Member/Community Press Releases

Listings from various chamber members and community organizations are posted here as timely as we are able. Please send press releases via email to info@hydeparkchamber.org.

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HPVEC 2017 Calendar

  • April 22nd - Education Workshop: “Thinking Outside the Window Box” 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    United Methodist Church RSVP (845) 229-5088
  • April 29th - Spring Clean Up, 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • May 11th - Beautification Awards, 6:00 p.m.
    Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center
  • May 20th - Plant annuals 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • June 3rd- Stop n Shop Dollars for Daffys 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • June 24th - Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • July 29th - Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • August 26th - Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • September 30th - Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • October 21st - Fall clean up and daffodil planting 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • November 25th - Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank


Announcing Application Deadline Extension for Girls’ Leadership Worldwide and Boys’ Leadership Worldwide to 4/14/17

We need your help. There are some young people out there whose lives would be enriched by participating in the Eleanor Roosevelt Center’s Girls’ Leadership Worldwide Program and the Boys’ Leadership Worldwide Program. We need your help in getting them to apply for the program and to apply by 4/14/17
May we count on you to please reach out to a young person you know who will be entering 10th or 11th grade in September 2017 and encourage them to apply?
While the sessions are separate, both groups will come together for two days during each 10-day session to learn from different perspectives and experiences, explore pertinent issues facing their generation globally, and strategize how to combine forces to take action in their communities.

Girls’ Leadership Worldwide (GLW)
Session I: July 6-15
Session II: July 21-30

Boys’ Leadership Worldwide (BLW)
Session I: July 7-16
Session II: July 20-29

Please call 845.229.5302 and tell us if someone you know will be applying. Or email gmainz@ervk.org.

Application deadline: 4/14/17


Press Release –
Hyde Park Recreation will hold the town’s annual Easter Egg
Hunt on Saturday, April 8th at Hackett Hill Park.

Ages 1 to 5 will hunt @ 1:00pm and ages 6 to10 will start @ 1:30pm. Children should bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs. Prizes and candy will be hidden in the plastic eggs and will be limited to 10 eggs per child.
The children will hunt for the eggs in the following groups: 1-3yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-8yrs, and 9-10 years old.
The Easter Bunny will be there!
The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all Hyde Park residents and Hyde Park School students. In case of rain, the egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15th.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Cullen, Recreation Leader @ 229-8086 x4
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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sponsoring Organization: St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, NY
Contact: Sue DeLorenzo, Volunteer Coordinator for Fireside Chats
Telephone: 845-266-3196 (for your verification only: not to be published)
Email: sddelorenzo@optonline.net

Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor, to be topic of Upcoming Fireside Chats
The Fireside Chats at St. James CHAPEL in Hyde Park will conclude this year with two presentations on Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a President’s cabinet.
Part 1: “Frances Perkins: The Early Years” to be presented on March 30 will focus on her early family life and the importance of her Christian faith. These early influences led her to becoming one of the most socially conscientious individuals of the 20th century. Speaker Linda Bouchey will explain what caused this female advocate to fight so strongly in a man’s world for reforming injustices exasperated by the Great Depression. Is-sues, such as ending child labor or limiting the working day for employees to less than 54 hours, are just two of the changes to be discussed., as well as Perkins’ connection to the political world of Frank-lin Roosevelt.
Al Vinck, retired educator, will continue the discussion on April 6 with Part 2: “The New Deal’s First Lady”, beginning with a list of demands to which she expected the newly elected President Roosevelt to agree. Only then would Perkins accept his offer to be Secretary of Labor during the Great Depres-sion. She shaped what we know today as FDR’s New Deal. Perkins’ successes were many, but being a female brought harsh criticism and difficulties for this important social reformer. Although the name of Perkins is nearly forgotten today, she was as well known in the 1930s and 40s as Eleanor Roosevelt. Mr. Vinck will discuss the huge debt Americans owe to Ms. Perkins, as well as the background to many of today’s political questions such as the minimum wage, Social Security and universal health care.
Speakers Linda Bouchey and Al Vinck are retired educators from the Hyde Park School district and are now independent Roosevelt researchers. They volunteer in many capacities at the local historic sites, including Wilderstein, Top Cottage, and the FDR Museum and Library.
The Chats will take place at historic St. James’ CHAPEL , located at 10 East Market Street in Hyde Park (across from the Post Office) at 7:00 PM on March 30 and April 6. In the event of inclement weather, the chat will be scheduled for the following Thursday. There are no reservations, but seating is limited. A reception will be held following each lecture in the adjacent Rev. Gordon L Kidd Reading Room. All are invited.
For additional information about St. James’ Church or the Chapel, please contact 845-229-2820.
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American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events:

Relay For Life of Rhinebeck will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 12PM-10PM at F D Roosevelt High School. Free admission. Registration open online NOW and will be open at event as well (website: www.relayforlife.org/rhinebeckny). Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Proceeds go towards research, education, advocacy and patient services provided by the American Cancer Society. Participants sign up online or at the event and form teams with family and friends. They walk the track at Relay and enjoy games, entertainment, activities, crafts, food, survivor/caregiver recognition, and special ceremonies including our Luminaria Ceremony. We light up paper luminaria bags which are decorated by the participants in honor and in memory of loved ones. Family-friendly, tobacco free, alcohol free event.

Relay For Life of Marist
College
will be held on Friday, April 21st from 4PM-10PM on the Campus Green at Marist College. $10 registration fee. Registration open online NOW and will be open at event as well (website: www.relayforlife.org/maristcollegeny). Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Proceeds go towards research, education, advocacy and patient services provided by the American Cancer Society. Participants sign up online or at the event and form teams with family and friends. They walk the track at Relay and enjoy games, entertainment, activities, crafts, food, survivor/caregiver recognition, and special ceremonies including our Luminaria Ceremony. We light up paper luminaria bags which are decorated by the participants in honor and in memory of loved ones. Family-friendly, tobacco free, alcohol free event.

 Current Town Events...

Town of Hyde Park - 2017 Parade Rules

Town of Hyde Park - Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 29, 2017
Participant Parade Application

Town of Hyde Park - Independence Day Parade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Participant Parade Application

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