Poughkidsie & The Create WorkspacePoughkidsie is an innovative and spirited space engaging children in interactive, imaginative, thoughtful, and creative play, and offering walk-in crafts and classes for both children and adults.

The 5,000 square-foot facility in the Arlington area of Poughkeepsie, provides the Hudson Valley with an interactive space to cultivate creativity, offering activities, parties, and classes for all members of the family under one roof.

Poughkidsie believes that imaginative and creative outlets are crucial for all people. As a certified teacher in New York State, owner Stacey was witness to changes in education that resulted in reduced time for art and creative thinking in schools. It seemed more important than ever to be sure that children (and adults!) have opportunities to stretch their brains and creative muscles outside of school hours. “Our family created Poughkidsie and The Create Workspace to offer families a fun and creative environment in which all family members can explore, imagine, and create…together.”

Poughkidsie is proud to share space with our sister business, The Create Workspace. From the littlest crafters to the most experienced artists, there’s something for everyone to create! In addition to classes and walk-in crafting for all ages, The Create Workspace offers wine tastings, trivia nights, and other adults-only events. Our studio space is also available for baby showers and private events, with optional childcare provided by Poughkidsie staff.

Poughkidsie has available space for all types of parties and events.