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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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Summer Food Service Program – Free Summer Meals for Youth in Poughkeepsie

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and … 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 Friday, 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 … Continue reading

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Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo

Thursday, June 19 – 4pm to 7pm Poughkeepsie High School Cafeteria Come discover what Poughkeepsie has to offer, just in time for summer! The expo will feature a wealth of community-based programs and services available to local youth, including the … Continue reading

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2014 Riverkeeper Sweep: Fallkill Creek Cleanup

Photos from the Fallkill Creek cleanup group during the 2014 Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday May 10th. The Fallkill watershed drains over 12,000 acres of land into the Hudson River, and the Fallkill Creek and its tributaries reach out over five … Continue reading

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2014 Riverkeeper Sweep – Saturday, May 10

Join Riverkeeper, Make Poughkeepsie Shine, and the Fallkill Creek Watershed Committee on May 10th to help Poughkeepsie sparkle!  This year Riverkeeper’s Sweep, Councilman Joe Rich’s Make Poughkeepsie Shine and the Fallkill Creek Watershed Committee will be combining efforts to clean … Continue reading

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City Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Poughkeepsie and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of … Continue reading

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