Each year, before the heat and humidity arrive, health departments and emergency management and preparedness offices in each county in the Hudson Valley work with The New York State Department of Health to provide a list of cooling centers.

While this list is updated every year, it doesn’t mean that each location is open every time the temperature rises. Before you gather your things and make the trip to your nearest location this weekend, it’s a good idea to call ahead and make sure they are open.

Some are only open during business hours and some are opened only when a heat emergency has been declared. It’s a good list to hang on to though, just in case.

Dutchess County:

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

Orange County

  • Activity Center, 401 Washington St, Newburgh, 12550, 845-565-3230
  • American Red Cross in Middletown, 135 Crotty Rd, Middletown, 10941, 845-673-5693 (Call for cooling center locations)
  • 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 Baptist 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

Ulster County

 

  • Ellenville Village Hall, 2 Elting Ct, Ellenville, 12428, 845-647-7080
  • Lloyd Town Hall, 12 Church St, Highland, 12528, 845-691-7544
  • New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz, 12561, 845-255-3631
  • Plattekill Town Hall, 1915 Route 44-55, Modena, 12548, 845-883-7331
  • Salvation Army, 35 Cedar St, Kingston, 12401, 845-331-1803
  • Saugerties Senior Citizens Center, Corner of Market Street and
  • Robinson Street, Saugerties, 12477, 845-246-9987
  • Wawarsing Town Hall, 108 Canal St, Ellenville, 12428, 845-647-7800

As of this writing, there no centers listed for Sullivan County, but libraries, malls, movie theaters are all good places to spend some time in air-conditioning during the hottest part of the day.

Remember, make sure to call ahead to see if the cooling center closest to you is open throughout the summer.

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