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.
The first project is a series of pop-up food cart and vendor markets run by StartUp PK, a new nonprofit created by local residents focused on supporting local entrepreneurs in Poughkeepsie. The markets will showcase local businesses and provide a welcoming outdoor atmosphere to enjoy food, art, entertainment, and more.
Hours of Operation:
Saturdays and Sundays
Noon-7 p.m. on most weekends through the end of 2023
A catalyst for the community
This winter, Scenic Hudson will welcome proposals for 2023 Spring and Summer pop-up events. Check back here for details on how to submit your proposal to help activate The Junction!