Beacon is filled with opportunities for kids and families to attend a variety of classes, from Mommy and Me, to drop-off art classes, to various Vacation Camps. This Kids Classes Guide has been developed with Beacon families in mind; it's for people who attend classes in town as well as anyone who drives to neighboring areas for popular programs. We highlight Guide Updates on the blog in different articles and keep this list updated throughout the year. To be connected with A Little Beacon Blog on all updates, be sure you are subscribed to our free newsletter!

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Last updated: 11/22/2017


*** Beacon's After-School Program is Open for Registration ***
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After-School Program
The City of Beacon Recreation Department
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This program offers more than just child care; the program offers exposure to many different activities. Some activities may be familiar, while some might be new to you and your child. It is our goal to provide a safe and fun recreational experience to all participating children while providing opportunity for enrichment. Each day, the children are dismissed from their classroom to the gymnasium, where they have about 30 minutes of free play followed by a snack. Children select their activities each day. From 4 to 4:50 is the first activity period, followed by a second 50-minute activity period. Scheduled activities are complete by 5:45. Parents are welcome to pick their child up any time prior to 6 pm.
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RECURRING THINGS TO DO WITH THE KIDS
This at-a-glance section highlights events from the listings below that happen on the same day each week. Keep reading for more details about these classes, provided in their official listing below in the appropriate category.

Saturdays

TUESDAYS

  • Kids in Motion 
    All Sport
    9:15- 10:15am

THURSDAYS

  • Lego Tech Club 
    Howland Public Library
    3:30-5pm

 

Mondays

  • Block Party from Wee Play Community Project
    Beacon Rec Center
    9:30-11 am
  • Spanish Story Time
    Howland Public Library
    9:45am
  • Free Play from Wee Play Community Project
    Howland Public Library
    Ages: 0-4
    9:45-11:30am
    Check back in 2018
  • Free Play at Waddle n Swaddle
    Ages: 0-3
    Time: 3pm
  • Bhakti Beans Yoga Drop-off Class + Ma Class (2 years+)

WEDNESDAYS

Fridays


SPECIAL HOLIDAY SCHOOL'S OUT CLASSES - ONE TIME ONLY

ALL SPORT - 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY

Holiday Vacation Camp
Ages: 5-12
Day: Click for dates Fall 2017 to Spring 2018
Time: 8am-5pm
When school is out, keep your kids active. A fun place to be while parents are working or just working out.
Pre-registration $55/day (members), $65/day (non-members)
Day of registration $60 (members, $70 (non-members)


Open House

None listed at this time


Art & Craft Classes for Kids

BEACON ART ADVENTURES
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information

Fall Into Art
Days
: Tuesdays, November 28, 2017

Clay for Older Kids
Days: Wednesdays, November  22, 2017

Printmaking Studio
Days:  Thursdays, November 30, 2017

BEACON ART STUDIOS - 211 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY
Fiber Arts and Sewing
Ages: 7 to 10

Tween Sewing
Ages: 10 to 13

Teen Sewing
Ages: 13 and up

BEACON CRAFT WORKSHOP - At Illana's home in Beacon

Portrait Play Intensive
Ages: 5-10
Days: Wednesdays, November 29-December 6, 2017
Time: 4:15-5:45pm

COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Drop-ins are welcome even after a class has already begun!

Studio Art: Foundational Skills
Taught by Kathy Moss
Ages: Grade 3-5
Days: Mondays, September 25 to December 4 (no class 11/9)
Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Studio Art: Drawing into Painting
Taught by Kathy Moss
Ages: Grades 6-12
Days: Mondays, September 25 to December 4, 2017 (no class 11/9)
Time6pm-8pm

Beginning Metal Fabrication for 5th-8th grade
Taught by Kit Burke-Smith
Days: Wednesdays, September 27 to December 6 2017 (no class 11/22)
Time: 5pm-6:15pm

Cartooning I for K-2nd grade
Taught by Ed Murr
Days: Thursdays, September 28 to December 7, 2017
Time: 4pm-4:45pm

Cartooning II for 3rd-5th grade
Taught by Ed Murr
Days: Thursdays, September 28-December 7, 2017 (no class11/23)
Time: 5pm-6:15pm

Studio Art: Drawing into Painting
Taught by Kathy Moss
Grades: 6-12
Day: Mondays, November 13-December 18, 2017
Time: 5-7pm

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 3:30-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Art & Zine Club is a place to collaborate with other Beacon area teens making art and creating zines. What's a zine? Zines are self-published DIY magazines. Students can contribute art, photography, poetry, short stories, comics, fan fiction, and any anything else you can think of. Zines can be about whatever you are interested in. The Art & Zine Club will meet monthly to work on individual and collaborative zines. Members participate in every step of the process from creation and editing to printing and distribution. Workshop topics will include new art and book making techniques as well as the occasional guest artist. The zines created by the group will be shared with the community and become part of the collection of the library. There will also be opportunities to trade zines with other library zine clubs in the area and across the country as well as a field trip to the zine library at SUNY New Paltz.  All supplies are provided; no experience necessary. 

Students can join at any time. To register or for more information, contact Michelle at community@beaconlibrary.org  or 845-831-1134, x101. The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY. To find out more about programs for teens at the library go to www.beaconlibrary.org

FISHKILL RECREATION - 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY

The Artist's Corner - Fall Session
Ages: 5 to 12
Day: November 9, 16, 30 December 7, 14
Time: 4:45-5:45pm
Information >

Crafty Mama & Me with Keely Sheehan
Ages: 2 to 4
Days: Check back soon!
Time: 10:45 to 11:30 am
Cost: $85 six-week session
Come spend creative time with your child and craft up some memories. We will be painting, working with clay, collage, printing and more. Children will have fun exploring all of the different materials as they develop fine motor skills. We keep those creative minds working and those little hands busy with good, messy fun. 
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GARRISON ART CENTER - 23 Garrison's Lndg, Garrison, New York 10524

MID-HUDSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - 75 North Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY


Baby/Infant

WADDLE n SWADDLE - 484 Main St., Beacon, NY

Playdates for Caregivers
A Mommy and Me Class
Ages: 0 to 3 years
Days: Mondays
Time: 3 to 4:30pm


Babysitting

ALL SPORT - 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY

FISHKILL RECREATION - 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY


Ballet/Dance Classes for Kids

BALLET ARTS STUDIO - 107 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY

  • Ballet Classes (including Pointe, Partnering and Variations)
    Ages 3 - 18, and Adults
  • Tap Classes
    Ages 5 - 18, and Adults
  • Broadway Jazz Classes
    Ages 7 - 18
  • Modern Classes
    Ages 7 - 18
  • Musical Theater Classes
    Ages 9 - 18
  • Dutchess Dance Company
    (Ballet Arts Studio's Pre-Professional Dance Company)

BEACON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - 327B Main St, Beacon, NY

Beginning Tap
Grades: Beginners, grades 5 and up  
Days: Tuesdays, September 12 through December 19, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:15pm

Advanced Tap
Grades: Advanced, grades 5 and up  
Days: Tuesdays, September 12 through December 19, 2017
Time: 6:15-7:00pm

Musical Theatre Dance
Grades: 8-12
Days: Tuesdays, September 12 through December 19, 2017
Time: 7:00-7:45pm

COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Afro-Modern Fusion I for K-2nd grade
Taught by Michelledana Shafran with live accompaniment by Bryan Kopchak
Days: Wednesdays, September 20 to January 24 (no class 11/22, 12/27 or 1/3)
Time: 4pm-4:45pm
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, January 26 (time TBA)
Performance: Saturday, January 27 (time TBA)

Afro-Modern Fusion II for 3rd-5th grade
Taught by Michelledana Shafran with live accompaniment by Bryan Kopchak
Days: Wednesdays, September 20 to January 24 (no class 11/22, 12/27 or 1/3)
Time: 5pm-5:45pm
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, January 26 (time TBA)
Performance: Saturday, January 27 (time TBA)

Creative Movement Fusion
Taught by Michelledana Shafran
Ages: 0-4
Days: Tuesdays, September 26 to December 5, 2017 (no class 11/7)
Time: 10am-10:45am
A mommy and me class

SKYBABY YOGA & PILATES - 75 Main St., Cold Spring, NY

YANARELLA SCHOOL OF DANCE - 312 Main St., Beacon, NY
Registration is required for all classes at Yanarella.
Dancing with Baby (a Mommy and Me Class)
Ages: Baby
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 10 am

Dancin' 2s (a Parent/Child Movement Class or Mommy and Me)
Ages: 16 months to 3 years
Days: Tuesday, 9:30 am; Saturday, 8:30 am

3-4 year olds (ballet, tap and tumbling combo for toddlers)
Ages: 3 to 4 years
Days: Monday, 4:30 pm; Wednesday, 9:30 am; Saturday, 1:30 pm

5-6 year olds (ballet, tap and tumbling combo for toddlers)
Ages: 5 to 6 years
Days: Thursday, 4:30 pm; Saturday, 1:30 pm

7+ year olds (ballet)
Ages: 7 and up
Days: Tuesday, 5:30 pm

7+ year olds (jazz + hip hop combo)
Ages: 7 and up
Days: Wednesday, 5:15 pm

Teen/Adult Jazz Hip Hop Fusion
Ages: 13 and up
Days: Thursday, 7:30 pm


Baseball

BEACON JUNIOR BASEBALL
2017 registration is open now
Ages: 4 to 18
Information >

BEACON BULLDOGS BASEBALL
Check back soon!


BASKETBALL

FISHKILL RECREATION - 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
Check back soon!


Books/Reading/Writing

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

Anime & Manga Club
Day: Friday, December 22, 2017
Time: 3-5pm
Anime watchers & Manga readers alike, come join us the 4th Friday of each month from 3-5pm for Anime & Manga Club. Watch your favorite anime streaming on Crunchyroll.com of select one of the DVDs from the library. Anime Club is open to middle & high school students. **Parents please note, some programs may be PG13 or TV14.  No registration needed. New members always welcome.  

View our Repeating Events Guide for regular monthly classes offered at Howland Public Library.

Battle of the Books 2018
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Do you like to read, show off your literary talents, enjoy a little competition with friends? Well, then join the Battle of the Books Team this summer!

The Mid-Hudson Library System's 13th annual Battle of the Books, a nationally recognized literature contest, begins on June 29th. Read great books and meet with coaches every Thurs. from 5-7 pm to learn book-trivia, enjoy pizza and snacks, and participate in book-related activities. You will compete in mini-battles, based on the books you've read, with local libraries in August. 

An All-Star Team will be formed to compete on Sept. 16th against twenty-four other library teams to Battle it out for the Regional Championship.

(The Beacon Bees were the 2010, 2013, & 2015 Regional Champions!)


Computers

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY


Cooking


CrossFit Classes for Kids

LOCOMOTIVE CROSSFIT - 115 Old Route 9, Fishkill, NY
Days/Ages: Sundays, 5-8 years old
Days/Ages: Thursdays, 12-16 years old
Time: 9am (Sunday), 4:30 (Thursdays)


Fencing Classes for Kids

FISHKILL RECREATION - 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
Ages: 7 and up
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, Saturdays
Times: 7:30 to 9:30 pm (M&W), 9 to 11 am (S)
Information >

ALL SPORT - 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
Ages: 7 and up
Days: Tuesdays, November 1 to December 12, 2017
Times: 6-7pm (beginners), 7:15-8:15pm (intermediate)


Fitness


Football

THE PIGSKIN PRINCESS PROJECT

Geering Park, Fishkill Program
Days: Sundays, Sept. 17th through Oct. 22, 2017
Ages/Time: Session I / Ages 3-4:  10:00am-10:45am
Session II / Ages 5-7:  11:00am-12:00pm - *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!
Session III / Ages 8-10:  1:00pm-2:00pm
Save $20 when you register an additional child!

Beekman Recreation Program
Days: Sundays, Sept. 17th through Oct. 22nd
Ages/Time: 3pm-4pm for ages 5-7 & from 4pm-5pm for ages 8-10

Boys Program Geering Park, Fishkill
Days: Sundays, Sept. 17th through Oct. 22nd from
Time: 12-12:45pm


Gaming

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Informal Pokemon Players Meet-up
Day: Fridays
Time: 3:30-5pm
Pokemon enthusiasts who are looking for other children to play with are welcome to gather friends in the children's room to play cards together between 3:30-5pm. Tell your friends!  We are offering library space. This is not a library run program so there is no formal instruction, and adult supervision is necessary.

Game Club
Day: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 3-5pm
Middle and High School students can get together with others who love to play D & D, Magic the Gathering and other card games every 1st Friday of the month.  Just bring your cards and we'll provide the tables and snacks! New and classic board games also available to play.  New members always welcome.


Gymnastics & Tumbling

ALL SPORT - 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
Kids in Motion
Ages: 1 to 2 Days: Tuesdays (parent/child class)  Time: 10:15 to 10:45 am
A Mommy and Me Class
Ages: 3 to 5 Days: Tuesdays Time: 9:15 to 10:15 am
Ages: 6 to 10 Days: Saturdays Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Seasonal: Check back
Drop-ins welcome!

Toddler Time
Open playtime. An opportunity for you and your toddler to enjoy some playtime together. Play with balls, tunnels, mats, hoops, scooters and more.
Ages: 1 to 4 Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Time: 10 am to noon
Drop-ins welcome!
A Mommy and Me Class

DIAMOND GYMNASTICS - 657 Sheaf Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
Toddlers - Tuesday (9:30 and 10:30 am), Wednesday (9:30 and 10:30 am), Saturday (9 and 10 am)

Preschool - Monday (6:10 pm), Tuesday (9:30 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm and 6:10 pm), Wednesday (9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 5 pm), Thursday (6:10 pm), Saturday (9 am and 10 am)

5-7 Years Old - Monday (4 pm and 6 pm), Tuesday (1 pm and 6 pm), Wednesday (12:30 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm), Thursday (4 pm and 6 pm), Friday (4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm), Saturday (9 am and 10 am)

Girls 8+ - Monday (4 pm and 5 pm), Wednesday (4 pm and 6 pm), Thursday (6 pm), Friday (4 pm and 5 pm), Saturday (9 am and 10 am)

Boys 8+ - Tuesday (6 pm), Saturday (10 am)

Cheer/Tumbling - Monday (7 pm), Tuesday (7 pm), Friday (7 pm open tumbling)

DUTCHESS GYMNASTICS - 986 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Parent & Tot
Preschool (Age 3-5)
Recreational (Age 5-11)
Pre-Team (Invitation Only)
High School Girls
Tumbling

YANARELLA SCHOOL OF DANCE - 312 Main St., Beacon, NY
Tumbling (Acrobatics) (Age 5+)


Home School

COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St., Beacon, NY (New location!)
RiverTown Homeschoolers Hub: 
Ages: 5 to 18  Days: Dates and times vary

There are several classes available in this program, including:
RHH: Math Dance Demo!
RHH: Spring Session Open House!
RHH: Mad Science/Mad Art for ages 10 to 12
RHH: Math Dance!
RHH: Philosophy for ages 10 to 12
RHH: Mad Science/Mad Art for ages 5 to 9
RHH: Philosophy for Teens
RHH: Weaving the World
RHH: Photography
RHH: Marine Ecosystems
RHH: History of Marine Life
Juguemos Juntos: Intro to Spanish
Sign Language

Rig-ama-jig Builders' Club for K-5th grade
Day: Fridays, November 17, December 8, 2017
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY


Ice Skating

MCCANN ICE ARENA - Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY
Basic Learn To Skate - Introduction
Ages: 3 to 15

Basic Skills Level 1 thru 8
Ages: 3 to 15


Language Classes for Kids

COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St., Beacon, NY (new location!)

Rumberitos for little ones
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez
Days: Fridays, September 29 to December 15 (no class 11/10 or 11/24)
Time: 10am-10:45am
A mommy and me class

Garabatitos! Spanish Exploration
Taught by Lisa Marie Martinez
Ages: 3-5
Days: Fridays, September 29 to December 15, 2017 (no class 11/10 or 11/24)
Time: 1pm-2:30pm


Lifeguard Training

ALL SPORT HEALTH & FITNESS - 17 Old Main St, Fishkill, NY
Lifeguard Training
Ages: 15 & up
DaysCheck back soon!
Time: 6-10pm
Location: All Sport, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill, NY
Information >
*Pretest is required


Martial Arts Classes for Kids

ALL SPORT - 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
Martial Arts
Anthony Quatrochi's Martial Arts Institute comes to All Sport, with the best training and techniques.
Ages: 4 to 7  Days: Wednesdays  Time: 5 to 5:30 pm
Ages: 8 to 11  Days: Wednesdays  Time: 5:30 to 6:15 pm

EVOLUTION GRAPPLING ACADEMY - 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids
Age: Call for age range
Information >

Kids Martial Arts
Age: Call for age range
Information >

FISHKILL RECREATION - 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
Tae Kwon Do
Ages: 3 and up  Days: Mondays and Thursdays

JUST FOR KICKS - 982 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Kids Martial Arts
After-School Program

UNITED MARTIAL ARTS CENTERS  - 1054 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Kids Martial Arts
After-School Martial Arts
Family Martial Arts


Music Classes for Kids

BEACON MUSIC FACTORY - 333 Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY
Beginning Guitar Class for the Teeny Weeny
Ages: 6-9
Day: Tuesdays (six sessions) starting October 3, 2017    
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Musical Stew
Ages: 6 months to 3 years  Days: Thursdays, September 28 to December 7 (no classes November  23)
Time: 9-9:45am
Information >
A Mommy and Me Class

Musical Chefs for 3-5 year olds - not just music!
Taught by Gina Samardge
Days: Mondays, October 16 to December 18, 2017
Time: 4pm-4:45pm

Rompatom Prep for K-2nd grade
Taught by Gina Samardge
Days: Mondays, September 25 to December 18, 2017
Time: 5pm-6pm

Rompatom Ensemble for 3rd-8th grade
Taught by Gina Samardge and Justin Keller
Days: Check back soon!

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

MUSIC TOGETHER WITH ALEXIA - Create Community, 11 Peekskill Rd., Cold Spring, NY 10516
Ages: 0 to 5
Time: 9:30am Day: Thursdays

JULIANA'S MUSIC BOX - Hudson River Performing Arts Center, 29 Elm St., Suite 205, Fishkill, NY or Beacon Music Factory, 333 Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY
Fall Bongos 2017
Ages: Mixed-age family class  Days: Starts September 8, 2017 (10 weeks) Tuedays, Fridays AND Sundays.   Time: Varies per semester
Demo class available upon request. Each session includes 10 weekly ( Fall, Winter and Spring) 4-6 weeks in Summer, 45-minute classes that feature songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. 

WADDLE n SWADDLE - 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
Mid-Hudson Music Together
Ages: 0-4 years old Day: Wednesdays Time: 12:15-1pm
Ages: 0-4 years old Day: Sundays Time: 9:45am and 11am
A Mommy and Me Class


Nature & Outdoors

TINKERGARTEN - Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Ages: 18-36 mos, 3-5 years
Days: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Time: 10-11:15am

STONY KILL FARM - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Open Barn
Ages: All ages  
Days: Saturday and Sunday  
Time: 11am-1pm
Open to the public seven days a week. Enjoy a walk around! Sometimes the cows and sheep are grazing in the fields, and you can look at them from the driveway.


Open Gym for Toddlers and Kids

BEACON RECREATION CENTER - 23 West Center St., Beacon, NY
Imagination's Playground Block Party
Age: Up to 4 Days: Fridays
Time: 9:30-11am
A Mommy and Me Class

FISHKILL RECREATION - 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
Little Rascals
Age: Up to 4  Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, October 2017 through April 2018
Time: 10-11:30am   Seasonal
A Mommy and Me Class


Open Houses

None scheduled at this time


Parent/Kid night Out

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

ALL SPORT - 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY

Kids Night Out
Days: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Drop your child/children off with a swimsuit, towel and sneakers and enjoy a night out! Open to non-members, BRING A FRIEND!
Information >


Pre-School

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE - 331 Verplank Ave, Beacon, NY
BHA Preschool is a progressive, garden-based, Jewish learning community for children ages 2 to 4. BHA offers a morning program Mondays through Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:40 am, and an afternoon program Mondays through Thursday from 12:15 pm until 3:10 pm.  Part-time options are available.

BCAP (Be as Creative As Possible) - 20 W Main Street, Beacon, NY
Be Creative As Possible’s philosophy is to take a developmental approach toward each child. Recognizing the value of play for learning, the program aims to foster the child’s optimum social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in a supportive, nurturing, creative and happy environment.  BCAP is a program for children 30 months to 5 years.

KIDS PLACE - 60 Liberty St, Beacon, NY
We provide a caring educational environment for your toddler or preschooler where they will learn through exploring the world around them.

ROSE HILL MANOR DAY SCHOOL - 1064 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY
Whether you're here to find up-to-date info for the day or a new parent visiting our site for the first time, we're happy you're here. As you explore our site, we hope you'll find everything you need to know about our programs, our locations and more. 

What We Offer

  • Quality care for children aged 6 weeks - 12 years old
  • Open year-round, from 7:30am - 5:30pm, with extended hours available
  • Half-day, Full-day, Before & After-School Care, and care provided during most school closings
  • Licensed by NYS Office of Children and Family Services, as well as the Dutchess County Department of Health
  • Special Pre-K Readiness Program
  • Summer Camp Program

TINKERGARTEN - Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. We’re growing a technology-enabled network of leaders that bring families together in a natural place in their community for classes where kids learn through play. Each class becomes a tight-knit group of children and adults who learn together through well-designed, outdoor play-based activities. We help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Our expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months—8 years develop core life skills while enjoying healthy, fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces.


Racquetball Classes for Kids


Reading Classes for Toddlers and Kids

BINNACLE BOOKS - 321 Main St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Baby and Me - Story and Lap Time
Ages: Babies up to 24 months with caregiver  Days: Tuesday
Time: 11am-12pm
A Mommy and Me Class

Come and Play - Socializing and Playing
Ages: Babies and toddlers with caregiver  Days: Wednesday  
Time: 9:45-11:30am
A Mommy and Me Class

Toddler Tales - Stories and Craft Making
Ages: 2 to 3 with caregiver  Days: Wednesday  Time: 11 to 11:45 am
A Mommy and Me Class

Pre-K Story Time - Stories, Songs, Games, Crafts
Ages: 3+ with caregiver  Days: ThursdayTime: 11 to 11:45 am

After School Lego Tech Club
Ages: Elementary School Day: Thursday (September though May) Time: 3:45 to 5 pm
A place for elementary school-age children to work collaboratively or independently to build fantastic Lego creations and tinker with our STEM materials (littleBits, robots, etc.). You can even combine them. No registration necessary; just drop by!

Spanish Story Time - Vamos a leer juntos (Let's read together!)
Ages: Under 5 with caregiver
Days: Mondays, Sept 11-Nov 20, 2017
Time: 10am
¡Vamos a leer juntos! Hora del Cuento with Lisa Marie is back. We invite children 0-5, with a caregiver, to a Spanish Story Time! Monday at 10am from Sept. 11 - Nov. 20. Meet in the children's area to share in Spanish stories, songs and music.

Unity in Our Community Story/Writing/Art Project
Children of all ages (younger children must be accompanied by an adult) are invited to a special after-school event to celebrate unity in our community. There will be stories and songs. Then we will create junior Slam Books that tell about who we are, and share our answers with one another. This fun event is a precursor to Unity in the Community Day that will be held at the Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park on Sat., Sept. 24.
No registration necessary.
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm


Recreation


Rowing

Check back soon!


Science / Technology Classes for Kids

COMMON GROUND FARM - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Preschool On The Farm Spring Series
Ages: 2 to 4
Drop-in, no pre-registration required
A Mommy and Me Class


Soccer Classes for Kids

FISHKILL RECREATION - 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY

BEACON SOCCER CLUB - PO Box 802, Beacon, NY


Softball

BEACON GIRLS SOFTBALL - Rombout Middle School Gym
Ages: 4 to 14 Days: Tuesday nights
Summer Softball Clinic
Days: Check back soon!
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $25 per person
Information>


Swimming Classes for Kids

See A Little Beacon Blog's Swimming Classes Guide for Dates


Tennis

ALL SPORT - 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
Youth Tennis
Ages: 7-12
Time: see below
Information >


Theater/Acting Classes for Kids

STUDIO B / 4TH WALL PRODUCTIONS - The Beacon Theatre, 445 Main St., Beacon, NY
Musical Theater with Christine Manning and Holly Roush
Ages: 5-12 and teens  Days: Tuesdays  
Time: 6-7pm

Improv with Christine Manning
Ages: 5-12  Days: Wednesdays  Times: 5-6pm
Ages: Teens  Days: Wednesdays  Times: 6-7pm

THE BEACON PLAYERS - Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY
Days: Wednesdays Times: 9am-12pm
Free Summer Workshops are back!  Open to all Beacon Players, Cast and Crews. Everything from Audition tips for Cinderella to Set and Costume to Art Crew. Registration not required, just come and join us!

BEACON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - 327B Main St, Beacon, NY

Broadway Kids
Grades: K-5  
Days: Saturdays, September 9 through December 16, 2017
Time: 10-10:45am

Beginning Acting
Grades: K-5  
Days: Saturdays, September 9 through December 16, 2017
Time: 11-11:45am

Broadway Babes
Ages: 3-5  
Days: Wednesdays, September 6 through December 20, 2017
Time: 4-4:45pm

Musical Theatre Dance
Grades: 8-12
Days: Tuesdays, September 12 through December 19, 2017
Time: 7:00-7:45pm

uPrep for Musical Theatre
Grades: Current Juniors and Seniors
Days: Every other Wednesday, September 6 through December 20, 2017
Time: 6:15-8:15pm

Holiday Acapella
Grades: 8-12  
Days: Thursdays, September 7 through December 21, 2017
Time: 4:45-5:30pm

Song Interpretation
Grades: 6-12  
Days: Thursdays, September 7 through December 21, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:15pm

Scene Study
Grades: 6-12  
Days: Thursdays, September 7 through December 21, 2017
Time: 6:15-7:00pm

Improv
Grades: 6-12  
Days: Thursdays, September 7 through December 21,  2017
Time: 7:00-7:45pm


Yoga Classes for Kids

BEBHAKTI YOGA CENTER - 89 De Windt St., Beacon, NY
All classes are rolling and ongoing. Join in at any time. See A Little Beacon Blog's Adult Classes Guide for Adult Yoga from beBhakti.
Bhakti Bugs
Age: 4 to 6 years, drop off Day: Wednesdays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 2017 Time: 4-5pm

SHAMBHALA WELLNESS CENTER - 4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
Little Yogis
Ages: 3-6 years old
Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:15pm

Growing Yogis
Ages: 6-9 years old
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5:15 pm


Kids Zumba Classes

YANARELLA SCHOOL OF DANCE - 312 Main St., Beacon, NY
Zumba (Ages 12+)