Alumni @ Hyde Park 2019
In the past year, we’ve seen some inspiring moments: the highest Midterm turnout since 1914, felon re-enfranchisement in Florida, an overhaul of criminal justice in New York, and progressive policies like universal basic income, the abolishment of the electoral college, free healthcare have taken a prominent role policy debates. Networks like ours must continue organizing, training and developing the emerging leaders that will change who writes the rules.
Help us continue building the momentum of this movement. Join us for Alumni @ Hyde Park 2019 for a weekend of networking, organizing, and celebrating. Over the course of the weekend, our alumni community will come together to think about how we can leverage the collective power of a network like ours to ensure that rules are getting rewritten, and we’re changing who gets to write them.
We hope you will join us August 2nd – 4th, 2019 for one of the most exciting and impactful weekends of the year. Register now!
$100 — Purchasing this ticket covers the cost of your attendance
$150 — Purchasing this ticket covers the cost of your attendance and helps underwrite the cost of organizing programming for Hyde Park
$250 — Purchasing this ticket covers the cost of your attendance and sponsors another alum who needs financial support to attend
Roosevelt has put several rooms on hold for alumni at the Hyde Park Quality Inn at a rate of $139/night plus tax. The hotel is within walking distance of the FDR Library and the Golden Manor, and within a short driving distance of the Marist boathouse. There are 20 rooms on hold: 14 single bedrooms, 5 double beds, and 1 suite. Please click here to reserve your room. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the front desk directly at 845-229-0088. You must book your room by July 2nd, to receive the special rate.
Attendees are also welcome to stay in one of the many bed and breakfasts or AirBnB options in the area. If you would like to do this, we recommend looking at the Roosevelt Inn and the Journey Inn Bed and Breakfast which are located a mile north of the Library. Please note: Roosevelt-provided transportation will be primarily servicing the FDR Library, the Quality Inn, and the Marist boathouse.
Once you register for Hyde Park, you will be added to the Alumni @ Hyde Park 2019 Facebook group, where you can communicate with friends and other attendees about sharing a room, Airbnb, and/or rides to and from Hyde Park.
Hyde Park is easily accessible by train, with both Amtrak and Metro North serving the nearby train station in Poughkeepsie, NY. If you are flying, consider flights into NYC or Albany followed by the Metro North train to Poughkeepsie. Additional travel logistics will be communicated upon registration.
Alumni @ Hyde Park starts with dinner on Friday, August 2nd and concludes in the early afternoon on Sunday, August 4th.
Will this Hyde Park coincide with the annual student leadership summit in Hyde Park?
Yes, Roosevelt alumni and students will be in Hyde Park together. While the two gatherings operate separately for most of the trainings and workshops, there will be several formal and informal opportunities for alumni and students to meet and collaborate.
Is this conference open to people who haven’t participated with Roosevelt before?
No, Alumni @ Hyde Park is only open to those with previous Roosevelt involvement.
Can I bring a car?
Yes! Attendees are welcome to drive to Hyde Park. Parking at the hotel, FDR Presidential Library, and Marist Boathouse is all free.
Do I have to attend the entire weekend?
It’s highly encouraged that you attend the whole weekend. However you are not required to, and we understand that many of you may not be able to get off work to arrive in time for the Friday dinner, in particular.