(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.