Happening This Weekend - 3/22/2019

Events for Beacon Public Schools are popping up now that Spring has started! A Little Beacon Blog created a Guide to capture these, and submitting information to us for it is free for organizers of these events. You'll learn about South Avenue's Color-A-Thon on April 6th, 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 other 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

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Sugar Maple Celebration
Day: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Sharpe Reservation Camp, Camp Hidden Valley, 436 Van Wyck Lake Rd, 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: 3-4:30pm
Location: The Chapel Restoration, 45 Market St Cold Spring NY
Information >

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

Reception: Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich
Day
: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 5-8pm
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: 2pm
Location: No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, 469 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

A Rebirth Into Motherhood
Day
: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 3pm
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 3rd 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 are easy to pass by on the shelf at Luxe Optique. But Wowzers. Colors of the deepest hues are on the frame, making the octagon shape stunning yet simple around your eyes. Could they be used as "transitions"? Those easy sunglasses that turn dark in the sun? Yes. 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?


 

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 - March 30-31st!  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!
 
 
 
Restorative Sound Bath with Shawn Feeney at Firefly Yoga
Day: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 4-6pm
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: 1pm-5pm
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: 8:30am to 3pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Essential Oils Q&A at Firefly Yoga
Day
: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 12:15pm
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: 8:30am to 3pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Parents’ Night Out
Day
: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 5-7:30pm
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 >

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.


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
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Our favorite parts about this rental home are the bread oven. And the panoramic and mountain views.
From Gate House Realty: 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.”
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Client Feature: More Good
Our March Member Spotlight features Drink More Good. We have had the pleasure of working 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.
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From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching and were 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!"
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a Ribbon Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened.
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Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Happening This Weekend - 3/15/2019

It's...a really Spring-like day! Not wanting to jinx anything, we'll take the weather. Which brings us to this exciting announcement before you get your weekend on: A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide 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 for 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, photo gallery, video if they have it, and possibly and Instagram share (starts at $450 for seasonal placement on this Guide).

Businesses who want to be a Community Sponsor can do so as well, and 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 on this Guide).

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



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

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

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

Rombout Middle School Night at Chipotle (Fishkill)
Day
: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 5-9pm
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 side-walk rack during the Parade of Green - hopefully you scored something. New merch from Free People - including these summer sandals are in. And did you see 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? They do have 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!
 
 
 

Friday Night Yoga Community Class at Firefly Yoga!
Day
: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Donation-based power vinyasa yoga class co-taught by recent 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: 4-6pm
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: 3:30-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Saturday's 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!
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 submitting your classes for consideration to be added 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 3 bedroom house is up the road from Dogwood, near Mount Beacon. 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: 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
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A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project and inside look at artists in Beacon.
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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
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a Ribbon Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened.
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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

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Happening This Weekend - 3/8/2019



Busy weekend this weekend! Saturday is double-booked with the 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 the start of the Spring's 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."
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.



Beacon's St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Green
Day
: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 12pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

Maple Fest at Randolf School
Day: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Randolph School, 2467 Rt 9D, Wappingers Falls
Information >

NY Blood Center Blood Drive
Day
: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10:30am-3pm
Location: Tabernacle of Christ Church 483 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

Movies That Matter presents “Newburgh: Beauty And Tragedy: A Film By Dmitri Kasterine”
Day
: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 6:45-10pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St, Beacon, NY
Dmitri Kasterine began taking pictures in Newburgh in 1996. It wasn’t the city’s reputation that drew him, but its beauty. His documentary, shot in 2015, consists of a collection of interviews together with glimpses of life and houses in ruins. Incorporating his original portraits and a commentary of what drew him to Newburgh, the film gives voice to those who live perilously, often in uninhabitable houses, in a city where education has faltered and employment is scarce. We hear what is actually happening to the fabric and people of Newburgh as they face another crisis: a determined program of gentrification.
Information >

The Beacon Players presents FIRST LOOK
Day
: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Richard D. Woolley Auditorium at Spackenkill High School, 112 Spackenkill Road in Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

Live Concert: Miolina - Reclaim the Night
Day
: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Classics For Kids presents “Tic Toc Choc”
Day
: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 12pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert: Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Day
: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Get Lit Writer's Group
Day
: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 5pm
Location: Oak Vino, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Get Lit on March 10th features two speakers about award winning children’s literature power couple James Ransome (illustrator) and Lesa Cline-Ransome (author). Learn more in A Little Beacon Blog's "Writerly Happenings" column.
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
SECOND SATURDAY @ LUXE!
Pop open the bubbly! Let the stylists at Luxe Optique teach you about the new collectible line of luxury eyewear from The Leisure Society. Luxe has made it easy for you with champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and Glazed Over Donuts.


SHOPS IN THE MIDDLE

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
www.lamereclothingandgoods.com
The pot of gold is at La Mère Clothing and Goods this weekend. Be sure to visit this boutique after the parade to stock up on your gold home boods, like the gold pineapple bookends, shimmery slippers, and this not to be missed gold coin pillow with fuchsia on the back.




Binnacle Books
321 Main Street
www.binnaclebooks.com
Book Club: Wednesday March 13th | 7pm
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.
Discuss at Dennings Point Distillery on Wednesday Book Club.

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
A happy bride takes home her gown from Lambs Hill on the east end of Main Street. Step inside the shop to view their collection of gowns, as well as jewelry and other accessories for the day. Call 845-765-2900 to schedule an appointment!



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.





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 is hosting a Weekend Immersion with Yoga and Mindfulness teacher Kerry Armstrong. Workshops include:

Hearts & Hips Flow
Day
: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 5:30-7pm
Price: $35 adv, $40 door
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Learn To Float - Inversion Workshop
Day: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 1-3pm
Price: $35 adv, $40 door
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Back Bending Workshop with Kerry Armstrong
Day: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Price: $35 adv, $40 door
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide!

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

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 8-April 5, 2019
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

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.


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
28 Duncan Avenue, Cornwall, NY
Apartment #2
From Gate House Realty: “Clean and bright second floor apartment in beautiful Victorian home, in the heart of Cornwall on Hudson. Apartment has an updated bathroom, forced air, ductless a/c unit, new washer and dryer in unit, upgraded appliances and off-street parking for one car. A dog is welcome!”
PRICE: $1,200/month BEDROOMS: 1 BATHROOMS: 1
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

2019 Parade of Green Grand Marshal Fred Antalek Shares His Fondest Beacon Memory - "Rowing Behind Rite Aid"
Born in 1937, Fred Antalek has been in Beacon with his business for a long time. We asked his daughter Susan for his fondest memory of Beacon. "When Fred was 10 years old, he used to row around in a boat on the street behind Rite Aid. This area was always flooded.” This prompted a look-back on the blog as to why, which also gave us a glimpse into to the old department store, Schoonmakers.
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Do you dream of getting your business featured by the media? Are you trying to get the word out about a concept or movement? You can do this. It starts with the right idea.
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BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project and inside look at artists in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >

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
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a Ribbon Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened.
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.
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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 3/1/2019


It may keep snowing, but summer planning has started! The Beacon Recreation Department has just launched their online registration ability to sign up for the After School Program (childcare for elementary school students in Beacon's public school system), Camp at the Camp, and the Pool. Find out why this is a big deal. And did you know that Pool Memberships are already on sale? This year, you can buy them online.

PS: Registration for Beacon's Camp at the Camp opens on March 11, 2019, and other camps have already started. Readers are using A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide right now to make their list of camps. Advertising opportunities on our Weekly Camp Planner and Guide are available, so contact us to get started to help your camp stand out with your logo, pictures and featured dates.

And now, onto the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
 


Common Ground Farm presents “Get Picked”
Day
: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 8-11pm
Location: Hudson Valley Brewery, 7 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Opening Reception “Still, Still Moving”
Day
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Beacon Rising for the Article 20 Network
Day
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: The Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

5 Years of Beacon Pantry Celebration
Day
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Improv Open Jam
Day
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Blame It on The Bossa Nova: A Brazilian Cabaret!
Day
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30
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
 
 
183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the street from Artisan Wine)
SAVE THE DATE!
March's Second Saturday at Luxe Optique
Spend your second Saturday enjoying champagne, hors d'oeuvres, Glazed Over Donuts and the collectible line of luxury eyewear from The Leisure Society. 😎🍩🍾

Shane Baum, a former designer for Louis Vuitton, built his new eyewear line around the concept that frames are meant to last a lifetime.

Beacon Trivia: The model in this photo, Teya, and the photographer Ryon, both work at Luxe Optique. The photo was photographed right outside the store on Main Street.

 

 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
What warms your heart and makes it do a pitter-patter on cold weekend afternoons? A SALE! Walk to the back of La Mère (across the street from the Beacon Theater), and you'll see the purging of some winter items and these collectible mugs. We've started collecting, and you should too. Don't miss the blue/green cactus mug. It's not pictured here, so you'll need to go inside to check it out in person. Or hit up La Mère's website if you're curious now!
 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
The silent yet stunning impact of a fitted silhouette is unforgettable. The fit and flare of this newest Justin Alexander gown at Lambs Hill brings has an exquisitely beaded top for a sparkly take on a classic gown 💕✨💕 Loving this style? Call 845-765-2900 to schedule an appointment!



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.

 





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!
 
 
 
Promote Your Artwork With Instagram
Day
: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 5:45-7:30pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

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



Imagination Design House Theater Design
Grades:
3-8
Days: Mondays, March 4-May 13, 2019
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

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.


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
544 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Apartment #12
A few apartments have become available in this building on the far end of Main Street above the Green Room (Hot Tip: this salon is filled with talented stylists and amazing hair products including the Moroccan Oil hair mask conditioner). This apartment comes with a sun-filled deck outside, and is near the Fishkill Creek and Roundhouse.
From Gate House Realty: “One bedroom apartment in very desirable newer building on the East end of Main Street. Bright unit with deck with mountain view. Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, and laundry in basement. Approximately 550 sq feet. Municipal (free) parking lot next to building. Pet friendly. Heat and hot water included. Available April 10th”
PRICE: $1,650/month  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 1
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
It's Responsible Pet Owners Month!
Insuring the health and wellness of your fury friend is important.  When it comes to insurance, we often think of our own health, life, home or auto insurance policies. We take extra care to make sure our beloved family members and most valued possessions are covered in the event of an illness, accident or loss. But what about our pets? Pet insurance pays for veterinary treatment of your ill or injured pet. Some policies may pay out if your pet.
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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.
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Do you dream of getting your business featured by the media? Are you trying to get the word out about a concept or movement? You can do this. It starts with the right idea, packaged into a little formula called a "pitch" to your intended person at the media outlet you want. The formula is: Subject Line + Winning Intro Paragraph + Bullet Points + Picture.
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BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project and inside look at artists in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
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
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a Ribbon Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened.
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

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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 2/22/2019

Happy Weekend Everyone! It's only February, but winter has felt rough - and it's been one heck of a week of snow days. But good things are happening: Summer Snowflakes, aka "snowdrops" as well as lilacs have breached the ground in Beacon. Here's a shout-out to the easy alert systems sent by the City of Beacon and the school district, and your easy access to some of the best and cutest winter boots (Mountain Tops), salt and shovels (Brett's Hardware), and chocolate (Chocolate Shop, Alps, any grocery store in town). Consider this our effort to mentally prepare you for the blizzard that usually happens in April! :) Remember that time there was a State Of Emergency declared after the blizzard in March and the National Guard came?

And now, onto this week's Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 


13 the Musical
Days:
Thursday to Saturday, February 21-23, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Location: Beacon High School Theatre, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
Information >

A Secret History of American River People
Day:
Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Scenic Hudson (Red Barn), Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Information >

The Magic Lantern
Day:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 2 pm (doors), 2:30 pm (show)
Location: Gallery at Boscobel House & Garden, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Beacon Screening and Q&A: "Wrestling Ghosts"
Day:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
Location: Story Screen, 445 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Free Day at Dia:Beacon
Day:
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Peace Project With The Folding Cranes 2019
Day:
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon NY
If you missed the folding paper cranes for peace event in A Little Beacon Space, now is your chance to go again at Beacon of Light Wellness Center! This is great, because if you haven't been into that yoga studio, which is near Rite Aid, this is your opportunity to see it.
Read more about the Peace Project in this article.
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
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Remember that Giveaway Alert we ran last week, about the free handbag that you get when you purchase Emmanuelle Khanh frames? Well, turns out this handbag is actually a glasses purse - you can fit your frames inside of it! Genius. And right now, it's free with purchase of Emmanuelle Khanh frames. We are actually going to buy one for our Christian Roth prescription sunglasses that need better case protection while swimming in the mama purse. 
See this in action on our YouTube channel!


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Oh, ladies. This new line of jewelry at La Mère is a Must.Have. Everything on this wooden tray is from the Beacon-based designer Tourmaline Home, who is based out of the old Nichols Hardware building. Did you always wonder what went on in there? Well, now you know. Lots of designing. Pillows too. And tiny coffee tables! Lots of it is in La Mère right now. Stop into her shop to check it out.
PS: The photographer of these brown earrings may or may not have bought them immediately after photographing.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Oh Lambs Hill, the styles just keep coming! A bride will feel like a member of an English high court. This Hayley Paige gown is made with Luxembourg material that shimmers with fully sequined embroidery. There's even a video about it that you can watch on Lambs Hill's Insta.

Binnacle Books
321 Main Street
SAVE THE DATE:

Binnacle Books' Book Club is at a special time in March - the second week of March this time (normally the first Wednesday). The book will be Trevor Noah's Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood.
Details >

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.
 





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!
 
 
 
MVT 109
Day:
Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:15 pm
Location: Namastesis, 1065 Main St., Suite H, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Turkish Marbling Master Class
Day:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrisons Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see other classes being held this weekend)

Ballwork Bliss! The Yoga of Self-Massage
Day:
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes 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
11 Creek Drive, Beacon, NY
If a very hip and cool loft in a renovated factory building - with a view of a creek just before waterfalls - is your thing, then this penthouse in Beacon might be for you. Or your friend, so pass it on. Check out all of the pictures here. From Gate House Realty: “Gorgeous and luxurious penthouse loft in a recently converted brick factory building on the Fishkill Creek. Amenities include tasteful high-end lighting and custom closets throughout, washer/dryer, wine refrigerator, smart-technology for lights and sound (Sonos-compatible), remote-controlled window blinds, high cathedral ceilings, elevator, off-street parking.”
PRICE: $1,100,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Fred Antalek Tapped To Be 2019 Grand Marshal in Parade of Green
You know this face - Fred Antalek has been tapped to be the Grand Marshal in this year's Parade of Green. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Details >

Katie James, Inc. Designs & Launches Local La Mère Website

Local boutique La Mère has been very successful with reaching out into the community to get to know the ladies and their men, and create a loyal relationship with customers. One of the most unexpected bits of feedback from customers, when told, "You could also find it online," is their response: "But I want to support YOU and buy it here in the store!" Which is awesome! What we're discovering is, people don't realize that the shop also has its own website where you can instantly buy something you love - even in the middle of the night after you see one of April's outfit mashup videos!
Go Shop! >
Beacon Locals To Appear On Tin Shingle's Next TuneUp
Digital marketers based in Beacon - Patti Devine and Devin Holmes - will be on Tin Shingle's next free, live Training TuneUp to teach us How and Why to Create Facebook Ads. Now, Tin Shingle is not the biggest fan of Facebook, but if you wanted to know how to create an ad, this class will teach you. Free on Wednesday at 3 pm from your computer. You just need to click the link and watch.
Details >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project, which gives an inside look at artists working in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
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.
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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 2/15/2019

The movie mystery is over at the Beacon Theater! We couldn't translate these letters that were posted on their Insta, so we went down there to take a look, and saw the popcorn and candy concession stand! Showtimes have been posted, and it looks like they are running movies in the afternoon and evening! There was already a screening of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure at 12:30 pm today. With The Underground Beacon located across the street, holding regular group board-game opportunities, this end of town is shaping up to offer great entertainment!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 


The Southern Dutchess Coalition 41st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration & Parade

Day: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: See flier for schedule
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY
Beginning with a breakfast before the parade, the day also includes a celebration dinner, essay contest winners/presentations. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Anthony Oliver.
Information >

Stony Kill's Winter on the Farm + Pancake Brunch
Day:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: See below
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
10 am to noon: All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. On a farm. Need we say more? Ok, there is also:
11 am to 2 pm: Horse-drawn sleigh rides, barn tours, maple-tapping, demos, crafts
Information >

Concert: The Fred Zepplin Band
Day:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

OPERAtion Opera: The Met Chorus Artists Come To Beacon
Day:
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
According to the Beacon Free Press, one performer, Sara Heaton, is a Beaconite who is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. She will perform with colleagues at this performance. The musical program is designed for children. The organizer of the event is Akiko Sasaki, a Beacon-based pianist and owner of Forte Piano Studio in Beacon.
Information >

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

Beacon Kaleidoscope
Day:
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 9 sm to 5 pm
Location: 201 Main St. (the Zora Dora location), Beacon, NY
Sunday will be the last day for this winter pop-up. Look for 20% off all marked prices (except jewelry). This vendor occasionally pops up in the Beacon Flea, so mark your calendar for that spring/summer Sunday experience.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
CHAMPAGNE ALERT!
Luxe Optique is celebrating Valentine's Day Weekend with a party to show you a new collection of oversized frames with strong lines, bold colors, and iconic designs from designer Emmanuelle Khanh. It's a revival of their 1972 collection.
GIVEAWAY ALERT!
For every Emmanuelle Khanh purchase, Luxe Optique will be giving away an authentic EK vegan leather handbag that's perfect for a night out or to slip your favorite pair of glasses into. See a picture here.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Get your lovelies at L a M è r e! There's always new things to see in the shop. Right now: plenty of pink and hearts, like this "Crush On You Bralette." Favorites that will carry you into summer (and would make great gym flip-flops) are these heart flip-flops. Pink ones are in the shop, black ones are in the boutique and online. Visit the shop, or order online and enjoy free pickup! Or have it shipped to you (regular postage applies for actual shipping)!

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Love is always in the air at Lambs Hill. ❤️ Looking for something a little different? Tea-length wedding dresses, like this frock from Sincerity Bridal, give you the opportunity to show off your super-cute shoes.

Special Note: Voting is open for Hudson Valley Magazine Best of 2019! Voting ends Wednesday, March 20 - you don’t have to be local!


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.

 





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!
 
 
 
Pop-Up Card Workshop
Day:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Learn To Recover Like A Rockstar Workshop
Day:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 10:45 am
Location: Orca Empire Fitness, 1545 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Loving Through Touch - A Thai Massage Playtouch for Couples
Day:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Namastesis, 1065 Main St., Suite H, Fishkill, NY
Information >

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

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, February 15, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Pokemon
Day: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: The Underground Beacon, 462 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Button Making
Day:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to noon
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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
33 East Street, Beacon, NY
It's so nice when a home is move-in ready, and within walking distance to Barb's Butchery on the east end of town near the mountain, across the Fishkill Creek. Gate House has hit all the high notes on this one: “Beautiful and bright classic colonial home boasts four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Enter home through the welcoming enclosed front porch with original Douglas fir floor. This home was completely renovated and a second floor added within the last five years… Brand-new kitchen with plenty of cabinets - a place for everything; gorgeous granite countertops, new stainless appliances with five-burner gas range, and a beautiful maple and walnut basketweave floor.”
PRICE: $519,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 3
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
Antalek & Moore is happy to answer any of your questions at any time about your homeowners
insurance. Not sure about snow removal or liability insurance? Or maybe you're expanding your business and need additional coverage for something new? The team at Antalek & Moore is ready to do that work for you!
Call them: (845) 831-4300. Or visit them on Main Street next to Beacon Natural Market.

Katie James, Inc.

It is such a pleasure to announce the new website design for L a M è r e Clothing + Goods! Working with storefront owners to grow their opportunities online is our passion. This website uses Shopify under the hood and at the counter as well, and the design was art-directed by the store owner herself, April Perri, a former big-time fashion designer in the big label world. April can now add new inventory to her shop via the Shopify app as she unpacks it from boxes. We try to tailor the management experience of a website for each business owner, tapping into their strengths. For April, she's always working from her phone, so we trained her in updating her website from the app. If you have a project that needs some work, reach out and contact us.
Visit The New Website >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle helps businesses get the word out by giving them ideas on what media outlets to pitch. Check out their live, free webinars on Wednesdays at 3 pm EST.
Check It Out >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project, which offers an inside look at artists in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
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.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 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 - 2/8/2019

Alright people... if you've been smelling freshly buttered popcorn from down near the Beacon Theater, that is because these masterminds are about to make a big announcement about... what seems to be... the opening of Story Screen, the pop-up indie movie theater that is finding a permanent home in the Beacon Theater on the east end of town, toward the mountain. With legit stadium-style plush seating. Look for the announcement at A Little Beacon Blog if we catch it! If we're not quite up to the minute, it's because we're at an elementary school Valentine's Day dance, so read all about Story Screen's plans in an article we did a while back, and keep refreshing A Little Beacon Blog.

Meanwhile... It's February's Second Saturday!

Second Saturday Art Gallery Sneak Preview

This Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide is sponsored by No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, Artist's Books, Photobooks, and Poetry from Independent Presses.
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet
FEATURED
Catalyst Gallery

CelebrateWomxn845 presents CYCLES, an art show exploring often-complex relationships with menstruation. According to Twitter, there’s an emoji about to debut. Over the years, there has been a push to destigmatize many things that bodies do. According to CYCLES organizer Regina Williams, the impetus for this art exhibition began in a social post: “A few months ago a friend posted a personal account of the joy and pain that her journey into menopause brought her, within minutes at least a hundred people responded with their own complex relationships to menstruation.” A salon-style group art show was born.
Events: There will be a Red Tent shindig on Sunday evening, as well as a reading of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, February 16. Through Monday, February 18.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Spot Bald Eagles at Boscobel
Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Beacon of Light One-Year Anniversary Party!
Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 1 to 9 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon NY
Information >

Live Concert: Chaotica II
Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The PEACE Project 2019 (Free Origami Folding)
Day:
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
A Little Beacon Blog has partnered with Kim Beller, founder of The PEACE project, an interactive art project to spread peace, equality, and love in the community and to the world. Her goal is to fold 1,000 origami peace cranes and distribute them around the community. All are welcome to this free, community event. No experience needed! Kim will guide you through the folding process and provide origami paper. Please bring a friend!
Information >

Floats for Felines! Fundraiser
Day:
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Location: Beacon Bath & Bubble, 458 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
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
These frames are for the men, after last week's bedazzling showcase of bling for the ladies. These straightline frames are new to Luxe Optique and are part of the Leisure Society collection. They are stunning on the shelf, and stand out despite their simplicity. Go in to see what we mean.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
It's Pop-Up Mania at L a M è r e! This tabletop spread is an exclusive collection of V Day inspiration from L a M è r e owner April. Find these treats and more at her pop-up locations. Today, she was at Society of Lash at the Newburgh waterfront. The next pop-up is on Sunday at Heritage Food + Drink during their brunch, from 11 am to 3:30 pm, where they have bottomless mimosas and $1 oysters. The L a M è r e boutique on Main Street in Beacon will be OPEN as well! So many ways to adorn.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
The sleeve. The drapery. This is one of the latest bridesmaids gowns from Haley Paige Creations available at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. Shown here with the dreamy cape attachment. Perfect for pictures, and a waltz.


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.



 





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!
 
 
 
Napkin Basket Weaving
Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Garrison Arts Center, 23 Garrison Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see other classes this weekend at Garrison Arts Center)

KAGed Oils & Vintage presents Intro to Essential Oils
Day:
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: 28 W. Church St., Beacon, NY (this is a residental address)
Information >

Bullet Journals
Day:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 
Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.



Sensory Story Time
Day:
Mondays, February 11, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 4:15 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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
48 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY
This house got a makeover! And from some conversations in our Instagram feature of it, people who knew it well approve. From the realtor: “Charming and bright traditional home just steps to Main Street's restaurants, shops and galleries. The first floor boasts an open-concept living room and dining room, opening onto new wraparound deck. Updated kitchen with radiant heat, plenty of cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances.”
PRICE: $475,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
February is Responsible Pet Owners Month. The agents at Antalek & Moore will be talking about this topic through the month on their blog, and interviewing some local experts on the topic. Tag them in favorite pictures of your fur baby and you might just see them featured! 🐶🐱 @antalekmoore

Katie James, Inc.

A Beacon retail shop is about to get a new website from Katie James, Inc.! Our couture branding experience is a perfect fit with L a M è r e Clothing + Goods. The website has been designed and built in Shopify, and you can shop it now! Loading more merch into the online shop as we speak...
Go Shopping Online >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle helps businesses get the word out by giving them ideas on what media outlets to pitch. Check out their live, free webinars on Wednesdays at 3 pm EST.
Check It Out >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project and share an inside look at artists in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
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.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
See Pictures >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a ribbon-cutting ceremony if your business is new in town, or just opened a storefront.
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 - 2/1/2019

CORRECTION: Eaglefest will be Saturday, February 9, 2019

We made it to February! Reward yourself for making it through one of the hardest months of the year with a s'mores sandwich from Hudson Valley Marshmallow Co., (next door to BJ's Soul Food) who sources their special chocolate squares from Alps Chocolate just up the block, and makes their own flavored marshmallows in their kitchen in Beacon. If you don't like marshmallows - because we usually don't either - it doesn't matter. This little mallow is placed on a perfectly measured square of chocolate between two cookie crackers, then blow-torched to melted, squishy perfection. We've got the video.

Yes, we are encouraging you to fatten up for a long winter of more snow, so get snuggly and get your own blow-torched s'more and keep on enjoying Main Street.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Spot Bald Eagles at Boscobel
Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Community Power Information Meeting
Day:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The CineHub Birthday Party
Day:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: The CineHub, 20 W. Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert: Kofi & Sankofa
Day:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 8 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
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Ooh la la, you guys. Take your expectations of how your glasses can look to a whole new level. We're talking bling. We're talking rings at the corner of your eyes. You need to go into Luxe Optique to see it to believe it. These handmade frames were made in France by Francis Klein Paris, custom-designed for Luxe Optique, and the designer even takes custom design orders from you. There are several others. Tell us which ones you want!
 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
One of the cutest Valentine's Day windows in Beacon! L a M è r e has outdone herself with a vintage typewriter and loads of love note hearts flying out of it. Makes for a cheerful look and feel on the east end of Main Street, near Ella's Bellas and across from Joe's Irish Pub. So when you're at the pub, brewing up romance, know that the love is flying off the page across the street. Lots of new merchandise has arrived, including jean jackets, and the cutest little strawberry jar and white heart coasters...



A special welcome to our new Shopping Guide Sponsor Binnacle Books! Their Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month, so save the date! Their next Book Club is in partnership with Dennings Point Distillery and will discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. 





 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Beauty transformations happen inside Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways. This time, a stylist makes up one of the Lambs Hill models for the shop's Dress of the Week, where owner Charlotte debuts their new line, Blush by Haley Paige. Shown here is the "Delta Gown," which you can see for yourself in this video, or make an appointment to see in person!


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Binnacle Books,  L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!
 
 
 
Valentine Papercutting
Day:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see what other classes start this weekend at Garrison Art Center)

Chaturanga, Updog, Downdog - A Lesson In Alignment
Day:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:45 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Information >

The Ecstasy of Tantric Drawing
Day:
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

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


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

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.
 


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
232 Main Street, Beacon, NY
It's sort of incredible - the building that houses Homespun and the apartments above it is for sale. From the realtor: "Beautiful historic three-story brick building located on Beacon's booming Main Street. There are four one-bedroom apartments, one retail space downstairs with bistro-type tenant with an amazing back patio. This location is growing fast with two new condo construction projects going in next to and across the street. Building was gutted in the early 2000s. All apartments have separate utilities and central air paid by tenants. Apartment rents: $1,350, $1,350, $1,450, and one on the market for $1,600. Retail tenant (Homespun) has about four years left on lease. Rent changes with the season but averages about $2,450/month."
PRICE: $1,250,000  APARTMENTS:RETAIL: 1
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

 
Our friends at Antalek & Moore want to remind everyone not to wait for the temperature to warm up and melt the snow! Removal of snow in front of your home and/or business is crucial for the safety for those walking on the sidewalk. If someone slips and falls and gets injured, they could sue, so having insurance is important for that extra protection. If you are unable to shovel in front of your property, snow-melt salt or kitty litter will work just as well.
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are available now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
Tin Shingle
Are you trying to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle is in the business of training you to do just that. You need gumption, vision, and motivation. Tin Shingle can provide you with resources, videos, and a community of support.
Connect >
       
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 the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >

Katie James, Inc.

Need bright and inspiring photos taken of your place of business? To be used on your website and other marketing materials? Katie James, Inc. can help.
See Photo Samples >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business listed in the Beacon Chamber of Commerce's Member Business Directory? Here is a happy Member Testimonial:
"A business from New York City rented my space for their work meeting, and they found out about it from the Chamber of Commerce Business Directory! Thanks, Chamber!"
- Katie Hellmuth Martin, A Little Beacon Space
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 - 1/25/2019

Happy Weekend! If you're feeling under the weather, a teacup of warm, salted bone broth from Barb's Butchery might hit the spot and soothe away any aches you have.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Movies That Matter Beacon: “The Devil We Know”
Day:
Friday, January 25 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm (film at 7:30)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Salsa Dance Social
Day:
Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 7 pm (lessons), 8 pm (open dance)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

DiaTalks: Robert Storr on Dorothea Rockburne
Day:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Wingfest 12
Day: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

Concert - New Cicada Trio: Live in Beacon
Day:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters
Day:
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 7 am
Location: St. John’s Church, Willow Street, Beacon, 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
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
If you still have cable and caught some recent episodes of Wonder Woman from the 1970s, you'll have noticed Lynda Carter's signature very large glasses. Right now, Luxe Optique has a pair of designer frames from Christian Roth that can give you a similar signature look. Go visit the stylists at Luxe and try these on.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Jeans are in! Stacks of 'em. April at L a M è r e has brought you this iconic display inspired by the old days of Express, where you could find many different fits and flares from the wall of denim, organized by style. She can help you find the size you need, so go in and see if you want stretch, full leg, distressed, all of it? You pick.




A special welcome to our new Shopping Guide Sponsor Binnacle Books! Their Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month, so save the date! Their next Book Club is in partnership with Dennings Point Distillery and will discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover.


BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Did you catch the live sketching of bridal gowns down at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique last weekend? Tony Mentel, designer for Justin Alexander, was at the Justin Alexander Signature Trunk Show last weekend (despite the storm) sketching brides once they picked their perfect dress. Watch him go!


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

Defensive Driving Course
Day:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Paint-a-Tile Art Workshop
Day:
Saturday & Sunday, January 26-27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Love Yourself, Heal Your Life Workshop with Elizabeth Cornetta
Day:
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Location: BeBhakti Yoga, 89 DeWindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

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



"Be an Owl Pellet Investigator!" with Gayle Turowski
Ages: 8-12
Day: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

Broadway Kids I
Grades:
K-2
Days: Saturdays, January 26-April 13, 2019
Time: 9 to 9:45 am
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information > (more classes beginning this weekend!)

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
25 Verplanck Avenue, Beacon, NY
Look at this cutie blue Cape Cod house on the market! From the realtor: “Welcoming foyer with oversized front door, handsome staircase, period lighting, and coat closet, leads to living room and dining room with original tray ceilings. Living room, with wood-burning fireplace, opens to a four season sunroom, perfect for use as a den, with new windows and new roof.”
PRICE: $365,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Hopefully, you have plans to catch Susan Antalek Pagones' Defensive Driving class this weekend to improve your driving and possibly reduce your rate. Keep your eyes here for her next classes. Call their office at (845) 831-4300 to register.
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle helps businesses get the word out by giving them ideas on what media outlets to pitch. One that we are recommending this week is for Interior Designers, Fabric Designers, and other industries in the field: The Business Of Home. Great website with a really informative newsletter keeping tabs on the interior design trade.
Check It Out >
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are available now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
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.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >.

Katie James, Inc.

Need bright and inspiring photos taken of your place of business, for use on your website and other marketing materials? Katie James Inc. can help.
See Photo Samples >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business listed in the Beacon Chamber of Commerce's Member Business Directory? Here is a happy Member Testimonial:
"A business from New York City rented my space for their work meeting, and they found out about it from the Chamber of Commerce Business Directory! Thanks, Chamber!"
- Katie Hellmuth Martin, A Little Beacon Space
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 - 1/18/2019

Snow? What snow? Just kidding. Are you subscribed to Beacon's new Emergency Alert System? It's awesome! And it has already sent a text and email alert about the dusting we got last night, in preparation for what might be coming this weekend.

If you're looking for an inspirational read this weekend, check out this journey of Beacon-based SallyeAnder, the soap (and more) company. When her father's family business was struggling, Sallie (pictured here) exited law school to step in and help out. What has resulted is a national brand, manufactured right here in Beacon on the west end of town, with the flagship store on the east end of town in the converted factory building of 1 East Main. SalleyAnder just launched a new face mask, and had a mixing party to celebrate (yes, you can eat the ingredients).
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Live Concert: Mighty Girl Band
Day
: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Women's March 2019 at Polhill Park
Day:
Saturday, January 20, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Location: Main Street & Route 9D (near Bank Square Coffeehouse)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Springfield Baptist Church
Day:
RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Location: 8 Mattie Cooper Square
Times:
8 am: Community Breakfast
9:30 am: Ceremony and Annual Singing Parade and Civil Rights March
Read about last year's parade with several quotes from participants in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

SLEDDING TIP
Memorial Park
If there is snow, you could head over to Memorial Park near Mount Beacon for a day of sledding. Make your own hot chocolate from a mix found at Homespun or Utensil.

South Avenue Park
Behind the Beacon Park and Recreation building at 25 West Center St. is a sledding hill. This overlooks the outdoor basketball courts on South Avenue. It also has a playground.

MAIN STREET SNOW TIP
Just because you're snowed in doesn't mean Main Street is! Beacon businesses are resilient (see here!), so if your local plans get canceled, you just pack yourself up to walk up and down Main Street for some warm food and shopping.

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
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Hand-painted and hand-bejeweled glasses? Yes, Luxe Optique has them, from Francis Klein, one of the boutique's newest collections. See more from the line here (and OMG - look for the blue ones). The line is completely customizable and uses Swarovski crystals. Consider this elegant Parisian collection of eyewear wearable art.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
This phrase is becoming the popular go-to phrase with women who stop into L a M è r e: "That is going to be my next purchase," because once you shop there, you can't stop. There's always something new in the store. Like these new workout shirts, floral leggings, and sports bras. You'll even find a water bottle to go with you on your workout.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Trunk Show Alert!
This weekend, Lambs Hill is hosting a Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 collection preview. Appointment slots are filling up quickly, so call (845) 765-2900 today to secure your appointment! Also, since we're expecting snow, call ahead to double-check hours.


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





This burger and other sandwiches could be yours at Barb's Butchery, where they cook up lunch on the hot grill every day. Even on most snow days.

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!


 

Coloring for Adults
Day: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY

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

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, January 18, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Button Making
Day
: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to noon
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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
25 East Main, Beacon, NY
Storefront Rental Alert!
Located on the other side of the Fishkill Creek, at the base of Mount Beacon. You'll be in good company on this side of the creek with Dogwood, the Roundhouse, Artifact, and a few other shops (Barb's Butchery is just up the street). One could call this area "the fringe" area off Main Street. It's happening over there, with those established early settlers. This would be a good space for a boutique or office.
PRICE: $800/month  SIZE: 255 sq. ft.
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency made a point to hire local Beacon and Hudson Valley talent to create their new website. Credits include Katy Dwyer Design, Kate Rabe for content, and Scott Snell Photography. See their work here!
Tin Shingle
Do you need to work through unexpected Snow Days with kids? Tin Shingle has you covered with their article: "The Time-Tested Snow Day Survival Kit For Working From Home With Kids"
Get The Tips >
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are going on now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the Hudson Valley's most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
How to Sponsor >
       
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.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >

Katie James, Inc.

New Website Launch: Katie James, Inc. is proud to present the newest website design for the Telephone Building in Beacon, NY. You've seen the building from the outside, now go inside all of the rooms and see the renovation it underwent at the direction of its owner, Deborah Bigelow.
See The Website >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting:
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Beacon Elks Club (900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY) as members vote for the 2019 proposed slate. A light dinner will be served.
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 - 1/11/2019


Happy Sunshine!!
TGIF, and we highly encourage you to have a dance party with yourself in your office or at home. Celebrate the weekend.

It's the first Second Saturday of 2019, and the art galleries in Beacon have really good exhibitions to show you. In these cold winter months, do you know where it is the coziest? In an Beacon art gallery on an opening day/night, and the days after. Take yourself on a walking tour of Beacon's art galleries anytime with the help of A Little Beacon Blog's Guide.


Second Saturday Art Gallery Sneak Preview

Those who loved Theo Ganz Studio (it has since closed its storefront, replaced by the boutique Lauren + Riley) have a chance to see the curator's efforts, Eleni Smolen, at Hudson Beach Glass with The imPerfect Poetics of Place, in which a dozen artists explore diverse landscapes, from big sky to big city, via hologram, photographs, paint, sculpture and drawing. Participating artists include Joseph Ayers, Samantha Beste, Cathy Cook, Jill Enfield, Elana Goren, Kevin Kearns, Meelia Kelly, Flynn Larsen, Herman Roggeman, Ooloosie Saila, Emma Tapley, as well as “anonymous creatures.”

More Sneak Peek Photos:
VIEW SECOND SATURDAY GUIDE
PS: We now have a new Sponsorship Package for the Art Gallery Guide, for galleries and those who want to support them.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Book Signing: Manos Sucias/Dirty Hands
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Location: No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, 469 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Wing Wars 2019 East
Day
: Saturday, January 12 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Ramada Inn, 542 U.S. 9, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Movies That Matter Beacon presents: Survivors Guide to Prison
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm (7:30 pm film)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The Artichoke - Live Storytelling Comes To Beacon!
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Natasha Paremski
Day
: Sunday, January 13, 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.

 

La Mère Clothing + Goods Pop-Up Shop
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: The Blushery, 528 Main St., Beacon, NY




 
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
In your hand, this line of minimalist Japanese luxury eyewear is extremely light and precious - as precious as the metal used in the frames' design. 10 eyevan is the name of this collection (see all of the frames here) and they use solid Japanese titanium, plated with heavy metal gold and silver. Solid sterling silver is on the temple to balance the frame, and the nose pads are made from mother of pearl. Ultimate luxury. Go in to Luxe Optique to hold a pair yourself to see what we mean.
 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
The first of several pop-up shops from L a M è r e starts this weekend! L a M è r e has partnered with The Blushery - the makeup and beauty lounge located down a few blocks on Main Street - to bring you a shopping experience at The Blushery (528 Main Street) from 11 am to 3 pm. Exclusive merchandise will be available, including shoes, purses, coats, and more. L a M è r e's regular shop will be open as usual, should you want more from the store. Sip, Shop and Beautify with these girls!

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Wedding Planning - or, dare we say Vow Renewals Planning - just went to a whole new level in Beacon at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. Go in and experience this boutique located in the renovated factory building at 1 East Main.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!
 
 
 
BPAC: Improv Comedy!
Days
: Starting Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Yoga for Health, Healing, and Happiness in the New Year!
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm (Satsang/Lecture); 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm (workshop)
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Malas & Mantras
Day
: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: BeBhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

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



Beginning This Week!

Mythical Creatures in Clay
Ages
: 6 to 11
Days: Tuesdays starting January 15, 2019
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >
 

Fabulous Fibers
Ages
: 6 to 11
Days: Thursdays starting January 17, 2019
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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
11 Creek Drive, Beacon, NY
“Gorgeous and luxurious penthouse loft in recently converted brick factory building on the Fishkill Creek. Amenities include tasteful high-end lighting and custom closets throughout, washer/dryer, wine refrigerator, smart technology for lights and sound (Sonos-compatible), remote-controlled window blinds, high cathedral ceilings, elevator, and off-street parking.”
Bonus points: Exposed brick and wall of windows facing Mount Beacon and Fishkill Creek.
Bedrooms:Bathrooms:Price: $1,100,000
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
The next Defensive Driving course presented by Susan Pagones from Antalek & Moore will be on Saturday, January 26. The cost is $35 and lunch will be included. Reserve your spot!

Katie James, Inc.

New Website Launch: Katie James, Inc. is proud to present the newest website design for the Telephone Building in Beacon, NY. You've seen the building from the outside, now go inside all of the rooms and see the renovation it underwent at the helm of its owner, Deborah Bigelow.
See The Website >
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship opportunities are available now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the Hudson Valley's most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
How to Sponsor >
       
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.
$55/hour
Available to up to 4 people renting the space for 2-4 hours only.
$225/Half-Day
Available to a group of up to 25 people for up to 5 hours.
$385/Full Day
Available to a group of up to 25 people for up to 10 hours.
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Available for up to 5 vendors in one day or weekend.
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >.
Tin Shingle
Did you know that several of your favorite magazines have stopped printing monthly issues? It's true. Glamour Magazine, Seventeen, Redbook, and a few others are being jostled around. Tin Shingle tracks this news for those who want to get publicity in the media.
Get The Latest >
If you have kids, you may enjoy the monthly column, "Kid Friendly" from A Little Beacon Blog's publisher, Katie, in this week's edition of the Highlands Current. Pick up your copy today!

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Joining Beacon's Chamber of Commerce shows your support for the business community.
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.
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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 1/4/2019

Welcome to the New Year!

If everything is starting to feel the same and you're wondering where that New Year change is in your life, you might start with little baby steps, such as decluttering with bins and things found at Brett's Hardware, or clean(er) eating at Beacon Natural (see their freezer section - lots of easy options) or taking any kind of class found in A Little Beacon Blog's Adult Classes Guide. Adult Beginner Tap from Ballet Arts Studio was just added!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Restorative Sound Healing
Day
: Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Information >

Monochrome Photography Show - Opening Reception
Day
: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

La Familia presents Swinging Blues Band
Day
: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 11 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
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Cutie Alert! Luxe Optique has a range of affordable prices (and colors) for glasses for kids. If you're concerned about protecting eyes from the blue light coming from screens and devices, consider getting the blue-light protection added to your frames - it comes with the "transitions." You could even get it with purple tinting! Think about it.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
The jewelry selection is getting good at L a M è r e - a very easy #treatyoself. Plus, April is getting more home decor goods in, and may have a box-opening reveal in her Instagram. Have you seen her recent video about "120 more days of winter"? AND, a Winter Tag Sale is going on. Time to snag some sweaters that were $88, and now are $68.
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
It's a real winter wonderland at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique - have you seen this recent dramatic design element they are using inside of the store? Go inside and check it out. With its iconic and always-evolving look, Lambs Hill is helping to define the east end of town. Do take yourself down there, and visit the soap store and designer jewelry store next door! Plus, grab a cup of coffee at Trax.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!
 
 
 
Adult Beginning Tap at Ballet Arts Studio
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

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

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


Masterclass
Grades
: 9-12
Days: Sundays, January 6 to March 24, 2019
Time: 1:45 to 2:45 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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
8 Sunset Hill Road, Glenham, NY
A cutie starter home or project home in Glenham - just look at the kitchen - all vintage! These pieces would be hard to part with. But check out the hallway - it's a project for sure, but what could you come up with?
PRO TIP: Even if you don't see a "For Sale" sign in the yard here, know that it is currently for sale.
Bonus points: Vintage look and feel.
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Price: $199,900
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
               
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

New Year, New Website! Antalek & Moore launches a new website to make fulfilling your insurance needs even easier. Call them at (845) 831-4300 to talk Home, Life, Business, Event, Car, and other types of insurance. They make it easy, and work hard to lower your price.
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Beacon Open Studios are coming! One of Beacon's biggest outdoor events, announcing the arrival of spring. (Let's just skip winter, shall we?) Sponsorship Opportunities are going on now, if you want to sponsor their printed program, which gets distributed all over town and serves as a map to various artist studios.