Rhinebeck Responds is a citizen-run effort to recruit volunteers, identify needs, and facilitate community service. We are coordinating our work with Town and Village government, local civic agencies, local churches, and with our neighbors in surrounding communities.

Rhinebeck Responds is a citizen-run effort to recruit volunteers, identify neeeds, and faciliate community service. We are coordinating our work with with Town and Village government, local civic agencies, local churches, and with our neighbors in surrounding communities.

Safe Public Seating in the Center of Our Village

Local merchants told us: we need more public seating in the Village. 

So with CVS, the Village of Rhinebeck, and our local business leadership we will transform the garden in in front of the CVS store on Market Street into a new “Community Landscape.”

The transformation will start May 27, with picnic tables in front of the CVS building.

Step by step, we will add more tables, improve the plantings, and create a vibrant, well-tended garden open to all of our neighbors and visitors.

We need your help.

To volunteer click here.
Help us develop and maintain the property.

To donate click here.
Help us make this property a beautiful part of our Village business district.

Small Business Grant Committee to Suspend Operation until Further Notice

Rhinebeck Small Businesses Faring Pandemic Better, 

But at Expense of Worker Layoffs, 

New Survey Finds 

Rhinebeck, New York: A new survey by Rhinebeck Responds finds that small businesses in the Village’s commercial district appear to be faring the pandemic better than small businesses elsewhere, and business owners express qualified optimism about the future. While a range of factors, including workforce layoffs, have contributed to Rhinebeck’s relative success, the survey report concludes that “the ‘secret sauce’ appears to be organized civic support.”

This second survey, conducted by Rhinebeck Responds in December 2020 and January 2021, reveals that the business climate has changed considerably from its initial survey, completed in May 2020, two months into the coronavirus pandemic.  Both surveys had statistically significant return rates of over 25%.

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Local Links

We have collected and organized online information from  Rhinebeck Village, Town and Dutchess County. 

We have three local food banks: two in Rhinebeck, one in Red Hook that can provide food assistance, no questions asked.

Business owners will need help getting through the Covid-19 crisis.  We will collect post information and, when possible, assist with grant and loan applications.

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