Posts Tagged ‘wine’

“In the Key of Charity” Friendraiser

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

In the Key of Charity

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.

World AIDS Day: Red Elephant Art & Fashion Show

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in Poughkeepsie

12 noon to 3 pm:
Stop by the Ridley Lowell Cosmetology Salon at 289 Main St., downtown Poughkeepsie, for FREE red nail polish or make a donation for red hair highlights.

3 to 6 pm:
Visit the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center at 317 Main St. and enjoy a special art show, red fashions modeled by participants in the Dutchess Chamber Foundation’s mentorship program, hors d’oeuvre and complimentary beverages. MAC Cosmetics provides mini-makeovers and gift basket raffles.

For more info, visit or call (914) 785-8277.

Photos from Our Cheese & Wine Tasting Party

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

HVCS held an exclusive cheese and wine tasting party at the Beacon Pantry (in Beacon, of course) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Owner Stacey Penlon and cheese fanatic Jen guided an intimate group of supporters through the seven styles of cheese, while local wine expert Bob Brink paired each offering with a special wine. It was a trip around the globe and through time as Stacey and Jen revealed the mysterious beginnings of cheese and the traditional methods now being revived by artisanal cheesemakers. Guests went home with some HVCS schwag, a Parmigiano Reggiano frisbee, and a huge block of knowledge about cheese!

“Fill Chill” Holiday Food & Gift Drive

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Fill Chill Holiday Food Drive on 12/12/14Despite the name, Chill Wine Bar gives a warm  holiday welcome to all HVCS supporters on Friday, December 12, 2014 for a holiday food and gift drive! Join us for Chill’s selection of wines, craft bottled beer, tapas and paninis and bring along non-perishable food items or unwrapped toys to pass on to a needy HVCS family. Plus, Chill will donate 25% of your bill to HVCS–and this donation will be matched by a major corporation, so it’s like a 50% donation of your check! The more you eat and drink, the more we collect for our holiday food pantries for hungry clients.

No cover!

Our 2014 Emergency Food Closet Wish List:

Toiletries and Personal Items:

  •  Deodorant
  • body soap
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • moisturizer
  • shaving cream
  • toilet paper
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes


Cleaning Supplies:

  •  laundry detergent
  • cleaning supplies
  • paper towel
  • bleach
  • dish soap
  • window cleaner (Windex)
  • all-purpose cleaner (regular or anti-bacterial)


Non-Perishable Foods:

  •  Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Fruit juice
  • Boxed dinner items:
  • potatoes
  • pasta
  • macaroni & cheese
  • tuna
  • boxed milk (Parmalait)
  • soups (low sodium preferred)
  • gravy (low sodium preferred)
  • beef stew
  • ravioli
  • stuffing
  • cranberry sauce
  • rice
  • corn bread mix
  • canned pumpkin
  • frozen turkey
  • canned or frozen ham

HVCS’ Cheese & Wine Tasting Party Nearly Sold Out

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Cheese & Wine Tasting PartyThere are only a few spots left at our Cheese and Wine Tasting Party on November 5th at the Beacon Pantry in (where else?) Beacon! If sampling delicious gourmet cheese, charcuterie and fine wines is your thing, then this is an event you don’t want to miss. We’ve got a total of only 10 spots, and they’re going fast! Reserve your seat in advance by getting your ticket today using this link:

You can purchase your tickets on that page via PayPal, or call us at (914) 785-8277.

Cheese & Wine Tasting Party – Sold Out!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Cheese & Wine Tasting Party

You’re invited to an exclusive VIP cheese and wine tasting party to raise funds for Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) at the Beacon Pantry on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30 pm. Expand your palate and learn how to choose the perfect cheese and charcuterie platter just in time for holiday entertaining. Stacey Penlon, the Beacon Pantry’s owner and “expert du fromage” will guide 10 guests through the seven kinds of cheese, each paired with wines selected by local expert Bob Brink. All proceeds benefit HVCS’ array of services for people living with chronic diseases.

This event is currently sold out. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, or to attend a future cheese and wine tasting event, please e-mail or call us at (914) 785-8277.

Bear Feast II + Food Drive at Chill

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

It’s that time of year again! Join your fellow furry guys for Bear Feast II. We’ll be bringing the bear community together for camaraderie, good food, and a fine selection of beer and wine.

– Free Admission
– Complimentary Food
– Drink Specials
– Music by Prephab
– Raffles for prizes
– and of course, Bears, Bears, Bears!

Please bring a donation of nonperishable food for Hudson Valley Community Services’ (formerly ARCS) Food Pantry. This organization is the nexus for HIV/AIDS services in the Hudson Valley. All those who bring a food donation will receive a complimentary raffle ticket.

So, gorge yourself on some bears, and join us for Bear Feast II.

Harvest of Hope Charity Ball

Friday, September 28th, 2012

HOH_logo_2012ARCS celebrates ten years of our signature gala with a journey to the “Vineyards and Vistas” of wine country for the Harvest of Hope Charity Ball! Join us on Saturday, November 3rd at Whitby Castle in Rye, NY for an elegant evening of dancing, fine food, silent and live auctions, and an array of desserts.

This year’s Hearts for ARCS Award recipients are Carla Ramos, creator of the Hairdressers’ Disco Ball and Fantasy Hair Show, and Alan Shapiro from Philips Nizer who is a frequent donor and advocate for our emergency food closets.

Tickets are $150 per person, or you can gather a group of 10 and purchase a full table for just $1,250 before October 19th.  Tickets are now on sale here. Watch for an upcoming preview of our silent auction items.

You can also call (914) 785-8283 to make a donation for our auctions or to find out more information.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Friday, December 9th, 2011

40 of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers joined us on December 8th for our Volunteer Appreciation Party at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon. Special thanks to Little Boy’s Deli for donating delicious mac ‘n’ cheese, Chill Wine Bar for being our hosts and providing complimentary cheese platters, and to Terry Gipson, NYS Senate candidate, for stopping by.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Calling all ARCS volunteers! Please join us to celebrate the work you do all year on behalf of ARCS’ clients. Chill Wine Bar is once again opening its door to ARCS for an evening of casual conversation, festive food and beverages of all kinds.

To RSVP, please call Jana at (914) 785-8283 or email