Beacon Bound: A Handmade Cavalcade Just North of NYC


What: 2nd Annual Fall Handmade Cavalcade

When: Sat, Sept 12th, 11:00 a.m.—7:00p.m.

Where: Beacon, New York

Why: If they make it, a group of Etsy-ers believe you will come. That is why the {NewNew} and Hudson Valley Etsy teams have joined forces to convert a local Beacon woodshop into their second annual D.I.Y. event. This Saturday, in conjunction with the town’s second Saturday art walk series, a little more than 20 vendors will take over a section of Main Street with food, silk scarves, funky toys, upcycled handbags, vintage finery, eco-friendly wares, and unique stationary.

Locals and visitors familiar with the {NewNew} will see booth regulars like Nordea’s Soaperie with her rare felted soaps, scrubs, and scents; Beacon Bookmarks vending their custom stamped hard-to-lose wooden place holders; and KimmChi’s stylish hand silk-screened hoodies for fall. Look out for new Hudson Valley vendors The Groovy Baker, an eco-passionate baker specializing in vegan and allergy-free products, hand-dyed shirts from Wren Willow, and Blonde Chick Studio’s earrings, circled and chandeliered in a variety of metal combinations.

“People are now more aware of where their money is going. They like to buy things and know that it’s just theirs,” said Marilyn Perez, a co-organizer for the event, and owner of raw handmade jewelry line Pulp Sushi. For a cultural and shopping experience bar none, traveling two hours out of the city to this enclave of art and rare goods is indubitably worth the day trip.

Cost: Free

How to get there: Beacon is located five minutes from the Beacon train station, which is served by Metro-North Railroad trains from Grand Central Terminal. After exiting at Beacon, head North on Railroad Dr. towards W Main St. Turn left onto Beekman St, Right onto North Ave, left onto Main Street to the intersection of Main and Cedar. For train information, visit or call 212.532.4900. For more information about the vendors, visit