Cooling Centers Open Throughout the Hudson Valley

Courtesy of National Weather Service

The temperatures are on the rise this weekend throughout the Hudson Valley and they are nothing to mess with. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Hudson Valley starting today at noon and continuing until noon on Saturday. The advisory then switches to an Extreme Heat Warning starting at noon on Saturday and continuing until 8 pm tomorrow night.

What does all of that mean? It means that it will feel like 105 degrees on Friday and close to 110 on Saturday due to the high temperatures and the humidity. Heat illnesses can hit those who spend long periods of time out in the heat or in places without air conditioning. It is especially dangerous for young children and the elderly.

It is important to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and to spend some time in air-conditioned spaces. But what if your air-conditioner isn't working, or you can't afford one. There is help available. Cooling Centers will be open throughout the Hudson Valley this weekend.

Ulster County:

Plattekill Town Hall, 1915 Route 44-55 Modena NY 12548;

Saturday 7/20 and Sunday 7/21 from 12:00PM - 5:00PM


American Legion, 794 Springtown Rd Tillson NY 12486

Saturday 7/20 from 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32 Rosendale NY 12486

Sunday 7/21 from 11:00AM - 7:00PM


The Greco Center, 207 Market St Saugerties NY 12477. This will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Anyone requiring use of the Center is asked to call the Saugerties Police Department at 845-246-9800


Woodstock Town Court, 76 Tinker St Woodstock NY 12498. Open from Thursday 7/18 until further notice.

City of Kingston

Ulster County Office Building, 240 Fair St, Kingston NY 12401, 1st Floor. Open Saturday 7/20 and Sunday 7/21 from 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Dutchess County:


Public Safety Building, 505 Main Street. Open Friday, July 19 9-5; Saturday, July 20 9-3; and Sunday, July 21 9-3.

For the following locations, please call ahead to make sure they are open.

Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie, 12601, 845-485-3445

Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, 12533, 845-724-3414

Blodgett Memorial Library, 37 Broad St, Fishkill, 12524, 845-896-9215

Boardman Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie, 12603, 845-485-3445

Dover Plains Library, 1797 Route 22, Wingdale, 12594, 845-832-6605

East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, 12533, 845-221-9943

LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 109, Poughkeepsie, 12603, 845-452-3141

Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook, 12545, 845-677-3611

Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, 12574, 845-876-2903

Northeast-Millerton Library, 75 Main St, Millerton, 12546, 518-789-3340

Pleasant Valley Library, 1584 Main St, Pleasant Valley, 12569, 845-635-8460

Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, 12571, 845-758-3241

Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, 12580, 845-889-4683

Stanford Free Library, 14 Creamery Rd, Stanfordville, 12581, 845-868-1341

Starr Library Rhinebeck, 68 West Market St., Rhinebeck, 12572, 845-876-4030

In addition, the municipal pools at Pulaski Park, 162 Washington Street and Spratt Park Pool, 121 Wilbur Boulevard will be open for free during these days from 1-7.

Orange County:

For the following locations, please call ahead to make sure they are open.

Activity Center, 401 Washington St, Newburgh, 12550, 845-565-3230

Crawford Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, 12566, 845-744-2020

Goodwill Church, 2135 State Route 208, Montgomery, 12549, 845-457-5959

Grace Community Church, 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville, 10992, 845-496-4372

Middletown Senior Center, 62-70 W Main St, Middletown, 10940, 845-346-4070

Municipal Center, 1 Municipal Sq, Walden, 12586, 845-778-2177

Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St, Port Jervis, 12771, 845-856-7313

Town of Highlands Town Hall, 254 Main St, Highland Falls, 10928, 845-446-4280

Village Hall, 77 Main St, Warwick, 10990, 845-986-2031

Village of Cornwall-On-Hudson Village Hall, 325 Hudson St, Cornwall On Hudson, 12520, 845-534-4200

Village of Florida Senior Center, 3 Cohen Cir, Florida, 10921, 845-651-7815

Village of Goshen Senior Center, 100 Trotter Cir Goshen, 10924, 845-294-8545

Village of Greenwood Lake Senior Center, 132 Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, 10925, 845-477-8482

Warwick Town Senior Center, 132 Kings Hwy, Warwick, 10990, 845-986-1124

Wawayanda Senior Citizens Building, Route 284, Slate Hill, 10973, 845-355-3068

Stay cool and remember to check on elderly neighbors, family, and friends. To find more cooling centers in other counties, please click here.

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