Events Committee

  • Amy Smith, Chair
  • Mayor Karen Smythe, Liaison
  • Trustee Melkorka Kjarval, Liaison 
  • Lara Hart
  • Kym Rickard


The Events Committee supports community event celebrations within the Village of Red Hook.

Join Us!

New event volunteers and committee members are always welcome. Want to get involved or learn more about the Red Hook Village Events Committee? Please contact Amy Smith at

Annual Budget:

Village Events are allotted $4,000 dollars in the annual Village budget. The majority of that amount is used to pay costs such as licensing music, support staffing of events by RHPD & Red Hook Village Highway department, repair and maintenance of Village events equipment (stage, lights, stage towing trailer, event garbage cans, etc), as well as contracting post-event clean up such as street sweepers. Additional expenses are covered by community sponsors. 

Public Meetings: 

held monthly on the third Mondays, at 7 pm  in person at Village Hall. email 

Hardscrabble Community Association / Hardscrabble Day Subcommittee

Hardscrabble Day has been a community celebration since 1975. It was first thrown by the Town and both Villages’ bicentennial committees. Later Hardscrabble celebrations were organized by a variety of organizations including the Egbert Benson Historical Society (now known as Historic Red Hook), The Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce. For the last decade or so, it has been thrown by the Village. The event is primarily funded by generous community sponsors. 


Dutchess County Historical Society investigates the History of Red Hook’s Hardscrabble

HCA members:

  • Moe Blackmore (Director of programs at RH Community Center)
  • Laurie Husted 
  • Dawn Jardine (Director of the RHPL)
  • Melkorka Kjarval
  • Kim McGrath (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Corrine Molinaro
  • Will Noonan, former Village Trustee
  • Amy Smith (Director of Programs at RHPL)
  • Sara Ugolini (Director at RH Community Center)
  • Jeff Walsh


the committee at

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