Saturday, August 29, 2009

Walking on Air

Please join Shawangunk Community Members and artist Stefanie Loeb to participate in a Flag-Making Workshop to represent the Town of Shawangunk in the Walking on Air Procession. The workshops are free and open to the public.

October 3rd 2009, marks the opening of the Walkway Over the Hudson, completing the transformation of the historic Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into a mile-long pedestrian path soaring 212 feet above the Hudson River. The Walking on Air Procession will mark the first public steps across the Walkway, as the bridge becomes a stage for a site-specific performance artwork created and performed by several thousand volunteers. Artists in every city, village and town in both Dutchess and Ulster Counties will be working in their communities to create flags that will be carried in the procession over the Walkway

Only in the MidHudson Valley could an abandoned railroad bridge be transformed into a scenic destination. This vision has been many years in planning & funding, and is the result of countless volunteers who believed that this idea could come a reality.


  1. What a great idea for the bridge! Don't know if I would venture across, not real fond of water.

  2. There's going to be a whole parade crossing over. I'm sure its safe, but it sure is high! I think my marching band might be playing, so I may have to! I'll let you know. ( I'm not real fond of heights)

  3. It's brilliant! I've always admired bridges myself, but like you, I'm afraid of heights, so I admire them from a distance. ;)

  4. I might just take a trip this fall to site see and walk over it.