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Fri 25 Oct
Walkway at Night
Friday, October 25, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Have you ever dreamed about spending a moonlit evening on the Walkway while enjoying scenic views of the Hudson River Valley? Here’s your chance! Enjoy breathtaking twilight views from 212 feet above the Hudson River. View the night sky with telescopes provided by the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association (weather permitting). For the safety of all, bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards are not permitted for this event. If you bring your furry friends along for the fun, all pets must be on a 4-foot non-retractable leash with a light up collar (glow sticks will be available while supplies last).

This event is complimentary to attend for Walkway members. Non-members are welcome but asked to consider a $5 suggested donation at the gates during the event.

Sat 26 Oct
Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission: to improve the lives of others. Make A Difference Day reminds us that everyone has the power to do something that makes a positive impact in their community. Thank you for all your time and dedication to this national day of service. Come and help us with our annual clean up under the bridge.
Sun 27 Oct
Lecture Series: Crime and Justice in Early Poughkeepsie
Sunday, October 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Join Dutchess County Historian Will Tatum at the Ulster Welcome Center (87 Haviland Road, Highland) for a journey through the Ancient Documents Collection, the surviving records of the Dutchess County Court from 1721 onwards. Learn about a variety of tales, from lawsuits over debt to disorderly taverns and the fear of slave insurrection. Find out how historians use old court records to recover the seedier side of daily life in early Poughkeepsie.

About the Lecturer: Will Tatum received his BA in History and Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in 2003 and his MA and PhD in History from Brown University in 2004 and 2016. He has served as the Dutchess County Historian since October 2012. In addition to designing exhibits, delivering presentations, and coordinating the county history community, Will oversees the county’s Ancient Documents Project, which is making the county’s early court records accessible to researchers.

This event is free for Walkway members. Nonmembers are invited to join us but asked to consider a $5 suggested donation.

Sun 17 Nov
Flag Changing Ceremony
Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

The American Legion Post 739 organize and present monthly Flag Changing Ceremonies on the Walkway to honor our region's veterans and their service to our country. These events, organized and presented by these local veterans' organizations, are open to all who wish to attend.

 
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Nov
Santa on the Walkway
Friday, November 29, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Santa will arrive at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Friday, November 29. Bring your kids, your dogs—the whole family—for this fun photo opportunity with Santa.

Location: East (Poughkeepsie) Entrance of Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park