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The COH Playground Project is dedicated to building a new, inclusive playground for our elementary school and our community in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.

Local Service and Non-Profit Organizations

Cornwall Conservation Advisory Committee

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Cornwall Lions Club

Cornwall Lions boasts 80 participating members from our local community. Our members are dedicated to serving the community, whether in our local area or to communities beyond our immediate borders. Our activities range from service and awareness campaigns on sight, hearing and diabetes, fundraisers including the Fall Harvest Race and annual golf outing. Our Halloween window-painting event for kids, flag display initiative and annual wreath & roping sales are a big hit. Be sure to order our lobsters for thr 4th of July celebration! We welcome new members who are willing to give selflessly - perhaps you should consider becoming a Lion.

Friends of Sands Ring Homestead

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Cornwall Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Cornwall Garden Club

The Cornwall Garden Club is credited with the outstanding display at Chadeayne Circle, Main Street Bridge and numerous other public sites around Cornwall. Members have a love for and an interest in gardening, horticulture, design and flower arranging. The Garden Club hosts horticulture talks, horticulture exhibits and design exhibits. They fund scholarships for young people interested in the conservation of the environment and serve on the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State District X Board and contribute to its activities.

American Legion Post 353

Chartered August 10, 1920. Description coming soon!
American Legion Post 353 Memorial Day Parade and Tribute

Cornwall Historical Society

The Cornwall Historical Society was founded in 1999. It is our mission to protect and preserve the history of Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson and Mountainville. Our goal is to promote pride in our community, identification with its past, and to instill in our community a commitment to responsibility for its future. We present informative programs, hold dinners and host the popular Wine & Cheese event. We participate in Cornwall's Fall Festival, the Independence Day Celebration and the River Fest in Summer. We have a display at the Cornwall Library of many of our donated items with a new display every few months. Check in your attic for items of historical significance to Cornwall and stop by to visit us. We accept donated items on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or call for an appointment.
A photo of the children of the Moodna School donated by the Paolini Family.  The building still stands on Forge Hill Road

Storm King Engine Co. #2

Since 1868, Storm King Fire Engine Co. No. 2 proudly serves our community through the dedication of men and women firefighters, auxiliary, associate, and honorary members who volunteer thousands of hours every year. 2018 is a very special year as the company celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Storm King Fire Engine Co. No. 2! The 68th Annual Storm King Fire Engine Co. No. 2 Fair, An annual community event since 1950, is a highlight of summer fun in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Volunteer today.

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

You don't need to be a merchant to belong to the Chamber of Commerce. Pick an activity to support commerce in Cornwall. The Chamber supports businesses in Town, the Village and farther-flung locales like Rt. 32 near Vails Gate and along Ste. Route 94. The many activities the Chamber supports includes an annual car show, Fall Festival on Main St., Summer concerts on the Town Hall lawn, Halloween Spooktacular, Winter Holiday tree lighting and street fair and so much more!

Regional Service and Non-Profit Organizations

Photo Courtesy of Angelo Marcialis

Orange County Land Trust

Since its inception, the Orange County Land Trust has helped protect nearly 6,000 acres of land through the negotiation of conservation agreements with private land owners, property donations, and the acquisition of private property. The acreage is comprised of unique meadows, fertile farmlands, stream corridors, wetlands, forests and recreational acres. Many of the properties are open to the public, while others remain private properties with agreements that preclude future development. Of the properties and preserves open to the public, the land trust organizes frequent hiking and birding activities and has partnered with children and youth organizations in providing educational, conservation-based nature programs.

Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. A crusader for the valley since 1963, we are credited with saving fabled Storm King Mountain from a destructive industrial project and launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today with over 25,000 ardent supporters, we are the largest environmental group focused on the Hudson River Valley. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley's inspiring beauty and natural resources.
In 2016, Scenic Hudson conserved the 88-acre Jones Farm in Cornwall (Orange County). Photo: Robert Rodriguez, Jr.


Riverkeeper is an independent organization funded and driven by concerned individuals like you. Our vision: Clean, swimmable waters, a Hudson River teeming with life, and safe and abundant drinking water supplies. Riverkeeper goals are to: • Guard our waterways • Defend clean drinking water • Find solutions to clean water threats

Hudson Valley Food Bank

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to alleviating hunger, while preventing the waste of wholesome food. The Food Bank is a branch of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and a member of Feeding America. Working in partnership with the food industry, the Food Bank collects large donations of unmarketable but still edible food, and distributes it to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a six county region. In 2016, the Food Bank provided more than 15 million pounds of food to 300 member agencies in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, and Putnam counties. The Food Bank warehouse is located in Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Arts Mid-Hudson

Arts Mid-Hudson is the preeminent nonprofit arts service organization serving Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties and invites you to join us! Arts Mid-Hudson’s initiatives engage and promote the arts across the Mid-Hudson region, benefiting our artists, arts organizations and communities. Through advocacy, exhibitions, performances, folk arts programs, festivals, awards and more, we bring creative offerings to artists, educators, venues, students and those who enjoy the region’s vast bounty of arts, bridging cultures, inspiring creativity and transforming communities.

Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan

Our mission is to enable charitable individuals and organizations to become meaningful donors by providing trusted support and expertise for their contributions to make a difference in our community, now and forever. Our values. We support our local community through: 1. Excellent in achieving the highest standard in all aspects of the organization 2. Stewardship by ensuring the planned legacy of donors through sound financial management 3. Strategic partnerships to understand and address the needs of individuals and organizations in our region.

Sustainable Hudson Valley

We engage communities in “wake-up conversations” and highly participatory projects that measurably reduce our carbon footprint and do more – they demonstrate the power of collaboration and direct local action. We help communities, public agencies and civic organizations to accelerate their efforts for reduced environmental footprint and greater economic prosperity, by forming coalitions that directly affect consumer choices and local planning strategies.