PKGO Getters

PKGO Getters are events are meant to inspire members of our community while celebrating those who are working hard to continue to make Poughkeepsie a thriving, and growing city.

People, Places, Pets Photo Contest

The City of Poughkeepsie wants to see your photos and hear your stories! We want to hear about a person, place or pet you know in the City of Poughkeepsie that helps to make the City a better place to live. Submit your best photo and tell us your story in 500 words or less. Finalists from each category, People, Places, or Pets, will have their photos and stories displayed at the next PKGO Getters event on November 6th at the Trolley Barn. Submission deadline is October 31st.

Stay tuned to see whose photos were chosen as the winners!

Upcoming Events

Join us for an evening of film and fun as students from The Art Effect interview members of the production team from HBO’s upcoming series “I Know This Much Is True,” filmed here in Poughkeepsie.  Hear from professionals what it’s like to work in film and what it takes to make it in the industry.  The night will also feature screenings of short films produced by Poughkeepsie youth, followed by a discussion with our film professionals.

Past Events

PKGO Getters: Jessica O. Matthews

On April 4th, 2019 we got a chance to host our first PKGO Getters event and hold an interview with Jessica O, Matthews, Founder & CEO of Uncharted Power. This event also included performances fro the Poughkeepsie High School Chorus and Step Team, as well as, a time to honor the Poughkeepsie High School Boys Basketball team with the first ever PKGO Getters award for their State Championship win. Check out this video to see Natalie Quinn’s interview with Jessica.

For more videos of the night’s events head over to our youtube channel!

Check out the podcast covering our first PKGO Getters event featuring Jessica O. Matthews, and discussing the power of play with members of our community.
Thank you to the Art Effect for creating our first PKGO Podcast!