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The Junction

The Junction (164 Garden Street) is where community-generated ideas can come to life.


An industrial past

With its proximity to a now-defunct railroad line, this location has a long history of industrial uses including a coal elevator, an oil depot, and eventually the Harmon & Castella printing company. Frank Castella sold the company in 2018 and the building was empty until 2020, when Northside Junction LLC — a subsidiary of The Scenic Hudson Land Trust — purchased it to become a space for community-driven projects. 


Enhancing the well-being of the Northside

The Junction (164 Garden Street) is where community-generated ideas can come to life. Located at the intersection of the Dutchess Rail Trail, the Northside Line, Walkway Over the Hudson, the Fall Kill Creek, and Scenic Hudson’s future office hub — The Junction will be home to a series of pop up events inspired by local community to enhance the long-term stability, economy, and well-being of Poughkeepsie’s Northside neighborhood.

In fall of 2023, a series of pop-up food cart and vendor markets called The Eatway was run by StartUp PK, a new nonprofit created by local residents focused on supporting local entrepreneurs in Poughkeepsie. The markets showcased local businesses and provided a welcoming, outdoor atmosphere to enjoy food, art, entertainment, and more. 



A catalyst for the community


THE EATWAY: Starting May 4, 2024, The Eatway is coming back to the Junction to host a weekend food truck and vendor market serving both neighborhood residents and visitors to the adjacent Walkway Over the Hudson. The markets are run by StartUp PK, a local non profit business incubator with the mission to create a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous city culture through the provision of entrepreneurial support systems and intentional community capacity building. The Eatway will feature locally run businesses, and will host a series of community events to create a dynamic and inclusive space at The Junction. Visit their website for the Eatway schedule.

SEASONS & SUPERHEROES: Starting in July 2024, The Growing STEMZ Foundation will be holding their Seasons and Superheroes environmental education program, enhancing STEM understanding and promoting youth leadership in earth and climate science, gardening, and community action projects. The Junction will be an outdoor classroom for experiments and data collection using sundials and temporary garden beds. Lessons will also take place at Malcolm X Park where students will learn about the FallKill through water based activities. The Eatway will provide an opportunity for the students to present their projects and host science activities at The Junction, and will use their gardening lessons as opportunities to beautify the space around the market. Email with any questions or to sign up.


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