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The Greenway/NHA office will be closed to the public starting on March 17, 2020, and will remain closed until May 31, 2020. Most Greenway staff will be working remotely and will be available via email.
For Greenway or NHA related questions (not including the Empire State Trail):
Scott Keller, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Day, Grants and Finance Coordinator: email@example.com
Beth Campochairo, Trails and Community Outreach Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Jeanson, Project Director: email@example.com
Cody Arana, Assistant Event Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
For immediate help concerning the Empire State Trail:
Due to the developing Covid-19 situation, several heritage sites have announced that they are canceling events, closing, and/or reducing hours. Please call the individual sites directly to inquire about the events listed on our events calendars and call our designated heritage sites directly to inquire about changes in their hours of operation.
Hudson Valley Heritage Sites During Covid-19
Your favorite Hudson Valley cultural organizations are here for you during the Covid-19 crisis. Three Designated Heritage Sites of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are featured in the video above. These sites are Opus 40, the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, and the Frances Lehman Loeb Arts Center at Vassar College.
Children's Day at the New Windsor Cantonment
A fun-filled day of family entertainment on Father's Day with the Two by Two petting zoo, magician Mr Bayly and a host of 18th century games. Free admission. Read More
Christmas with the Ellisons at Knox's Headquarters
Holiday tour of the headquarters. Free admission. Read More
Independence Day at the New Windsor Cantonment
Military firing demonstration at 2:00 PM. Free admission. Read More
About the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 1996 and is one of the now fifty-five federally-recognized National Heritage Areas throughout the United States. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area collaborates with residents, government agencies, non-profit groups and private partners to interpret, preserve and celebrate the nationally-significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley. In this way, we encourage public stewardship for these resources as well as economic activity at the local and regional level. The Heritage Area is managed by the Hudson River Valley Greenway.
In March 2019, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (NHA) was officially renamed the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, in honor of the late Congressman who wrote the legislation creating the NHA in 1996. Rep. Hinchey served in the NYS Assembly before he was elected to Congress. In the Assembly, he wrote and sponsored the legislation that created the Hudson River Valley Greenway in 1991. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Greenway and National Heritage Area would not exist in the region without the dedication and love that Congressman Hinchey had for the Hudson Valley and its residents. He was a champion of the environment, who supported the Clean Air Act and was an original co-sponsor of the Small Business Clean Energy Financing Act. We are honored that our Heritage Area now bears his name.