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When: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30pm
Where: City of Poughkeepsie, Main Street, Mural Square
The City of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon 1869 Opera House and the Poughkeepsie River District Business Association, will present the 24th Annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks on Friday, December 1 at 6:30pm. Each year thousands of people attend this popular, family-friendly event, voted by Dutchess County Tourism as the “Best Event of the Holiday Season”.
The line-up for the parade begins at 5:30pm and will commence at 6:30pm from the Crannell Street Parking Lot on Catharine Street and proceed down Main Street to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting at Mural Square. The Celebration of Lights Parade is led by City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison along with County Executive Marcus Molinaro and members of the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council.
The parade ends at Dongan Square Park at the intersection of Mill Street and North Clover Street where a second Christmas tree lighting will take place in conjunction with several short performances. The festivities conclude with the area’s only winter fireworks being displayed along the Poughkeepsie waterfront. These activities will take place at approximately 7:15pm.
Following the parade and fireworks at 8:00pm there will be a screening of The Princess Bride at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House for a price of $6 per person. It is suggested to purchase tickets ahead of time as the movie tends to sell out.
AUTUMN IN THE PARK
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Bartlett Park, Poughkeepsie, NY
Petting zoo, Apple-Bobbing, Musical Chairs, Games, Foot Races, Bounce House, Pony Rides, Music and much more.
Free food provided by EXEMPT FIREMANS ASSOCIATION
6th Ward Council Member Natasha Cherry
4th Ward Council Member Lee Klein
The City of Poughkeepsie will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 4th at dusk (approx. 9:20 pm). The best places to view the show are from Waryas Park (free), The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (tickets required), or the Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required).
Rain Date: Friday, July 7th
Parking: Parking is free in municipal parking lots beginning at 5:00 pm and in metered spaces after 6:00 pm . Handicapped parking will be available at Waryas Park. Please see an officer for access and directions. No Parking zones will be in place along North Water Street and in the lots at Waryas Park. John M. Flowers Circle at Waryas Park will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Parking Restrictions: Please be advised that the following parking restrictions will be put into place at Waryas Park effective 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Waryas Park will be open to the general public, however, the following parking restrictions will be enforced:
- Waryas Park Boat Launch – Closed July 4, 2017
- No Parking – Waryas Park Lower Lot (10am-10pm)
- No Parking – Waryas Park Main Street City Lot (10am-10pm – Reserved for Handicap Event Parking Only)
- No Parking – Main Street, West of N. Water Street, including the John M. Flowers Circle at Waryas Park (10am-10pm)
Vehicles found in violation of above are subject to be towed by the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
The FIREBALL RUN Adventurally series is the story of 40 rally teams as they compete in a legendary 2,000-mile, life-sized trivia game.
The FIREBALL RUN will hold a “starting line” in the City of Poughkeepsie on the morning of September 29th, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM as the competition travels from the City of Poughkeepsie to their next destination.
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Where: Poughkeepsie City Hall (outside) 62 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Be Advised — Road Closures
FROM APPROX. 7:00 AM TO 10:00 AM
- No Parking/Road Closure: Civic Center Plaza from Mill Street North to Mansion Street.
- No Parking/Road Closure: Mansion St from Columbus Dr/Washington St E to Balding Ave.
*All City employees will have access to the parking garage from the arterial
* Between the hours of 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, all vehicles leaving the City Hall parking garage will be directed straight for a RIGHT TURN ONLY onto Columbus.
For More Information Contact:
Aidy Alonzo, Fireball Run (818) 572 1400 or [email protected]
In conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie, the City of Poughkeepsie will honor the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at its annual ceremony to pay tribute to those who lost their lives that tragic day.
The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Detective Steven McDonald from the New York City Police Department, amongst others.
Date: Friday September 9th, 2016 at 10:00 am
City Hall 9/11 Memorial
Poughkeepsie City Hall
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The City of Poughkeepsie is excited to announce our first public workshop concerning future zoning changes for downtown. Join us for a discussion and walking tour of the downtown district and share your ideas for opportunities and desired types of uses.
The program will begin at 6:00 pm on September 15th at the Indotronix Building on Main Street (use the 14 Catharine Street entrance) with a brief presentation and conversation about issues and opportunities, and then we will commence with a walking tour of downtown. Please wear comfortable shoes for this leisurely paced tour.
Objectives for updated zoning in the downtown district include maximizing fiscal productivity of land uses; diversifying retail mix; redressing issues of vacancies within buildings; considering redevelopment potential of vacant parcels; and ensuring that downtown is a high quality, accessible and affordable urban place.
Whether you live downtown or elsewhere in the city, or whether you work downtown or simply come to enjoy restaurants and entertainment venues, we want to hear from you. This is your downtown, so come and be heard. Hope to see you there!
2016 National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – City Hall
Sponsored by the City of Poughkeepsie Police Athletic League
On Tuesday, August 2nd, join the City of Poughkeepsie Police Athletic League at City Hall for a great night of live music, public safety demonstrations, children’s entertainment, face painting, and other fun activities. This FREE event kicks off at 5:00 pm with a K9 demonstration featuring City of Poughkeepsie Police Department K9s Kiah, Ace & Falcone!
National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
Follow the City of Poughkeepsie Police Athletic League on Facebook for updates!
The City of Poughkeepsie will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, July 2nd at dusk (approx. 9:20 pm). The best places to view the show are from Waryas Park (free), The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (tickets required), or the Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required).
Rain Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Parking: Parking is free in municipal parking lots beginning at 5:00 pm. Handicapped parking will be available at the at the top of Waryas Park. Please see an officer for access and directions. No Parking zones will be in place along North Water Street and in the lots at Waryas Park. John M. Flowers Circle at Waryas Park will be closed to vehicular traffic.
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Walkway Marathon’s Think Differently Dash— a one-mile run/walk celebrating individuals in our community with cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities — will take place on Main Street on Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
No Parking, starting 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on Main Street from Market East to Hamilton Street. Cars parked here during these hours will be towed by City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
Road closures in the area will be in place between 6:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m., as follows:
- Main Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic both eastbound and westbound from Hamilton to Market Street.
- Academy Street will be closed northbound from Cannon to Main Street.
- Catherine Street will be closed southbound from Mill to Main Street.
- All parking for this event will be in the Crannell Street parking area beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Bus Route Detours:
- The Main Street route will detour from Cannon Street to South Clinton Street
- The Northside route will follow the Main Street route
- The Southside route will detour to Cannon Street to Market Street
The Think Differently Dash race route is as follows: Start on Main Street near Hudson Valley Office Furniture, continue west on Main to turnaround point near Commercial Park, head east back to second turnaround point at Hudson Valley Office Furniture,continue west to the finish line arch across from Commercial Park.
Motorists should expect road closures from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thank you for your cooperation.
City of Poughkeepsie Government, Dutchess County Government, & Walkway Over the Hudson
The Poughkeepsie City School District is striving to reach its goal of ranking in the top 10% of the 700 school districts in New York State by 2020. In their relentless pursuit of excellence for the almost 4,700 students they serve, the district is enhancing its Mission Literacy initiative with the help of City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison and the members of the Common Council.
In the upcoming unveiling of the Mission Literacy framework at City Hall, the Mayor, the District, and City government will pledge to encourage all City of Poughkeepsie stakeholders to participate in a literacy initiative that improves student achievement, graduation rates, college placement, and career readiness. This initiative is a unique synergy between the City of Poughkeepsie government and the Poughkeepsie City School District that includes Book Baskets, summer reading logs, and Summer Pak, a reading program designed to decrease “summer learning loss.”
“It is so important for City government to support the efforts of our school district. Working together, we can achieve real results for the residents of our City who are our future leaders. I am proud of the symbiotic relationship that has formed between the City school district and our City government,” said Mayor Rob Rolison.
School Superintendent Dr. Nicolé Williams said, “We are both honored and privileged to partner with Mayor Rolison and the members of the Common Council, our elected officials, the Poughkeepsie Public Library District-the Adriance Memorial Library, our community-based organizations, our business community, the faith-based community, parents, students, and staff members in this mission-critical work focused purposefully on providing rich and valuable literacy experiences for students across the City of Poughkeepsie. Our goal is to work collectively, in a coordinated effort, to launch strategic literacy initiatives that incentivize and support the development of exemplary practices to improve interdisciplinary literacy and ensure that our students have the opportunity to develop a life-long love for the key domains in their educational trajectory: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and analytical reasoning.”
The Mission Literacy framework will be unveiled at City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at 10:30 am.