Monday, June 1, 2009

RSVP now for June 9 River Day dinner-dance

A reminder that the reservation deadline is coming up for the June 9 River Day dinner-dance celebration at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion, to benefit Walkway Over the Hudson. The event should offer a great view of the the Halfmoon, the Clearwater, and the rest of the Quadricentennial Flotilla as they arrive in Poughkeepsie.

Walkway Over the Hudson is the nonprofit leading the effort to the transform the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into the world’s longest elevated pedestrian park.

The $40 admission charge covers dinner by Lola’s CafĂ© and beer and wine donated by Mahoney’s Irish Pub. (Children under 10 years old will be admitted free.) Music will be provided by a popular area DJ and fun activities are planned. Reservations are required as seating is limited. To reserve seats please visit or call 845-454-9649.

In response to questions the Quad Blog has received about this event, a Walkway spokesman says the group is not planning fireworks for that evening. There is a public access dock at Waryas Park for small craft near the Ice House but not at the Pavilion itself. More information about the event is in this earlier Quad Updates blog post.

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