Free Family Day at new park in Poughkeepsie

The Upper Landing Park Community Celebration on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Poughkeepsie will include music, food and family-friendly entertainment and activities. The free public event is being offered to thank the Poughkeepsie community for its support in the development of the new riverside park.

The Upper Landing Park Community Celebration on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Poughkeepsie will include music, food and family-friendly entertainment and activities. The free public event is being offered to thank the Poughkeepsie community for its support in the development of the new riverside park.

The Upper Landing Park Community Celebration on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include a rich array of family-friendly entertainment and activities. Music will be provided by the Spirit of Unity Band, POOK (Percussion Orchestra of Kingston) and Soñando’s ten-piece salsa band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Children’s activities include performances by the Bindlestiff Family Circus, a hula-hoop show, stiltwalkers, a hip-hop juggler and unicyclists. There will be face-painting, an Imagination Playground, demonstrations and plenty of food.

The free public event is being offered to thank the Poughkeepsie community for its support in the development of the new riverside park. After several months of construction, Upper Landing Park opened to the public last November. In addition to serving as a free public park located along Water Street to the north of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Upper Landing Park will eventually provide access to Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park’s new waterfront elevator. Upper Landing Park is located at 83 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie.

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Because there is limited parking along Water Street in the City of Poughkeepsie and no dedicated parking at the Upper Landing Park, those wishing to attend are encouraged to walk to the event from nearby neighborhoods or use public transit options. Limited free parking will be available at the Metro North parking lot. For more information, visit www.upperlanding.org.