The Rivertowns Tourism Board consists of an advisory committee of citizens from the villages of Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington. They manage the activities of Short Escapes, a magazine and portal at that highlights off-the-beaten track travel experiences for consumers, meeting and event planners, and helps communities develop tourism. For more information, go to

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The activities of the Rivertowns Tourism Board include:

  • Create and maintain a Web site of useful information for visitors and walkers
  • Produce useful walking maps with services and attractions
  • Set up travel kiosks in key areas
  • Introduce travel guide writers and tour operators to the area
  • Organize group tours
  • Market the destination 

The Rivertowns Tourism Board is funded by sponsorships designed to help local merchants generate new business.

Its membership is comprised of:

Bruce Bolger, Executive Director

Committee Members:

Dobbs Ferry
Melanie Dobbs, Associate Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Vic Golio, Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee

Paula Romanow Etzel , Irvington Business Improvement Committee
Connie Kehoe, Irvington Village Trustee liaison to Rivertowns Tourism Board

Hastings on Hudson 
Meg Walker, Hastings Village Trustee
Diane P. Adler

For more information, organized tour, or travel writer inquiries, please contact:

Rivertowns Tourism Board
In care of Short
Bruce Bolger, Founder
33 W. Main St., Suite 303
Elmsford NY 10523
914-591-7600, ext. 230

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