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Pickle Ball Court now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that the new pickle ball court is open for use!

We are asking that it only be used for pickle ball, and that skate boarders use the lower

court, adjacent to the Highway Garage, instead of our new court.  Thank you!



The Stanford Recreation Commission is searching for someone who would be willing to head our soccer program.

After years of dedicated service to the program, John Blackburn has made the decision to step down. We applaud and appreciate his hard work and dedication to the program. And we know all of the families who have participated in the soccer program over the years feel the same! Thank you John!

As the head of the program, you would work alongside the Recreation Director in fielding registrants for the program as well as volunteers for coaching positions, setting up teams and games and general oversight of the program. Knowledge of soccer and the game would be helpful. If you or someone you know would be interested in running the program, or if you have questions, please contact us at

Our Concert under the Stars August 29th is Approaching – COVID protocols

Dear Neighbors,

Please observe these COVID protocols while entering, enjoying, and exiting Saturday’s night performance.


There will be 2 lines formed with 2 volunteers ready to process your admission.  There will be 6 foot social distancing markers at the entry point.  Please abide by the 6 foot social distancing rules.   



There will be volunteers seating attendees.  Attendees should only take their masks/face coverings off at their designated seating areas. Masks/face coverings are to be used when moving around the grounds at all times.



When leaving your designated seating area, please wear your mask/face covering.  As you approach the restroom, a volunteer will guide you to make sure that social distancing rules are followed.  No more then 2 people should be in the bathroom at one time. Please wash your hands and practice good hygiene before exiting.  


Exiting the Concert:

Before leaving your designated seating area, please wear your mask/face covering and follow the 6 foot social distancing rules.


Do’s  and Don’ts:


Do wear a mask/face covering

Do use hand sanitizer

Do abide by the 6 foot social distancing rules

Do respect the volunteers

Do have a great time!


Do not attend the concert if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 14 days

Do not attend the concert if you feel ill or have any COVID symptoms

Do not forget to being your mask/face covering or you will be denied entry

Do not bring alcoholic beverages

A New Kind of Community Day for 2020 – September 19th, 2020

The 62nd Annual Stanford Community Day will be like no other.  The chosen theme is perfect :  We’re All in This Together!”  

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our world and our daily lives: all in the light of hoping to keep everyone safe from this new worldwide health crisis.

However, in the midst of this pandemic, people came together to help those in need: The Grange’s new Little Food Pantry which so many people have generously contributed to, the sewing of masks, the Town’s Community Hotline are just a few examples.  People checked on family and neighbors, delivered food, and offered other assistance either personally or through an organization of their choice. 

While Community Day this year looks very different from what we’re used to, we still wanted to plan something to celebrate our Town and bring us together safely as a community.  A lot of heartfelt discussion went into the planning of this year’s Community Day for the last 4 months.  With proper precautions, guidance and being “New York Smart”, we hope this year’s Community Day will be remembered in a positive way.

We will emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient. We will get through this together?


4:00 p.m.

Annual Lloyd Woodcock Memorial Chicken Barbecue

Sponsored by Stanford Grange #808

Donation $15 per dinner

All Dinners are Take Out Only

For Reservations, call Ryan Orton at 845 868 7869

or 845 868 1700 (Day of Dinner Only)

7:00 p.m.

Presentation of the 2020 Community Citizen Awards 


Town of Stanford Movie Night

with Free Ice Cream Social at the 

Town of Stanford Recreation Area

Sponsored by the Town of Stanford , The Stanford Recreation Commission, The Stanford Grange #808

and Stewart’s Shops

Reservations Required!

More information to come




Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights – TB Mtg.

We are particularly pleased to announce that the Dutchess County on Human Rights will attend our June 11th Virtual Town Board Meeting and give a short presentation on their goals and desire to develop a closer collaboration in sharing information and addressing current issues in the County, and how they can be of help.