The Mayfest Farmers and Makers Market, showcasing a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers – farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more – is set for Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd, at the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. [Read more…] about Mayfest Farmers and Makers Market at Walkway Over the Hudson
Walkway Over The Hudson
The East Gate Plaza of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (Walkway) has officially opened. The Walkway stretches across the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie on the east bank, and Highland, NY, on the west bank.
With funding support of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and other supporters, the expanded gathering space more than doubles the size of the path near the Washington Street Stairs and provides a scenic and convenient location for community events. [Read more…] about East Gate Plaza Opens at Walkway Over the Hudson
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) from potential private sector partners to design, build and install a monument in commemoration of famed abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth.
The monument of Sojourner Truth will be sited at the Walkway Over the Hudson along the Empire State Trail in Ulster County, where she was born. Truth was born into slavery circa 1797, sold three times, and ultimately escaped to freedom in 1826. She went on to become a noted abolitionist and women’s rights advocate until her death in 1883. [Read more…] about Proposals Sought for Sojourner Truth Monument
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has purchased a half-acre parcel adjacent to the Poughkeepsie entrance of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park from the Open Space Institute (OSI), which will provide growing room to improve visitor services at the 1.28-mile linear park.
State Parks purchased the parcel for $550,000 with funds from the Environmental Protection Fund. [Read more…] about State Parks Purchases Hudson Walkway Parcel
The first-ever “Walk For History: Save Our Hudson Valley Landmarks” is scheduled for Sunday, November 24 at 1 PM, at the Walkway Over The Hudson. Walk for History is being organized by Friends of Jackson House, a landmark structure in the Village of Fishkill that faces an uncertain future.
The purpose of Walk for History is to call attention to endangered cultural assets of the Hudson Valley like the Jackson House – irreplaceable assets that deserve the benefit of smart preservation policies. Preserving our cultural wealth enhances what makes the Hudson Valley a beautiful, profitable and well-traveled destination. [Read more…] about Walk For History: Save Our Hudson Valley Landmarks