Second Saturday

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Second Saturday is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month. Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. It's kid friendly and a great way to take the pulse of Beacon. (NYTimes, Conde Nast Traveler, Design Sponge, UrbanRetreatist, Philipstown News, NBC New York Weekend Getaway)

General details about the evening are here. If you would like to have advance notice of the event list sent to you, please sign up for the Second Saturday Newsletter.

The list below is arranged chronologically. A map can be found here.
Check out our Events Page for more information on these and other upcoming events
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BeaconArts Member Show

BeaconArts Member Show

Opening reception
Saturday, July 13, 6 – 9pm

Hudson Beach Gallery
162 Main Street, Beacon

BeaconArts is pleased to present the first annual Member Show opening July 13 at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition is organized by current BeaconArts Co- President Karlyn Benson and former President Theresa Gooby. The show features 69 BeaconArts member artists and runs through Sunday, August 4.

The BeaconArts Member show is open to all BeaconArts members and is an opportunity for members to share their work with each other and the community.

Saturday Studio at Dia:Beacon

Saturday Studio at Dia:Beacon

Every Second Saturday
10:30am – 12pm

3 Beekman Street – Beacon

Join practicing artists for a free monthly workshop of art making and play at Dia:Beacon. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family friendly program that is most suitable for children ages 5 and up. All families participating in the Saturday Studio program receive free admission to Dia:Beacon for the day. Reservations are recommended and can be made one week in advance of the event or the day of at 10:00am. Please go to

Vintage Postcards, Books, and Ephemera Show & Sale

Vintage Postcards, Books, and Ephemera Show & Sale

Saturday, July 13
11 – 4pm

Veterans Memorial Hall Building
413 Main Street, Beacon

Meet area dealers and collectors and view thousands of postcards that depict scenes from Beacon, Dutchess County and beyond. Antique books, collectibles, maps, prints, magazines, photographs, advertising, pop culture, paper dolls and more will also be exhibited. A free make-and-take craft for children and adults of all ages will be available. Raffle, door prizes and food available! Admission is $3… all proceeds benefit the Beacon Historical Society. (more info at Facebook)

Anderson Center Expressive Outcome exhibit at Howland Library

Anderson Center Expressive Outcome exhibit at Howland Library

Opening Reception
July 13, 5 – 7pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

The Howland Public Library in Beacon is pleased to host Perfectly Puzzled, an exhibition of work created by adult artists in Anderson Center for Autism Expressive Outcomes program.

In 2004, Anderson Center for Autism established Expressive Outcomes, a program to engage Anderson adult clients in the arts. The program provides adult artists opportunities to experiment in visual, spoken, and performing arts. Visual art exhibits take place throughout the year. At these exhibits, artists discuss their inspiration, techniques, and ideas surrounding their art. Artists are encouraged to explore new creative realms based on their interests and goals and are assisted in displaying their work in community galleries and other venues.

Tree Rings by Scott Lerman

Tree Rings by Scott Lerman

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 13, 5  – 9pm

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main Street, Beacon

Scott Lerman is exhibiting eleven large-scale photographs from his series, “Tree Rings”. Ongoing through July 31.

BAU presents Two SOLO's Elizabeth Arnold "Plant Spirit Medicine" and Samantha Beste "Aeromantic"

BAU presents Two SOLO's Elizabeth Arnold "Plant Spirit Medicine" and Samantha Beste "Aeromantic"

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 13,  6 – 9pm

506 Main Street Beacon, NY

Arnold’s Solo Show: “Plant Spirit Medicine” presents the idea that, “We are not dissimilar from plants. Like plants communicating with each other in underground root systems, we communicate through unconscious neural networks. Perhaps the whole idea of the unconscious mind is descriptive of our essential plant essence, as we tap into the ancestral archaic root systems that bond all living beings into a living entity and can nourish and sustain us if, as a species, we will let it.”

I’ll Melt With You! +2 more shows!

I’ll Melt With You! +2 more shows!

Saturday, July 3
6 – 9pm

Clutter Gallery
163 Main Street, Beacon

Buff Monster and Clutter Gallery are proud to present: “I’ll Melt With You!” A group custom show of 5” Mister Melty figures! Curated by Buff Monster and Clutter artists were given a blank 5” tall resin “Mister Melty” platform to go wild!

Participating artists include: Buff Monster • Battle Damaged Dave • Fluke • Jim McKenzie • Katie Gamb • Kyle Kirwan • MP Gautheron • Oliver Hibert • Arbito • Bwana Spoons • L’Amour Supreme • Rampage Toys• Mus Musculus • Czee13 • Sad Salesman • Klav9 • Riiisa Boogie• Mr Mars • Cherry Mothcake & More! Buff Monster will be in attendance, so come share an exclusive ice cream treat from Beacon’s own Zora Dora’s, and Lookout for special surprises!!

The Nude Male Figure: Paintings by Richard Taddei

The Nude Male Figure: Paintings by Richard Taddei

Opening Reception
July 13, 6 – 9pm

RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main Street, Beacon

“As a painter, I escape into another dimension; one where I invent a new vocabulary of depicting the figure, where color, form, and gesture are more important than narrative; a universe of myriad lighting effects; a place where I am like a god wielding my brush, not captive to traditional notions of artistic rectitude. A surrealistic landscape of the body emerges, an anatomy of my own creation.”

Elks Lodge Dance Night

Elks Lodge Dance Night

Saturday, July 13

The Beacon Elks Lodge
900 Wolcott Avenue (Rt. 9D).

Get On Down at the Elks Lounge Dance Night located at 900 Wolcott Avenue (Route 9D), in Beacon. A vibrant mix of R&B, Latin, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Rock, Disco, Blues & more is played by DJs Rhoda and Al. New song selections are added for each monthly dance, always aiming for the music to be moving, exciting and beautiful. Song requests welcome.

The lounge area is roomy, the sound is superb, lighting is low and the ambiance is warm and intimate. These dances are informal and even if you come alone, you can always find a friendly partner on the dance floor. Attire is whatever suits your mood – from blue jeans to dazzling sparkles. All are welcome: Singles, Couples, Friends, Strangers.

Admission is $10; $5 for Elks Members, and includes a variety of delicious complimentary snacks. A full cash bar is available. (more info at Facebook)

Beacon Elks Lodge: 845-831-9746 | Info: Rhoda at 845-765-0667 or

Senior Musical Theatre Showcase

Senior Musical Theatre Showcase

Saturday, July 13
8pm, Doors open at 7:30

Beacon Performing Arts Center
327B Main Street in Beacon

Beacon Performing Arts Center Presents Our First Annual SENIOR SHOWCASE! We are celebrating our SENIORS with a one-night only cabaret to showcase these talented performers! General Admission $10 | Students 18 and under $5. Limited Seating — advance purchase is highly recommended.

The Artichoke Storytelling Series

The Artichoke Storytelling Series

Saturday, July 13
8 – 10pm

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon”s Premier Arts and Entertainment venue, now celebrating its 40th Anniversary, is pleased to present an evening of superlative storytelling by The Artichoke, hosted by Beacon’s own Drew Prochaska and featuring Tracey Miller Segarra (Moth Radio Hour), Richard Cardillo (Moth Radio Hour), Mark Pagan (Other Men Need Help), Gabriel Pages (Serious Comedy Theater)), Martin Dockery (Fringe Festival), Meliora Dockery (Moth Radio Hour) Jiji Lee (The New Yorker) and drew Prochaska (Risk!).

Dia:Beacon Saturdays and Sundays free for Beacon and adjacent area residents

Dia:Beacon | 3 Beekman Street, Beacon Hours 11 – 6 (more info)

Towne Crier Cafe

Music and Events Listing for
January 2019
379 Main Street (more info)

Chill Wine Bar on Second Saturday

8:45 Judith Tulloch Band | Brazillian/Jazz/World
Chill Wine Bar | 173 Main St (more info)

Max’s on Main: Live Music

Friday and Saturday Nights
Max’s on Main | 246 Main Street
Max’s Facebook for more info and their site