Community Links

Art and Civic Organizations

Arts Mid-HudsonThe mission of Arts Mid-Hudson to provide vision and leadership to support thriving and diverse arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
The BardavonThe Bardavon 1869 Opera House is a leading performance venue that presents touring artists of the highest quality in theater, dance, music, opera, and other performance genres.
Barrett Art CenterOur goal is to bring a cultural experience unparalleled in our region to the citizens of Poughkeepsie, the whole of Dutchess County, young and old alike.
Catharine Street Community CenterOur goal is to bring a cultural experience unparalleled in our region to the citizens of Poughkeepsie, the whole of Dutchess County, young and old alike.
Citizen’s Committee 4 ChangeIt is our committee’s desire and ultimate goal to revitalize and unify our city by any means necessary.
City of Poughkeepsie Little LeagueThe City of Poughkeepsie Little League website
Children’s Media ProjectChildren’s Media Project is an arts and education organization focusing on media and technology. Our mission is to create a teaching/learning environment where artists, educators, community activists and especially children and youth can learn to interact with the media arts both as creators and critical viewers.
Christ Church Summer CampCelebrating 50 years serving Poughkeepsie’s 6 – 11 year olds in a non-sectarian, safe, affordable, fun and friendly learning environment that promotes self-esteem and builds confidence with every new experience.
Cunneen-Hackett Arts CenterThe center seeks to meet the artistic and educational needs of the Hudson Valley by showcasing professional and community artists in theater, music and the visual arts. It offers gallery exhibits, educational programs, various performing art events, and tours of two Victorian Italianate-style houses built by nephews of Matthew Vassar.
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of CommerceRepresenting approximately 1,500 businesses, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is Dutchess County’s largest business organization.
Dutchess County TourismDutchess County Tourism (DCT) was established in 1984. The officially designated destination marketing organization for Dutchess County, it brings tourism dollars to area businesses by marketing and promoting the assets of Dutchess County to the nation and the world.
Dutchess County Youth One StopYouth One Stop is a comprehensive education and job-training program utilizing local resources to benefit at-risk youth in Dutchess County.The program is open to income-eligible Dutchess County youth and foster children ages 14-21 who are facing obstacles inhibiting them from completing school, finishing their GED or gaining employment.  Participants will explore career options in the community and gain practical experience through jobs and internships as well as have access to tutoring, mentorship and degree/certification programs.
Girl Scouts – Heart of the Hudson ValleyGirl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc (GSHH) was formed in October of 2007 as a result of merging five area Girl Scout councils in the mid and lower Hudson River Valley of New York State. GSHH is governed by a 19-member volunteer board of directors and an experienced management staff. GSHH’s central administrative office is located in Pleasantville, New York with regional offices in Kingston, Middletown, New City, Pleasantville and Poughkeepsie. The council serves girls in a seven county region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties).
Hudson River Sloop ClearwaterClearwater conducts environmental education, advocacy programs and celebrations. The nucleus of the activities is to protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related water bodies, and to create public awareness of the estuary’s complex relationship with the coastal zone.
M*PowerA community has a moral obligation to guide young people by providing ample direction, discipline, and to create opportunities for them to live their dreams.  Its founders’ desire and ultimate goal has been to bring people together to motivate, challenge and inspire them to take control of their physical health and well-being.  The release of stress through freedom of movement, muscle-strengthening helps our youth establish healthier, balanced lifestyles.
Mid-Hudson Children’s MuseumThe museum is the ideal destination for families with young children. Interactive exhibits focus on nature, science, literacy, art, and the local community. The museum provides an educationally rich environment through which children have the opportunity to develop foundational skills, engage in purposeful play, and develop interpersonal connections. MHCM exhibits and programs get kids moving, exploring, building, pretending, collaborating, creating and discovering.
Mill Street LoftMill Street Loft is a not-for-profit, Multi-Arts Educational Center based in the the City of Poughkeepsie, New York.
Nubian DirectionsNubian Directions II, Inc. is the premier agency for developing workforce skills for youth and adults. We provide technology training, work readiness skills and educational support services for youth and adults to enhance workforce skills.
Poughkeepsie Farm ProjectThe Poughkeepsie Farm Project is a non-profit organization that works toward a just and sustainable food system in the Mid-Hudson Valley by operating a member-supported farm, providing education about food and farming, and improving access to healthy locally-grown food.
Poughkeepsie City School District’s Community SwimResidents in the City of Poughkeepsie now have the opportunity to swim free at the Poughkeepsie Middle School pool three times each week. The Board of Education voted unanimously at the November 6th Board Meeting to begin a Community Swim Program which will provide two mornings each week for adult swim, and two hours each Saturday for family swimming.
Poughkeepsie Public Library DistrictThe Poughkeepsie Public Library District is a special legislative district created to provide public library service to the residents of the City and Town of Poughkeepsie, New York.
Project ThunderProject Thunder’s mission is to mold underserved youth into successful citizens. We strive to be a support system that instills academic excellence, through stimulating their desire to learn and teaching them life skills.
R.E.A.L. Skills Network REAL Skills Network was founded in 2008 to fill the need for after school and summer programs for elementary through high school students at risk in the Poughkeepsie NY and Dutchess County area. Programs are to help those students that have had difficulty navigating the paths of traditional social, educational and judicial systems to understand and obtain mainstream skill competency levels and social values that would empower them to interact in their community, school or job setting more successfully.
Scenic HudsonScenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors.
Summer STEM ProgramUnlock your limitless potential and gain a competitive edge in college and beyond. At iD Tech Camps, we offer summer tech camps for students ages 7-17. For teens 13-18, we also provide intensive, pre-college iD Tech Academies. Do something BIG this summer—develop iPhone® and Android™ apps, program with C++ and Java™, design and create video games, develop websites, produce movies, build robots, and more.
Tubman Summer All-Stars ProgramThe Tubman Summer All-Stars is an 8 week summer reading and math enrichment program. The program is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 3 and benefits all children by:

  • Providing a safe summer learning environment
  • Offering an extended learning opportunity to prevent summer learning loss
  • Enhancing academic skills
  • Improving social skills
  • Help working families
  • Making new friends
Upward BoundThe Marist Upward Bound Program was founded in 1966. It is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary to persist in completing their secondary education and enter and complete a program of postsecondary education.

Community Services

Dutchess OutreachOur mission is to meet the temporary, basic needs of individuals and families when no other resources are readily available to them.
Family Partnership CenterOur goal of transforming a fragmented, duplicative, and often frustrating service delivery system into a collaborative, streamlined, and more user-friendly one makes progress every day.
Hudson River HousingHudson River Housing is dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing for low to moderate income people in our communities.
Legal Services of the Hudson ValleyThe mission of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is to provide free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an attorney where basic human needs are at stake. We are the recipient of Legal Services Corporation funding for the region and provide a full array of legal services to low-income individuals and families. The work we do each day provides justice to thousands of our neighbors who have nowhere else to turn.
Middle Main RevitalizationBuilding a unified vision for the future of Main Street in Poughkeepsie.
Planned Parenthood of the Hudson ValleySince 1934, Planned Parenthood has been a steady and trusted presence in the mid-Hudson Valley. Our five medical centers, located throughout Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, provide a wide range of comprehensive sexual health services to more than 40,000 people annually. We focus on prevention – the prevention of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, cancer and other illnesses – and our medical staff works closely with clients to find affordable, safe and effective options.
Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. (TRI) is a center for independent living providing information, referral and advocacy services for people with disabilities, their families, their friends and their communities in which they live, work and play. TRI offers services and programs that assist people with disabilities to be as active and independent as they desire. We educate and involve our community in disability issues, to ensure full participation and access for all. We encourage people with disabilities to make their own choices, while providing support as they reach their goals.

Educational Institutions

Poughkeepsie City School District Since 1843, the Poughkeepsie City School District has provided city residents with excellent educational opportunities. Today the district offers a comprehensive educational program designed to meet the needs of students and adults of diverse interests, abilities and backgrounds.
Adelphi University – School of Social WorkWe’ve been located in the community for 37 years offering a Master in Social Work graduate program. We offer evening & Saturday classes so that it’s ideal for college graduates and persons interested in a mid-life career-change.
Culinary Institute of AmericaFor 60 years, The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education.
Dutchess Community CollegeThe mission of Dutchess Community College is to provide open access to affordable, quality post-secondary education to citizens of Dutchess County and others.
Marist CollegeMarist College, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine and the Princeton Review, and by Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, is noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process.
Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical InstituteRidley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute is a business school that offers career training in higher education
Vassar CollegeFounded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college.

Golf Courses

McCann Memorial Golf CourseMcCann Memorial Golf Course is a challenging 6,524 yard, 18 hole championship course. Built in 1972, and redesigned in 2001, this course has been rated the “Best Course in the Hudson Valley” and “Readers Pick: Best Golf Course” by Hudson Valley Magazine. Golf Digest rates the course 4 Stars in “Places to Play”.
College Hill Golf Course“The Hill” as it’s known locally, is a 2600 yard 9 hole facility that offers some of the greatest views in the Hudson Valley. The hilly fairways, well placed hazards and fast greens offer a challenge to golfers of any skill level. Readers of Golf Link rate this course 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Government Services

Dutchess County Justice & Transition CenterInformation about the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center
Dutchess County Crime Victim Resources and ServicesDutchess County Cares for Crime Victims.  This section is intended to help those individuals and families who have been victims of crime to quickly find the information they need to help them cope with the aftermath of a crime.
Dutchess County OnlineThe main website for Dutchess County.
Dutchess County Economic Development CorporationDCEDC is the central point of contact for business development needs and activities in Dutchess County.
Dutchess County LOOP ADA Complementary Paratransit ServiceAs required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Dutchess County LOOP operates an ADA Complementary Paratransit Service for qualified individuals residing in Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie.
Dutchess County Parcel AccessParcel Access is a new application that gives residents, property owners, and professionals, as well as prospective buyers, web-based access to map-based parcel and assessment information.
Dutchess County Resource Recovery AgencyDutchess County Resource Recovery Agency is a public benefit corporation created by the New York State Legislature for the purpose of providing solid waste management services for Dutchess County.
New York StateOfficial New York State Government website.
Poughkeepsie City CourtInformation about Poughkeepsie City Court.
Poughkeepsie Water Treatment FacilityInformation about the Poughkeepsie Water Treatment Facility.

Historical Sites

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and MuseumThe Franklin D. Roosevelt Library is the first of the presidential libraries. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt’s direction during 1939-40 on 16 acres of land in Hyde Park, New York, donated by the President and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt.
Locust GroveOverlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY, the 180-acre estate of Samuel F.B. Morse includes an Italianate villa designed by Alexander Jackson Davis containing extensive collections of American and European decorative and fine arts.Three miles of carriage roads wind through landscaped grounds, romantic gardens and shady groves.
Springside Landscape RestorationSpringside Landscape Restoration (SLR) was organized to acquire, protect, and restore Andrew Jackson Downing’s historic landscape.
Upper Landing ParkUpper Landing Park offers Poughkeepsie residents and visitors a beautiful setting to enjoy alongside the Hudson River, an engaging walk through over 300 years of local history, and access to Walkway over the Hudson’s new waterfront elevator.
Walkway Over the HudsonWalkway Over the Hudson is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1992.  Our mission is to inspire people to connect to the beauty of the Hudson Valley through long-term stewardship of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and support of the regional trail system, which offer public enjoyment of the bridge’s historic architecture, the scenic wonders of the Hudson River Valley and the diversity of its recreational and cultural activities.


City Map ProjectOnline version of the City Map. Hard copy of the map are available at City Hall.
Dutchess County Parcel AccessParcel Access is a new application that gives residents, property owners, and professionals, as well as prospective buyers, web-based access to map-based parcel and assessment information.


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Poughkeepsie JournalNew York’s Oldest Newspaper. Covers the Hudson Valley region.
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