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Free Rabies Clinic: October 30, 2012

Dutchess County Department of Health is hosting a free rabies clinic on Tuesday, October 30 from 11am to 3pm. Free rabies vaccinations for cats, dogs, and ferrets are available to all Dutchess County residents ($10 for non-residents).

Free Rabies Clinic

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
11am to 3pm

Town of Dover Highway Garage
136 East Duncan Hill Road
Dover Plains, New York

Veterans Appreciation Day: November 3, 2012

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Division of Veterans Services Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret) have announced the 7th Annual Dutchess County Veterans Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Roosevelt Library and Home in Hyde Park. The event will take place from 10am until 1pm. The highlight of the event will be a Medal Presentation Ceremony beginning at 12 noon.

“Join us as we honor the courageous men and women of our Armed Forces, both past and present, who have served our nation and earned our gratitude,” said County Executive Molinaro. “This event celebrates the service and sacrifice of our local veterans and connects them with resources that are available to them and their families, many of which they may not even be aware of.” Continue reading Veterans Appreciation Day: November 3, 2012

Civil War Post Event and Reenactment – Oct. 12 & 13

Departure Set for October 12th – 13th in Poughkeepsie

The City of Poughkeepsie will host historic presentations on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, with events beginning at 11:00am each day for the 150th anniversary of the departure of the 150th Volunteer Regiment from Poughkeepsie’s Main Street Wharf (now Waryas Park), via the Steamer Oregon on October 12, 1862 for the Civil War.

The 150th was known as the “Dutchess County” Regiment because it was composed of men through recruitment in this County.  It bravely fought at Gettysburg in July 1863 and participated in battles and maneuvers in the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea and campaigns in the Carolinas.  The celebration will begin at 11:00am at the historic Poughkeepsie Post Office (55 Mansion Street), where a special 150th Civil War Regiment Postal Cancellation will be used.  There will also be available a limited edition of 150 special tribute envelopes with a Civil War era design available for purchase to benefit re-enactors of this heroic Dutchess County Regiment.  There will be key local officials and Civil war re-enactors speaking briefly at the event.  A historic display of original 150th Regimental related documents, photographs, letters, and envelopes will be available to view. Continue reading Civil War Post Event and Reenactment – Oct. 12 & 13

City Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs (September 29)

September 29, 2012 – 10am to 2pm – 505 Main Street

On September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the Public Safety Building at 505 Main Street.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Continue reading City Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs (September 29)

Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13)

The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, in preparation for Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), has registered with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) – “Partnering for Fire-Safe Communities”.

The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department has also registered with “Sparky’s Wish List” for various fire prevention materials which will be distributed to the local schools and community during the month of October.

Sparky’s Wish List

Partnering for Fire-Safe Communities is helping fire departments facing lean budgets to fund the purchase of life-saving fire safety educational materials. Sparky’s Wish List invites fire departments to create a free  online wish list for Fire Prevention Week materials through a simple online tool. Businesses and the public can fulfill departments’ wish lists and provide these critical educational materials for their communities.

To find out how you can participate, visit

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department at (845) 451-4079.

CPFD Wish List – Driect Link:

“Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, ©2012 NFPA.”

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

July 4th, 2012 – Fireworks at Dusk – Free Parking 

Image of FireworksThe City of Poughkeepsie will be having their fireworks spectacular on Wednesday, July 4th at dusk (9pm-9:20pm).  Radio entertainment in Waryas Park will begin at 6pm and viewing will be available from Waryas Park and Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required, visit for more information).  Parking is free in all municipal lots.

Poughkeepsie City Schools Free Lunch Program at Pulaski Pool

The Free Lunch Program runs Monday, June 25 through Friday, August 19, weekdays only. (no lunches served on weekends)

Lunches typically arrive around 11:30am and are served while they last, on first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information about Pulaski Pool, please visit:

Swim Lesson Program – Pulaski Pool

Welcome to the 2012 swim season!

We are very excited to work with you and help improve your swimming skills as well as your adaptability to the water!

This program is designed to improve swimming skills, learn water safety, and learn to be comfortable in the water. Students will partake in numerous water safety and water skill lessons that will provide them with the knowledge of safe pool use. They will learn safe water entry and exit strategies as well as basic stroke skills and diving skills (for upper level swimmers). Students will be placed in classes according to skill level based on the overall discretion of their instructor.

In order to be accepted into the 2012 Pulaski Swim Lesson Program, this form must be completed and turned in prior to the first week of lessons. Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis and late Application’s will not be accepted. Please understand these regulations as spaces are limited. This is to ensure child safety in student- instructor ratio. Thank you for your compliance!

Lessons will be given in two week sessions and choice of session will be first come, first served

For additional information about Pulaski Pool, please visit the Parks & Recreation page:

Poughkeepsie Farmers’ Market – Season Begins June 1st

Pulaski Park (Washington Street) | Every Friday | 2-6pm

It’s that time of year again, the Poughkeepsie Farmers’ Market begins June 1st!

Please note!: This year the market will be running from 2pm to 6pm (an hour earlier than last year).

What to expect this week at the market:

IN SEASON VEGETABLES – Broccoli, Bok Choi, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Kale, Kolhrabi, Head Lettuce, Leaf Lettuce, Radishes, Scallions, and White Turnips

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Poughkeepsie Farmers’ Market
Pulaski Park
| 2-6PM |
Every Friday!
Rain or Shine

Make Poughkeepsie Shine – June 2, 2012 – Volunteers Needed

June 2, 2012 – 9am-4pm – Multiple Locations

On June 2, 2012, the Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie and the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council are sponsoring “Make Poughkeepsie Shine” Day, which is an effort to clean and beautify the City’s many magnificent public areas.

The Administration and Members of the Common Council hope to make this day as successful as possible by working in conjunction with volunteers, church and school groups, not for profit organizations, and local and non-local businesses.

The purpose of this event is to beautify our City’s public areas, promote a clean City, discourage littering, and improve the appearance and quality of life for the City’s residents and businesses.

Volunteer & Sponsorship Opportunities

To volunteer for the event, please contact the Councilperson for your ward. Contact information for the Common Council can be found on the Common Council webpage:

To sponsor the event, please contact Erian Buckley, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, at (845) 451-4073

For additional information about the event, please contact Common Council Vice Chairman Joseph Rich at (845) 473-4632 or [email protected]