Walkway News

Walkway News, Press Releases • Posted On November 18, 2014

Walkway launches Marathon. Date Set for June 13th.


(Walkway Over the Hudson in partnership with Dutchess County Government, and several other partners reveal plans and date for Walkway Marathon Series.)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Nearly 1500 runners are expected to converge on Dutchess County on Saturday, June 13th for the first annual Walkway Marathon race series, which is being presented in partnership with Dutchess County Government, and will feature a marathon, half-marathon and the already established Treetops to Rooftops 5K event.

Walkway News • Posted On October 28, 2014




The Board of Directors of the Walkway Over the Hudson
cordially invites its membership to attend the
Walkway Over the Hudson Annual Meeting to be held on

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
at 5:30 PM
Mahoney's Irish Pub & Steakhouse
35 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

Walkway News • Posted On October 22, 2014

Washington Street Dedication

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(Trestle sign created by Timely Signs being installed by the NYS Bridge Authority)

We are happy to report that a successful collaboration between several government, business and nonprofit organizations, led to the completion of the Washington Street Plaza in the City of Poughkeepsie! The project provided a range of aesthetic and functional improvements at the Washington Street site as an alternative entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. The stone wall, decorative paving, wayfinding signage, and the attractive stainless steel logo installed on the 1889 trestle over Washington Street are the beginning of improvements that will be made to the park and surrounding areas.

Walkway News • Posted On October 22, 2014

Starry Starry Night

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(Photo by Kristine Palmer Photography)

Since opening in 2009 this grand, world-renowned park has attracted more than 3 million people to the Mid-Hudson Valley. Walkway is continuously blessed with support from generous members, donors, local and state officials, and stewards. Starry Starry Night, our annual fundraising benefit, is the most critical event the organization holds each year. We’ve come so far in just this past year—the Waterfront elevator is working and transported over 20,000 people in its first month! We’re fully connected to the Dutchess Rail Trail. We’ve got the Mobile Web tour up and running in three languages, and we will further link the two sides of the river with the first ever Walkway full and half marathon next June. But the Walkway is far from being finished! With nearly 450 guests gathered to celebrate Walkway's accomplishments throughout the last 5 years, Starry Starry Night proved to be the perfect segue to Walkway’s 5th anniversary celebrations.

Walkway News • Posted On October 22, 2014

Ambassador Spotlight

Have you heard of the Walkway Ambassador program? Our 125+ambassadors are devoted to and enthusiastic about enhancing the visitors' experience on a daily basis. Since the start of the program in 2010, many of our ambassadors volunteer with their husband/wife, or life companion. Currently, our volunteer program has nearly 25 couples who volunteer at the Walkway—each couple bringing their own irreplaceable gifts to the park. There is no mistaking that it is Walkway volunteers who make Walkway one of the friendliest parks in the World. Look below for our long list of Ambassador Couples!

The West CREW


Walkway News • Posted On October 21, 2014

Member Interview

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Walkway Members since 2011, Tina, Mark, and daughters Sarah and Kristine, have lived in the Hudson Valley for the past 13 years. A valued member of the community, Tina Walz has worked for M&T Bank for 23 years, currently as the Middle Market Relationship Manager covering the Hudson Valley. Mark also works for M&T Bank in Tarrytown, as a Commercial Real Estate Lender. The Walz family enjoys spending time with their daughters and 5 grandchildren, as well as hiking, biking, and various other activities. The Walz family and members like them are a vital part of our organization’s success. There is nothing more rewarding than learning about our members and the passion that they share for the Walkway. Read below to find out more about Tina's love for this Hudson Valley NYS Park.

Walkway News • Posted On October 21, 2014

From Rendering to Reality...Celebrating 5 years


(Photo on right by David Rocco)

October 3rd, 2009, steel gates etched with Walkway icons opened to crowds excited to see the results of a Hudson Valley grassroots effort. This outrageous but wonderful idea took shape many years prior to its opening day. A combined endeavor of public and private interests, the “Build-A-Bridge” campaign was brought to fruition when record breaking and soon-to-be gem of the Hudson Valley was built.

Walkway News • Posted On October 17, 2014

Get up, get moving, get active! Join us for the Fall Fitness Challenge!

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#TeamMarie CrossFit Workout w/ Poughkeepsie CrossFit

Walkway News • Posted On October 07, 2014

Fall, the perfect time for School Field Trips

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There is no better time to visit the Walkway than in the fall. Our Hudson Valley foliage is certainly a sight that should not be missed!

Walkway News • Posted On October 07, 2014

Walkway happy to host first-time visitor, Martha Stewart

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(Martha Stewart pictured at the West Entrance of the Walkway after touring the bridge and riding the recently opened waterfront elevator. Photo by Kristine Palmer Photography)

Walkway Over the Hudson was happy to host first-time visitor, Martha Stewart at our annual fundraising event, Starry Starry Night.  The event exceeded expectations and raised significant funds for future Walkway projects such as a visitors center, running water and bathrooms.

Check out the details of Stewart's visit on the official Martha Stewart Blog

Walkway News • Posted On October 02, 2014

Dog Education and Awareness Day!

Take the furry member of your family out for a day on the Walkway!

Walk the Dog Jessie and Murphy

Walkway News • Posted On October 02, 2014

It's a celebration!

Join us for a 5th Anniversary Celebration
of Walkway Over the Hudson State
Historic Park!

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Walkway News • Posted On October 02, 2014


In the spirit of Fall, Walkway kicks off its first Walktoberfest!

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Walkway News, In The Media (front page), Press Releases • Posted On September 29, 2014

Multimedia CEO Martha Stewart Attends Walkway’s Annual Benefit Event, Starry Starry Night

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(From left: Walkway Executive Director, Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart and Multimedia CEO, Martha Stewart tour the Walkway on Friday, September 26, 2014. Photo by: Kristine Palmer Photography)

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY— The highly successful and philanthropic CEO Martha Stewart joined over 400 people at the Walkway Over the Hudson nonprofit organization’s annual Starry Starry Night fundraising benefit held at Walkway State Park, the repurposed 1889 Railroad Bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland, NY on Friday, Sept. 26. Stewart attended the event as a guest of Dr. Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky, Chair of the New York State Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and honorary co-chair of the benefit event, and several friends to demonstrate her support of Hudson Valley parks. Executive Director of the Walkway, Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart met Martha Stewart, Kathy Sloane and Lucy Waletzky prior to the event for a tour of Upper Landing Park and the group enjoyed a ride on the new Walkway Elevator. Waldstein-Hart discussed future Walkway plans with Ms. Stewart while they appreciated the scenic views of the valley from 212 feet above the Hudson River.

Walkway News • Posted On September 12, 2014

Health Quest + Walkway 2014 Fall Fitness Challenge

Snap a Selfie in the Name of Fitness


Join our fall Walkway Fitness Challenge to win some amazing prizes! 

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