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Last Updated: 2/20/2019

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Acting/Performing Arts

BEACON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - 327B Main St, Beacon, NY
Improv 101 (6 weeks)
Days
: Thursdays, March 7-April 11, 2019
Time: 7:15-9:15pm
Suggested donation $5. Ages 18+.


Art & Craft

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

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

CATALYST GALLERY - 137 Main St, Beacon, NY

COMPASS ARTS - 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
Studio Art: Drawing Into Painting for Adults
Day
: Wednesdays, January 9-February 27, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

A Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE
Day
: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 5pm
The Howland Cultural Center will be presenting a month-long art exhibition (May 4th through 27th) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birthday. HCC is issuing a call for any works, paintings, photographs, or works in other visual media to express their experience of Pete.

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

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

POP LUCK - 145 Main St., Beacon, NY

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

LOOPY MANGO - 500 Main St, Beacon, NY

TEXTILE LAB - 146 Main St, Beacon, NY

WARES - 2 Tioronda Ave, Beacon, NY

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

Turkish Marbling Masterclass
Day
: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10am-3pm

Balancing Almost Anything
Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 12pm-4pm

Yarn Salon
Day
: First Thursday of Month
Time: 5-7pm

Print Club
Day
: Thursdays
Time: 6-9pm

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


BOOK READINGS

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY

Day Time Book Club
Day
: Second Tuesday each month
Time: 1:30pm
No registration is required and new members are always welcome.

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

ARTS MID-HUDSON, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY


Cooking

BEACON PANTRY - 382 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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


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

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


Defensive Driving

Antalek & Moore Insurance

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

Defensive Driving Course
Day
: Saturday, March 23, 2019
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 SPACE129 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

BEBHAKTI YOGA - 89 DeWindt St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

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

BEACON YOGA CENTER - 464 Main St, Beacon, NY
Ballwork Bliss! The Yoga of Self-Massage
Day
: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1-3pm

BEACON RECREATION CENTER - 23 West Center Street, Beacon NY
Beginner/ Intermediate Hoop Dance Class - Weekly Hoop Class/Meetup
Day
: Every Tuesday in February and March 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm

ORCA EMPIRE FITNESS - 1545 Route 52, Fishkill, New York


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

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
Freedom From Negative Emotions
Day
: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7-8:30pm

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

BEACON CHAMBER MUSIC - 4 Academy St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

BEACON YOGA CENTER - 464 Main St, Beacon, NY
Shamanic Drum Making Workshop with Mia Luz
Day
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 1:30-7:30pm


Nature & Outdoors

SCENIC HUDSON

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


Parenting

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


Photography

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Promote Your Artwork With Instagram
Day
: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 5:45-7:30pm
Social media is a fast growing epidemic for people of all ages. Not only does it help you stay connected with friends and family, but it is a great place to show off your talent and promote yourself as an artist! This class is for all artist that have an Instagram account and try/want to post multiple times a week.
Information >

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
: January - February 2019
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


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 >


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)


Writing

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

DONNA MINKOWITZ - email Minkowitz46@Gmail.com for location
8-Week Memoir Workshop
Days: Wednesdays, February 6 through March 27, 2019
Time: 7-9pm

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


Yoga

*For local Yoga Studios, visit our Fitness Directory

BEACON YOGA CENTER - 464 Main St, Beacon, NY
Ballwork Bliss! The Yoga of Self-Massage w/ Amy Soucy
Day
: Saturday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1-3pm

NAMASTESIS - 1065 Main St, Suite H, Fishkill, NY
MVT 109
Day
: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 6-7:15pm

FIREFLY YOGA - 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Learn To Float - Inversion Workshop
Day: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 1-3pm
Price: $35

Back Bending Workshop with Kerry Armstrong
Day: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Price: $35