Red Hook Central Schools
The mission of the Red Hook Central School District shall be to develop in its students the knowledge, intellectual integrity, and social consciousness to prepare them to accept the obligations and opportunities found in a complex society. The District seeks to provide a challenging educational environment that fosters and rewards the values of respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, and community service in all its members.
Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce
Facilitating a Supportive Business Environment While Cultivating Relationships Among Members, Visitors and the Community”
The Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce was established in 1960 and is operated by elected volunteer business members.
The Chamber was organized for the purpose of advancing the trade, commercial, industrial and civic interests of the Red Hook Area.
The Chamber of Commerce works with local artists to create the Red Hook Community Arts Network , whose primary goal is to promote Red Hook as an arts destination. The Red Hook area is lucky to have an enormous artistic base, and together with RHCAN, the Chamber hopes to incorporate business, tourism and the arts.
Historic Red Hook
We collect, care for and celebrate Red Hook’s past and future treasures:
• Stories, images and records of our people at work and play, of our farms, businesses, schools and churches
• Records of memorable events, important journals, letters, maps and
• Much, much more
Red Hook Police Department
We are very proud to have been selected to serve our Red Hook community. We recognize the enormous trust and responsibility that has been placed in our hands and we strive to serve with the upmost degree of courtesy, professionalism, and integrity.
We are dedicated toward providing police services in and for our community not as passive responders, but instead as community members that are invested in the quality of life in Red Hook. Our entire operational and leadership philosophy centers on the community policing style of providing services.
The community policing approach differs from the tradition policing model in that community policing focuses resources proactively on quality of life concerns and prevention strategies as opposed to reactively to reports of crimes and other disturbances already in progress.
Red Hook Fire Department
Red Hook Fire Company Inc. proudly protects 8,000 people living in an area of 25 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a small business district as well as a residential area. Our department is a private department whose members are on a volunteer status.
The Red Hook Fire Company Inc. is a not for profit corporation. It contracts to both the Village and Town of Red Hook. It is in the north west corner of Dutchess County, and is on the east bank of the Hudson River. The Company was formed in the year 1919, and was incorporated in 1929.
Bard College Center for Civic Engagement
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life. Through its educational endeavors in the United States and abroad, CCE demonstrates a firm conviction that institutions of higher education can and should operate in the public interest.
CCE and the Bard network use their resources to develop vibrant and sustainable programs that tackle critical issues of education and public policy. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of civic duty inspired by social consciousness, the Center for Civic Engagement creates and sustains reciprocal programs and relationships locally, nationally, and globally.
Red Hook Community Arts Network
The Red Hook Community Arts Network is dedicated to creating an environment that engages creativity, art, and culture as a catalyst for community transformation, sustainability, prosperity and livability.