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Walkway @ Night:
STARWALK: NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough (Col., U.S. Army, Ret.) visits the Walkway Over the Hudson

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Accomplished NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough (COL, U.S. Army, Ret.) is the featured guest at the Walkway’s Sept. 7th STARWALK event. Astronaut Kimbrough will begin greeting attendees at Ulster Welcome Center at 7:00 pm, and then move east across the Walkway toward the center.

Register here: http://bit.ly/WOTH-starwalk

View the wonders of the night sky from the Walkway, 212 feet above the Hudson River. With each STARWALK scheduled around unique occurrences in the celestial calendar, astronomy enthusiasts and novices alike can view and take part in a wide range of fun and family-friendly activities, including:

THE SOLAR SYSTEM: Walk the “Thousand-Yard Model” of the planets and their relative distance from the sun. Courtesy of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association.

THE POWER OF THE TELESCOPE: Observe the night sky with telescopes and learn about astronomy at the center of the Walkway. Courtesy of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association.

OUR STARS AND CONSTELLATIONS: Join in guided discussions with students from SUNY New Paltz and Vassar College

STORY STROLL: Find the pages and read about Max’s great adventure & shooting stars. Offered by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District

NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER & PERFORMER: Hear Joan Henry’s spellbinding stories of the stars and night sky in Native American culture.

BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE! STARWALK hats, shirts, stickers and COOL GLOW IN THE DARK STUFF, plus FOOD vendors, too!


  • KIDZONE: Activities for kids including arts & crafts and coloring.
  • WALKWAY SELFIE STATION: Take a photo and use our hashtag #STARWALK
  • And don’t miss the @iHeart / Q92 PRIZEWHEEL!

While tickets for this event are FREE, your registration helps us plan for staffing and other activities on the bridge during the event. Show your registration confirmation email at the gate to receive our exclusive glow-in-the-dark STARWALK wristband (while supplies last). Thank you and see you on the Walkway!

Register here: http://bit.ly/WOTH-starwalk

SAFETY: For the safety of all, bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards are not permitted for this event. All pets must be on a 4-foot non-retractable leash with a light up collar (glow sticks available while supplies last).

INCLEMENT WEATHER: No planned rain-date – event held even if cloudy. Lighting will be limited to preserve the sky, so please bring a flashlight. In case of rain or lightning, programming will be limited and moved to the Ulster Welcome Center.

LOCATION: Enter at Walkway East (Poughkeepsie) and West (Highland) entrances. The Elevator at Upper Landing Park is closed while NYS Parks is upgrading the waterfront elevator to improve reliable service. The Washington Street entrance to the Walkway in Poughkeepsie is 0.7 miles from the Poughkeepsie waterfront by foot. Taxi, Uber and Lyft services are available.

Event logistics support provided by our many partners and Ulster Savings Bank.


September 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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