Philipstown Community Resources 

The Philipstown Community Resources page is brought to you by the Julia L. Butterfield Library and Desmond-Fish Public Library as a go-to guide for local resources. It is a work in progress and we hope you will contribute your suggestions to keep it as current and useful as possible.

List of Resources

Please visit a librarian or email to suggest additional resources for consideration.
Government, Libraries, & Schools
Public Libraries

Health, Human Services, & Public Assistance

Emergency Services
Immigration & Refugee Services
Civic, Service, & Religious Organizations
Culture & Recreation
Arts & Culture
  • Boscobel House and Gardens
    Historic House Museum containing one of the finest collections of decorative arts from the Federal period. Tour the Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of grounds, featuring lush gardens and a woodland trail.
  • Chapel Restoration 
    A national historic landmark, built in 1833 in the Greek Revival style, the chapel, which has no religious affiliation, hosts a renowned Sunday Music Series and Sunset Reading Series.
  • Cold Spring Film Society
    Free summer film series offers community screenings on the Cold Spring waterfront with additional screenings and film enrichment programs offered at different community venues throughout the year.
  • Constitution Island
    Constitution Island is part of the U.S. Military Academy Reservation at West Point and has historic ties to the Revolutionary War and the Warner Famiy. The island is open to the general public seasonally, May to October.
  • Depot Docs
    A curated series of exceptional documentaries, Depot Docs brings groundbreaking films, and the people who make them, to the Hudson Valley.
  • Garden Conservancy
    Based in Garrison, NY, The Garden Conservancy is a national organization dedicated to saving and sharing outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.
  • Garrison Art Center
    Community art center offering classes and galleries and a popular summer program for ages pre-K-grade 12.
  • Garrison Institute
    The Garrison Institute is committed to harnessing the power of contemplative wisdom and practices — from many traditions, and in many contemporary contexts — to build a more compassionate and resilient future for all.
  • Hastings Center
    Founded in 1969 by philosopher Daniel Callahan and psychoanalyst Willard Gaylin, The Hastings Center is the oldest independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to addressing fundamental ethical and social issues in health care, science, and technology.
  • Highlands Current Calendar
    Daily Listing of Philipstown and Beacon Events
  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 
    HVSF is a critically acclaimed professional, non-profit theater company featuring lucid, engaging, and highly inventive productions staged under an iconic, open-air Theater Tent overlooking the Hudson River at historic Boscobel House and Gardens.
  • Magazzino Italian Art
    Magazzino Italian Art Foundation is a museum located in Cold Spring, New York, devoted to Italian Postwar and Contemporary Art. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, was co-founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. Admission is free to the public. No reservation required.
  • Manitoga: The Russell Wright Design Center
    Manitoga is the House, Studio and 75-acre woodland garden of American industrial designer Russel Wright (1904-1976). Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and one of the few 20th century modern homes with original landscape open to the public seasonally.
  • Philipstown Depot Theatre
    Community-based performing arts center that connects families and individuals in the Hudson River Valley with the best in high-caliber affordable theater, music and films.
  • Putnam History Museum
    Local history museum and archive with a dedicated mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the history of Putnam County, Philipstown, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands.
Recreation & Clubs
Local Guides
Weather, Transportation, & Utilities
Weather & Storm Closings
Local Transportation
Utility Companies Service Information
Local Business, Agriculture, & Media
Farmers Markets, Community Gardens, & CSAs
  • Cold Spring Farmers Market
  • Glynwood CSA and Farm Store
    Glynwood is an agricultural nonprofit with a mission to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives.  As part of this mission, Glynwood maintains a 160-member year-round CSA (full & half shares available), as well as a small on-site farm store featuring Glynwood’s certified organic produce & Animal Welfare Approved meat, and curated products by other excellent regional producers.
  • San Damiano Farm at Graymoor
  • Longhaul Farm
Newspapers & Media Outlets
  • Chronogram
    Hudson Valley News, Events, and Lifestyle
  • Highlands Current
    Weekly free newspaper featuring News and Events in Cold Spring, Garrison, Nelsonville and North Highlands
  • The Journal News
    Daily subscription newspaper covering Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam News
  • Putnam County News and Recorder
    Weekly subscription newspaper covering Philipstown, Cold Spring, Garrison and Putnam Valley in New York’s Hudson Highlands