Category Archives: Events

NYSCA Grants for Arts & Cultural Activities

These grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Founded in 1977, the Decentralization Program (DEC) was developed to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every … Continue reading

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Holiday Schedule – Labor Day (September 7, 2015)

In observance of Labor Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, September 7, 2015: City Hall: Closed City Courts: Closed Transfer Station: Closed Bus Service: Suspended – Service resumes Tuesday morning (September 8th) Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling pickup on … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: “SAFER Grant” Press Conference

505 Main Street (Public Safety Building) Thursday, July 30th 12:00 PM Congressman Maloney and Mayor Tkazyik will announce the City of Poughkeepsie as a recipient of the “SAFER Grant”, which will entitle the City to 7 additional firefighters with complete support from the Federal … Continue reading

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Mayor Calls for Additional Measures in Light of Recent Shootings and Homicides

There will be a press conference in the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council Chambers (City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza) on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11am. Topics to be discussed include: Additional overtime for Police patrols, including foot patrols … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

The City of Poughkeepsie will host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, July 4th at dusk (approx. 9:20pm).  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 … Continue reading

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Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo II – April 15, 2015 – 3pm

Just in time for summer! The Second Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo (Expo II) will connect local youth with quality, area programming. The expo — which is scheduled to run from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Poughkeepsie Middle School … Continue reading

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Celebration of Lights – Friday, December 5

The 21st Annual Celebration of Lights Parade & Fireworks is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014. The parade will commence at 6:30pm on Main Street and Garden Street and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main Street, … Continue reading

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Pulaski Day Celebration – October 12

There will be a Pulaski Day celebration in the City of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, October 12, 2014 beginning at noon.  The celebration includes a parade that begins at the Italian Center (227 Mill St.) and goes through Mansion St., N. … Continue reading

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Bicycle Traffic Skills 101

Do you feel confident and safe riding a bike in traffic? Do you know enough to teach your kids to ride cautiously and conspicuously on their own? When you drive a car, are you comfortable sharing the road with people … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for 9/11 Memorial Park

September 11, 2014 – 4:00pm The groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Poughkeepsie’s new 9/11 Memorial park is set for 4pm, September 11, 2014 on the lawn next to City Hall facing the Poughkeepsie Journal building. The Kiwanis Club of … Continue reading

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