Right2Way PK – Mural Celebration

Join Community Matters 2 to celebrate the finished artwork at Hulme Park:

  • 6 months of planning
  • 1 month of painting to complete with young aspiring artists
  • 100 volunteers which resulted in changing the visual landscape for residents and those crossing the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

May be an image of 2 people, child, people standing, outdoors and text that says 'COMMUNITY RIGHT WAY2 PK MATTERS CELEBRATE WITH US! RW2PK is finished! Our community mural, planters, benc new brought HULME PARK! See you there! Saturday, June 5, 2021 Hulme Park, PK 11a aden CLARKE REALTY prime ASSOCIATES print shop EVAN MENIST Hudson River Xousing,inc. CHANGEPOINT nOnDEnOMinATIOnAL CHURCH Rhinebeck Bank ~'

Hudson Valley Community Power Virtual Information Session and Q&A

The City of Poughkeepsie announced the renewal of Hudson Valley Community Power, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that allows residents, businesses, and municipalities to pool local electricity demand with other Hudson Valley municipalities to provide low cost, fixed-rate renewable electricity supply.

Each participating community has selected Joule Community Power as Program Administrator. Joule works on behalf of the municipalities to secure clean energy supply at the most favorable terms and ensures there are no contact or exit feeds for consumers.

Two virtual information sessions are scheduled (May 27th at 7pm and June 1st at 7pm EST.)

Join the Zoom session here! No registration required.

Hudson Valley Community Power Virtual Information Session and Q&A

The City of Poughkeepsie announced the renewal of Hudson Valley Community Power, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that allows residents, businesses, and municipalities to pool local electricity demand with other Hudson Valley municipalities to provide low cost, fixed-rate renewable electricity supply.

Each participating community has selected Joule Community Power as Program Administrator. Joule works on behalf of the municipalities to secure clean energy supply at the most favorable terms and ensures there are no contact or exit feeds for consumers.

Two virtual information sessions are scheduled (May 27th at 7pm and June 1st at 7pm EST.)

Join the Zoom session here! No registration required.

A People’s Geography of the Hudson Valley

Please join the students in Geography 286: A People’s Geography of the Hudson Valley for a presentation on the various sites that they have investigated and written about for a soon-to-be-established online, historical-geographical guide to the Hudson Valley. All are welcome!

Tune in here!

Is the Hudson Valley Sold Out? Online Forum

The River Newsroom and Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress are hosting an online forum about affordable housing solutions from legislation, the nonprofit sector, progressive economic development initiatives, and more. This conversation will cover the most interesting ideas people have right now about housing of topic, including: legislative and policy fixes, solutions from the nonprofit sector, progressive economic development initiatives, and more. Panelists will present what they are working on, and there will be room for a lengthy audience Q&A at the end. The event is moderated by Phillip Pantuso, managing editor of The River Newsroom, and Joe Czajka, senior vice president, Pattern for Progress.

Register here!

Southern Waterfront Redevelopment Task Force Meeting

The Southern Waterfront Redevelopment Task Force of the City of Poughkeepsie welcomes public comment at our meetings and believes public engagement will be critical to fostering a welcoming and accessible waterfront for all to enjoy. To participate in an upcoming task force meeting, please register by the link below. Anyone wishing to comment at the meeting may raise their hand to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting and will have up to four minutes to speak. We encourage people wishing to speak to send written comments ahead of time or after the meeting to the City Chamberlain at JDavis@cityofpoughkeepsie.com for inclusion in the meeting minutes. All meetings will be recorded and available afterward on the city’s website. For any questions, please contact the City Chamberlain at JDavis@cityofpoughkeepsie.com. Thank you for your interest in the southern waterfront.

Register here!

César Chávez and the Future of Farmworker Organizing in New York State

Worker Justice Center of New York’s webinar, César Chávez & The Future of Farmworker Organizing in New York State, will discuss César Chávez’s legacy in the Workers’ Rights Movement and explore the future of farmworker organizing in New York, one year after the passage of the NY Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. The panel discussion will have English and Spanish interpretation.

RSVP here!

You won’t want to miss hearing from the following experts:

Crispin Hernandez is Mixteco from a corn growing region in southern Mexico. He worked in New York’s dairy industry for 3 years and is currently an organizer at the Workers‘ Center of Central New York.

Angelica Uribe worked harvesting fruit in Wayne County in her youth. Her parents are agricultural workers and immigrants. She is currently an organizer for the union UFCW One.

Carlos Orellana has been an organizer with United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)  since 2008. He co-founded the Independent Farmworkers Center (CITA) in the early nineties during his years with the Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM). Currently, he is one of the organizers helping with the farmworkers campaign in NYS, collaborating with three of our local unions.

Librada Paz: came to the United States as a young girl in search of a better future. She came to this country and worked in the field, facing many abuses. She worked on the farm until she graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. After school she was invited to join Rural Migrant Ministry to fight against injustices that farmworkers were facing and are still facing. She continues to help workers speak out and fight for themselves for a better future.

Pershing Park Community Meeting

Join the Poughkeepsie Farm Project & Scenic Hudson for a community Zoom gathering to explore all the exciting plans for Pershing Park:

  • Apply for a Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm community garden plot and learn how to grow your own fruits and veggies
  • Review possible new playground plans
  • Share your ideas for other park improvements
  • Get involved in the community effort to improve our neighborhood park

Can’t attend on April 7? Email aconeski@scenichudson.org or call 845-926-6648.

Register here!