The official website of the Village of Hoosick Falls, NY—the Grandma Moses Discovery Village. Located on the Hoosic River, among the bucolic foothills of the Green Mountains in the town of Hoosick, in northeast corner of New York's Rensselaer County. Home of the historic Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machinery Company—once the largest company of its kind in the world. The former factory town is now a picturesque quaint village with scenery that still inspires artists like it did with Grandma Moses in years past.

Hoosick Falls Water Website

New York State
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Economic Development

Hoosick Rising Hoosick Rising is the economic development initiative of the
Village of Hoosick Falls.
Contact our Economic Development Director
Brighid "Briggs" Buzzell
by email or phone:

Events all events

For a detailed listing of events and to see the event calendar, please check out the Events Page.

To have your Village events added to the calendar, please contact the webmaster.

A Waypoint Community in Lakes to Locks Passage Hoosick Falls, and the Town of Hoosick is a waypoint community of Lakes to Locks Passage. If you'd like to post your business, an event, or any points-of-interest on the interactive geotourism MapGuide, you can enter them after registering here. Populating the MapGuide will help travelers discover Hoosick. Register and add some info today! Learn more about Lakes to Locks Passage and adding sites to the Geotourism MapGuide.

Village Offices

8:30am-3:30pm M-F

Phone number:

24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

911 or 518-686-7900

This website is in development. Areas may be temporarily blank or unavailable. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Board Meetings: The Village Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Building at 24 Main Street, unless a special meeting, postponement, or alternate location is necessary. The next meeting is May 9, 2017. The agenda will be posted on the Village Board page as it becomes avaialable.

Smokey the Bear

BURN BAN: The Village of Hoosick Falls is reminding Citizens that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Open Burn Ban is currently in effect and has been set by Governor Andrew Cuomo until May 14, 2017.

Mayor Sends Letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt

April 18, 2017—Mayor Robert Allen recently sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, advocating for listing as a federal Superfund Site and the creation of a Citizens Advisory Committee. Even though the Village of Hoosick Falls municipal water supply remains non-detect for PFOA and other PFCs, environmental remediation is now one of the primary focuses going forward. Federal support would be a great next step, and would be a solid addition to the work New York's Department of Environmental Conservation has already done. Click here to read the letter.

Public Notice—Request for Proposal

April 17, 2017—The Village of Hoosick Falls is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to assist in the completion of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) for the Village. Interested parties can download the Request for Proposal here. Responses are due May 1, 2017 and must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Village Clerk's office. For specific questions about this RFP, contact the Village Attorney at 518-461-2806.

Village Street Sweeping

The Village Highway staff will begin Village-wide street sweeping in May. The schedule is as follows: May 8th—Street Sweeping will start in the Downtown Business Area and Main St; May 15th—Sweeping will start in 4th Ward, then 3rd, 2nd, and 1st. Sweeping will take place on the even side of the street on even-numbered days and odd side on on odd-numbered days. Residents are asked to be conscious of this and park accordingly to allow efficient curb-to-curb sweeping of the streets.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Announced

March 15, 2017—There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, April 29th between the hours of 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Hoosick Falls Transfer Station. Residents of communities belonging to the Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority (ERCSWMA) are eligible, but must call 518-687-1018 to register or fill out the online form at the ERCSWMA website. Click here for a list of accepted items. For more information, contact ERCSWMA.

The newspaper of record for the Village of Hoosick Falls is the Eastwick Press. Public notices will be posted in the paper.


Volunteer Opportunities in Hoosick

Local Girl Scout Samantha Brewer has created a Volunteer Opportunities booklet as a resource for those looking for information about community organizations in Hoosick. The project was for her Girl Scout Gold Award. This is a great resource for anyone looking for a way to help out the greater Hoosick community. The booklet can be downloaded here. Thank you Samantha!

Things To Do

Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail

The Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail is ready! A community-wide celebration of art and rural culture in Hoosick created by members of the community. 31 barn quilts have been hung throughout the Hoosick area, all built, painted and hung thanks to a coordinated community effort. Maps are available at the HAYC3 Armory to drive the route and view the quilts among our pastoral countryside. If you drive the trail, be sure to take a selfie and share it on your social networks using the hashtag #BQSelfie!

A printable version of the map is available to download.

Waste Water news

Public Notices

Emergency: Dial 911
911 is the quickest way to receive help from the Police, Fire Department or Rescue Squad in an emergency. In non-emergency situations, dial the police at 686-7900. If the desk officer is on patrol, your call will be rolled over to 911 automatically and County Dispatch will forward your request to the Village Police.

The Village Board meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the Municipal Building.

Water and Solid Waste information can be found under the Village Departments tab.

Regulations for open burning in the village have been adopted and can be viewed here.

The Village of Hoosick Falls Annual Water Quality Report is available here.


yard waste

Spring/Summer Yard Debris

Leaves and yard waste will NOT be picked up curbside. Village leaf pick-up only happens in the fall. Leaves and yard waste must be brought to the transfer station. Placing yard waste in the gutter causes road hazards, and may clog the storm drain system.

Did You Know?

CO Be Aware

Bottle Redemption for the HACA Food Pantry.

If you take your empty bottles and cans to Nickel Back Redemption at 25 Carey Avenue you can donate the money to the Hoosick Area Church Association (H.A.C.A.) Food Pantry? This money would go toward purchasing food for the pantry, preparing Thanksgiving baskets, and outfitting and supplying backpacks to children at the start of the school year. Every nickel counts!

Did You Know?

CO Be Aware

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the “invisible” killer. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. Every year more than 100 people in the United States die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide associated with consumer products. To read more about CO poisoning, and what you can do at home to prevent it, read the literature below from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Invisible Killer

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips


Used Clothing Drop-off now at the Transfer Station

drop-off signAll USABLE clothing and fabric items such as; clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, table linens, and stuffed toys will be accepted. (Please, no rags, fabric scraps, pillows, plastic toys, or non-fabric household items.) Your donations will not be cut up or shreaded, but will be used to help people in need.

  • Send clothing to people who can use it all over the US and the world.
  • Help the environment by keeping usable clothing out of landfills
  • Receive a tax deduction for your donation (forms are at the drop-off location)
Please help us keep your donation clean and dry by putting items in sealed plastic bags.

Hoosic River Greenway logo
The Hoosic River Greenway is a joint project between the Village of Hoosick Falls, the Hoosic River Watershed Assn. (HooRWA), and a committee of volunteers. The mission is to develop a greenway along the east bank of the Hoosic River with hiking and biking trails, river access, and other recreational amenities.

The steering committee is always looking for new members. Meetings are held monthly at 6:00 pm in the Village offices. The meeting dates are posted on the Village calendar.


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