By Christine Simek

This month’s Beacon Second Saturday offers an eclectic mix of art, music and entertainment. In addition to many gallery and art openings, a free concert and multimedia experience will take place on the lawn across from Hudson Beach Glass at 162 Main St. Photographer Rob Penner will exhibit images from his Beacons of Music project that was displayed on the side of The Roundhouse throughout last summer. His project is comprised of 35 black-and-white photos of local musicians.

Robert Penner’s portrait of the Costellos from his Beacons of Music project will be part of the multimedia concert to be held on Main Street during this week’s Beacon Second Saturday. Photo by Robert Penner

The photo presentation will be shown on the upper wall of the Hudson Beach Glass building at the corner of Main and Cross Streets and will be on a continuous loop during a live concert by the Costellos, T-Swiffa (a hip-hop musician) and Vickie Raabin (also known as Miss Vickie). Music starts at 5:30 p.m.

A fall fashion show hosted by Fabrication (17 Main St.) and Vintage:Beacon (25 Main St.) will showcase Gwenno James’s fabric creations. The vintage designer’s looks will be curated and styled by Angela Hastings and feature Fabrication class graduates’ silkscreened prints as well as handmade accessories by local artisans.

At 6 p.m. there will be a cocktail reception, and the fashion show begins at 7. James says that her intention for the evening “is to welcome the community to witness firsthand the design and creativity that takes place within Fabrication while giving local artisans a chance to showcase their various work in a fun and exciting way.”

Other Second Saturday happenings around town:


Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., in collaboration with independent curator Theresa Goodman, presents its inaugural exhibition Bound to Printed Matter, a group show focusing on artists who use printed books as an inspiration, a resource, and as art material.

This shirt and scarf by Gwenno James and jewelry by Kit Burke-Smith will be part of the Fabrication/Vintage:Beacon fashion show. Photo by Gwenno James

Thirteen artists were chosen from a nationwide call; participating artists include Mitsuko Brooks, Kathy Bruce, Joy Drury Cox, Glenn Fischer, Nicole Foran, Theresa Gooby, Soyeun Kim, Ramon Lascano, Jessica Maffia, Ryan Sarah Murphy, and Jessica Smith Owens.

Opening reception 4 – 6 p.m., free.

Hudson Beach Gallery, 162 Main St., will present photographs by Robert Rodriguez, Jr. in his first solo show. Rodriguez is a local artist who specializes in landscape images.

Opening reception 6 – 9 p.m., free.

Marion Royael, 460 Main St., presents FLUSH. On view will be 15 new bathroom paintings by David Dziemian with work from Rick Rogers and Rick Hutchison.

Opening reception/party 6 – 10 p.m., free.

RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St., presents The Season of Gold, oil paintings by Kevin Cook. Cook is an accomplished landscape painter whose style, although strongly influenced by Hudson River School artists of the 19th century, bears his own fresh contemporary sensibility.

Opening reception 5 – 8 p.m., free.

DGAF GALLERY, 428 Main St., presents PMERICAN GRAFFITI: The Photography & Vandalism of Catello Somma, PMER – REVS – JOEY – FUEL – ZEO – NICK BACH – JOE PIMENTEL; with DJ ENYOUTEE & MUMmBLES.

Opening 5 p.m., free.

Blackbird Attic, 422 Main St., is hosting an art opening with works by Oregon artist Lisa Golightly, titled Boys Will Be Boys. Golightly’s work is influenced by her study of photography and revolves around the collective memory we share through images and snapshots.

Opening reception 6 – 9 p.m., free.

Dream in Plastic, 177 Main St., presents Amy C. Wilson’s Tall Tales From a Short Kid Named Mort: Things Made With Haunted Stuff. The show is visually inspired by early cartoons of the 1920s-1940s. Each image is told through the eyes of a short kid named Mort and his imagination. (As always, delicious cupcakes will be served.)

Opening reception 6 – 9 p.m., free.

bau 94, 161 Main St., presents Tom Holmes’ Lost in Translation. See brief on p.13.

Opening reception 6 – 9 p.m., free.


The Beacon Theatre, 445 Main St., presents Grammy-nominated performer Seth Glier joined by the FrontStage as part of the theater’s expanding fall concert series. In 2011, as the theater was going through its first phase of restoration, Glier filmed two music videos there for songs from his grammy-nominated album The Next Right Thing. Joining him will be songwriter Anthony Da Costa.

8 p.m., $20. Visit for tickets and information.

Max’s on Main, 246 Main St., presents Talking Machine (Dianne Holzhammer and Chris Holub). Talking Machine reject the preconceptions and tropes associated with an acoustic duo and approach their instruments as if part of a fully loaded, fully-manned rock group.

9 p.m., free.

Bank Square Coffee House, 129 Main St. Live music by the Creek Rats. $5 drafts, $1 with membership to the pint club.

8 – 10 p.m., free.


Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, 199 Dennings Ave., with Clarkson University’s CEIE, presents an archeology and history Walk-n-Talk. Join Lucille Lewis Johnson, Ph.D., a professor of anthropology at Vassar College and Beacon Institute’s history guide, for an enlightening tour and discussion of Denning’s Point’s rich and historic landscape.

10 a.m., free with preregistration at

Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., hosts Community Free Day. Residents of New York’s Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties are invited to visit Dia:Beacon free of charge. Children’s programs and gallery talks require reservations. Visit for tickets and information.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m., visitors need to present a driver’s license, voter registration card, or other government-issued ID for free entry.

Sargent-Downing Gardens, University Settlement Camp, Route 9D, will hold its 2nd Annual Roast & Music Festival/Raise the Fence Fundraiser. Free line-dancing lessons with Kactus Keith, musical performances by the Tioronda Band, Evan Pritchard and the Sunheart Band, Jim Krivo, the Judith Tulloch Band, Second Chance, the Howland Wolves, and Miss Vickie; honeybee-keeping demonstration. Beef, pork and veggie roast lasts all day. All beer (featuring the Hop) and beverages included. For more information, call 845-202-0632.

Advance tickets $30. At door $35. Children under 12 free.

Rosa’s Exercise Dance Studio, 261 Main St., will hold a spiritual/wellness fair; a day of learning, healing and self-awareness. Intuitive readings and consultations will be offered by Rosa M. Torres (reiki/tarot), Michael C. Guiglotto (chiropractor), Laura Silvana Aversion (intuitive/empath and author), Julia J. Robbins (Violet Alchemy).

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Vintage Cafe, 512 Main St., will stay open late and serve its regular menu as well as a few extra dinner items.

Special Second Saturday hours, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Artisan Wine Shop, 180 Main St., offers a wine tasting and a 10 percent discount on all wines tasted.

4 – 7 p.m., free.

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