The Ed Wood Statue Kickstarter has started!

October 17, 2013 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Share Tweet After an amazing night at the Bardavon Opera House in downtown Poughkeepse, that featured a screening of Plan 9 from Outer Space, we also announced the launch of the fundraising campaign for the Ed Wood life-size bronze statue. Here is the link to the Kickstarter page with all the information. Please share the [...]

Ed Wood Memorial Statue

June 30, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment 

Share Tweet Well The cats out of the bag and it has been announced publicly that Joe Netherworld is heading a group of diverse artists and Ed Wood fans in a fundraising effort to erect a life-size statute of famous Hollywood director and Poughkeepsie native.  The project will be funded privately through donations and a [...]

The Poughkeepsie Seer Andrew Jackson Davis

January 20, 2013 by admin · 2 Comments 

Share Tweet Andrew Jackson Davis (1826–1910) Andrew Jackson Davis is often referred to as the “John the Baptist” of modern Spiritualism, for he preached the advent of spirit communication in the United States with an evangelical fervor. Davis grew up in extreme poverty in Blooming Grove, New York, a small hamlet along the Hudson River, [...]

The Old Observatory at Vassar

October 23, 2012 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Share Tweet The Vassar College Observatory  represents the varied accomplishments of Maria Mitchell, the astronomer,  professor and women’s education crusader who taught at the observatory from 1865 to 1888. The old observatory is located on the Vassar College campus  in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Observatory is no longer used and is not open to the public. [...]

The Hammonasset Line

August 20, 2011 by admin · 1 Comment 

Share Tweet a new and good friend to Weird Poughkeepise,Gregory Baily, has been a valuable help in researching certain properties and now we have him researching the Mysterious Poughkeepsie Standing Stone. Along the way he came across this very intriguing article about the Hammonasset Line, a collection of stone markers that travels all the way [...]

New York Times and the Hudson Valley Movement

August 5, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Share Tweet Well here is a great article originally published in the NY Times that supports what we here at Weird Poughkeepsie have been saying for a while now. A better quality of life and a much more diverse landscape to set that life in. Here you can make your own rules create your own [...]

Ghosts of the Bardavon Opera House by : ~ Donna V., Bardavon Evening House Manager

July 12, 2011 by admin · 5 Comments 

Share Tweet Despite the pretty façade, like anything else, go another layer underneath and the Bardavon will reveal its aging energy. Dusty paths behind the mechanical equipment in the basement and beneath the upholstered orchestra, the theater will whisper ghost stories that seep from the basement doors and old rooms once used decades ago. Above [...]

Art Homes Essay

July 11, 2011 by admin · 1 Comment 

Share Tweet Victorian Artist Houses of Poughkeepsie The Victorians were cosmopolitan people on the cutting edge of technology for their time. They integrated objects and concepts from many cultures around the globe into the decor of their homes, both interior and exterior. Moving from gas light to electrical luminescence they were quick to adopt means [...]

Happy 100th Birthday Vincent Price

May 27, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Share Tweet Today would have been Vincent Price’s 100th birthday. He has and always will be a major influence on myself as well as another Weird Poughkeepsie native Ed Wood Jr. So take a moment today in this most Haunted Hudson Valley to raise a glass to the Master of Macabre Merriment and Connoisseur of [...]

Blue Streak VS Coney Island Cyclone

March 31, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Share Tweet Did you know that Poughkeepsie was the home to the largest Roller Coaster in the world once….. built buy the same man who designed the Coney Island Cyclone, the Blue Streak of Woodcliff Pleasure Park stood over 128 ft tall and descended over 18 ft below ground. Many “Blue Streaks” are around today [...]

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