Walkway News

Walkway News • Posted On April 23, 2015

Are YOU Ready to Get Fit Hudson Valley?

We are excited to begin the 6-week Spring Fitness Challenge on May 1st!! Haven't heard of the program??

Learn more by reading this Hudson Valley News Network article!


brought to you by: Health Quest, Walkway Over the Hudson and the Putnam County Trailway

Walkway News • Posted On April 20, 2015

Welcoming Our New Board Chair

Walkway welcomes Vassar Alum, Pat Duane Lichtenberg ’90 P’10, as the next Chair of the Walkway Board of Directors!

Learn more about Lichtenberg in this wonderful tribute to her and her work at Vassar College by following the link!

Walkway News • Posted On April 15, 2015

On the Run: Inaugural Walkway Marathon is ‘green’ certified


 "Being deemed a “Green Race” is a special distinction to [the Walkway Marathon], one that has involved months of careful planning. The Walkway race is adhering to a strict set of 13 “committed practices” in order to be deemed the first “Green Race” in New York State, certified by Athletes for a Fit Planet (www.afitplanet.com)."

Get the latest updates regarding the Marathon in this Poughkeepsie Journal article!

Walkway News • Posted On March 16, 2015

Walkway Seeks Healthy Food Vendors for the 2015 Season


The Walkway Over the Hudson Friends Organization is seeking to engage the services of capable businesses from the the Hudson Valley to supply healthy food vending services for 2015 for an estimated 500,000 annual visitors to the Walkway.

Walkway Over the Hudson is seeking the following types of food vendors:

  • Food trucks, and Self‐contained Mobile Units, no larger than a school bus, to be located in the East (Poughkeepsie) parking lot to the Walkway
  • Self ‐contained Mobile Units, to be located on the East and West approach paths to the Walkway. These units cannot exceed the maximum size of 8’ X 16’.
  • Small Mobile Food Carts
  • Locations will be determined by the size of the food vending unit.


Walkway News • Posted On February 13, 2015

Donor Spotlight: The Albinder Family


Dan and Susan Albinder enjoying a sunny day on the Walkway with their adorable dog, Max.

Dan and Susan have lived in the Hudson Valley for over 35 years and have been very active community members. Having raised their family in the Hudson Valley, throughout the years they have been heavily involved in the local Jewish community, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, Duchess County SPCA  and now even more excited to be continuously involved with the Walkway Over the Hudson. The Albinder family has been rooted in the Hudson Valley since the 1950's when Dan's father and grandfather started an apple farming and distribution business that is still in operation today. They employ over 50 local employees in their packing house located in Milton, NY, and contribute to numerous fundraisers that benefit the community. The Albinders are passionate about the “Think Local” movement, they feel it is important to give back to the place where their story began.

Walkway News • Posted On February 10, 2015

Walkway Over the Hudson’s Spring Ambassador Courses Being Offered


(Recent Ambassador Graduation)

Tuesday, February, 24th Walkway Over the Hudson will offer the first of three general volunteer training workshops to persons interested in helping at the Walkway.   To become a Walkway Ambassador all participants must successfully complete three required volunteer and education trainings offered through Walkway Over the Hudson and New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, and commit to volunteering up to 50 hours per year. The Walkway Ambassadors are specifically-trained volunteers who enhance the visitor’s experience in numerous ways and allow for a diversity of programming that would be otherwise unavailable at the Walkway Over the Hudson Historic State Park.

Walkway News • Posted On February 06, 2015

Stars of the Walkway


Walkway News • Posted On January 22, 2015

NYC's Newest Walkway Park Prepares to Open


"It started with the High Line, and then the idea took off: Some call them parks in the sky, an increasingly popular way to get New Yorkers outdoors. Andrew Siff got an exclusive look at the city's newest park high above the Harlem River."

credit: WNBC

Walkway News • Posted On December 29, 2014

Starry Starry Night Sponsorship - 2015

Walkway’s Annual Benefit Celebration
Friday, October 2, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.



Walkway News • Posted On December 22, 2014

Senator Schumer Visits the Poughkeepsie Waterfront

Senator Schumer visited Waryas Park Thursday, December 18 to discuss the revitalization of the City of Poughkeepsie. Schumer listed six different federal programs that could bring in necessary dollars and offered his assistance in pushing the funding applications through Washington. The funding would be utilized to reinvigorate the western end of Main Street, the Walkway and areas surrounding the entrances, the Metro-North Railroad station and the Poughkeepsie Waterfront.

Molinaro Tkazyik Anzevino Hart Schumer

Walkway News • Posted On December 22, 2014

Walkway's New Board Chair and Directors

We were so pleased to host our members at Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Steakhouse for our Annual Meeting last week. Members gathered to hear all of the exciting progress we’ve made over the past 12 months, and to elect our newest board slate. We are excited to announce Patricia Duane Lichtenberg as our new chairperson, and welcome our five new directors—Kathleen Smith, Paul Kassel, Michael Oates, Dr. Daniel Aronzon, and Fred Schaeffer.


Walkway News • Posted On December 22, 2014

Start the New Year off right with a First Day Hike!

Walkway Over the Hudson will host its annual First Day Hike at Walkway State Park on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to begin the hike at 2:00 PM at either of Walkway State Park's main entrance gates in Lloyd and Poughkeepsie and to proceed to the Walkway's Center Observation Area.


Walkway News • Posted On December 22, 2014

Join us for a Double Header at Marist College!

Come out to support the Walkway Over the Hudson and Marist Athletics on Sunday, January 18th at the Red Fox Basketball double header.  During the games, The Walkway Over the Hudson will be recognizing Marist College for their continuous technological support of the Mobile Web Tour and their partnership on the Walkway Marathon taking place on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The Marist Lady Red Foxes will lead, taking on Siena College at 12:00 PM, with the Marist Men immediately following against Quinnipiac College. 

Marist Email to boardphoto

Walkway News • Posted On December 11, 2014

Walkway Elects New Chair, Board Members at Annual Meeting


(Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart welcomes new board members; From left: Michael Oates, Paul Kassel, Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart, Fred Schaeffer, and Kathleen Smith [absent from photo—Daniel Aronzon]; Photo courtesy by Walkway Over the Hudson)


POUGHKEEPSIE—Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization on Wednesday, December 10 2014, elected Patricia Duane Lichtenberg to serve as the nonprofit group’s new chairperson and voted to add five new directors—Kathleen Smith, Paul Kassel, Michael Oates, Dr. Daniel Aronzon, and Fred Schaeffer—to its board. Members gathered at the organization’s Annual Meeting held at Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steak House to elect board members and hear a report on the year’s activities from Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart.

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