Celebrate Walkway’s Anniversary at Starry Starry Night On Friday, October 6

Funds raised will support the long-term growth and sustainability of the World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland, New York

On Friday, October 6 from 6-10 p.m., the community is invited to attend Starry Starry Night and celebrate the 14th anniversary of the grand opening of Walkway Over the Hudson and its profound impact on our region. Held on the banks of the Hudson River at Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie, Starry Starry Night is a magical, festival-like evening that showcases the bounty of the Hudson Valley. For complete information and to reserve tickets, visit walkway.org/starrystarrynight.

Guests will guests will enjoy numerous food and drink stations featuring chef-crafted culinary creations expertly paired with local wines, beers, and spirits before taking a moonlit elevator ride with friends to stroll the World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge at twilight, soaking in amazing views you can’t find anywhere else. All attendees will be amazed by the talents of local artists and musicians and awed by a one-of-a-kind fireworks experience.

“Starry Starry Night is the Walkway’s signature annual fundraiser,” said Lori Robertson, Executive Director, Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization. “The support we receive is a significant reason why we’re able to deliver on our mission to ensure the Walkway is an open, inclusive, and welcoming space for all that’s rich with amenities, events, and programs to leave a wonderful impression on everyone who steps foot in our park.”

Starry Starry Night proudly honors Ambassadors and board members Ron Lane and Kathy Smith as Great Connectors as well as recognizes Siegrist and Sons Construction with the inaugural Business Excellence Award.

“Ron, Kathy, and the Siegrist family have all made a tremendous impact on Walkway Over the Hudson,” said Maureen Solero, board chair, Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization. “Ron’s community connections have created valuable partnerships, Kathy has served commendably as board secretary and was vital in helping us reach millions with our 212-foot-long ‘Thank You’ to first responders, and Siegrist and Sons has always been there for us to lend a helping hand. I can think of no more fitting people to honor at this year’s event.” 

Starry Starry Night is chiefly supported by Ursa Major sponsors Drake Creative, Marshall & Sterling, and One Dutchess Luxury Apartments plus our Cassiopeia sponsors Pepsi-Cola of the Hudson Valley, Redl Properties, and Royal Carting. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets cost $195 per person and can be reserved online at walkway.org/starrystarrynight.