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Last Updated: 4/19/2018

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Acupuncture

BEACON OF LIGHT WELLNESS CENTER - 4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY

Relax and Restore Acupuncture and Essential Oils with Erika Forsell, LAc
Day
: Sunday May 6, 2018, Sunday June 3, 2018
Time: 4-6pm (5/6 & 6/3)


Art & Craft

BEACON RECREATION CENTER - 23 West Center St., Beacon, NY
"Beacon Thursday Painters," an Art Class for Seniors
Age: Seniors
Day: Thursdays

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Hat Making Intro Class for Beginners
Day
: Saturdays, May 19 through June 16, 2018
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Cost: $50 (Students 1/2 price). All materials are included. No previous sewing experience needed. Learn to make and personalize your own fedora or straw hat in 4 easy sessions!

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Coloring Books for Adults
DayCheck back soon!
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Come to unwind, while expressing your creativity! Adult coloring books offer a variety of designs, often intricate, just waiting to get lost in. Both colored pencils and fine tipped markers will be available, along with a wide variety of coloring books to choose pages from. No registration is needed for this free program. 

KAIGHT BEACON - 512 Main Street in Beacon, NY
Has workshops periodically...

KNOT TOO SHABBY - 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
Chalk Paint 101® - The Annie Sloan Method
Days
: Sunday April 29, 2018
Time: 9am-12pm

Make & Take Workshop
Days
: see below
Time: see below
Sat April 21, 2018 - 1-3pm
Sat April 28, 2018 1-3pm

MORPHICISM GALLERY - 444 Main St., Beacon, NY
Adult Coloring Book workshops. Inquire at palefsky@highlands.com.

SALVATION ARMY - 372 Main St., Beacon, NY
Come & Paint!
Age: Seniors
Day: Thursday Painting for Seniors

RIVERWINDS GALLERY - 172 Main St., Beacon, NY
Beginning Painting Class
Day
: Check back soon!
Time: 10am-12pm

iPhoneography Workshop w/ Mary Ann Glass
Day
: Check back soon!
Time: 10am-12pm

Working with Quartz Crystals with Kathy LaLonde
Day
: Check back soon!
Time: 10am-12pm

LOOPY MANGO - 500 Main St, Beacon, NY

TEXTILE LAB - 146 Main St, Beacon, NY

GARRISON ART CENTER - 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY

HUDSON VALLEY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART - 1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY


Ballet

BALLET ARTS STUDIO - 107 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY
For more than 55 years, Ballet Arts Studio has been fostering individual artistry and technical excellence in a disciplined, respectful environment. If you have always wanted to try ballet or tap classes, or are reviving your class ritual from childhood, Ballet Arts Studio has classes for you.

Adult Beginning Ballet
Day:
Wednesdays
Time: 7:30-8:45pm


BOOK READINGS

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY

BINNACLE BOOKS - 321 Main St, Beacon, NY
See what Binnacle has going on lately >


BUSINESS

BEAHIVE - 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Workshop - Visioning for Change: Map Your Purpose and Change the World
Day
: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 6pm
Information >

Money Mindset for Creatives
Day
: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Information >

THE CINEHUB, LLC - 20 W Main St, Suite 4, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

FISHKILL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION


Cooking

BEACON PANTRY - 382 Main Street, Beacon, NY

A Mother’s Stove: A Four Course Cooking Class & Dinner
Day
: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 6pm

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St., Beacon, NY

OLIVE U - 896 Main St, Fishkill, NY

FISHKILL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - The White House Bar, 1107 Main St, Fishkill, NY
FBA February Mixer
Day: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Information >


Dancing

BALLET ARTS STUDIO - 107 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY

Adult Low Intermediate Ballet
Day:
Tuesdays
Time: 7:30-8:45pm

Adult Low Intermediate Tap Class
Day:
Tuesdays
Time: 9:30-10:30am

CCE - 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
Several dance classes are available, in Hula Hooping, Tango, Salsa, Latin Dance Series,
Day/Time: Classes vary, please check schedule

FIREFLY YOGA - 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Beginner Hoop Dance Series
Day
: Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm
Information >


Defensive Driving

Antalek & Moore Insurance

340 Main St, Beacon, NY
845-245-6292

Defensive Driving Course
Day
: Check back soon!
Time: 8:30am to 3pm
Join Susan Pagones as she guides you through a Defensive Driving class. You want to lower your auto insurance, right? Taking this class is one way to do it. And makes you safer. A win-win.
RSVP: Register with Thomasine Supple, 845-831-4300 or tsupple@antalek-moore.com


FINANCIAL

A LITTLE BEACON SPACE129 Main Street, Beacon, NY


Gardening/Flowers/Plants

RAVEN ROSE - 474 Main St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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Glasswork

HUDSON BEACH GLASS - 162 Main Street, 2nd Fl, Beacon, NY


HEALTH/WELLNESS

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

WADDLE n SWADDLE - 484 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Physical Therapy Focusing on Women's Health
Day: Thursdays by appt
Time: 9am-4pm

SACRED SPACE - 436 Main Street, Beacon, N
Journey Dance with Nicole Porto

BEACON OF LIGHT WELLNESS CENTER - 4 South Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY

BEBHAKTI YOGA CENTER - 89 Dewindt St, Beacon, NY


Language

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

FISHKILL RECREATION CENTER - 793 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
Arabic
Mondays
Conversational Spanish (Beginners) 
Thursdays
Intermediate Spanish
Tuesdays


Meditation

BEBHAKTI YOGA CENTER - 89 Dewindt Street, Beacon, NY
Bhakti Breathe
Day:
Thursdays
Time: 8:30-9:15am
Donation Only

SACRED SPACE - 436 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Edgar Cayce Meditation Group
Details for most meet ups at Sacred Space are here >

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

KAGYU THUBTEN CHOLING - 245 Sheafe Rd in Wappingers Falls
Free Buddhist Meditation Class
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:30-8:30pm


Music

BEACON MUSIC FACTORY - 333 Fishkill Avenue


Nature & Outdoors

SCENIC HUDSON

STONY KILL  - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


Parenting

WADDLE n SWADDLE - 484 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Infant/Child CPR and Emergencies
Days: Saturday, June 9, 2018 or Sunday May 20, 2018
Times: Sundays 1:30pm, 1pm (6/9)

Free Nursing Circles (Breastfeeding Support Group)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:15-2pm

BWI RockWest Babywearing Meeting
Day: 1st Wednesday
Time: 10am-11:30am

Cloth Diapering 101
Day: Private Classes Available

Babywearing International of Rockland/Westchester
Day: First Wednesday of the month
Time: 10-11:30am

Postpartum Support Group
Day
: Every Tuesdays
Time: 7:30pm


Pilates

Beacon Pilates

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BEACON PILATES - 18 West Main Street, Suite 3, Beacon, NY
Beacon Pilates is your source for an empathetic practice of Pilates in a relaxed and sunlit filled studio. Founded by Juliet Harvey in 2006, who is a certified Pilates teacher, licensed massage therapist and holds a BFA in dance. The studio offers a highly personalized approach to Pilates, offering both private training and group classes. For privates, come as a single, due or trio. You’ll love the way you look and feel after strengthening your body with Beacon Pilates.
CLASS OPTIONS:
Class signup is easy with MindBody. Descriptions are below, and please see Beacon Pilates' website by clicking here for various class times.

Mat Class: Focused on the classical Pilates mat exercises that work to increase your core abdominal strength.  None of the apparatus is used.  It's your body vs. gravity!

Tower Class: The tower is one piece of the Pilates apparatus.  Do traditional Pilates mat exercises as well as exercises on the tower where you work against the resistance of springs for a full body workout.

Reformer Class: During Reformer Classes, you work on the Pilates apparatus known as the Reformer.  It got it's name because it reforms your body!  You also work on the wunda chair, tower & small barrels.

This Week's Feature from Beacon Pilates:

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Have you been inside yet? The best way to start at Beacon Pilates is with their Intro Offer of 2 Private Lessons and 1 Trio Class. Pretty soon, you'll be like the owner Juliette's daughter, climbing and hanging from the equipment. Don't you want to do this?


Photography

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

RIVERWINDS GALLERY - 172 Main St, Beacon, NY


Pre-Natal

WADDLE n SWADDLE - 484 Main Street, Beacon, NY

4th Trimester Essentials (for the 12 week postpartum period)
Day: Check back soon! 
Time: 12:30-3:30pm

Birth Prep 101
Day: Saturdays, May 19, July 21, September 15, November 17, 2018
Time: 12:30pm-6:30pm

Breastfeeding Essentials
Day: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 12:30-2:30pm

Pregnancy Circle
Day:
3rd Saturday
Time: 11am-12:30pm

BEBHAKTI YOGA CENTER - 89 Dewindt Street, Beacon, NY
BhaktiBump Prenatal Series
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm


ROWING/SAILING

CORTLAND COMMUNITY ROWING - 3 Memorial Dr, Croton-on-Hudson (by Croton train station)
Indoor and Outdoor Rowing - Seaplane 500
Day: Check back soon! Time: 3pm

BEACON SLOOP CLUB - Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Learn The Basics of Sailing (8 sessions)
Day: See below
Time: 7-9pm
Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation and potentially become a member of the crew on the “Woody Guthrie”, historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop, when she is re-launced.  Class meets once a week on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 11th and finishing on May 30th. Please reserve  space in advance contact Jim Birmingham at (201) 259-9634 or email jbirmingham@hvc.rr.com. All classes will be held at the Beacon Sloop Club, a wooden shingled building at the river’s edge across from the Beacon train station.
Apr. 11   Introduction                        
Apr. 18  Upwind Sailing                                         
Apr. 25 Downwind Sailing                                 
May 2   Anchoring, Mooring and Docking          
May 9   Rules of the Road,  Aids to Navigation and Charts   
May 16  Safety and Emergency                            
May 23 Weather, Tides and Currents                     
May 30 Overall Review     


SEWING

BEETLE & FRED171 Main St, Beacon, NY

Knitting Studio (4 sessions)
Day
: Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018
Time: 7-9pm

Sew Together Bag (2 sessions)
Day
: Fridays, April 3 & 20, 2018
Time: 1-3pm

Visible Mending (Beginnger & Up)
Day
: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 2-5pm

Moneta Dress (Adv Beginner)
Day
: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 1-5pm

Quilting 101 with Katy Hope (4 sessions)
Day
: Sundays, April 29, 2018, May 6, 13, 20, 2018
Time: 10am-1pm

Easy Peazy Pajama Pants with Katy Hope
Day
: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 1-5pm

Sewing School for Beginners with Katy Hope (4 sessions)
Day
: Mondays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2018
Time: 11am-1pm

Walking Foot Quilting with Melanie Tuazon
Day
: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 1-3pm

BEACON ART STUDIOS - 211 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY
Beacon Art Studios (in the old high school) has a rolling series of sewing classes throughout the school year, for both children and adults. Owner and teacher Eva Gronowitz teaches practical sewing skills while encouraging creativity. She also promotes responsible community care through upcycling and charity projects.
Regularly Scheduled Sewing Classes:

Family-Style Sewing, ages 5+ (kids and parents together!)
Information >
Adult Sewing Classes, ages 15+
Information >
Drop-In Sewing
Information >
Knit, Slip and Beyond, with Kit Burke-Smith, all ages
Information >


Skill/Trade

The CINEHUB, LLC - 20 W Main St, Suite 4, Beacon, NY


Support Group

See also our Ongoing Events Guide for weekly meet ups & more! 

SACRED SPACE - 436 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Mid-Hudson Valley Infertility Support Group
This free support group meets monthly and is open to women struggling with infertility. RSVP to midhudsoninfertility@gmail.com before attending for the first time.

Divorce Workshop for Women
Day: Check back soon!
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

WADDLE n SWADDLE - 484 Main Street, Beacon, NY

Free Nursing Circles (Breastfeeding Support Group)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:15-2pm

Homeopathy, Birth Trauma Support, Energy Healing
Day: Mondays
Time: 9am-4pm

Postpartum Support Group
Day
: Every Tuesdays
Time: 7:30pm


Writing

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

GARRISON INSTITUTE - 14 Mary’s Way, Rte 9D, Garrison, NY