Save the Date! Momentum Dedication on September 26, 2015

Mark your calendars! They’ve set a date for the dedication ceremony for the sculpture “Momentum” by Michael Ciccone. Here’s what you need to know:

“Momentum” Sculpture Dedication
Saturday, September 26, 2:00pm
Upper Landing Park, 83 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

DSC06679This event will be free and open to the public. Please come join Michael to celebrate this installation, after six years of work to return this sculpture to the Walkway.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until then to see the sculpture. Though the ceremony on September 26 will make it official, the sculpture has been in place since June. Please come and visit, and contact Michael to let him know what you think!


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Michael on the Bridge

This Youtube video shows Michael working on demolition of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge before it officially opened as the Walkway Over the Hudson. Working at 230 feet above the Hudson River, both during the day and at night, Michael was responsible for cutting unwanted pieces of steel off the sides of the bridge. Click on the window below to view the video.

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Printable Brochure about Momentum at Ulster Landing Park

Brochure about Momentum at Ulster Landing Park

By clicking the link above, you can view, download, and print a brochure that outlines details about the installation of Momentum at Ulster Landing Park. It is a 2-sided tri-fold brochure. It includes details about the sculpture, the artist, and the location, along with new photos.

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Momentum Has Been Installed at Upper Landing Park


On June 6, 2015, artist Michael Ciccone installed his sculpture “Momentum” at Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie, NY. After years of fundraising and arranging logistics, everything finally came together. The sculpture is now in place, with a beautiful view of the Hudson River in the background and the Walkway Over the Hudson above. The elevator to the Walkway is just a few steps away.

For years, Michael has been trying to get “Momentum” back to the Walkway, so it’s very exciting to achieve this goal. Congratulations, Michael!

Stay tuned for information about a dedication ceremony for the sculpture in September of 2015 . . .

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Michael Ciccone has 3 Openings in 3 Weeks!

May and June are very busy for Michael this year! Hopefully you can stop by one of his openings over the next few weeks:

Friday, May 25 from 4-8 pm
– Opening Reception for “Recent Sculpture and Drawings”(open from May 25 – June 28, 2012)
A solo show by Michael Ciccone
In the gallery and on the grounds of Opus40

Opus 40
50 Fite Road
Saugerties, NY
also – here’s a link to a recent radio interview about this show –
(please be patient through the static at the beginning, and the news report that precedes the interview)

Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 3-6pm – Opening Reception for “14th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition”
(open year-round)
Unison Sculpture Garden
68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY

Open daily year-round
Michael has 1 piece on display

Saturday, June 9 from 4-7pm
Opening Reception for
“Ciccone – Sculpture/Drawings
Crohn – Painting Installation”
(open June 9 – July 1, 2012)

Michael will be part of a 2-person show, with painter Steve Crohn

The Doghouse Gallery
429 Phillips Road, Saugerties, NY
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, or by appointment

Hope to see you at one, or more, of these events! More info, and other events, are on Michael’s website at

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Momentum on the Radio

Listen in tomorrow morning for a radio interview with Michael Ciccone about his sculpture, “Momentum.” Michael was interviewed by talk show host Nancy Cozean, along with members of the Momentum committee, a community group raising money to place the sculpture near the Walkway Over the Hudson.

The interview will air tomorrow morning (Tuesday, January 17) at 10:00 am, on:
WGHQ (920 am, Kingston/Red Hook/Rhinecliff/Hudson)
WBNR (1260am, Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Beacon/Cold Spring)
WLNA (1420am, Croton/Sleepy Hollow)
or streaming online at (click where it says “Listen Live” in the upper left hand corner)

Thanks for tuning in! Let us know what you think.

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Make a pledge

We’re very pleased to announce that the Momentum Sculpture Fund is now a component fund of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County – and we’re on our way toward raising the necessary funds to place the sculpture on the Poughkeepsie approach to the Walkway. If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation to get Momentum back to the Walkway.

You can make a credit card payment online (just make sure to type “Momentum Sculpture Fund” in the “Fund Name” box) by visiting, then clicking on “Donate Online” and then “Add to an existing fund.” All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If you’d rather send a check or credit card payment by mail, please click here to download the pledge form pdf, which has full instructions for mailing in a donation.

Please contact us if you have any questions! Thanks for keeping Momentum going!

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Momentum Models

Momentum by Wood Fence

Here they are, as promised!

I have just completed some images of what the sculpture “Momentum” would look like in a few possible locations on the Poughkeepsie approach to the Walkway Over the Hudson.

click here to see them as a slideshow on Flickr, or scroll down to just see the rest of them here!

Momentum by Signal

Momentum by Signal and Picnic Table

Momentum by Bike Rack

Momentum by Light

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Planning in action . . .

Sculptor Michael Ciccone and I met with some members of the Momentum Committee last Sunday to look at potential sites to place his sculpture, “Momentum.” Looking at possible locations on the Poughkeepsie side approach to the Walkway (starting from the parking lot), we found five different possible locations, with the current favorite being near the signal light that still remains on site. All sites were photographed, and now I’m working in Photoshop to try to virtually place the sculpture in each location, so we can see what it would really look like in each place.

All of this is in preparation for a big meeting we have coming up next week. On Thursday, January 20, we will meet with representatives of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, which oversees the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Michael will share images and video of his work on the demolition of the old railroad bridge, and how he came to re-use some of the discarded materials to create his new series of sculpture, including “Momentum.” Other members of the committee will discuss their interest in the sculpture and their reasons for wanting to bring it to the Walkway. We will present the images of how the sculpture will look at the site and discuss which location would be best, and what steps must be taken to install and maintain the sculpture.

As soon as I complete those images placing the sculpture at the site virtually, I will share them here!

-Arden Kirkland

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Michael’s Tivoli Bays Talk on PANDATV23

If you missed Michael’s presentation as part of the Tivoli Bays Talks series, it will be on PANDA TV23 (both on TV and online) at the following times:

Friday, July 16th at 7PM
Sunday, July 18 at 9PM
Monday, July 19th at 10:30am
Friday, July 23 at 11am
Friday, July 23 at 4pm
Saturday, July 24 at 4:30pm
Monday, July 26 at 2pm

At that time, you can see it on Time Warner Cable Channel 23 in the Town and Village of Red Hook, Town and Village of Rhinebeck, and Tivoli


streaming online at

(for future times, you can check the PANDA TV schedule online at )


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Tivoli Bays Talks: Bridge Project – Art from the Walkway

from Jean McAvoy:

The transformation of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge into Walkway Over
the Hudson has captivated people’s imaginations, if foot traffic numbers
are any indication. Come hear the fascinating story of yet another
transformation of the old bridge. Michael Ciccone, who lives and works
in Saugerties, Ulster County, New York, derives inspiration from found
metal objects and the landscape, culture and history of the Hudson River
Valley. All of these influences come together in the Bridge Project. As
he helped transform the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge into Walkway Over
the Hudson State Park, Michael has been inspired to transform some of
the 19th century steel into sculpture.

Program details below:
Tivoli Bays Talks: Bridge Project – Art from the Walkway
Tivoli Bays Visitor Center, 1 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli, NY 12583
Thursday July 1, 2010, 7:30–8:30pm
Free. Wheelchair accessible. 845-889-4745 x105.

Hope to see you there!

Jean McAvoy, Education Coordinator
NYS Dept. Environmental Conservation
Hudson River Research Reserve
Norrie Point Environmental Center

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