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Last Updated: 7/17/2019

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Acting/Performing Arts

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

SERIOUS COMEDY THEATER - 20 Kent Street Room 110, Beacon, NY
Improv Comedy Class 101
Day
: Mondays
Time: 7-9:45pm

Improv Comedy Class 201
Day
: Thursdays
Time: 7-9:45pm

Sketch Writing 101
Day
: Wednesdays
Time: 7-9:45pm


Art & Craft

BEACON RECREATION CENTER - 23 West Center St., Beacon, NY
"Beacon Thursday Painters," an Art Class for Seniors
Age: Seniors
Day: Sundays
Time: 10am-1pm

COLORANT - 146 Main St, Beacon, NY

COMMON GROUND FARM - 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls, NY

Harvest Dye Materials
Day: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 10am-12pm

Dying with Regional Plants
Day: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 12-3pm

Community Mending
Day:
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 12-3pm

COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St, Beacon, NY


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The Crafty Hammer
4 South Chestnut St
(845) 834-9663 (WOOD)

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The Crafty Hammer is the newest makers business to move into this strip of creative shops across from Rite Aid, in one of Beacon’s oldest buildings known as The Ritter Building. Located in what was formerly a yoga studio, The Crafty Hammer has transformed the space to be filled with workshop tables and stools, stocked with tools for special projects that are made during ongoing workshops held in the space. When you take a class there, you get to work with wood, mallets, power drills, nails and screws to make your own projects under the guidance of trained handy-people. Run by husband and wife team, John Zarra (Johnny Z) Joely Polokoff-Zarra, The Crafty Hammer is a Mom & Pop shop utilizing many natural materials to make AMAZING home decor products.

SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT:

Quickly becoming a kid-favorite, the decorating projects at The Crafty Hammer are creatively fulfilling for kids and adults. The Crafty Hammer designs and prints their own stencils, which get placed onto wood blocks for you to decorate with your choice of over 50 colors, glitter, and other bling they have on their shelves. Kids Birthday Parties are available in their special Kid Room (which has little-people tables), as well as Adult Workshops for those looking for creative retreats and meet-ups. Stop in for a $5 paint-a-board session like we did on July 4th!
PERKS: Air-conditioned, and free snacks and juice!


CREATESPACE BEACON - 145 Main St, Beacon, NY
Button Necklace Design with Carole Penner
Day
: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time: 6-8:30pm

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Coloring Books for Adults
Day: Check back soon!
Time: 6-7:30pm
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
“Bloom” Make & Take
Day
: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 6-8:30pm

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

LOOPY MANGO - 500 Main St, Beacon, NY

RIVER WINDS GALLERY - 172 Main St, Beacon, NY

TEXTILE LAB - 146 Main St, Beacon, NY

THE UNDERGROUND BEACON - 462 Main St, Beacon, NY
Learn To Draw Comics
Day
: Thursdays, Jun3 20, 27, July 3, 11, 2019
Time: 6-9pm

WYLD WOMYN - 378 Main Street, Suite C, Beacon, NY

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

HUDSON VALLEY MOCA - 1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY


BOOK CLUBS

BINNACLE BOOKS - 321 Main St, Beacon, NY
Binnacle’s Book Club - Currently On Break
Day: 1st Wednesday of every month.
Binnacle Books co-hosts a book club discussion with Denning’s Point Distillery. Attendees receive 10% off that month's book and $5 cocktails or beer at the meeting.
Details >

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Helen Savoit Day Time Book Club
Day
: 2nd Tuesday each month
Time: 1:30pm
No registration is required and new members are always welcome.


BOOK READINGS

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY

BINNACLE BOOKS - 321 Main St, Beacon, NY


BUSINESS

BEAHIVE - 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY


Cooking

BEACON PANTRY - 382 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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

OLIVE U - 896 Main St, Fishkill, NY


Dancing

BALLET ARTS STUDIO - 107 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY

Adult Beginning Tap
Day
: Mondays
Time: 7:30-8:30pm

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

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

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

African Dance Class with live drums
Day
: Sundays
Time: 4-5:30pm

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

ASCEND STUDIO - 75 Main Street, Cold Spring NY


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.
Click to register >


FINANCIAL

A LITTLE BEACON SPACE - 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY


Gardening/Flowers/Plants

RAVEN ROSE - 474 Main St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY

ONE NATURE GARDEN CENTER - 321 Main St, Beacon, NY

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Glasswork

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


HEALTH/WELLNESS/Support Group

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

Creating Space for Connection: A Group for Women
Days
: Thursdays
Time: 7-8:30pm
Location: Email Karen Lippitt karenlippitt@beacontherapist.com
Lead by therapist Karen Lippitt, LCSW, the focus is on group members expanding their capacity for emotional intimacy and their ability to share and listen to others in a safe and supportive environment. The group is open to women of all sexual orientations and gender/sex experiences. The group is a process-oriented group with open discussion. The cost is sliding fee $38-$60.
Information >

BEBHAKTI YOGA - 89 DeWindt St, Beacon, NY

CREATESPACE BEACON - 145 Main St, Beacon, NY
Shamanic Reiki Training with Alison Jolicoeur
Days
: Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, 2019
Time: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

BEACON YOGA CENTER - 464 Main St, Beacon, NY

BEACON RECREATION CENTER - 23 West Center Street, Beacon NY

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.


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

CREATESPACE BEACON - 145 Main St, Beacon, NY

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


Music

BEACON MUSIC FACTORY - 333 Fishkill Avenue

BEACON CHAMBER MUSIC - 4 Academy St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

BEACON YOGA CENTER - 464 Main St, Beacon, NY


Nature & Outdoors

ONE NATURE - 178 Main St, Beacon, NY
Pollinators
Day
: Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 5-6pm

Invasive Species
Day
: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 5-6pm

Introduction to Plant ID
Day
: Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 5-6pm

SCENIC HUDSON

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

BOSCOBEL HOUSE & GARDENS - 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY


Parenting


Photography

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

RIVERWINDS GALLERY - 172 Main St, Beacon, NY
iPhoneography Workshop w/ Mary Ann Glass
Day
: Check back soon!
Time: 10am-12pm


Pre-Natal

BEBHAKTI YOGA CENTER - 89 Dewindt Street, Beacon, NY

BEACON YOGA CENTER - 464 Main St, Beacon, NY


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

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 >


Skiing & Snowboarding

Learn to Ski or Snowboard at Thunder Ridge
Days
: Check back soon!
Location: Thunder Ridge Ski Area, 2319, 137 Birch Hill Rd, Patterson, NY
Thunder Ridge has partnered with Beacon Recreation to offer Beacon residents six deeply discounted ski or snowboard classes. Lessons are for skiers and snowboarders, ages 6 to 600 (first grade and up).
Sign Up


Skill/Trade

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


Tai Chi

BEACON RECREATION CENTER - 23 West Center St, Beacon, NY
Beginners Tai Chi with Marc Sabin
Day
: Wednesdays
Time: 7-8pm

Intermediate & Push Hands Class with Marc Sabin
Day
: Wednesdays, Sundays
Time: 8-10pm (Weds), 10:30am-12pm (Sun)

HUDSON VALLEY MOCA - 1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY


Writing

BEAHIVE - 291 Main St, Beacon, NY

BRAINLINGO: Writing The Voice of The Body (4 classes)
Day
: Every Saturday April 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
$100 Pre-Register for Complete 4 Workshops / $35 Dollars Per Individual Workshop
Information >

CREATESPACE BEACON - 145 Main St, Beacon, NY
Journal Writing for Self-Reflection and Discovery with Karen Lippitt
Day
: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 10am-12pm

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

DONNA MINKOWITZ - email Minkowitz46@Gmail.com for location
One-day memoir intensive
Days: Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 2-5pm
Information >


Yoga

*For local Yoga Studios, visit our Fitness Directory

BEBHAKTI YOGA - 89 DeWindt St, Beacon, NY
Yoga at Long Dock Park
Days
: Wednesdays starting June 26, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:45pm

BEACON YOGA CENTER - 464 Main St, Beacon, NY

THE INN & SPA AT BEACON - 151 Main St, Beacon, NY
Rooftop Yoga (Sunrise & Sunset)

FIREFLY YOGA - 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Bend & Brew
Day
: Thursdays, July 11 & 25, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Price: $20 (includes tasting)
Location: Sloop Brewing Co., 755 East Drive, East Fishkill, NY
Sign up at fireflyfishkill.com.

Sip & Stretch
Day
: Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 6pm
Price: $20
Location: Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards 155 N Ohioville Rd, New Paltz, NY
Sign up at fireflyfishkill.com.