Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY


282 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY
12 Vassar St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

41.705608 -73.931527

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 6, 2024, 10:00AM, Meet at Cunneen Hackett Theater
    • Rain Date: September 9, 2024, 10:00AM, Cunneen Hackett Theater
Detailed Times/Hours The guided walking tour is two hours. a leisurely walk covering only a few blocks in downtown Poughkeepsie. The group meets at 10am in front of the Cunneen Hackett theater at 12 Vassar St. One half block north of Main St. Please call to reserve your spot in advance 845-505-3123 or email Francpalaia1@gmail.com. All sites are wheelchair accessible.


Event Type Guided Walking tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie Description This is a 2 hour guided walking tour led by noted artist and muralist, FRANC PALAIA of public art in Poughkeepsie, NY. The leisurely tour includes over 45 indoor and outdoor murals, sculptures, historical monuments, architecture in a three block area of downtown Poughkeepsie. The tour highlights several New Deal era murals commissioned by FDR, large scale contemporary murals, 9/11 and Vietnam monuments, one sculpture park and several very new graffiti style street art wall works. The tour ends in restaurant row on Main St Poughkeepsie where several new gourmet and ethnic restaurants have opened. The tour group can stay for lunch or coffee, a great opportunity to review and discuss the tour with the guide. A restaurant stop is not part of the tour, only a suggested option. Organization Hosting the Event FRANC PALAIA Phone Number 845-505-3123


Advance registration required.
Sept 6, 2024 845-505-3123 Francpalaia1@gmail.com www.FrancPalaia.com
adults $20. seniors and students $15. Children under 13-free.

Additional Information

regular street level walking on sidewalks. No hills to climb.
Additional Equipment Required: no

Event Duration (hours): 2
Event Duration (hours): 2
Difficulty: Easy
Not suitable for children under age 13.
Length (miles): 1 mile
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
Additional Wheelchair Info: the only portion not wheelchair accessible is the US Post Office bldg.
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