Walkway News

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."

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Walkway News • Posted On December 29, 2014

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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.

Honorary Event Co-Chairs, Lucy R. Waletzky and Robert R. Dyson

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.

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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. 

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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.

Walkway News • Posted On December 03, 2014

Walkway Marathon Registration Now Open!


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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.

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