies! Darryl's Clothing Boutique has got your Mother's Day Outfit, or any outfit for when you want to look great. The colorful purses are mix and matchable to go with any outfit. Darryl's is located near many art galleries like Marion Royael and Hudson Beach Glass. There might be a mystrious pop-up art gallery in the former Theo Ganz Studio (which became Lauren and Riley for a year) right now, so check it all out..

 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Sexy Mama! Ladies, dry eyes are no joke, especially if you're tired. If you're wearing your glasses more and more (and skipping the contacts), maybe it's time for prescription sunglasses available at Luxe Optique. These frames are from the French eyewear designer, Anne & Valentin. Luxe is really good at using colored lenses, like the faded purple you see here, or traditional black, or even mirror. For Mother's Day, enjoy a glass of champagne with them!
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Big Girl Time is so important on the big wedding day. She has a big job, she wants to do it right, and she's looking up to the bride for her signals. Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique has many flower girl dresses and accessories to make her feel like a princess.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.




 

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

www.barbsbutchery.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Give Mom a break, and get some pre-packed hand-packed 1/3lbs patties from Barb's!
PRO-TIP: Call ahead, and walk in quick to pick up.
 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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!

 
 
 
Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Due to the all day Self-Love Saturday event taking place, there will only be an 8:30am class Saturday morning, and no afternoon class Sunday.
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide
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Beacon Open Studios :: The Maps Have Dropped!

We're getting very close to the big weekend of Beacon Open Studios, when artists open their studios and you get to come in to see their workbench, paint brushes, metal-smith tools, and other treasures you may have never seen. Look for these brochures in stores, and pick one up. There's a map inside to tell you where to find the art.
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Katie James :: New Project!

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Happening This Weekend - 5/3/2019

This weekend includes some popular annual events such as Crafts at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, the Cupcake Festival at Stormville Airport, and celebrating the centennial of Pete Seeger at various Beacon venues. And whoa! There are a lot of runs this weekend! Get your running shoes on.

What you won't want to miss is the Pete Seeger-Inspired Song Circle happening down on the Hudson River at the Beacon Sloop Club from 2 to 4 pm. The friendly musicians from Jake's Main Street Music, who played with Pete many times, encourage everyone to come down and bring their instrument and/or voice to join in and sing by the river.

If you're new to Pete Seeger and his involvement with the Hudson River, and why there is a celebration of him, know this: He is one of the biggest reasons the Hudson River is being cleaned up. Carrying on his legacy helps ensure that the river stays protected, and that cleaning continues even when corporations who caused damage want to pull out. Read this journalist's feature of him in Hudson Valley Magazine after he died.

The Beacon Sloop Club is down by the train station. It's on the other side of it, literally right next to the Hudson River. It's quite relaxing, so even if you don't sing, do go down and enjoy.
Photo Credits: Top right: Jake's Main Street Music; bottom left: Jeremy Baum
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Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration at Towne Crier Cafe (Free)
Day
: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Crafts at Lyndhurst
Day
: Friday to Sunday, May 3-5, 2019
Time: Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Lyndhurst Estate, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Information >

Willy Wonka Kids
Day
: Friday to Sunday, May 3-5, 2019
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7 pm; Sunday, 12:30 and 3:30 pm
Location: Beacon High School Theater, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
Information >

K104.7 Cupcake Festival
Day: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Location: Stormville Airport, 428 NY-216, Stormville, NY
Information >

5Rhythms Family Dance Event in Cold Spring
Day
: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Location: Ascend Center, 75 Main St., Cold Spring, NY
Information >

Pete Seeger-Inspired Song Circle at Beacon Sloop Club (Free)
Day
: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
Information >

Celebrating Pete Seeger’s Centennial at the Howland Cultural Center
Day
: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Elysium Furnace Works presents Evan Parker/Joe Morris/Ned Rothenberg/Alex Waterman
Day: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Beacon Yoga, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

David Rothenberg & Rinde Eckert Book and CD Release
Day
: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with The Bernstein Bard Trio
Day
: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon, 151 Main St., Beacon NY
Information >

Live Theater - “Rivers and Bridges”
Day
: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: The Denizen Theatre, 10 Main St., Suite 501, New Paltz, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 
The North Face Endurance Challenge
Day
: Saturday & Sunday, May 4-5, 2019
Time: Check website for start times
Location: Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 
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The Hard Cider Run: New York
Days: Saturday & Sunday, May 4-5, 2019
Time: 10 am (both days)
Location: Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, 114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY
Information >

Miles of Hope 15th Annual Family Fun 5K & Kids Run
Day: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9 am (registration), 9:30 am (kids race), 10 am (5K)
Location: Tymor Park in LaGrangeville
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Find out about more upcoming races in our 5K Races Guide.

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
Everyone, please meet Darryl himself. Usually Ed is in the Beacon shop, but they also have to keep tabs on their stores in NYC and Rhinebeck. They live in Wappingers, but Beacon charmed them. Inside of Darryl's Clothing Boutique, their racks are filled with frilly little numbers like this one, and other comfortable but sexy sweaters, rain coats, and dresses. And pantsuits. And jewelry. See what you can find, and let them accessorize you.
PS: Darryl's Beacon is now on Instagram!


 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Look at this cutie! She is a Beaconite, and this photo was taken the day she picked up her new glasses at Luxe Optique. These frames are from the kids' line from the designer sabine be.. (yes, with two periods). You never know what you'll find in Luxe Optique. Walk in. Appointments are not needed. Just walk in like you would any other store. Let us know what you find!

 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
For those who like a classic look with a solid trim, yet your path doesn't follow a straight line. Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique has the dress for you from Haley Paige.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.






Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!

 
 
 

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
If you're looking to slow things down, Firefly Yoga offers a Deep Stretch class every Wednesday night at 7:50 pm. Deep Stretch is a restorative and gentle yin fusion class unique to Firefly Yoga. In a warm room, the class creates space for physical stillness and release. Deep Stretch will allow your body the space to reset and rejuvenate through asana and meditation.
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Genealogical Research Using Local Collections
Day
: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to noon
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Tai Chi In The Galleries
Day:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Location: Hudson Valley MOCA, 1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY
Information >

Naturally Dyed Waxed Cotton Workshop
Day: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: Colorant, 146 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.



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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.
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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
39 Willow Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Charmer Alert! This 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home is this week's feature. It's new to the market, and well-priced - it probably is not going to stay on the market much longer...
From Gate House Realty: “One of a kind! Charming light-filled traditional Cape-style home, steps to Main Street's restaurants and shops and Metro-North. Welcoming front porch with views of Mount Beacon. Tranquil private yard surrounded by flowering trees, perennial garden and lovely brick patio.”
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A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
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Branding Made Easy :: Social Media Card Templates

Our philosophy at Katie James, Inc. is to make our clients' lives easy, branded and beautiful. We are designing blank Social Media Cards for clients to use as they share announcements, like "Open Hours" or if they posted a new workshop. These templates were designed for Knot Too Shabby. Now, she can use whatever photo she wants for a new Make and Take class, and put the official title on top of it, then upload it to her Shopify website, and voila! She is on-brand.
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Happening This Weekend - 4/26/2019

Lots happening this weekend in Beacon! Let's get right down to it - you do not want to miss this kids gear sale, the Beacon Barks parade, or the other things going on...
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Movies That Matter Beacon presents “Living The Change: Inspiring Stories For A Sustainable Future”
Day
: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
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The Beacon Players present “Beauty And The Beast”
Day: Friday to Sunday, April 26-28, 2019
Times: April 26 at 7:30 pm, April 27 at 1 pm & 7:30 pm, and April 28 at 2 pm
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
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The Annual Beacon Barks Parade & Street Festival for 2019
Day: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY, starting at Polhill Park (across from Bank Square Coffee)
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Ree Play Sale - Lots of Kids Stuff - For A Cause
Day: Friday to Sunday, April 26-28, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY (at the University Settlement Camp)
Gobs and gobs of cheap kids clothes and gear at the annual Ree Play Sale. Last year the sale raised over $14,000, which pays for upgrades to Beacon's outdoor community kids parks, and to some library kids programming. What will they raise this year? What treasures will you find? Rumor has it there are lots of bikes...
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Niche Modern Spring Factory Sale
Day
: Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2019
Time: Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
Location: 310 Fishkill Ave., Unit #11, Beacon, NY

FINAL WEEKEND: Working OverTime: Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich
Days
: Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2019
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Location: No.3 Reading Room & PhotoBook Works, 469 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Ying Quartet & Zuill Bailey (Cello)
Day
: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 
Pop-Up Shop Season Has Started!
Want a venue to showcase your talent? Why not Pop Up in A Little Beacon Space! People are always asking us "What's coming in next?" Maybe you! We make your setup and promotion really easy! Look for new shelving we ordered to give your event more retail display options.
Click here for details >

Vintage Pop-Up
Days
: Friday to Sunday, April 26-28, 2019
Time: Friday, 2 to 8 pm; Saturday, 12 to 8 pm; Sunday, 12 to 6 pm
Location: 149 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Mid Hudson Etsy Makers Spring Market
Day
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 amt to 6 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
Dressed to impress, this sweet jumper is light and airy and sure to keep you cool as the days warm up. Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique has plenty of sweet and sexy options in blouses and jumpers like this one. You'll also find plenty of light and easy shoulder coverings for when you duck inside a shop or restaurant.
PS: Darryl's Beacon is now on Instagram!




Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Meet the lafont line, if you haven't already, available now at Luxe Optique. It is a designer line that is known to stay on your face. We can speak from experience! If you need to wear glasses while jogging, you could actually wear lafont frames with confidence that they will stay in place on your face. Now in new cat-eye shapes.

 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
Summer is coming for weddings, and brides who want a light and airy look can find it from Justin Alexander at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique right now! Call (845) 765-2900 to make your appointment to see more. 

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.






Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!

 
 
Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
On a gloomy day like today, the best pick-me-up is a fresh juice from Firefly Yoga's Juicebar, in Fishkill. And a stretch of yoga! Firefly proudly serves organic products and has a 100% plant-based menu. Find Fresh Juices • Juice Cleanses • Smoothies • Smoothie Bowls • Granola Bowls • Coffee & Tea.
Information >

Shamanic Drum Making Workshop with Mia Luz
Day
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Defensive Driving Course
Day
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Embodying Yoga Philosophy with Jacob Friedman
Day
: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Bebhakti Yoga, 89 DeWindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.



Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide. Details here.

 
BEACON BEAR YOUTH FOOTBALL
Pre-Season Clinic
Days
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Ages: 5-13
Location: Memorial Field, 59 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Classes for Kids & Teens Guide >
Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
296 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Here's a little secret - this little yellow storefront is what hooked A Little Beacon Blog's Katie and her hubby into Beacon. They had dreams of filling it with a boutique, and doing something spectacular with the raw warehouse space behind it (also available for rent right now). What will you do with it?
From Gate House Realty: “Beautifully maintained storefront in Central Main Street zoned business district of Beacon. High visibility with double window displays, open floor plan with incredible natural light, hardwood floors and half bath. Available immediately. Call listing agent to schedule a viewing.”
RENT: $2,000/month
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS
       
Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
We're changing it up in here! Business teams have been retreating to Beacon, and need a place to workshop and brainstorm their big ideas! Our event venue, A Little Beacon Space, has been perfect for them. We've upgraded our blue folding chairs, and added a new round conference room table. Plus - for anyone who needs a little cush for their tush, we got this blue upholstered chair, and have more coming! Tell your friends who plan work retreats about A Little Beacon Space!
Details >
Upcoming Events at A Little Beacon Space >

Branding Made Easy :: Social Media Card Templates

Our philosophy at Katie James, Inc. is to make our clients' lives easy, branded, and beautiful. We are designing blank Social Media Cards for clients to use as they share announcements, like "Open Hours" or if they post a new workshop. These templates were designed for Knot Too Shabby. Now, she can use whatever photo she wants for a new Make and Take Class, and put the official title on top of it, then upload it to her Shopify website, and voila! She is on-brand.
What Can Katie James, Inc. Do For You? >

 
Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Vince Lemma
You want this guy on your team. A former assistant college lacrosse coach, Vince Lemma is co-Executive Partner at Antalek & Moore, and is ready to jump at the challenge of your next business insurance need. Expanding? Relocating? Adding a new vehicle? Read our interview with Vince to learn more about him, and call him today as your business grows: (845) 831-4300
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend the other Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves in social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
 

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join up today!
Learn More >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
The City of Beacon Seeks A Climate Smart Communities Coordinator
Details >

Luxe Optique Seeks A Licensed Optician And An Optometrist
Details >

List your job >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 4/19/2019

Beaconites are sending in their favorite views of Beacon! And what a perfect weekend for it (well... before any rain comes in!). As the City Council focuses on "viewsheds" - how and where they want to protect views as different projects are built - A Little Beacon Blog wants to know what your favorite views are, and why. See our article that has a few pictures from readers like you right now. Whether you're a resident or visitor - send us what catches your eye. Pictures can be of nature or of a building or of a combo. Details on how to submit are in this article.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 
CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
Egg Hunt & Spring Fling

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Information >
The Egg Hunt at Memorial Park, scheduled for Saturday, April 20, has been canceled. In keeping participant and volunteer safety and enjoyment our number one priority, Beacon Recreation has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event due to forecasted weather. With no scheduled rain date, it is their hope to raffle bicycles and goodies later this spring, at an event to be determined. Stay tuned.
PS: To get future updates from Beacon Recreation, you can subscribe to their free newsletter here. Updates include events, classes, After School Program registration notices, and Summer Pool signup alerts.

Live Concert: Mighty Girl
Day
: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

OPEN HOUSE: 19 Russell Avenue
Day: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: 19 Russell Ave., Beacon, NY
This is new home is literally being built right now. Visit it in its current phase, and imagine what life could be like if it became your next home.
Information >
Sponsored Post - thank you, Nicki Meehan!

Broadway in Beacon - “The Bible According To Broadway”
Day
: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Not Quite Zero Waste
Day
: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
Spring is in! And the florals are fine at Darryl's boutique, near Bank Square. Spruce up your office outfits, or have something fresh and new for Sunday church or weekend events. You'll find matching purses, too!



Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
You will find all kinds of lighter styles inside Luxe Optique right now, including these Henau frames - they are 30% off! If you've been on the verge of stepping inside of Luxe but haven't yet, this is your time.
 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
A WOW-worthy heart-shaped bodice from Justin Alexander. We love the detailed beadwork on this bodice, and the rhinestone-embellished skirt. You can find this gown at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.






Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!
 
 
 

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY

APRIL PROMOTION AT FIREFLY
April 2019: Sign up for Gold Membership, with $115 monthly auto-renew in April, and get your first month unlimited for $49! (available in studio only).

Also a steal of a deal: 10 classes for $160 (exclusive pricing ends THIS SATURDAY, April 20).
Information >

Beginner Hula Hooping Workshop
Day
: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Location: Ascent Studio, 75 Main St., Cold Spring, NY
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.



Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide. Details here.


Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Pre-Season Clinic
Days
: Saturdays, April 20 & 27, 2019
Ages: 5-13
Location: Memorial Field, 59 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids & Teens Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. 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.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
217 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Oh wow... this high-ceiling apartment is not only beautiful with its hardwood floors, but it probably smells great, too, since it's above the Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company. Yum.
From Gate House Realty: “Stunning 1,750-square-foot former ballroom loft for rent. Movable walls make this interchangeable space so unique. Newly renovated with full kitchen (with new Bosch appliances), high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, one of a kind, separate entryway with tons of closet space and washer and dryer in unit. Great location right on Main Street - walk to restaurants, shops and cafes. One parking spot included. Available July 15.”
BEDROOMS: 1   BATHS: 1
PRICE: $2,600 
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Baking For Books :: Fundraiser for Pleasant Valley LIbrary
The Pleasant Valley Library lost most of their books to a fire at the end of 2018. The Beacon Teen Library Council wants to raise money to help the library get new books for their Battle of the Books team, as well as for the library itself. Battle of the Books, the annual kids/teen reading competition, starts this summer, and the students want their fellow competitors to be prepared. Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 19, for this Baking For Books fundraiser at A Little Beacon Space!
Details >

Knot Too Shabby Website

Take a look at Knot Too Shabby's website! It's now so easy to sign up for their Workshops, which fill up fast! To help give them a strong branded start on their social media, Katie James, Inc. is designing for Knot Too Shabby a set of branded social media cards to use to announce hours, changes, etc.
Take A Look >

 
Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Susan Pagones
Get to know your friendly neighborhood Antalek & Moore agent: Susan Pagones. She and the team at Antalek & Moore make insurance easier for you. They do the homework on policies and coverage, then you can go talk with them, face to face. Read our interview with Susan, and call them today to get them on your side: (845) 831-4300.
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend alternating Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves in social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Beacon Open Studios
Knot Too Shabby is the newest participating artist during Beacon's Open Studios! Look for the big red balloon outside each participating door during Beacon Open Studios Weekend. Did you know that Knot Too Shabby has a "Passport to Paint" session, where you can come in and paint anything you want?
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor or Artist! >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It really should be. Join today!
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 4/12/2019

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That’s right, April, just keep those magnolia trees blooming! We’ll take the nip in the air. And we'll also take ourselves to A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide to see which stores have the rain boots, light raincoat, and just a little pick-me-up to get through the overcast days! Head on down, everyone. Stroll over to Main Sreet and treat yourself to a little Beacon.
It's that time! Second Saturday in Beacon! There are plenty of new art openings for you to see, including one at Artifact, which is on the other side of the Fishkill Creek near Dogwood.

Guide Sponsored By: 
No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet

 
Interested in joining as a Sponsor of this Art Gallery Guide? Click here.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 
 
Free Concert: Annalyse & Ryan
Day
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Girls on the Run Sneaker Soiree
Day
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: The Roundhouse, 2 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Improv Show & Jam
Day
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7:15 pm (doors 6:45 pm)
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >


JK HOP Spring Studio Photo Sessions
In A Little Beacon Space
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Get ready for Spring with JK HOP... Beacon Studio photo sessions are here! Sit for a session, and you will receive 20 to 25 high-resolution, edited images via an online gallery.
Information >

Classic Country Hits
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Kids Read: A Book Festival
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes High School, 131 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

Grand Opening Denise Gianna Designs
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: 480 Main St., Beacon, NY
(Utensil's former east end spot)
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Rock and Snow's Bridge 2 Bridge 5-Mile Race
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Upper 27 Knolls Road (Spring Farm Trailhead), High Falls, NY
Information >

Visit our 5K Race Guide for more upcoming local races.


Main Street Pop Up - Local Artisans
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Chocolate Studio, 494 Main St., Beacon, NY

Visit our Pop-Up Shop Guide for more upcoming local races.

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
These girls are ready for spring! Darryl's has dresses to choose from in several chickadee colors, with lots of versatility and accessory options. Like this yellow purse and navy blue pant option for the same floral print. Darryl's is located in the former Nella's Bellas spot, just down the block and across the street from Hudson Beach Glass.



Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
This Saturday, Luxe Optique is featuring a local Emmy-nominated makeup artist, Cassandra Saulter. Cassandra recently worked on the makeup for "The Greatest Showman" and "Blindspot" on NBC. She has turned her attention to painting eyes onto people's glasses, fixing in time the "Window to the Soul." That's the title of this personalized art project, which you can have painted for yourself or a loved one. If you have a pair of glasses from a loved one that you are holding onto but don't know what to do with, bring Cassandra a photo of your loved one, and she can paint their eyes into their glasses as a memorial.
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
If you are planning a wedding right now, we're really not sure how you pick just one dress. There are so many lovelies at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique! Owner Charlotte Guernsey's philosophy, in a nutshell, on why she created the store: "Just because it's pretty." Call the boutique at (845) 765-2900 to make an appointment.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.






Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!
 
 
 

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY

APRIL PROMOTION AT FIREFLY
April 2019: Sign up for Gold Membership, with $115 monthly auto-renew in April, and get your first month unlimited for $49! (available in studio only).

Also a steal: 10 classes for $160 (exclusive pricing ends Saturday, April 20).
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.



Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide. Details here.


Springtime Cookie & Chocolate Class for Kids
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Chocolate Studio, 496 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids & Teens Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. 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.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
380 Washington Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508
Anyone who has lived in or stayed in a beach house will recognize this laid-back cottage feel. The yard itself looks beachy with the tall grasses and rock landscaping, surrounded by tall trees near Mount Beacon.
From Gate House Realty: “This adorable bungalow with beautiful mountain views has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, surrounded by great light and outdoor space in a quiet part of Beacon. Lots of updates including new roof, kitchen, bath and patio. With room to expand, this cozy cottage also has a garage with new roof and ample storage space. Close to East End of Main Street and all that Beacon has to offer.”
BEDROOMS: 2   BATHS: 1
PRICE: $239,000 
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Pop-Up Photo Session!
This Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, photographer Jessica Kenny is taking over A Little Beacon Space to bring you a chance to get a professional photo session in a mini format. Book online here, or walk-in the day off, and you'll get 20 to 25 high-resolution, edited images. This is great for head shots, family portraits and anything else you think of. Walk-ins are welcom!
Details For Booking Your Own Photo Session >

Knot Too Shabby Website Almost Ready For Launch

Beacon's own Annie Sloan stockist store, Knot Too Shabby, is working with Katie James, Inc. to get a redesigned, easier-to-use website to sell their paint, workshops, furniture, and to make announcements. Katie James, Inc. is thrilled to be working on this project. A highlight has been taking physical elements from the store, like stencils and rustic paint styles, and incorporating them digitally into the website design. The website platform of choice is Shopify, and Knot Too Shabby has already started making sales from it. Once the design details are in place, Katie James, Inc. will train Knot Too Shabby in how to change the home page, create special shopping sections, and how to use their own website's blog to make special announcements and attract more shoppers from Google.
Get A Sneak Peek >

 
Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Susan Pagones
Get to know your friendly neighborhood Antalek & Moore agent: Susan Pagones. She and the team at Antalek & Moore make insurance easier for you. They do the homework on policies and coverage, then you can go and talk with them, face to face. Read our interview with Susan, and call them today to get them on your side: (845) 831-4300.
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend the other Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves across social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching, and we're in the final stretch, as Artist Registration and Sponsorship purchase is only open for 25 more days! There will NOT be a late registration option this year so be sure to register now if you haven't done so already!"
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor or Artist! >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join today!
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 4/5/2019

If you see rising clouds of color in the sky, it's coming from South Avenue Elementary's annual Color-A-Thon! Read all about it here, and see how you can get sprinkled in bright color powder while helping to raise money for South Avenue. All are welcome. Registration is available on-site, and some sponsored participant spots are available, donated by teachers and students. South Avenue's librarian Mr. Burke released a new video for it, that you don't want to miss (he plays three different characters).
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

 
Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents CARFIT
Day: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Building, 1 Arquilla Drive, Beacon, NY
Information >

South Avenue’s Color-A-Thon
Day
: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10-12pm (Registration at 10am, Bounce House at 10:30am, Run at 12pm)
Location: South Avenue Elementary School, Beacon, NY
Information >

Opening Reception: Artists Members of the Howland Cultural Center
Day
: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Music and Creative Arts Fundraiser
Day
: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 3pm
Location: The Salvation Army, 372 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert with Pluck & Rail
Day: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Women's Work Concert - "Sisterhood of Harmony"
Day
: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 2pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Benefit Brunch
Day
: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 10:30am & 12:30pm
Location: Dutchess Manor, 263 NY-9D, Beacon, NY
Information >

Reframing Urban Renewal: A Presentation and Discussion
Day
: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 3pm
Location: Fullerton Center, 297 Grand St., Newburgh, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

Steppin' out from Darryl's Boutique, you'll find several denim styles, like this jean jacket with fabric woven in (ask about the matching blue purse). Color is bright in Darryl's, though if you want a subtler black with polka-dots, they have that, too.





Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Color is popping like the spring crocuses at Luxe Optique! We've been featuring the lighter, more delicate looking frames, but now we're plunging back into the bold shapes and colors that designer sabine be is known for. Try on a pair... you might be surprised.
 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
This gown from Justin Alexander is in at Lambs Hill. Can you see the sparkle throughout? It's a classic ballgown for sure, with plenty of delicate fabric to help make the day unforgettable. Call the boutique at (845) 765-2900 for an appointment.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.






Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!
 
 
 

Thai Yoga Body Work at Firefly Yoga
Day
: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
You MUST try this: This type of yoga is also called Nuad Boran or Thai Yoga Massage. It's performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. It feels like yoga, massage and pressure point therapy, combined.
Information >
 

BRAINLINGO: Writing The Voice of The Body (4 classes)
Day
: Every Saturday in April 2019, starting April 6
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Beahive, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Ayurvedic Consultation
Day
: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: BeBhakti Yoga, 8 DeWindt St., Beacon, NY
Information > (check Adult Classes Guide for more workshops offered this weekend)

Make Your Own Leggings
Day
: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 11am-4:30pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Masterclass - Pysanky Egg Workshop
Day
: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 3-5:30pm
Location: Hudson Valley MOCA, 1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.



Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. If it's Tuesday, check in and see what you can do!
Visit The Classes for Kids & Teens Guide >

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.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
416 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Land For Sale. This lot is next door to Ella's Bellas, on the east end of town near the mountain and the new movie theater.
From Gate House Realty: “Amazing opportunity for developer or builder. Last available lot on bustling east end of Main Street.”
PRICE: $597,000 
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Susan Pagones
Get to know your friendly Antalek & Moore agent: Susan Pagones. She and the team at Antalek & Moore make insurance easier for you. They do the homework on policies and coverage, and you can talk with them face-to-face.

Branding Assets For Rock Out 4 Mental Health

Get ready for it! The newest initiative from I Am Beacon is Rock Out 4 Mental Health, a music event happening Saturday, June 1, down at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. Katie James, Inc. is proud to have designed the assets, including the logo, flyer and banner. Lead designer is Allie Bopp.
Event Details >
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend the other Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves in social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Spring Photo Sessions
Happening next Saturday is "JK HOP Spring Studio Photo Sessions" in A Little Beacon Space! On Saturday, April 13, Spring Studio Sessions will be available in 30-minute slots, anytime between 11:30am and 2pm at 291 Main Street, Beacon.
Details For Booking Your Own Photo Session >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching and we're in the final stretch as Artist Registration and Sponsorship purchase is only open for 25 more days! There will NOT be a late registration option this year so be sure to register now if you haven't done so already!"
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor or Artist! >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Work with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce to throw a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and broadcast your business!
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 3/29/2019

A big shout-out to our girl Marilyn here at A Little Beacon Blog who puts together this newsletter each week, and is the Keeper of the Things To Do In Beacon Guides (it's a lot of dates and details!). Marilyn has been getting certified to teach yoga, and in addition to working here at ALBB, will be teaching regularly at Firefly Yoga in Fishkill! Here she is in a pic with her headset on, making like Madonna leading the class through poses. We can personally attest to her calming demeanor, as she helps you be your best you. Check out Firefly's class schedule here.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Live Concert: The Baggetta/Watt/Hodges trio, 100 and Zero and 16 Hundred Pound Pig
Day:
Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest
Days:
Friday to Sunday, March 29 to 31, 2019
Location: MJN Convention Center (formerly Mid-Hudson), 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

Let’s Get Cooking
Day:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 10 am
Location: 1 Forrestal Heights, Community Room, Beacon, NY
Information >

Roger's Folly Dance at the Howland Center with Eight to the Bar 
Day:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (lessons), 8 pm (Dance begins)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Soup4Greens Fundraiser
Day:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Beacon Farmers Market - VFW Hall, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Cotton Candy for Cats
Day:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Location: Beacon Bath & Bubble, 458 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Alexi Kinney (Violin) & Renana Gutman (Piano)
Day:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

Rain! Come again now that Darryl's Boutique is here. We have no fear of a few drops when this high-collared rain coat is hanging so near. Much more is in the store, including a bit of a sale. We already snagged a camo sweater with big lacing down the back. What will you find? Tag us - we want to see! :)




Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Get ready to see more looks like this from Luxe Optique as they launch their Spring campaign. Check out their refreshed website. Trivia time: All those lovely photos with lovely models? Those photo shoots are conducted upstairs from the shop! Recognize anybody?
 
 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)

We really could stare at Lambs Hill's Instagram all day, with all of the gorgeous photos. Lucky you, some of these gowns will be part of a sample sale this Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31! The shop has over 50 gowns that are ready to be yours. Check out their Instagram post to see some of the styles that will be available off the rack.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.
 






Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE!
Thai Yoga Body Work at Firefly Yoga
Day:
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Also called Nuad Boran or Thai Yoga Massage. It's performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing, allowing ease of movement and flexibility. It feels like yoga, massage and pressure point therapy, combined.
Information >

Creative Writing Workshop with Julie Chibbaro
Day:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Open House at Bending Horse Yoga
Day:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Bending Horse Yoga (Niyama Studio), 68 Mason Circle, Beacon, NY
Yoga on a horse. Well, it's an option at least. As is regular yoga on a mat on the floor. There's much more to it than that, but this concept should hook you. As well as the class "Comfy Cozy Yoga."
Information >

beBhakti Kirtan
Day:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: beBhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >


Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.



Mixed Media Art - After School
Grades:
K-5th
Days: Fridays, March 29 to May 10, 2019
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. If it's Tuesday, check in and see what you can do!
Visit The Classes for Kids & Teens Guide >

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
19 Russell, Beacon, NY 12508
Hey, Stud...
Check out fresh pictures from the custom build of this house at 19 Russell near Mount Beacon. You can see videos of the build, which is moving right along!
From Gate House Realty: “Mountain home, a short walk to Main Street Beacon and the Metro-North train station. Custom-designed for your modern lifestyle: 3 bedrooms, study, library, great room with fireplace and walls of sliding doors leading to 500 feet of mahogany decking, dining room, kitchen with island and Viking appliances.”
PRICE: $895,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore Gets Ready For Spring
It's time to update your Facebook profile pic for spring. Why not make it a selfie with Patrick? He's hanging out at the office of Antalek & Moore, enjoying the warmer temperatures and waiting to meet you! 

Finishing Touches For Knot Too Shabby Website

Katie James, Inc. is putting the finishing touches on the fresh website design for Knot Too Shabby, the furniture paint store in Beacon that sells the world-famous Annie Sloan paint. (Beaconites are so lucky it is here - no shipping!)
Take a Sneak Peek >
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend the other Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves in social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching, and we're in the final stretch as Artist Registration and Sponsorship purchase is only open for 25 more days! There will NOT be a late registration option this year so be sure to register now if you haven't done so already!"
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor or Artist! >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$275 Half Day
$485 Full Day
$850 Pop-Up Shop Package
See Pictures >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Work with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce to throw a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and broadcast your business!
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 3/22/2019

Events for Beacon Public Schools are popping up now that Spring has sprung! A Little Beacon Blog created a Guide to capture these, and submitting information for it is free for organizers of these events. You'll learn about South Avenue's Color-A-Thon on April 6, which is their biggest annual fundraising drive and is open to all to participate. South Avenue kids have only a few days left for online fundraising, and kids from any school can register to get blasted with color while they run around the block.

You'll also learn about a recycling opportunity for your dead markers! Yup - South Avenue has a giant marker collection box year-round to give the markers a second life.
Photo Credit: Brian Doyle

SPONSORSHIPS NOW OPEN
A Little Beacon Blog is looking for sponsors of this Beacon Public Schools Opportunities Guide to help us maintain it. Please reach out if interested!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.



Sugar Maple Celebration
Day: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Sharpe Reservation Camp, Camp Hidden Valley, 436 Van Wyck Lake Road, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Sunset Reading: Diary of the Chapel's 18-Year-Old Architect: The Making of a Profession In The Age Of Jackson
Day:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 3 to 4:30 pm
Location: The Chapel Restoration, 45 Market St., Cold Spring, NY
Information >

Parents’ Night Out
Day:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Reception: Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich
Day:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, 469 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >
 

Artists Talk: Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich
Day:
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Location: No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, 469 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

A Rebirth Into Motherhood
Day:
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

Welcome our new sponsor Darryl's Boutique to A Little Beacon Blog!  This shop is their third location - the first two being in Rhinebeck and New York City. Read more in this article about Darryl and Ed, who live in Wappingers. Do step inside to say hi, and see what styles they might recommend for you. Located near Beetle & Fred and Knot Too Shabby.


 
 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
These simple frames might be easy to pass by on the shelf at Luxe Optique. But Wowzers. Deeply hued, delicate octagons are stunning yet simple frames around your eyes. Could they be used as "transitions"? Those easy sunglasses that turn dark in the sun? Yes, yes they can. Very retro, 1960s looking. From XIT Eyewear, who are known for wacky shapes. This style is on the tame side in their collection. Do go in and try them on.

 

 
SHOPS IN THE MIDDLE
L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
www.lamereclothingandgoods.com
We know... You want the sun! And Spring Break in Beacon is coming! Get your beach hat and flip flops at La Mère Clothing and Goods. You know you want to sit outside in this "bee my honey" hat...Might you need this denim skirt to round out the outfit?


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)

SAVE THE DATE!
Lambs Hill will be hosting a sample sale at the end of the month - Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31! They have over over 50 gowns that are ready to be yours. Check out their Instagram post to see some of the styles that will be available off the rack.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.
 






Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!
 
 
 
Restorative Sound Bath with Shawn Feeney at Firefly Yoga
Day: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
A deeply relaxing experience of unmediated acoustic sound. Shawn uses the natural order in sound and music to help entrain organization and harmony to our internal worlds.
Information  >

Introduction to Embodied Equity: A Workshop
Day:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Location: Beahive, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
How can we respond to the violent, daily impact of racism on people of color and explore the cost of racism to white people? How can white people build their emotional resilience and be useful in the growing multiracial movement toward social justice?
Information >

Defensive Driving Course
Day:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Essential Oils Q&A at Firefly Yoga
Day:
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 12:15 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.



Defensive Driving Course
Day:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Parents’ Night Out
Day:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. If it's Tuesday, check in and see what you can do!
Visit The Classes for Kids & Teens Guide >

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
457 Cedar Hill Road, Fishkill, NY
Our favorite parts about this rental home are the bread oven. And the panoramic and mountain views.
From Gate House Realty: “This traditional spacious home boasts wide plank floors with Greek Revival details. A unique fireplace with a bread oven in the eat-in kitchen. A formal living room with fireplace, dining room, office, family room, powder room. Four bedrooms, updated full bath and den. Lots of light and views.”
PRICE: $2,650/month  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 1
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Client Feature: More Good
Our March Member Spotlight features Drink More Good. We have had the pleasure of working with Jason over the past several years, from what started as a Main Street retail business to what has now grown into a 10,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. From a small business owners policy to manufacturing insurance, we have had the pleasure to work alongside Jason every step of the way, to ensure that as his business grows, so does his business coverage. Jason gave us a full tour of the new facility, which we produced in this video for you to see.
Get the Full Story >

Private Social Media Training

Are you staring at your Instagram account, not knowing what to do? You see what others are posting, but can't think of one thing you could post that would represent your brand and bring you sales. The visual storytellers at Katie James, Inc. can help you change all that.
Schedule A Session >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle's community-based member platform gives you the tools and strength to get the word out about your business. If you're ready to go with your big ideas, Tin Shingle is here to back you.
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching, and we're in the final stretch as Artist Registration and Sponsorship purchase is only open for 25 more days! There will NOT be a late registration option this year, so be sure to register now if you haven't done so already!"
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor or Artist! >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$275 Half Day
$485 Full Day
$850 Pop-Up Shop Package
See Pictures >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Work with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce to throw a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and broadcast your business!
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 3/15/2019

It's... a really spring-like day! Not wanting to jinx anything, we'll take this nice weather. Which brings us to this exciting announcement before you get your weekend on: A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide is in full swing! And updates continue to be made as details for camps emerge!

One of our most relied upon Guides for parents in Beacon and beyond is our Summer Camp Guide. It is the most inclusive Guide in the Hudson Valley, as it is free for most camps to list, thereby giving parents plenty of unfiltered options when it comes to researching the best fits of fun, entertainment, and learning for their family's schedule.

SPONSORSHIPS NOW OPEN
Camps who want to stand out in the list can buy an Advertiser Camp Kit and get their logo listed, a photo gallery, video if they have it, and possibly an Instagram share (starts at $450 for seasonal placement in this Guide).

Businesses who want to be a Community Sponsor can do so as well. This is a great fit for doctors, urgent care centers, professional organizers, and others who want to show their support to parents (starts at $250 for seasonal placement in this Guide).

These are early bird rates as we introduce this first phase of advertising on this Guide.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.



Howland Chamber Music Circle presents “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley"
Day:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Location: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 15 South St., Beacon, NY
Information >

BSC Annual Woody Dinner Dance to Benefit the Woody Sloop
Day:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Location: Chalet on the Hudson, Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY
Information >

Elysium Furnace Works presents Matt Mitchell
Day:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Rombout Middle School Night at Chipotle (Fishkill)
Day:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Chipotle, 10 Westage Drive, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 
 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
What a treat! This week we got to see the new collection of frames from Anne & Valentin at Luxe Optique, presented by Andry (left) to Luxe's photographer and stylist, Ryon (right). If you are like many in Beacon, you have become a collector of handmade, designer frames. Your next pair could be here in Andry's trays. We'll see what Ryon selected for the store!

 

 
SHOPS IN THE MIDDLE
L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
www.lamereclothingandgoods.com
Girl... La Mère Clothing and Goods was on fire last week with her sidewalk rack during the Parade of Green - hopefully you scored something. New merch from Free People - including these summer sandals - has arrived. And did you see that the pink velvet ballet flats are on sale for $60? Order from her website to reserve yours, or go in and visit! Pick up one of these pink stemless wine glasses (or with stems) while you're there...


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Did you know that you can book the Lambs Hill wedding venue on Mount Beacon for smaller weddings? The venue includes an Equestrian Suite, where you can meet the ponies who live there. Contact them to schedule a day to visit this private spot.



Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books and Lambs Hill.
 





Spring 2019 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Days:
March 11-24, 2019
Customers can feast on dishes from nearly 200 restaurants, via three-course, prix-fixe lunch ($22.95) and dinner ($32.95) menus. Restaurants from eight Hudson Valley counties are included in HVRW: Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. The complete list of participating restaurants is available here: valleytable.com/hvrw.

Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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 dining needs!
 
 
 

Friday Night Yoga Community Class at Firefly Yoga!
Day:
Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Donation-based power vinyasa yoga class co-taught by recent teacher training grads Jill Kramek and Marilyn Perez (Managing Editor for A Little Beacon Blog). Class is open to everyone, all levels!
Reserve Your Spot >

SAVE THE DATE
Restorative Sound Bath with Shawn Feeney at Firefly Yoga
Day: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Details > 

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

 



Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Saturdays At Stony Kill Barn
Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. If it's Tuesday, check in and see what you can do!
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.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
19 Russell Street, Beacon, NY
This three-bedroom house is up the road from Dogwood, near Mount Beacon. The home is in a convenient location, and from the plans of it, looks well-stocked with things you'd want in a home like a spacious laundry room, walk-in closet in the master suite, which is lined in glass walls.
From Gate House Realty: “Mountain home, a short walk to Main Street Beacon and the Metro-North Train Station. Custom-designed for your modern lifestyle: three bedrooms, study, library, great room with fireplace and walls of sliding doors leading to 500 feet of mahogany decking, dining room, kitchen with island and Viking appliances.”
PRICE: $895,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Has your business received an insurance audit?
Your best defense is a good offense. Antalek & Moore can’t emphasize enough the importance of keeping good records and a working, current relationship with your insurance agent. When your paperwork matches up with the work you do, everything falls into place.
Get the Full Story >

Private Social Media Training

Are you staring at your Instagram account, not knowing what to do? You see what others are posting, but can't think of one thing you could post that would represent your brand and bring you sales. The visual storytellers at Katie James, Inc. can help you change all that.
Schedule A Session >
What did we learn from this week's InstaBlackout across the social platforms? That if all your “get the word out” tools are in the same basket, you got no backup plan! You need to put this wonderful content you produce on your blog - the blog of your business. 
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog recently signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project, which offers an inside look at artists and their spaces in Beacon.
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Happening This Weekend - 3/8/2019



Busy weekend this weekend! Saturday is double-booked with the highly anticipated Parade of Green, followed by the all-day openings of different exhibits in Beacon's Art Galleries for Second Saturday. However, it is also the start of Maple Fest season, followed by the start of the Spring Hudson Valley Restaurant Week on Monday. Lots to do!
SECOND SATURDAY ART GUIDE
Guide Sponsored By: No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet
"Working OverTime"
No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street, Beacon, NY
"Working OverTime," works on paper by Clarence Morgan and David Rich, opens at No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works. The exhibit asks: "What does it mean to make a painting over time? What does devotion to one’s practice extended over a lifetime entail? To painters Clarence Morgan and David Rich, each in their sixth decade, time has become compressed, with a degree of urgency about its limitations and passage."
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