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The Village-of-Castleton is a purple heart community, new signs have been installed at the village limits. “The Purple Heart medal is presented to service members who have been wounded or killed as a result of enemy action while serving in the U.S. military. Peter Andrews Castleton Memorial VFW Post 7337 active members Edward Carney and Jerry Robinson are recipients of the Purple Heart.” – Castletonian, Spring 2020. August 7th is recognized as Purple Heart Day nationally and within the village.


We have been working hard in assisting the village to apply for the first round of the NY Forward Program which is a scaled down version of the highly beneficial Downtown Revitalization Initiative. We are excited, if awarded either $2.25 or $4.5 million could be used towards transformative projects to reinvigorate our Village’s downtown area.

If you have ideas for projects please contact us or the Village Board.

The application has to be submitted to the Capital District Regional Economic Development Council by September, 23 2022.

Castleton struggles to get access to its waterfront park – for 28 years

Castleton struggles to get access to its waterfront park – for 28 years

Former railroad crossing now closed to the public at the end of Scott Avenue on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Lori Van Buren/Times Union

Castleton is in the news! COHMSA’s public meeting on safe access to Riverfront Park last Friday was very successful. Featuring dynamic expert speakers and videos, the nearly 80 attendees (including those online) engaged in an interactive question and answer period that was educational and inspirational. A reporter from the Times Union took interest in the story, for which we are grateful. Please enjoy, don’t hesitate to ask questions, and join us for our next event. Stay tuned!…/castleton-waterfront-park…


Registration for the 11th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is now open!

BE SURE TO SIGN UP HERE at our Castleton-on-Hudson: Riverfront Park, Rensselaer County site.


MAY 7th, 2022

RIVERFRONT PARK, Castleton-on-Hudson

(Main St. & Scott Ave.)

Come clean your River! We welcome you to take part in the 11th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries. Join our annual river shoreline and parkland cleanup effort.


Can’t make it in person? Join us by Zoom:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



We have all been anxiously looking forward to some wonderful new eats from the Poke Jar. The Poke Jar opened on Main Street March 15, congratulations to the owner on the new location and a warm welcome to the village from COHMSA. The dine-in and takeout restaurant offers a wide menu of sushi, street tacos, and ramen. The food looks fantastic and we can’t wait to try it ourselves. From what we have heard it is off to a wonderful start and we wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.

Check out their MENU here.

Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates

View the Times Union Table Hopping Post

(518) 336-4404
28 S Main Street
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm


You can help Main Street by donating your returnable bottles and cans.

Just bring your NYS deposit containers to 6 Center Redemption. Say they are to support Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association.

They sort and count them for you, giving a 6 cent return to benefit Main Street.

6 Center Redemption
550 South Street
Rensselaer, NY
(518) 650-6170
– Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM
– Sat 9AM-3PM


We welcome all to join us for a wonderful winter event January 22 at 4:30 to 7:30 for sunset and firelight on Main Street!  Come down to the corner of Main Street and Scott Avenue in your winter wear to enjoy music and community togetherness during a fun outdoor evening. Bring a chair and stay warm by the firepits and patio heaters, while talking with friends and neighbors. Cider, hot chocolate, pizza, donuts, and giveaways will be provided by COHMSA.  


In the spirit of holiday giving, please consider donating to your favorite not-for-profit!

@COHMSA work is the direct result of the generous support of our donors!

Any donation of $50 or more to COHMSA will receive an @COHMSA tote bag!

Or give the gift of Main Street and purchase these practical totes as a great stocking stuffer.


We are so excited to share that COHMSA has been selected to be a part of the Hannaford Bloomin’4 Good Program, created to give back to communities.

For the month of JANUARY 2022, each time a $12.00 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet with a red circle sticker is purchased at the East Greenbush Hannaford, $1 will be donated to COHMSA. This is a great way to give back and raise donations for our organization.

Flowers can brighten a room, spread a smile or make someone’s day. Supporters can buy two, three or more bouquets throughout the month. The more bouquets sold, the more donations raised!