You've reached the home of the Hoosick Rising initiative.
Next open meeting: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00pm at Iron Coffee, Corner John and Main Streets, Hoosick Falls, NY.
Downtown is alive again!
This meeting will not have a formal agenda because we want to spend time catching up with everyone and hearing ideas for what direction the group thinks should be pursued next.
Hoosick Rising has been successful and accomplished many of the goals that were set. The village board would like to segue the purpose of the group to one that helps to recruit new businesses, support those we have, and celebrate our downtown.
To meet these goals, we need help organizing events and working with business owners to see what business they need to have "next door" to help them grow and thrive.
Downtown is once again becoming vibrant - whether it is music at Iron Coffee, or a night out with friends at Byte, there is a lot of activity in the evenings. For those who decide to have an evening at home, they are stopping by the Hoosac Package Store - and perhaps even taking advantage of the splendid meals-to-go from Hoosick Kitchen Catering. If you happen to receive an invitation to a gathering and need a special gift, the Church Street Mercantile has you covered.
And someday it is going to be amazing to catch a show at the Wood Block, and that someday is a lot closer thanks to the dedicated efforts of Civicure.
Downtown Hoosick Falls is finding a new life alongside longtime staples such as Thorpe's, Pizza Bella, and other recent newcomers like Little Sprouts. People are investing in our community and it's paying off.
The efforts of this group have helped improve our community and together let's plan "what's next" for Hoosick and Hoosick Falls.
Project: Waterfront Redevelopment Project
The Village of Hoosick Falls has received a grant to develop a plan to redevelop our waterfront, and once completed it will unlock the door to "next level" funding which will help us bring some ideas to life. The Hoosic River Greenway has helped residents and visitors connect with our beautiful river environment in countless ways - so now is the time to keep going and help make the river a centerpiece of our community. The Village needs people to volunteer for a committee - more details will be shared at this upcoming HR meeting.
In The News:
Rensselaer Chamber Newsletter
Hoosick Rising Community & Economic Development Implementation Strategy
Hoosick Rising Action Plan Matrix (June 3, 2015)
Hoosick Armory, Youth Center, and Community Coalition (HAYC3)
The Civic & Cultural Restoration Corporation (CiviCure)
Hoosick Falls Family Resource Center (CEO)
Hoosick Falls Senior Center
Hoosick Township Historical Society
Hoosick Area Church Association
Hoosick Falls Community Band
Lakes to Locks Passage
Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA)
Things to do in Hoosick:
Hoosic River Greenway
Hoosick Falls Country Club
Brown's Brewing Company
Fishing the Hoosic River
Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail
Town of Hoosick Pool & Ice Rink
Hathaway's Drive-in Theater
Hoosick Falls, NY—Past & Present
Best Place to Raise Your Kids—Hoosick Falls, NY, US
Hoosick Falls Police Department
The Hoosic River Greenway
Barbecue Recreation (bowling)
Cub Scout Pack 64—Hoosick Falls
St. Mary's Academy
Hoosick Rising is not just a name, but an inner feeling that brings the communities of the Village of Hoosick Falls and the Town of Hoosick together—to become one strong entity for the betterment of the entire region. Hoosick's demonstrated ability to come together when crisis strikes or when our sports teams do well is common. Hoosick Rising aims to take those admirable traits and transfer them into actions toward making the Hoosick community the best it can be. To recruit new businesses and families, to build upon the foundations of established Hoosick enterprises and ideals, and to develop and execute plans for a positive future.
We cannot reach our collective goals without the input and the help of the community at-large. Great things can be accomplished, but it will take everyone sharing their individual skills, talents, and expertise—working together to see things through. Hoosick Rising knows that it’s time to stop expecting others will do it all. Let's roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and get involved.
Rise up, volunteer to be a Cause Champion, tell others about what Hoosick offers, and make Hoosick a more vibrant and sustainable place to live and work. It is only through the spirited efforts of our individuals that the Hoosick Community as a whole will rise to new and greater heights.