"A Little Beacon Space"
Venue for Private Bookings
291 Main Street
A Little Beacon Space is the private office of A Little Beacon Blog, an online news publication serving the community of Beacon and beyond, and Tin Shingle, a training platform and community for business, artists and makers who are getting the word out about their business.
Located in the heart of downtown Beacon in the historically designated Telephone Building at 291 Main Street, A Little Beacon Space is inspiring to work from, and designed to be a connection point with people. Sunlight pours into the office in the morning from the eastern window, while you can look out on Main Street from our two storefront windows.
Workshops & Retreats
Arrange the furniture any way you need to. The room seats 22 and can fit a few more standing. A 75" projector on tripod is available to show your stuff.
Pour the wine from our bar while your guests enjoy their time. A mini-fridge with icebox is in the room for your convenience, along with platters and plates.
Shopping from hard to find designers has been part of what makes Beacon special. A Little Beacon Blog is the first and only publication to offer a venue devoted to these stores.
VENUE IS PERFECT FOR:
Events & Networking
Photo Shoots (tons of natural light)
Wine or Food Tastings
VENUE IS NOT A FIT FOR:
Much as we would like to, we cannot host the following types of events, due to insurance reasons:
Included In The Space
1 long black conference table (103”x37.5”)
1 glass top table (61” x 29.5”)
good for food prep or cashier checkout
1 custom-built bar
1 small coffee table
22 chairs total (10 folding chairs, 2 bar stools, 2 bar chairs, 2 ivory faux leather high-back chairs)
Air-conditioner - turn on as you need it
Bathrooms in building
Several electrical outlets
Epson projector: EX3240/EX7240 Pro. It has the following cables: USB, HDMI, VGA, Audio. We have a BOSE bluetooth speaker in the room, but also have plug-in computer speakers if anyone’s bluetooth acts up.
75" wide projector screen
Easel with paper and markers (including a few glitter markers). Looks like this with adjustable legs.
Bose Bluetooth speaker
Computer plug-in speakers for those who are Bluetooth challenged
EATING + DRINKING
Mini-fridge with icebox (in room)
Wine & Beer openers
Wine glasses for small gatherings
Set of 8 china plates and mugs
3 serving platters
Full length mirror
See below for our list of recommended places to bring in coffee for a group, lunches and hotel ideas!
$285 Half Day (up to 4 hours)
$485 Full Day (up to 8 hours)
$950 Pop-Up Shop 3-Day Weekend Package
$1,450 Pop-Up Shop 3-Day Weekend Package with Flyer Design + Distribution
Events that are open to the public come with built-in exposure on A Little Beacon Blog, the online newspaper covering Beacon and beyond, reaching readers with 21,500 views/month. Event gets listed in our Schedule on this website, as an event our Facebook with over 3,100 followers, and included in our weekend newsletter, reaching 1,200 subscribers.
Food & Coffee Ideas - Helping You Plan
The Space does not come with food or coffee, but we can point you in the right direction to find it and bring it back. You can bring in food for large parties, but not with fire-lit warmers. Cheese plates, lots of sandwiches and desserts, that sort of thing. A Little Beacon Space is located in the middle of Beacon, so any food destination is equal location. All addresses and descriptions can be found in our Restaurant Guide at A Little Beacon Blog.
Closest to A Little Beacon Space:
Serves Stumptown coffee in a disposable to-go box or a permanent one you can return. Beacon Pantry has a cafe with seating, and has a marketplace/catering side. Serves croissants and things.
Closest to The Roundhouse, near the mountain:
Trax Coffee Roasters
Roasters of their own coffee. Serves muffins and things.
PS: We wrote about Trax here!
Closest to the MTA train station:
Bank Square Coffeehouse
By the same owners as Trax. Coffee comes from Coffee Labs Roasters and Trax. Serves muffins and things.
Call (845) 440-7165
Closest to A Little Beacon Space. Recommended for packaged breakfasts brought back to The Space. There are other options for going out to Breakfast. See ALBB's Restaurant Guide for options:
All You Knead Bakery
For people who love carbs. Delicious, generously berried blueberry muffins, chocolate croissants, samosas, and more.
Serves granola, yogurt, oatmeal, and other breakfasty things. You could also order coffee there.
Mr. V's Deli
One of Beacon's oldest and most loved delis. They make the rules, you try to follow them. Really good egg sandwiches. Piping hot. One block away from A Little Beacon Space.
They are serious about breakfast.
Closest to A Little Beacon Space. Recommended for packaged lunches brought back to The Space. There are other options for going out to Lunch. See ALBB's Restaurant Guide for options:
Serves salads, savory crepes with cheese and meats, and of course chocolate. One block away from A Little Beacon Space.
Serves salads, sandwiches, amazing soups, and offers different plates for nibbling that can include hummas and other dipping food. Ask about their carrot cake.
Good for large parties. Has their own restaurant and lounge, and is close to other restaurants like Dogwood and Sukhothai. Close to the mountain side of town (away from the train).
The Inn and Spa at Beacon
Good for smaller parties. Has their own spa services and rooftop experience. Nearby to restaurants like Kitchen Sink, Meyers Olde Dutch (MOD, a burger joint) and Beacon Bread Company. Close to the train side of town. Grab a bottle of wine from Artisan on your way down to A Little Beacon Space!
The Beacon Hotel
Good for smaller parties. Has their own restaurant on street level. Also close to other restaurants including The Vault and BAJA 328. Located closer to the mountain side of town.
The Hilton Gardens in Fishkill
Great for large parties. Very nice hotel. Requires a car to get here. Lots of people stay there who are visiting Beacon. We know because we have stayed there too when family comes to visit and have chatted with folks. Just one exit away from Beacon.
The Hampton Inn in Fishkill
This will work just fine for large parties. Located near the Hilton Gardens.
Do not stay at the Ramada in Fishkill. Let's just say they haven't renovated in a while.