All There is to Experience in: Poughkeepsie

Once a bustling center for industry along the Hudson River, the City of Poughkeepsie is going through a twenty-first century revival repurposing factory buildings as housing, eateries and art galleries. The nearby Town of Poughkeepsie is home to Vassar College, Marist College and SUNY Dutchess. Stay at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center, which boasts a rooftop garden and full-service restaurant. Enjoy a vibrant dining scene with choices like Essie’s Restaurant, Brasseries 292 and The Artist’s Palate. Shadows on the Hudson offers a breathtaking waterfront dining experience. Bring the kids to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum for interactive exhibits and programs that focus on art, literacy, science, health and the local community. For unmatched views of the Hudson River and beyond, check out the Walkway Over the Hudson – once a vital railway crossing, now the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

Arlington Wine & Liquor

Shop an extensive collection of local spirits and wine and learn from the staff's expertise. Arlington Wine & Liquor is located in Poughkeepsie and offers affordable prices and great customer serv...

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Art Centro

Multicultural art exhibits, pottery exhibits, clay classes, and art studios for rent by artists of all disciplines. Dedicated to enriching the area through arts and cultural events with their non-prof...

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Arts Mid-Hudson, Inc.

This arts service organization has a gallery and offers workshops and special arts events to artists and the public. Arts Mid-Hudson promotes and coordinates all cultural activity and development acro...

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Bardavon 1869 Opera House

The oldest continuously operating theater in New York State, and one of the oldest in the entire country. Today, it is a premier Hudson Valley destination. James Collingwood’s generous public spirit...

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Barrett Art Center

Fine art exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and demonstrations focused on the visual arts. Located in an 1830s brick townhouse filled with Greek Revival architectural details and listed on the Nation...

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Bike Tours of Dutchess County

Eight self-guided bike tours with directions and maps of routes throughout Dutchess County, including routes to accommodate different ability levels, elevations, and distances. Choose to ride on dedic...

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Bounce! Trampoline Sports

Jump into the fun at Bounce! in Poughkeepsie. With 10,000 sq. ft. of interconnected trampolines for all ages, guests can enjoy slam dunk basketball, trampoline dodge-ball, open jump on the main court ...

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Bridge Music Inc.

A site-specific sound art installation created for this suspension bridge. The installation consists of two components: (1) audio speakers mounted at two listening stations on the bridge's towers play...

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Cafe 40

Enjoy delicious coffee at Cafe 40, a beautiful coffeehouse & gift shop in Poughkeepsie. They offer freshly brewed North River Roasters coffee and a variety of specialty coffees, baked goods, grab ...

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Casperkill Golf Club

Tee off at this 18-hole championship public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. that accents the rolling, Poughkeepsie landscape with terraced greens, manicured valley fairways and elevate...

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Clinton House State Historic Site

The Dutchess County Historical Society located in the Clinton House Historic Site built in c.1765, conserves the past to educate for the future by procuring, promoting, and preserving the history of D...

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Clinton Street Studio

Get a taste of the local art scene at Clinton Street Studios. This new artist-run studio workspace and gallery located in the city of Poughkeepsie hosts group shows and events....

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Cocoon Theatre

Arts organization presents fine visual & performing arts workshops, classes & performances. Focus is on thought-provoking material, dedicated to the creative process.  Historical Theater....

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College Hill Golf Course

9-hole course. Extensive club repair....

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Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Appreciate the performing, cultural and visual arts at two Victorian-age Italianate buildings in the historic Mill Street-North Clover district in downtown Poughkeepsie.  Listed on the National Histo...

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Darkside Records

Discover your next record at Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie, the Hudson Valley’s largest independent record shop, voted Best of the Hudson Valley ‘Best Record Store.' Shop music, movies, turntab...

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Dreaming Goddess

Shop a wide variety of crafts handmade in America and fairly-traded goods. You'll find bohemian-styled clothing, sterling and semi-precious jewelry, unique greeting cards, chimes, all natural soaps, s...

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Dutchess County Passport

Welcome to the Dutchess County Passport! As a diverse community of hamlets, villages, towns, and cities, Dutchess County harbors many historical jewels that do not appear in most travel guides. The pu...

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Elizabeth Boutique

Shop this women's clothing boutique in Poughkeepsie near Vassar College and you'll find fashionable options for every age! They offer elevated styles and brands to help every woman be the best version...

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Fall Kill Creative Works

Formerly known as the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, it is a non-profit community organization that operates: Fall Kill Creative Works at 317 Main Street Clay Works (formerly Art Centro) at 485 Main St...

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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Opened in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. The collection began with an initial gift from Matthew Vassar of 3,800 works of art, including an important group of Hudson River School paintings and...

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Gallery 40

A collaborative gallery devoted to building community through the representation of local artists. Housed in the lobby space of 40 Cannon, Gallery 40 hosts six exhibitions throughout the year. Exhib...

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Glebe House

Experience the history stored in the Glebe House which offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of a middle-class Colonial family. The simple brick home was constructed circa 1767 for the Rev. John Beard...

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Gravity Vault Poughkeepsie

Climb your way through the world class indoor rock climbing walls at Gravity Vault in Poughkeepsie. With more than 13,000 sq. ft. of walls up to 40 feet high, and 65 top rope stations there is plenlty...

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Guided Walking Tour, Murals and Sculpture of Poughkeepsie

Take a leisurely two hour stroll with artist, muralist and guide, Franc Palaia and see more than 30 of Poughkeepsie\'s 100 public works of art. The tour includes indoor and outdoor murals, contemporar...

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Hudson Valley Healing Center

Explore a place of relaxation and rejuvenation at this healing center, located in the city of Poughkeepsie. Soothe your body in the Sunlighten sauna, clear your mind in a yoga workshop, or relax and s...

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Hudson Valley Holistic Market

Visit this community market that is filled with natural and organic products. Primarily located in Poughkeepsie, the market also has events at Locust Grove and in Fishkill. The market provides food, c...

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Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Oldest operating theater in New York State and 12th oldest in the country presents dance, music, theatre, & films, a young people\'s theatre series. Home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. ...

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Hyde Park Marina

The protected cove marina is located on the East bank of the Hudson River, approximately 60 NM from both New York City and Albany, NY Heading north, it can be plotted from Red Marker “60” north of...

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James W. Palmer III '90 Gallery

Centrally located, it exhibits art of diverse mediums, themes and origins in a casual setting. Exhibits of national and regional artists, Vassar studio art faculty and students, Art Institute of Mill ...

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Leisure Ride Bike Rental

Bicycle sales and rentals. Family five seaters, two seater and individual bikes available. A great assortment of bikes for hourly rates or day rentals as well as sales. Bike delivery available to Walk...

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Locust Grove Estate

Historic country estate includes 40-room Italianate mansion featuring outstanding original collection of furnishings and paintings, Carriage House with original carriages, 180 acres of historic garden...

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Locust Grove Estate

183 acres, including 5 miles of carriage trails, vegetable gardens and perennial gardens. Stately trees, rolling hills and picturesque views of the Hudson River. Winner Dutchess Tourism History Award ...

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Marist College

Exhibitions of regional & NYC contemporary artists working in all fine arts media. Steel Plant Studio. Building currently under renovation....

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Marist College Steel Plant Art Gallery

A 3200 square foot exhibition space located in the Steel Plant Studios along with the Fine Arts Program. The Art Gallery retains the industrial look of the former steel plant with concrete floors and ...

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Marlene Weber Day Spa

Visit this full-service salon and day spa which includes an onsite boutique featuring high quality hair & skin products as well as Marlene Weber MW mineral make-up, jewelry, scarves, and seasonal acce...

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Martel Recital Hall at the Skinner Hall of Music

Frequent classical music concerts, with invited internationally known guest artists. Features Paul Fritts pipe organ. ...

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McCann Memorial Golf Course

18-hole championship course. Driving range, putting green, cart rental, lessons, & restaurant. Christo\'s Restaurant/catering: 845/471-3400. Pro shop: 845/471-3917. ...

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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Visit this award-winning museum filled with exhibits and programs that focus on art literacy, science, health, and local community. This museum is the ideal destination for families with young childre...

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Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery

Variety of changing exhibits featuring local artists, student & faculty work of sculpture, digital paintings , photos and more.Located on SUNY Dutchess Community College campus Allyn J. Washington...

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MJN - Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center

Offers space for large-scale exhibits, convention-type services or productions in Mair Hall, as well as the McCann Ice Arena. Food service packages are available. Adjacent to the Poughkeepsie Grand Ho...

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Mount Beacon

There's a good bet you'll be huffing and puffing on the mile-or-so climb up the mountain, but the exertion is worth it. From the summit you'll be treated to spectacular, panoramic views of the Hudson ...

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New Day Repertory Co Inc

Live professional theatre at 29 N. Hamilton St. and the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar St. Four to five productions of established classics and new plays annually. Contact: newdayrep@aol.com......

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Oasis Medi-Spa

Enjoy massage and body treatments, located in Poughkeepsie just minutes from the Hudson River waterfront. This spa provides advanced skin care, facial rejuvenation, and laser hair removal all in a soo...

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Overlook Drive-In Theater

Don’t miss out on the largest movie screen of any kind in the NY metro area. Located in Poughkeepsie, this drive-in theatre has been owned and operated since 1955. Less than a two-hour drive from Ma...

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Poets' Walk Park

Poets' Walk is located in Red Hook, New York, United States on the River Road. It is intended to celebrate the connection between landscape and poetry. The classic wooden vistas, sunlit fields and thi...

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POK Pop-Up Shop

Items for sale that are Poughkeepsie branded or Poughkeepsie made.  Highlighting local organizations with projects to enhance quality of life in POughkeepsie, and artists and artisans.  Open...

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Poughkeepsie Post Office

View the five distinctive murals depicting historic occasions in local, state, and national history, including the Ratification of the United States Constitution by New York. This National Historic La...

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Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

Home to: PUF (Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory) Studios: printmaking open studios and art classes for the public all run by the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center. The Art Effect: Sparks Media Project and Mi...

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Queen City 15 Fine Art Gallery

It is a member-based community of artisans and artists. The mission of the gallery is to provide a showcase for emerging and established artists to display and sell their original artwork, while build...

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Quiet Cove Riverfront Park

Quiet Cove offers something for everyone! Enjoy stunning vistas of the Hudson River while relaxing on our front porch. Two spaceous picnic areas offer enough space to accomodate your next gathering. ...

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Revel 32

Built in 1845, this former Masonic Temple has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind event venue in the heart of downtown Poughkeepsie. Seven rooms include a performance hall for guests up to 150 seate...

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RPM Raceway

Race your way through America’s ultimate all-electric indoor go-kart and entertainment destination! Visit RPM Raceway in Poughkeepsie for an authentic, exhilarating and safe racing experience. Locat...

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Shadows Marina

Shadows Marina on the Hudson, the Hudson Valley's premier marina, offering scenic views with average calm depths of 12’-60’.  Access to over 20 restaurants. Stay the night or all summer. Guest s...

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Shadows One Water Taxi

Take Shadows One from Shadows Marina to the Newburgh waterfront in 20-25 minutes. Check schedule daily; subject to change due to weather and Hudson River conditions. 14 guests max.  US Coast Guard li...

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Sierra Lily

Sierra Lily is proud to be serving the Hudson Valley for over 40 years with the most unique and beautiful jewelry, gifts, accessories, home decor, bath & body, and baby gifts. We believe in quality ov...

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Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church

Explore the Smith Metropolitan Ame Zion Church with guided tours that discuss the history of the church and prominent parishioners, including the first woman ordained a Methodist deacon. Located in th...

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Spins Bowl Poughkeepsie

Enjoy a night of games at Spins Bowl located in Poughkeepsie. Bowl in one of the 26 brand new top-of-the-line professional lanes, or test your skills in the redemption arcade. Plus, suit up for some f...

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Springside National Historic Site

Explore the last surviving example of America's first native-born landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing. It is the first site in the City of Poughkeepsie given federal recognition for its histor...

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The Art Effect

The Art Effect (formerly Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project) is committed to being a catalyst for youth empowerment and community engagement through the arts and media across the Hudson Valley. ...

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The Crafted Kup

Specialty coffeehouse featuring espresso drinks, JB Peel Coffee, Harney & Sons Teas, and fresh baked pastries as well as gluten free pastries....

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The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District Book Store

20,000 square foot bookstore featuring gently used books and movies – most are $2.00 or less! Proceeds support the Friends’ mission to support the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. Cas...

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Three Arts Bookstore

The Three Arts covers a wide range of genres, featuring sports, travel, cooking, fiction, nature, reference, language, poetry and a sizeable collection of children’s books. Any book not found in...

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Trinity Players

Performs at several venues in the area. ...

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Trout Unlimited - Mid-Hudson Chapter

Trout Unlimited is an American non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of freshwater streams, rivers, and associated upland habitats for trout, salmon, other aquatic species, and people....

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Upper Landing Park

Catch the view from the beautiful pocket park, Upper Landing Park located at the base of the Walkway Over the Hudson along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie Just north of Waryas Park and adjacent to th...

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Vassar and New York Stage & Film’s Powerhouse Theater

2020 Season has been cancelled. Looking forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021. For six weeks each summer, the Powerhouse Season brings fully-produced plays, musical workshops and readings of work...

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Vassar College Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Discover the encyclopedic art museum on the Vassar College campus, with changing exhibitions and a permanent collection ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. The mission of The Frances Lehman ...

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Vassar Golf Course

9-hole course, putting green, club and cart rentals, lessons. Call for rates. Senior specials. ...

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Victor C Waryas Park

9 acres of greenspace at the foot of Main Street, Poughkeepsie, along the Hudson River. Three part whale sculpture with contributed mosaic tiles. Picnic tables, outdoor grills, pavillion. Children\'s ...

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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

A former railroad bridge built in 1888, the Walkway spans 1.26 miles and stretches 212 feet above the majestic Hudson River. It's the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Enjoy a magnifi...

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Womenswork.art

An event based gallery whose mission is to showcase the artwork and curated projects of under the radar women artists, whose voices are relevant to building community. The gallery was founded by Nans...

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Ye Olde Candle House Gift Shoppe

Find all occassion gifts and high quality soy beeswax candles, with diverse options for scents and styles. They also have essential oils, natural soaps, incense, and their speciality candle that is al...

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