Posts Tagged ‘Chill’

Updated: ARCS in the News!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Update: ARCS’ Executive Director, Jeff Kraus, was interviewed on WAMC regarding the fact that New York State is withholding payments to contracted not-for-profits. While this situation is not unique to ARCS, unfortunately, as you’ll hear in the interview, it has placed us in a precarious financial predicament.

WAMC Interview

AIDS-Related Community Services was featured in two news articles this week. Please use the links below to read each story!

Fundraisers Boost AIDS Prevention

from The Poughkeepsie Journal (which sponsored our 2009 Hudson Valley AIDS Walk)

Nonprofits on the Hook

from the New York Nonprofit Press

Chill Out: ARCS' Summer Friendraiser

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Sample fantastic new wines, indulge in some tasty tapas, and gather with new and old friends at Beacon’s always-charming Chill Wine Bar for ARCS’ summer Friendraiser cocktail party.

On Thursday, August 19th from 6 to 10 pm, Jim and Patrick of Chill (and the newly-opened Cafeteria in New Paltz) will be serving up complimentary cheese platters along with their tapas menu and a cash bar. From 6 to 7 pm, enjoy a wine tasting with Bill Cole from Lauber Imports, and if you like it you’ll be able to grab more at the bar. We’ll also be giving away door prizes and holding a small silent auction, featuring wines, liquors, sports tickets and more surprises.

At last year’s event, over 100 of you turned out for one of our most successful Friendraisers ever. Make sure to RSVP for one of August’s coolest events! Our Friendraisers are casual open-house events, so feel free to drop in whenever you like!

Chill will also be donating a portion of the evening’s sales to ARCS, so make sure to eat and drink well to benefit our services!

$20 suggested donation at the door. To RSVP, please call Jana at (914) 785-8283 or email her at

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"Chill Out" Raises More Than $1,200 for ARCS

Friday, August 14th, 2009

On Thursday, August 13, 2009 ARCS held its summer Friendraiser–the latest in our series of casual cocktail parties–at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon, NY. Over 100 guests enjoyed live jazz music, complimentary cheese platters, door prizes, raffle items and lively conversation. Through donations and raffle sales, we raised more than $1,200 for ARCS’ programs for HIV-positive Hudson Valley residents in need. Raffle prizes included tickets to “Chicago” donated by Barbara Bennet, a hot stone massage from Aniceto America & Associates, a microdermabrasion treatment from American Laser Centers, a magnum of Chateau Fourcas Hosten donated by Arlington Wine & Liquor, a $50 gift certificate to Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, and a set of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignons donated by Bob Brink (Arlington’s wine buyer).

ARCS would also like to thank Jim and Patrick, the owners of Chill, for hosting the event, and for bringing in a delightful jazz duo. Special thanks to Stephan Hengst from for serving as our announcer!

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Tonight! ARCS' Summer Friendraiser @ Chill Wine Bar in Beacon

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Tonight’s the night! Join over a hundred ARCS supporters at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon, NY for our Summer Friendraiser! “Chill Out” with live jazz, free cheese selections, door prizes, a chance auction, cash bar and a full tapas menu. The event runs from 6:00 to 10:00 pm so stop by before or after dinner – or choose from their delicious tapas menu while you’re there! We’ll be pulling tickets for our chance auction around 9:00 pm. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6, or $10 for an arm’s length (so bring someone with long arms). Prizes include a magnum of Chateas Fourcas Hosten from Arlington Wine & Liquor; a two-bottle set of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignons courtesy of Arlington’s fine wine buyer, Bob Brink; a hot stone massage donated by Aniceto America & Associates; a microdermabrasion treatment from American Laser Centers; two tickets to see “Chicago” on Broadway; and a $50 gift certificate to Terrapin restaurant in Rhinebeck. We’re also giving away a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble and a “Naked Chardonnay” t-shirt as door prizes.

Chill Wine Bar is located at 173 Main Street in Beacon. There is plenty of on-street parking nearby. For directions or more info, visit Chill’s Myspace page. We hope to see you there!

Chill Out: ARCS' Summer Friendraiser

Monday, July 6th, 2009

AIDS-Related Community Services invites you to

Chill Out

An evening of new friends, great wines and delicious tapas

Thursday, August 13, 2009
6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Open house format | Drop in any time

Free snacks | Raffle prizes | Giveaways

Please bring a friend, family member or colleague who might like to learn more about ARCS and our programs for those affected by HIV/AIDS. This event is free to attend but donations are encouraged. Raffle prizes include two tickets to Chicago on Broadway; a gift certificate to Terrapin restaurant in Rhinebeck; a magnum of 2000 CHATEAU FORCAS-HOSTEN (a fantastic Bordeaux) from Arlington Wine & Liquor in Poughkeepsie; a gift box of two Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignons from the private cellar of Arlington’s wine buyer, Bob Brink; massage gift certificates from Aniceto America & Associates; Barnes & Noble gift certificates, and more!

Graciously hosted by:
Chill Wine Bar
173 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 765-0885

Please RSVP to Jana at (914) 785-8283 or by email at
Directions to Chill Wine Bar
173 Main Street | Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 765-0885

Traveling from Northern Dutchess
Take Route 9 South to Wappingers Falls. Make a right onto Route 9D South. Continue on Route 9D South for about nine miles to Beacon. Make a left onto Main Street. Go one block up Main Street; Chill will be on the right.

Traveling on the Taconic State Parkway
Take the Taconic in either direction to Route 84 West, heading towards Newburgh. Take Exit 11 for Route 9D, Beacon. Make a left at the end of the exit ramp and head south on Route 9D. Turn left at Main Street. Go one block up on Main Street; Chill will be on the right.

Traveling from Route 87/Newburgh
Follow signs for the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge/Route 84 East. While on the bridge, stay to the right for easy access to Exit 11 – Route 9D, Beacon. Bear right for Route 9D South. Make a left onto Main Street. Go one block up on Main Street; Chill will be on the right.

For more details on finding Chill Wine Bar, please call
(845) 765-0885 or visit