HVGP will have a picnic gathering on the Highland ("West Bank") side of Walkway Over the Hudson Park, weather permitting, on Sat. afternoon, July 22, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.
This will be an informal social event, certainly open to family and friends, regardless of political party registration. There will probably be political conversation, however- be forewarned : ) Please bring your own food, drink, and picnic accessories; bring food or drink to share if you would like. Earth and human friendly food and drink are encouraged; what you consume is your choice, of course, but please be kind to your neighbors and avoid GMOs, pesticided, and high-fructose items for sharing.
The park has a carry-in, carry-out policy, which means you are responsible for taking your trash out with you and properly disposing off-site. As we are Greens, let's picnic Green with no or minimalistic plastic, and recycle what cannot be re-used. It's a simple matter to bring your own plate, cup, silverware, and (ideally) cloth napkin.
Rain date is Sunday, July 23, same time, with next rain date being Sat. July 29, same time.
Activities at this park include walking, jogging, and biking. Skate-boarding is not allowed. Leashed pets are permitted. Restrooms and concession stands are present. For more particulars, check the Walkway Over the Hudson website. There are picnic tables but we cannot count on having one, so bring a blanket or chairs. Feel free to bring your musical instrument; for those who like we can do some singing, and acoustic instrumental music is also welcome. If you plan to walk on the walkway, prepare for somewhat cooler and breezier conditions.
On Sat. July 22 at 6:30 pm, the park will be offering an outdoor showing of the movie, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie" on the Poughkeepsie ("East Bank") side of the Walkway - something to look forward to after our picnic, if weather allows us our first choice of date.
If we have to postpone due to weather, we will post that on this site, assuming we have power. (In these days of 400 plus ppm carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, weather "events" are common, no?) Feel free to phone or text Andrew at 845 699 3051 for any last-minute issues or questions.