Events Committee

  • Amy Smith, Chair
  • Mayor Karen Smythe, Liaison
  • Trustee Melkorka Kjarval, Liaison 
  • Alexandra Jameison
  • Kym Bradley-Rickard

Mission:

The Events Committee supports community event celebrations within the Village of Red Hook.

Join Us!

New event volunteers and committee members are always welcome. Want to get involved or learn more about the Red Hook Village Events Committee? Please contact Amy Smith at amy@redhooklibrary.org

Annual Budget:

Village Events are allotted $4,000 dollars in the annual Village budget. The majority of that amount is used to pay costs such as licensing music, support staffing of events by RHPD & Red Hook Village Highway department, repair and maintenance of Village events equipment (stage, lights, stage towing trailer, event garbage cans, etc), as well as contracting post-event clean up such as street sweepers. Additional expenses are covered by community sponsors. 

Public Meetings: 

held monthly on the third Mondays, at 6 pm  in person at Village Hall. email events@redhooknyvillage.org 




Hardscrabble Community Association / Hardscrabble Day Subcommittee

Hardscrabble Day has been a community celebration since 1975. It was first thrown by the Town and both Villages’ bicentennial committees. Later Hardscrabble celebrations were organized by a variety of organizations including the Egbert Benson Historical Society (now known as Historic Red Hook), The Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce. For the last decade or so, it has been thrown by the Village. The event is primarily funded by generous community sponsors. 

History

Dutchess County Historical Society investigates the History of Red Hook’s Hardscrabble.

HCA members:

  • Mayor Karen Smythe, Chair & Liaison to Village Board
  • Moe Blackmore (Director of programs at RH Community Center)
  • Laurie Husted 
  • Dawn Jardine (Director of the RHPL)
  • Melkorka Kjarval Liaison to Village Board
  • Kim McGrath (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Corrine Molinaro
  • Amy Smith (Director of Programs at RHPL)
  • Sara Ugolini (Director at RH Community Center)
  • Jeff Walsh

Contact 

the committee at events@redhooknyvillage.org 

Follow the Committee at:

Facebook  | Instagram | Hardscrabbleday.org