Category: Community

RIVERKEEPER SWEEP

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.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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.

ROUTE TO THE RIVER – PUBLIC MEETING

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcu-hrToiHdxcTI5U-fvIQwXOJidvPEPV?fbclid=IwAR3HfCxiNbCT6lIgC1nb9lwMnZxotLjL6CpO1QnA9m62QI_T-4-3B6yv4zo

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

THE POKE JAR – NOW OPEN

THE POKE JAR – NOW OPEN

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

WINTERLIGHT EVENT 1/22/22

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.  

JANUARY BLOOMIN’ 4 GOOD

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!

HOLIDAY GIFTS

Consider a gift for a loved one who loves Castleton-on-Hudson, shop to support Main Street. The Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association has lightweight tote bags for $10 and short sleeved T-Shirts for sale in white or grey. T-Shirts are $15 for Adult sizes and $10 for Youth Sizes (White Only).

The proceeds from the donations go toward the revitalization efforts of Main Street. Please consider making a purchase that supports our efforts to revitalize Main Street and increase awareness in our community. Memberships can also be purchased for friends and loved ones as gifts. The best part is that all donations stay local in the community, helping to breathe new live into the heart of Castleton-on-Hudson.

If you are interested in any of the items listed below, they may be ordered by emailing us at info@castletonmainstreet.org to coordinate payment and pickup/delivery options.

COHMSA SWAG


2021 RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

Raffle drawing held September 25, 2021 at River Rest Park – Village of Castleton-on-Hudson

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

*Kayak: Marlee Ford

*Yeti Cooler: Roger Conti

Gas Fire Pit: Kristina Golden


Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for this fundraising event. We were able to raise $2,390 for Main Street Revitalization efforts. We look forward to continuing our work for Main Street and the village.

*Donated by the Tryon Family Foundation

SPRING 2021 RIVERKEEPERSWEEP

Another successful annual sweep, with 27 volunteers who collected 665 lbs. of trash and recyclables. We removed and gathered massive amounts of brush, scrub trees and other undesirable growth that was obstructing views of the river and access to the beaches on either side of Riverfront Park. The most common trash item collected were candy wrappers. The most unusual of the sweep were a family of baby bunnies who scattered when their brush was disturbed but they were gathered and replaced and marked with a Do Not Disturb sign.


A tremendous Thank you to all the volunteers and their effort, the support of the Village of Castleton leadership, the Department of Public Works. Additionally we would like to thank American Rivers and Home Depot for their donations.


Andrea Marvinney and Suzanne Cecala were coleaders who worked closely with Riverkeeper to set up and organize the cleanup. Please visit Riverkeeper and show your support of the important work that they do safeguarding the Hudson River by making a donation or shopping their Riverkeeper Swag.

SPRING NEWSLETTER

Happy Spring from the Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association (COHMSA)! We are so happy to be embracing 2021 with vaccinations under our wings (in our arms) and our excitement for the future ramped up. Please join us in celebrating coming through a tough time, and know that our hearts are with those who suffered losses this past year.


 To those of you who made a membership donation, we thank you! As a 501c3 staffed by volunteers and funded entirely by donations and sponsorships, we appreciate the generosity that allows us to take on new projects and maintain existing ones. We want you to feel your money is well-spent, so please give us feedback. A special thank you to our sponsors. We have rolled your sponsorship over to cover 2021 because 2020 was such a bust.


WHAT WE’VE DONE

Calendar year 2020 was tough for everyone. We had to cancel some major events, such as a planned Bike Race, Main Street Day and Halloween Happening. But we did accomplish:

  • Main Street Cleanup
  • Main Street planter flowers
  • Rainbow lawn signs throughout the Village
  • New signal flags for nautical flagpole; new American flag
  • Participation in Diversity Parade
  • Purchase of new garbage cans in partnership with Village
  • Participation in Halloween Parade
  • Main Street Fall Decorations
  • Riverfront Park cleanup as part of Riverkeeper Sweep in collaboration with the Village
  • Created masks with “I LOVE Castleton” for membership and sale
  • Grant applications
  • Collaboration with Library to hang Snowflakes in Main Street windows
  • Monthly meetings; attendance at Village Board meetings; articles submitted to Castletonian; annual membership drive

WHAT WE’RE PLANNING

  • We are looking to expand our leadership team! Do you want to join a team working to improve our hometown and having lots of fun along the way? We have new bylaws and we’re jazzed to step up our activities. Your payment will be in the sense of service to your community and lots of laughter. People of all ages, genders and backgrounds encouraged to apply. For more information, email info@castletonmainstreet.org 
  • We are looking to increase our volunteer list. Do you have special skills or the desire to help out on an as-needed basis? Please watch your Inbox for a survey coming later this week. We’d love to add you to our database and reach out when the time comes.   
  • Volunteers needed now! We are looking for volunteers for two upcoming cleanup events: 

SAVE THESE DATES:

Main Street Triple Treat: Week of 5/17/21

Main Street StoryWalk: In collaboration with the Castleton Public Library, COHMSA invites you to bring the family down to read a book from one end of the Main Street business district to the other.

Main Street Geocaches: Caches in Castleton! Finally! Where are they? (What are they? Learn here.) Maybe you’ll be able to find them and log them. Or maybe not…

Main Street Mile: It’s not new, but it’s as good as ever. Start somewhere on Main. Walk south to the Village Hall, north to the base of Seaman Ave., and back to where you started. Boom! One mile. Look for MSM medallions and signs along the way. Fun + Healthy = WIN


Diversity Parade II: June 19th. While not a COHMSA event, we will be participating. If you’d like to help plan or know more, please contact COHcelebratingdiversity@gmail.com

Main Street Day: September 25. Join us for music, art, crafts, raffles, camaraderie. You don’t want to miss this one!

Halloween Happening: October 25. Details TBD. Ooh, scary.

CLEAN-UP EVENT AT RIVERFRONT PARK

Join the Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association and Riverkeeper for a clean-up event at Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9am – Noon

Location

Riverfront Park

2 South Main Street

Castleton, NY 12033


About this Event

Join the Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association and Riverkeeper for a park clean-up and brush removal event at Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 1, for the 10th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries.

Volunteers will meet at the paved area by Amtrak gates, next to 2 South Main Street, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY. We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a full reusable water bottle, and a face mask, work gloves and hand sanitizer. This site is not suitable for elementary-aged children.

*IMPORTANT! To ensure the safety of volunteers, Sweep Site Leaders, park staff, and our communities, we ask that volunteers adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Volunteers are required to pre-register for Sweep, and bring their own masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and water.
  • All participants and Sweep Leaders must wear masks that fully cover both their nose and mouth, at all times, no exceptions.
  • All volunteers must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet and wear masks at all times. When announcements are being made, a distance of 15 feet should be maintained.
  • Volunteers should carpool only with members of their own household.
  • Volunteers should not participate if they have ANY signs of illness or if they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 within the previous two weeks.

Questions? Contact Riverkeeper at sweep@riverkeeper.org or site leader Suzanne Cecala at scecala@nycap.rr.com.

To support the Riverkeeper Sweep and Riverkeeper’s year-round work to protect and restore the Hudson River and its tributaries, please consider becoming a Riverkeeper member or renewing your Riverkeeper membership with a donation of any amount, or starting a fundraiser to encourage your friends and family to become Riverkeeper members. Learn more and donate at: https://give.classy.org/Sweep2021


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