Second Saturday

Saturday, December 14th, 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.
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Thursday, November 14 through Saturday, December 14, 2019
3:00pm - 9:00pm

Mother Gallery
1154 North Avenue, Beacon

Closing Weekend

Join for us for the closing weekend of the Mother Gallery presentation of four recently restored works from Kubota’s Duchampiana series, structurally reconstituted by local cabinentry artistian Jon Reichert, and restored by Beacon sculptor Kazumi Tanaka. This selection of newly restored Kubota works was organized by David A. Ross, former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, ICA Boston, and SFMOMA. Ross worked closely with Kubota and Paik starting in the early 1970s when he was the world’s first curator of video art at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York.

3 – 5pm Gallery Talk with foundation staff and exhibit curator David Ross
5:30 pm “George” (2018) Documentary Introduction with David Ross & filmmaker Jeffrey Perkins
6pm Screening of “George” (2018) by Jeffrey Perkins

Hosted by The Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation

Saturday, December 14
10:30am - 12:00pm

3 Beekman Street, Beacon

Join practicing artists for a free monthly workshop of art making and play in the Learning Lab 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 starting the week before the event until capacity is reached or the day of at 10:00am. (more info)

Saturday, December 14 through Sunday, December 15, 2019
11:00am - 6:00pm

3 Beekman Street, Beacon Gallery Hours 11 – 6

Free admission on Saturdays and Sundays for City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill, and Glenham). (Photo: Bill Jacobson)

Saturday, December 14

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

A reading of a new play by Beacon artist, Cyrus Quadland. For children 4 and up

Saturday, December 14
1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Lofts @ Beacon
18 Front Street, Beacon

Dog, Cat and Horse Days of Autumn – Jim Dratfield, Petography has been profiled on ABC’s 20/20 and The View and featured in Town & Country, NY Times and Oprah’s O. magazine. He is the author of twelve books and recently moved to Beacon and is enjoying living here in the Hudson Valley. This show is a must see for all animal Lovers!

Saturday, December 14 through Sunday, April 5, 2020
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Industrial Arts Brewing Company
511 Fishkill Ave, Beacon

Opening Reception

Casey Alan Inch was born in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Connecticut. In 2000 he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received his BFA in Painting. In 2007 Inch moved to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute where he received his MFA in Painting/Drawing. Inch exhibits his work nationally, and continues to work in his Brooklyn studio.

Saturday, December 14 through Sunday, January 5, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

Portraiture has been utilized throughout history to document a historical event, to embellish the sitter's
status or beauty, or to act as a memorial for a loved one.

We’ve adapted to survive in a world that is vast and mystifying, while trying to understand our place within
it. Objective or subjective, our ever-changing perception of beauty is found in the things that help us

Saturday, December 14
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon

“Great, great voices, wonderful arrangements…a beautifully produced album.” – Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat

“Invisible Forces is a musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana sung with the soul of the gospel” – Americana UK

“In the field of excellence, without flights of fancy, without special effects, aiming with measure and taste directly at the fulcrum.”
– Roots Highway

Franco-American folk duo, The Whispering Tree craft richly immersive folk-rock brimming with evocative lyrics and a panoramic musicality.
Invisible Forces, the fourth recording by the fiercely independent twosome, debuted at #1 on the International Folk DJ charts, with four songs in the top 20. The album was self-produced, fan-funded and recorded at Elie and Eleanor’s home studio in Beacon, NY and at Old Soul Studio in Catskill, NY and explores a deeply personal and political landscape, with themes of hope, despair and social consciousness.

Saturday, December 14

The Elks Lodge – Beacon
900 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon

Get On Down at the Elks Lounge Dance Night. A vibrant mix of R&B, Latin, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Rock, Disco, Blues & more is played by DJs Rhoda and Al. New songs 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. Beacon Elks Lodge: 845-831-9746. Info: Rhoda at 845-765-0667 or  (more info)


Saturday, December 14
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main Street, Beacon

Saturday, December 14

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

Join us for an encore performance of the Mighty Girl Band with Lena Fahringer (guitar and vocals), John Knowles (bass), Mark McNutt (guitar and vocals) and Bill Fahringer (drums.) Mighty Girl was formed in 2005 when Bill and Lena Fahringer teamed up with bassist Bob Torsello and kicked off a new musical project from the ashes of their previous band, Ghostvilla. Tixs!

Saturday, December 14
8:30pm - 11:30pm

Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon

20 years? How did that happen? Join us for the soulful, spirit-filled, TWENTIETH annual Sloan Wainwright. Join us with the Sloan Wainwright Band, the Sloan Flakes, Hubby Jenkins (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) Empty Bottle Ramblers and many surprises! TICKETS here:.