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Last Updated: 8/13/2018

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Acupuncture

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


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

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

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

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

LOOPY MANGO - 500 Main St, Beacon, NY

Knitting 101 - Learn to Knit
Days
: Thursday August 30, 2018
Time: 12-2pm

Knitting 101 - Scarf Workshop
Day
: Thursday, 23, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm

Knitting 101 - Big Blanket Workshop
Day
: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 10am-12pm

TEXTILE LAB - 146 Main St, Beacon, NY

WARES - 2 Tioronda Ave, Beacon, NY

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


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 classes will resume September 10, 2018

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


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

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
Business 101 for Artists & Makers
Day
: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018
Time: 6pm

FISHKILL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION


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
FBA February Mixer
Day: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Information >


Dancing

BALLET ARTS STUDIO - 107 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY

Adult classes will resume September 10, 2018

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
: 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

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

RIVERWINDS GALLERY - 172 Main St., Beacon, NY

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Cancer Risk Factors
Day
: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 6-7:30pm
Join Dr. Marc Rappaport for a discussion on how your family's medical history could impact your chances of developing certain types of cancer. In addition, learn about various cancer risk factors and what can be done to help mitigate them, including lifestyle choices and medical options to discuss with your physician. Register (suggested, but not required) online at http://bit.ly/slchfamilyhistory or call (845) 784-3849.

 

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: 7-7:45am
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

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY


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

RIVERWINDS GALLERY - 172 Main St, Beacon, NY


Pre-Natal

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

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 >


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 >


Writing

One-Day Memoir Workshop with Donna Minkowitz
Day: Check back soon!
Time: 2-5pm
Location: email for location Minkowitz46@Gmail.com
This three-hour craft workshop will focus on writing about our lives using the five senses, lyricism, emotion, critical thinking, and the art of storytelling. Each student will get extensive feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Some attention to questions of publication, revision, and ethics. Fee: $60 local residents/$75 others. Refreshments provided. Minkowitz has taught memoir writing for 20 years, at venues including the 92nd Street Y, the New York Writers Workshop,  The Kitchen, and the Mt. Chocorua Writers Workshop. Her recent memoir Growing Up Golem was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and for the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, and she won a Lambda Literary Award for her first memoir, Ferocious Romance: What My Encounters with the Right Taught Me about Sex, God, and Fury. Minkowitz has also written for the New York Times Book Review and elsewhere.
Information >

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


Yoga

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THE INN & SPA IN BEACON - 151 Main St, Beacon, NY
Sunset Rooftop Yoga
Days: Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Information >

Yoga at Long Dock Park
Day: Tuesday nights starting June 5, 2018
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Bring your own mat. $20 suggested donation going to local charities.