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Taconic Resources for Independence, Dutchess County’s ThinkDifferently and Poughkeepsie Galleria Partner with Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service for Visits with Santa

Published: 12/05/2018

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December 5, 2018



Jessica Pecchia


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Taconic Resources for Independence, Dutchess County’s ThinkDifferently and Poughkeepsie Galleria Partner with

Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service for Visits with Santa


Poughkeepsie, NY — For the next three Sundays in December, an American Sign Language interpreter will be on site at Poughkeepsie Galleria’s Santa set to assist with interpreting and translating services. This special service comes as a result of a partnership between Taconic Resources for Independence, Dutchess County Government’s ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative and Poughkeepsie Galleria.


Sunday, December 9th 8:30am – 10:30am (during Santa Cares event)

Sunday, December 16th 11:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday, December 23rd 11:00am – 1:00pm

For information on holiday hours, visiting Santa Claus, the annual Santa Cares event and the many holiday happenings please visit Poughkeepsie Galleria’s website.


About Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.

Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. (TRI) is a Poughkeepsie, New York-based not-for-profit center for independent living that provides information, referral and advocacy services for people with disabilities, their families, friends and communities. The organization works to educate and involve communities in disability issues plus encourage people with disabilities to make their own choices, while providing support as they reach their goals. To learn more, visit www.taconicresources.org/index.htm or follow TRI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TaconicResources



Launched by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro in 2015, “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” seeks to change the way businesses, communities, individuals and organizations relate to our neighbors with special needs. 100 cities, towns and villages throughout New York State have responded to Molinaro’s call to “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” and adopted resolutions that encourage supportive environments for these individuals. For more information on this initiative, please visit thinkdifferently.net.


About Poughkeepsie Galleria

Poughkeepsie Galleria is Dutchess County’s largest, most dominant shopping destination for over 30 years. Anchored by Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, Sears, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Poughkeepsie Galleria offers 120 retail shops including entertainment destinations Regal Cinemas and K1 Speed.  Additional information can be found at www.PoughkeepsieGalleriamall.com and you can find Poughkeepsie Galleria on Facebook (Facebook.com/PoughkeepsieGalleria), Twitter (@PokGalleria) and Instagram (@Poughkeepsie_Galleria).


About Pyramid Management Group, LLC

Pyramid Management Group, owner of Poughkeepsie Galleria, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast, with 16 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has led the industry by combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com