Dutchess Handmade Pop Up Shop – in person

Arts Mid-Hudson’s Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop “pops up” twice a year with incredible items created in the Hudson Valley. Locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood, products, prints, paintings, home, decorating items and more! Find the perfect item for gift giving and collecting from local artists and artisans. List of participating artists coming soon.

December 4-5 from 10am – 5pm

Walkway at Night – Halloween Edition (in-person)

The Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to enjoy amazing Hudson Valley views after dark from 212 feet above the Hudson River at Walkway at Night. With the moon hanging high in the sky and the Mid-Hudson Bridge twinkling in the distance, there is truly nothing like a moonlit evening on the World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge. This event takes place from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Everyone, including children, must reserve a ticket for entry at walkway.org/walkwayatnight and check in at the appropriate gate upon arrival.
Visitors are encouraged to come in costume and children will receive a treat upon entry.
As always, Walkway members are welcome to attend at no cost. Non-members can register for $5. Members have been emailed a special discount code to use upon registration providing one complimentary admission to Individual members, and up to five complimentary admissions for Family members.

“Once Upon a Time” Exhibition Opening Reception (in-person)

“Once Upon a Time” – Evocations of Childhood

Childhood is a sensitive and powerful time in our lives. Queen City 15 Gallery juried show exhibition incorporates artwork that addresses this phase of human experience in many different ways: literal, narrative, expressive, iconographic.

Juror of Selection: Ursula Morgan

Show Dates: November 5 through December 19
Opening Reception: Saturday November 6, 4:00 to 6:00pm

“Of An Era” Exhibition Opening Reception (in-person)

The Trolley Barn Gallery is celebrating their upcoming show, Of An Era, with an opening reception November 5, from 5-7pm. This show is an international juried exhibition with special guest Curator, Jova Lynne, Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Please attend this free event for a night in celebration of the artists and the curatorial team that made “Of An Era” possible.

Family Friendly Halloween Party (in-person)

If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering, please either email Julie Riess at jriess@doelc.org or Estefany Umbach at eumbach@doelc.org. There are 90 minute slots for volunteering (starting with 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and on the half hour. You can also work 1:00 to 4:00 pm)

The Poet is In (in person)

Cathy Schmitz is a writer, poet and photographer living in Poughkeepsie, NY. Her essays and poems have been published in several regional and national magazines. She is active in the revitalization efforts in the City of Poughkeepsie. Come to Queen City 15 Gallery on Main Street to have a poem written for you by Cathy!

Dutchess County-Poughkeepsie Land Bank Meeting (remote)

The Dutchess County-Poughkeepsie Land Bank (DCPLB) was approved by New York State in August 2020, pursuant to New York State’s Land Bank Program. By inter-municipal agreement, Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie jointly formed the DCPLB with a mission to promote equitable and sustainable development through the rehabilitation of vacant, abandoned and underutilized properties in ways that are guided by ongoing community input, that foster housing that is affordable, that nurture communities of choice and access, and that support economic, environmental and social resiliency. The DCPLB was officially incorporated in New York State in April 2021.

To Register for the Zoom link, please email secretary@dcpoklandbank.org.

To view the agenda, click here.

Poughkeepsie Common Council Meeting – Good Cause Eviction (virtual)

The Common Council is the law-making body of the City of Poughkeepsie and is comprised of 9 members. 8 ward representatives and 1 member At-Large. Similar to Congress at the federal level, we are the City of Poughkeepsie’s legislative body. The Council is separate from the Mayor’s administration but an equal partner in how our City is run.

Good Cause Eviction is a piece of legislation that would require a judge to approve every eviction and rent raise by a certain set of conditions.

Read the Good Cause Eviction Fact Sheet here.

This meeting will be held virtually, Zoom link forthcoming.