Posts Tagged ‘Beacon’

Mix It Up: Pride Month Mixer at Happy Valley

Friday, April 21st, 2023

Mix It Up: A Pride Month mixer at Happy Valley on June 22, 2023

HVCS is holding its second annual Pride month mixer at Happy Valley in Beacon, NY on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm. Join us for a casual, family-friendly hangout at Beacon’s top active entertainment venue filled with classic arcade games, fun bar finger foods, wonderful drinks including local brews, and an open air courtyard to enjoy the spring weather. HVCS will be playing safer sex and harm reduction quiz games in the courtyard all night and giving away plenty of incentive items. Every quarter you play in Happy Valley’s games will be donated to HVCS to support our queer health initiatives. These programs and rights may be under assault in other parts of the country, but we’ll ensure people in the Hudson Valley stay connected to nonbiased, affirming healthcare and support.

Plus, a portion of sales of our specialty “Rainbow Road” and “Blinky’s Revenge” cocktails–created just for us by Happy Valley’s mixologists and only available at this event–will benefit our programs, too. There’s no cover, and everyone is welcome (kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, though).

Can’t make it, but still want to help? You can donate any time, at any level, on our Donate page.

You can also help by downloading and sharing our event flyer: Pride Happy Valley 2023

Photos From Our High Score Hijinks Pride Kickoff

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, HVCS held a fundraiser and awareness-raiser for our Men’s Services Program and PrEP Program, in honor of Pride Month. Happy Valley, an arcade on Main Street in Beacon, generously donated the space, all quarters played in their classic video games, and proceeds from signature cocktails. We owe them a huge thanks! We appreciate everyone who came out to support us and to kick off the Pride season.

High Score Hijinks: Pride Kickoff and Fundraiser

Friday, April 8th, 2022

High Score Hijinks

Fill Chill Food Drive Party Returns On Nov 16

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Fill Chill 2018Chill Wine Bar in Beacon is hosting once again their annual “Fill Chill” food drive and dance party, with the 2018 event slated for Friday, November 16th starting at 8:00 pm. Drop off a few cans or packages of non-perishable food to help stock HVCS’ food closets for the holidays–heck, why not bring a whole bag of food? The closets also accept donations of toiletries and household cleaning products. Everyone who donates an item (or more) will be entered into a door prize drawing. You’ll also have the chance to enter the 50/50 raffle.

To keep things in the holiday spirit, Prephab, the region’s premiere DJ duo, will be spinning fun music ranging from disco to pop to dance. Chill will have their selection of wines and bottled beers available, plus their bar snack menu featuring paninis and cheese platters. Chill will donate a portion of sales to HVCS so make sure to eat and drink up!

Chill is located at 173 Main Street in Beacon. Please join us for a relaxing and heartwarming start to your Thanksgiving week festivities!

Fill Chill Annual Food Drive Party

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Fill Chill Annual Food Drive Party

Plus, John Martin from Superior Sounds will be DJing!

Chill Wine Bar is located at 173 Main St., Beacon NY 12508.

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Fill Chill: Food Drive Party

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Fill Chill food drive: Nov 18, 2016 at 7 pm

Chill Wine Bar on Beacon’s Main Street hosts their annual food drive and party on Friday, November 18th from 7 pm onward. Help feed local people in need by bringing canned, boxed or other non-perishable foods, toiletry items, or household cleansers. For every item you bring, you’ll get a raffle ticket to (hopefully) win a prize!

Plus, Chill will donate a portion of sales at the bar to HVCS, so make sure to order a few rounds or a few snacks.

Fabulous local DJ duo Prephab plays your disco, 80’s, and pop music favorites all night.

HVCS’ emergency food pantries are always in need of:

  • canned goods
  • holiday meal fixings (cranberry sauce, stuffing, soup mixes, etc)
  • pasta and other grains
  • low-sodium soups
  • tuna fish
  • cereal
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • shaving cream
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • moisturizer
  • laundry detergent
  • bleach
  • cleaning products
  • reusable grocery bags

Hudson Valley AIDS Walk Pre-Party: Funny T-Shirt Contest

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

AIDS Walk & Run Pre-Party: Funny T-Shirt ContestGET YOUR SHIRT TOGETHER for the Hudson Valley AIDS Walk & Run!
at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon
Friday, April 29, 2016 8 pm – midnight
with DJ music by Prephab

Funny T-Shirt Contests: wear your funniest, most vulgar, or most clever group t-shirts and you could win! Prizes for Funniest Shirt, Most Vulgar Shirt, and Group or Team Shirts (2 or more coordinating shirts).

Door Prizes & Raffle!

Registered Walkers and Runners can pick up their AIDS Walk/Run shirts that night, or register on-the-spot and get your shirt right there – skip the registration line on May 7th!

T-Shirt Decorating Bar — donate $5 per shirt and glam up your AIDS Walk shirt with craft supplies.

$5 suggested donation at the door
Plus Chill will donate a portion of all sales–come for dinner and stay late for drinks! All proceeds to benefit Hudson Valley Community Services’ programs for local people living with HIV/AIDS.

Fill Chill: Food Drive & Mixer

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


Join the guys behind the bar at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon on Friday, November 20, 2015 all night long for a food drive for HVCS! Help “Fill Chill” with non-perishable food, toiletries and household cleaning products for our emergency food closets. While you’re there, sample craft beers and assorted wines, or grab a cheese platter or something from the panini menu–and with Chill donating a percentage of your tab to HVCS, why not order another? Superior Sounds will provide fun disco beats.

This event is open to everyone, and it happens to fall on Chill’s new LGBT Mixer night (the third Friday of the month). It’s a party for a purpose for all!

New Board Officers Elected

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

HVCS’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new slate of officers, including a new Board President. Andrew S. Evans, Jr. took the helm after former chair Paul Callagy decided to step down. “HVCS’ Board is in a terrific place,” Paul said during his resignation speech. “We have a new, energized membership, and it’s time for some new leadership.” Paul served on the Board for eighteen years and was President for over fifteen years.

Andrew Evans works for the Dutchess County Department of Health. He joined the Board in 2012, and he lives in Beacon. The other newly-elected officers include Vice President Michael J. Hall, a Milton resident and a professor at Dutchess Community College. Aretha Thompson was elected as Secretary; she is a manager at Citizens Bank and lives in Beacon. Another Beacon resident, Andrew Bell, was elected as Treasurer. He works as a financial consultant for Global Employment Solutions/IBM.

Congratulations to the new Board officers, and we send our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Paul Callagy for so many years of dedicated service.

The SantaCam: Photos from “Fill Chill”

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

On Friday, December 12, 2014 Chill Wine Bar in Beacon hosted a food, toy and fund drive to support HVCS’ new Poughkeepsie food pantry. Guests dropped off unwrapped toys and  nonperishable foods, and made cash donations. Chill donated 25% of all sales for the night to HVCS, and that will be matched by a major corporation. Santa Claus himself stopped by to say thanks to our loyal, fun-loving donors and to hand out tokens of appreciation (donated by Elizabeth Arden). All told, we raised more than $500 and collected a carload of food!