In addition to special events and classes that happen in and around Beacon, there are events that happen weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly.  This guide is dedicated to regular gatherings for special interests and groups.

Event Submissions:
Submit your event for consideration by using our Event Submission page. Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Events must repeat on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Events must be something odd or unusual or really helpful.
  • Sorry, events cannot include fitness classes even if they repeat. Unless they are something odd or unusual. Like hula hooping or flame throwing. Fitness classes can be listed in A Little Beacon Blog's Fitness section of the Business Directory!

MONDAYS

The Bridge Club
Location: The Howland Cultural Center - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Every Monday, 10am-1pm
Players at any level welcome!

Tin Shingle's Business/Artist/Makers Member Meeting
Location: 291 Main Street, First Floor, First Door
Day/Time: Every Last Monday of the Month, 12pm
Tin Shingle is a resource and idea center for business owners, artists, makers and non-profits looking to get the word out about their business using techniques in PR, Social Media, Google, and Newsletters. Membership at the Community Level 1 is required to attend (learn more and join here). It's a 12pm on a Monday, so no excuses for retailers not being able to come! We know you're usually closed that day... ;) Tin Shingle is owned by A Little Beacon Blog's creator, Katie. Come and talk shop and share ideas about running your business. It's a hard thing to do! But very creative and fulfilling. We got your back and will supply the courage and motivation.

Tuesdays

Old Timey Southern Fiddle Tunes
Location: The Howland Cultural Center - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Every 2nd Tuesday, 7pm

 

Learn To Hula Hoop Dance (could be old...awaiting confirmation)
Location: CCE - 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
Learn to dance with hula hoops with Small Tribe Hoops. All levels of hoopers are welcome including first timers.  Fee is $12.

Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club
Location:
Howland Public Library - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: 2nd Tuesday of month, 1:30-3pm
The Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30.  Read the book and then come and join in on a lively discussion. New members are always welcome!

club-draw.jpg

Club Draw
Location: Quinn's, 330 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: 8pm
Join us on the first Tuesday of every month usually at Quinn’s in Beacon NY for a night of open drawing, interesting conversation, creative scheming, great music, and generally good people. bring a sketchbook and a doodling utensil and get down with Club/Draw. 

Dungeons & Dragons
Location
: The Underground Beacon, 462 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Every Tuesday, 7pm

Wednesdays

Pot Luck Wednesdays (seasonal...depends on who rustles it up)
Location: Beacon Pool at University Settlement Camp
Day/Time: Summer Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Bring a dish to share and set up at the picnic tables.  Bring some extra plastic utensils, paper plates, napkins if you have them.  Meet your neighbors, try new food, and enjoy!  Let everyone know what you're bringing!  Weather permitting.

Beacon Historical Society Monthly Meeting
Day: 3rd Wednesday of the Month (except January and February)
Time: 7pm
Location: Carriage House at St. Andrew’s Church in between the Tompkins Hose Fire Company and 17 South Avenue.  This may be subject to change if the church is holding a function.

Tioronda Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Day: Wednesdays (maybe once a month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

Line Dancing - $7
Location: Elk's Lodge, 900 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm
Beginners welcome!

 

Sketchbook Open Studio for Teens
Day
: Every last Wednesday of month
Time: 3-5pm
Sketchbook Studio is an open space for middle school and high school students to work on sketchbooks, art journals and other drawing projects. All kinds of art materials will be available to use during studio time. Bring your own sketchbook. All skill levels welcome. Sketchbook Studio meets the last Wednesday of every month. No registration required but  RSVP is appreciated. Contact Michelle at community@beaconlibrary.org for more information. 

 

Thursdays

The Beacon Chess and Backgammon Club
Location: Chill Wine Bar, 173 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Every 2nd Thursday, 8pm

"The Make Out" Craft Night
Location: Beetle and Fred, 171 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Every Thursday night until 9pm
Thursday nights are craft night! Sewing, knitting, embroidery, whatever you've got, we want to see. We'll be open until 9—bring a snack, bring a project, bring a friend! Machines are available at $10 for the evening, make sure to reserve ahead of time.

Southern Dutchess NAACP Meeting
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Maddie Cooper Sq., Beacon, NY
Day/Time:  Every 3rd Thursday

Kadampa Meditation Class
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 7pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

Fridays

Thom Joyce's Open Mic Night
Location: The Howland Cultural Center - 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Every 3rd Friday, 8pm (7:30pm Doors) 

 

Get in the Game! Game Club
Location: Howland Public Library - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: First Friday, every month, 3-5pm
Middle and High School students can get together with others who love to play D & D or various card games from Magic to Yugioh 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. 
No registration needed. Join any time. 

Z!ne Club
Location: Howland Public Library - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Ages: High School Students
Day/Time: 3rd Friday every month, 3-5pm
Zine Club is open to middle school and high school students. Collaborate with other Beacon area teens to publish a zine for teens, by teens. The Zine Club will meet monthly to work on individual and collaborative zines. Members will participate in every step of the process from creation and editing to printing and distribution. Meeting topics will include new art and book making techniques as well as the occasional guest artist. The zines created by the group will 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. All supplies are provided; no experience necessary. Sign up for this special session by emailing Michelle at community@beaconlibrary.org. 

Anime & Manga Club (Teens)
Location: Howland Public Library - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: 4th Fridays every month, 3-5pm
Each month, teens choose the anime to be shown from our current anime dvds or streaming from crunchyroll.com. Teens may bring their own Anime DVDs and favorite Manga books to share. Anime Club is open to students in Middle School and High School*. This program is free no registration required. 
*Parents please note some of the anime shown may be PG13 and TV14.
For more information contact Michelle at community@beaconlibrary.org. 

Pokemon Players Meetup
Location: Howland Public Library - 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Fridays, 3:30-5pm
Pokemon enthusiasts who are looking for other children to play with are welcome to gather in the children's room to play cards together between 3:30-5pm. Space is limited, but the library can accommodate a small group.This is an informal meetup and not a library sponsored program so adult supervision is necessary.

Bingo Night
Location: The Memorial Building, 413 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Fridays, 5pm - game starts 6pm
The Memorial Building is for all veterans, There are three Veterans organization in the building. The American Legion, VFW, & Marine Corps League.  Only the American Legion provides Bingo Fridays & Sundays in the Memorial Hall.

They start selling cards a 5:00 PM. & the calling  remains a 6:30 PM.  More information can be obtained by calling 845-831-7750 (Leave message) 

Hudson Valley Poets Open Reading
Day: Fridays
Time: 7pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Cover $5

Magic: The Gathering
Location
: The Underground Beacon, 462 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Every Friday, 7pm

Saturdays

Open Barn at Stony Kill
Location: Stony Kill Farm - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Day/Time: Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00-1:00pm
The Greenhouse and Barn are open for visitors.  Stop in to check out the plants, visits the lamps, and say 'hello' to their baby calf!

Dia: Beacon
Days: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 11:00-6:00 pm
Location: Dia: Beacon, 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
Residents of Beacon, Glenham, Fishkill and Chelsea get free admission to Dia every Saturday & Sunday throughout the year.

Beacon Music Factory
Family Hootenanny with Emily Ellison
Day: Saturdays (2nd Saturday)
Time: 10-11am
Price: $5 per person
Information >

Family Free Night
Location: Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, 74 North Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY
Day: 3rd Saturdays
Time: 5-8pm

Drop-In & Create Saturdays
Location: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St, Peekskill, NY
Day: Saturdays
Time: 1-4pm

Howland Cabaret
Day: 1st Saturday
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY

Sundays

Beacon Flea (seasonal and weather permitting usually from April - November)
Location: 6 Henry Street (near the Post Office, behind the gas station)
Day/Time: Sundays 8am-3pm
Hunt for furniture, records, tools, even a wooden cooler at Beacon's famous flea market. Every fair weather Sunday, check their Instagram if it's raining to see if it will be open.

Dia: Beacon
Days: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 11:00-6:00 pm
Location: Dia: Beacon, 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
Residents of Beacon, Glenham, Fishkill and Chelsea get free admission to Dia every Saturday & Sunday throughout the year.

Beacon Farmers Market
Summer Location: Veteran's Place next to Post Office
Winter Location: Memorial Building, lower level
Day/Time: Sundays, 10am-3pm
Enjoy produce and gift ideas from regular vendors, plus a rotation of more regular vendors on alternating Sundays. You'll get a variety of shopping and music each time you go down to the Farmers Market. Also occasionally includes kids events. Check A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide for specific listings. Open rain or shine.

Children & Family Programs at Storm King
Location: Storm King, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY
Day/Time: Sundays, beginning May 7, 2017 through July 2017, 1pm
Programs for children and families are offered every Sunday at 1 pm, starting in May and running through November. These hands-on experiences are created and led by artists, conservators, arts educators, and environmental educators. Participants of all ages are welcome in these drop-in workshops- no registration is required. 

Bingo Night
Location: The Memorial Building, 413 Main St, Beacon, NY
Day/Time: Sundays, 5pm - game starts 6pm
The Memorial Building is for all veterans, There are three Veterans organization in the building. The American Legion, VFW, & Marine Corps League.  Only the American Legion provides Bingo Fridays & Sundays in the Memorial Hall.

They start selling cards a 5:00 PM. & the calling  remains a 6:30 PM.  More information can be obtained by calling 845-831-7750 (Leave message) 

Get Lit Beacon - A Literary Salon
Day: Second Sunday, every month
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Rumor has it that Beacon is full of writers, but due to the solitary nature of their work, few of them know one another. Its purpose is to build community around the lonely act of writing. Get Lit Beacon is an informal gathering that will take place at the Oak Vino Wine Bar (389 Main St.) on the second Sunday of every month. Published and aspiring writers alike can share their work or just hang out, have a drink, and socialize with a lit-friendly crowd. The monthly event is open to adult writers of all levels. 

Wanna be super awesome and sponsor this Guide to make the promotion of these events possible? Please see A Little Beacon Blog's Media Kit for the Guide Sponsor opportunity!