South Grand Ave. Project Public Meeting

The city plans to make significant improvements along South Grand Avenue between Hooker and College avenues and will hold a public information meeting about the project at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 16 in the Common Council Chambers at Poughkeepsie City Hall.

The city has retained Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP to perform preliminary and final design services to rehabilitate the existing roadway and improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations using a “Complete Streets” approach. Complete Streets promote pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation as alternatives to automobile travel to reduce environmental impacts, reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for all users and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Creighton Manning will provide a brief presentation on the proposed improvements, and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the project with city representatives, ask questions, and provide comments.

Any suggestions and or comments made at the meeting will be documented and considered by the project team as the project progresses. Construction is currently anticipated to occur in 2024. Federal Highway Administration funds will cover approximately 45 percent the project’s costs, with the remainder funded by the city.

The October 16 meeting will be webcast and can be accessed here the day of the meeting and afterward

Interested individuals who are not able to attend on this date may obtain project information, or submit comments, by writing to: Joseph Chenier, Assistant Civil Engineer, 62 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or by email to

Additional project information and updates can be found at the project website.

Path Through History

Path Through History Weekend – Discover the people and places that shaped American history

The Path Through History program and Path Through History Weekends showcase New York State’s fascinating history. A wealth of memorable experiences awaits you—from living history museums to forts and military landmarks to the homes of presidents, legendary writers and artists, and activists who fought to end slavery and to give women the right to vote. With an unparalleled network of museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, Path Through History takes you across the state to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today.

Learn more here!

Bike NY: Discover Hudson Valley Ride

View all the options to get involved in the Discover HV Ride here!


The Walkway welcomes Bike New York and its over 2,000 cyclists for the Discover Hudson Valley Ride on Sunday, June 25 from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. With six different routes ranging in length from the family-friendly 15-miler to the challenging 100-miler, the Discover Hudson Valley Ride is the perfect opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to saddle up and enjoy a scenic bike ride among the region’s bucolic countryside. Centered around the Walkway Over the Hudson, all routes begin and end at Victor C. Waryas Park, which is right next to the Poughkeepsie train station.

Please be advised that there will be a high volume of cyclists on the Walkway during this time. The Walkway will remain open to the public as normal from 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m..

Bike New York promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education, community outreach, and events. For more information on this event visit


Local Waterfront Revitalization Project – Public Hearing (in person)

The city of Poughkeepsie is in the final stages of updating its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The Updated LWRP reflects changes that have occurred in the Waterfront Revitalization Area since the City last adopted an LWRP in 1999, incorporate recommendations of recent planning efforts, and address resilience to flooding and sea level rise, principles of sustainable planning and smart growth, and strategies to support economic development for the City.

The Common Council has set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, December 19th, to hear comments on the proposed November 18, 2022 draft. You can find out more about the LWRP update process here.

The final draft and memorandum outlining the most recent changes can be found here,

Net Zero Cities (virtual)

How Do We Make the Electric City of the Future?

How do we bring a city’s carbon footprint down to zero? What actions need to be taken to transition an entire city’s built environment to be fully electric? What technology is involved? How does transitioning from gas to electric even work? And how can we make sure we don’t leave low income populations behind during this transition?

Moderator: James Lawler, Climate Now and Reif Larsen, Future of Small Cities Institute, FOCUS Lab
– Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres, City of Ithaca
– Sue Dougherty, NYSERDA
– Cullen Kasunic, BlocPower
– Joanne Coons, Hudson Valley Community College