May 16, 2013
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—The nonprofit group Walkway Over the Hudson hosted nearly 1,300 dancers donning I Love NY T-shirts at Walkway State Park on Saturday, May 4 to commemorate I Love My Park Day and attempt a World Record. While the Walkway organization did not break a world record, dancers celebrated the opportunity to enjoy one of New York State’s most dynamic new parks on a particularly beautiful spring day.
May 15, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recognizing his pivotal role in moving the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park from an unlikely hope to a spectacular success, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has named Poughkeepsie’s Fred Schaeffer its Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion for 2013.
In the Media
May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON – Fred Schaeffer of Poughkeepsie, who originally came up with the idea for the Walkway Over the Hudson, has been honored with a national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy award, the Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion for 2013.
May 05, 2013
Fishkill residents Venkat Chaluvadi and his wife, Madhavi Chaluvadi, were among the 1,300 people who gathered to dance on the Walkway Over the Hudson this weekend in an attempt to break into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest chorus line.
While the attempt to break the existing record — set in Long Beach, Calif., in 2004 by 1,628 participants — fell short by just over 300 people Saturday, organizers said the event brought people together and helped raise money for park improvements and local scholarships.