Buzz Board Archive

City to Host Fourth of July Fireworks

Pride Parade Draws Large Crowd of Participants and Onlookers

 State Consolidated Funding Aids Projects; Applications Are Due by July 31

Officials Attend Grand Opening of Transitional Housing Space for Young Adults

City Deemed Eligible for Grants, Loans for Lead Pipe Line Replacements

Public Meeting on Mansion Street Bridge Project

The city will undertake a reconstruction project on the Mansion Street Bridge Over the Fall Kill Creek and will hold an information meeting and public hearing pursuant to the Eminent Domain Procedure Law at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Common Council Chambers.

City Seeks Juneteenth Event Particpants

Mayor Flowers invites the public to join the city in making this year’s Juneteenth Citywide Celebration a memorable and meaningful event for us all.
Peter Katz

FREE EVENT: Fun on the Farm at Pershing Avenue Farm on March 28th

We are celebrating the start of another season of growing and gathering. Enjoy a FREE lunch and find out more about this special urban farm that is lighting up Poughkeepsie’s Northside neighborhood. (And if you have kiddos who are home on spring break, bring them along!)
Smiling faces at park cleanup, 2019 (Photo: Tyler Blodgett)
Peter Katz

Superintendent Shares Briefings to Keep Public Updated on Events, Activities 

Superintendent Shares Briefings to Keep Public Updated on Events, Activities
Peter Katz

Mayor Flowers Participates in Separate News Conferences with U.S. Senators

Mayor Flowers attended two separate news conferences involving the U.S. Senators representing New York who were addressing the Fentanyl crisis and gun control issues.
Peter Katz

Corey Ingram Circle, Champions Walk Get An Official Unveiling, Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Flowers joined a host of other elected officials, community leaders and members of the public Thursday for the unveiling of a new memorial.
Peter Katz

City Sets Public Hearing Regarding Mansion Street Bridge Project

City Sets Public Hearing Regarding Mansion Street Bridge Project
Peter Katz

City Receives N.Y. Funds to Address Flooding, Access Issues Along Fall Kill

The city has been awarded more than $750,000 through a New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant to address flooding and promote public access along the edges of the Fall Kill Creek.
Poughkeepsie Kids
Peter Katz

City Making $440,000 Available Through Youth Activities Grant Program

Mayor Yvonne Flowers announced this week that $440,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant Program.
Peter Katz

11.6M Trail Opens in Poughkeepsie

The first phase of Dutchess County’s urban trail project in Poughkeepsie has been named after former Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, who now is serving in Congress.

Outgoing Mayor Issues Proclamation Celebrating Scenic Hudson’s 60th Anniversary

In one of his last acts as Mayor of Poughkeepsie, Marc Nelson recently issued a proclamation celebrating Scenic Hudson’s 60th anniversary, noting the organization’s longstanding work in protecting and enhancing the Hudson Valley over the decades.
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

City Honors Students for Creating Basketball Tournament at Malcolm X Park

Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

City Seeks Public Input Before Applying for State Grant to Bolster Downtown

Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet Hiring Inaugural Executive Director

Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

City Marks Official Reopening of Vastly Improved Malcolm X Park

City of Poughkeepsie officials marked the official reopening of a vastly improved Malcolm X Park on Thursday, June 8.
Fall in the Park event, Oct. 2018
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

City Announces More Than $470,000 in Youth Grant Awards

Mayor Marc Nelson announced this week more than $470,000 in funding to community organizations through the Youth Activities & Opportunities grant program.
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Black Excellence Community Scholarship Application Available

Black Excellence Community Inc, was established to unify, uplift and celebrate the community within the City of Poughkeepsie and its surrounding areas. With the help of community organizations and corporate businesses, their goal is to provide academic scholarships to Poughkeepsie High School seniors attending a 2 or 4 year College/University. This year based on the overwhelming support of the Annual Black Excellence Community (BEC) Gala fundraiser, the 2023 BEC Scholarship Program will be awarding three $1,000 academic scholarships.
Source: EcoVC Newsletter

Vassar’s Ecological Preserve Receives Ecological Restoration Grant from Partners for Climate Action Hudson Valley

Thanks to a great team of Vassar's environmental thinkers, an Ecological Restoration Grant from Partners for Climate Action Hudson Valley has been secured for a watershed restoration project at the Preserve at Vassar.
Source: EcoVC Newsletter

Volunteers Needed for Poughkeepsie Repair Cafe

Exciting news... a Repair Cafe is coming to Poughkeepsie! This free community event is an opportunity for anyone to get their broken but beloved items fixed with the help of volunteer repair coaches, allowing us all to divert waste from landfills and work to transform our throw-away economy.
PK4Keeps Logo
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

City Releases First Draft of Amendments to Zoning Code, Seeks Public Feedback 

City officials have released the first draft of amendments to its zoning code that would streamline the number of districts and modernize the regulations to address development trends.
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

The Art Effect is Hiring!

In partnership with Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) and Dutchess One-Stop, The Art Effect is in search of young adult applicants to join the GVP Level Up Employment Program. 

Flower Power

If you’ve been past the intersection of Parker Avenue and Garden Street lately, you’ve probably wondered — and if you haven’t spotted it yet, you probably will. What’s that yellow all about?

Community Ideas Mural Project

Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Malcolm X Park Is Closed for Renovations

City officials are making improvements to Malcolm X Park, and the park will be closed while renovations are under way. 
PK4Keeps Logo
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Common Council Approves New Comprehensive Plan for City

Source: Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Homes for Sale through the Poughkeepsie Northside Homeownership Program

New homes are coming to the neighborhood! Three-bedroom, two bath homes with three-bedroom, two bath units that you can rent out for added income. Brand-new, high quality, energy-efficient construction. Don’t think you’ll qualify? Hudson River Housing can help! As a nonprofit, certified housing counselors are available to help you achieve the dream of homeownership.
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Youth Leadership Program Applications Due June 30

Youth Leadership is an innovative, leadership development program designed to develop the academic, social and life skills of area youth. Students will have opportunities for substantive interaction with his or her peers, community based service organizations, institutions of higher education, and professionals from local industry. The program is open to incoming high school sophomore and junior students, and home school students, from Dutchess County.
Smiling faces at park cleanup, 2019 (Photo: Tyler Blodgett)
Poughkeepsie Community Action Collaborative

One Voice, One Million Dollars For Youth

The Poughkeepsie Community Action Collaborative (PCAC) successfully advocated on behalf of Poughkeepsie youth and families to increase the city's budget for youth programs to over $1,000,000. The PCAC is asking that you raise your voice again, this time by taking a short survey regarding your concerns and ideas for youth programs and services. 
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Lead for Poughkeepsie Accepting Fellow Applicants

Scenic Hudson Seeking River Cities Community Engagement Organizer

Source: The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter

YOU Team Sets Virtual Office to Get More Feedback on Project

Source: The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter

City Looking for Community-Minded Volunteers to Serve on Land-Use Boards

Source: United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region

MLK Day of Service 2022 Volunteer Opportunities

In observance of MLK Day 2022, the United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region has arranged the following volunteer opportunities and activities.
Urban Rail Trail Rendering
Source: Times Union

Ambitious urban rail trail project is coming to Poughkeepsie

New York City has the Highline. Atlanta has the BeltLine. Now, Poughkeepsie could join this contingent of former rail-lines-turned-greenways with a new initiative to create its own Urban Rail Trail Project.
Future Urban Trail route approaching the Dutchess County Rail Trail
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie trail network $11.1M funding approved; See what to expect and when

When complete, the project will create a trail network through the City of Poughkeepsie, repurposing railroads formerly used by the CSX rail transportation services company. Plans call for a trail network that would connect pedestrians and cyclists in the city and town to the Dutchess Rail Trail, Marist College, the Walkway Over the Hudson, the riverfront and other key points of interest. Its northern tip would stretch to the under-construction Hudson Heritage development in the town, theoretically giving residents an alternate route to the ShopRite there and other services.
Source: Poughkeepsie Community Action Collaborative (PCAC)

Petition: Invest In Poughkeepsie’s Youth

The city’s proposed budget gives less than 0.5% to youth services and programming, with a total yearly investment of only $54.65 per resident under the age of 18 to be spent directly on programs that would benefit them. This number needs to be drastically increased if a sense of opportunity and hope is to become real for those who need it most.
Source: City of Poughkeepsie Website

Website launched to give updates on Youth Opportunity Union

Dutchess County recently unveiled a new website,, which provides County residents with updates about the forthcoming “Youth Opportunity Union,” formerly known to as the Youth Opportunity Center and referred to moving forward as “the YOU,” the state-of-the-art facility that will serve communities throughout the county and be located in the heart of the City of Poughkeepsie.
Source: Mid Hudson News

City Unveils User-Friendly Website That Includes Expanded Options

The City has unveiled a user-friendly website that includes expanded options and provides easy access and ways to get the latest news, events, meetings, agendas and much more.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie investing $4M in parks; see what improvements are planned

On Tuesday, the mayor announced a $4 million investment into the city’s parks, which will come out of the city’s $20.7 million total allotment from the American Rescue Plan.

Vertical Farming Grows Up in Poughkeepsie

In the shadow of the Walkway Over the Hudson sits a plain white shipping container. It looks like overflow storage for the Poughkeepsie restaurant Farmers & Chefs.
Source: Chronogram Magazine

Poughkeepsie: Strong at Heart

The pandemic has slowed but not stopped the Queen City’s economic resurgence.

Poughkeepsie Gets Cleaner-Water Shout-Out

Raise a tall glass (of water) to Poughkeepsie! Erin Brockovitch's new book, "Superman's Not Coming," calls for everyday citizens to speak up on community and environmental issues, including clean water.

Funding Partnership Sparks Improvements at Poughkeepsie’s Pershing Park

Taking important strides to create safer and more inviting places for residents of the city’s Northside to enjoy recreation and spend time outdoors, the City of Poughkeepsie has invested in improving the neighborhood’s two parks.

Poughkeepsie’s Massive Crow Roost

Crows flock to Poughkeepsie by the thousands each fall, a ritual that’s been recurring in the area for at least four decades. The Poughkeepsie crow roost is the largest for hundreds of miles.