Art and Civic Organizations

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.
Barrett Clay WorksThis beautifully restored building is an anchor and a community center, with street level space devoted to instruction in various methods of “working clay” for children through seniors.
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.
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 Arts CouncilThe mission of the Dutchess County Arts Council is to provide the leadership, funding, encouragement, and services necessary for the highest quality of art to thrive in our county and region, and for citizens to value the arts as an important part of daily life, economy, and social fabric of our communities.
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.
Hudson Valley 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.
Main Street Farmers’ MarketThe City of Poughkeepsie Farmers’ Market is not only important as a source of fresh, local food for downtown shoppers, but is also developing into a vibrant, community venue.
Mid-Hudson Children’s MuseumOur Mission is to enlighten minds through a fun and creative learning environment where hands-on experiences spark curiosity, discovery and the joy of exploration.
Mill Street LoftMill Street Loft is a not-for-profit, Multi-Arts Educational Center based in the the City of Poughkeepsie, New York.
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.
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.

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.
Middle Main RevitalizationBuilding a unified vision for the future of Main Street in Poughkeepsie.
Summer Food Service ProgramThe Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federal Child Nutrition Program that provides free, nutritious meals to all children 18 years of age and younger during the summer months. There are no income or residency requirements for children to participate. All Summer Meals are free! Meals may be served at schools, camps, or community based organization sites. Activities are also offered to children who participate in the program.
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 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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