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Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo

Thursday, June 19 – 4pm to 7pm
Poughkeepsie High School Cafeteria

Come discover what Poughkeepsie has to offer, just in time for summer! The expo will feature a wealth of community-based programs and services available to local youth, including the Poughkeepsie School District’s Community Swim Program, the Adriance Library, Mill Street Loft, the Children’s Media Project, the Family Partnership, R.E.A.L. Skills, the Catherine Street Community Center, Summer Camp programs, CC4C, youth-friendly employers and more…all gathered under one roof!

Light refreshments will be served.

Parents, students, and community stakeholders are all welcome.


Councilman Tracy Hermann (8th Ward)
(845) 416-8285


Councilman Randall A. Johnson II (7th Ward)
(845) 454-5349

Sponsored by the City of Poughkeepsie’s Liaison Committee to the Board of Education and the City of Poughkeepsie School District

Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan Open House

The Land Use Law Center is hosting a public “open house” on April 16th from 6:30-8:30pm at 305 Main Street, “The Canvas,” next door to the Artist’s Palate to discuss the draft Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan.  A team of facilitators will be on staff to take public comments.  The Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan (PCCRP) seeks to capitalize on all of Poughkeepsie’s assets while redressing enduring concerns about building vacancy, crime, public safety, open space, and the underutilization of land. The PCCRP generates planning concepts and implementation strategies to help reassert Poughkeepsie as the economic and cultural center of the Hudson Valley. Please help spread the word through your contacts. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 16th.

Distressed Properties Survey & Presentation

On Tuesday, April 10th, the City of Poughkeepsie, along with Pace University School of Law’s Land Use Law Center hosted a public meeting to identify issues, discuss opportunities, and strategize on solutions regarding the distressed properties in the City of Poughkeepsie.   If you were unable to attend this meeting, but would like to participate in a brief survey, please go to   These are the same questions that were asked during the facilitated discussions on April 10th.   We thank you for participating.

Also, you can view the PowerPoint presentation given by Professor John Nolon regarding effective public policy approaches to distressed property remediation.

Community Workshop – Placemaking in a Changing Climate: Middle Main Poughkeepsie

 Hudson River Housing and the Resource Center for Sustainable Communities present:

Placemaking in a Changing Climate: Middle Main Poughkeepsie
an interactive workshop

Designing the places where we live and work so that they are beautiful and welcoming to people and commerce alike—this simple idea is re‐emerging to guide the revitalization of our marketplaces, waterfronts, and neighborhood centers. Today as climate changes press us to re‐localize our lives and protect our natural resources, the art and science of placemaking are evolving to meet new needs. Landscape architecture is joining urban design and economic development to create strategies for cooling city centers; conserving water; growing food; and making wise choices about the use and protection of land. Continue reading Community Workshop – Placemaking in a Changing Climate: Middle Main Poughkeepsie