Bardavon - Legendary Performers Since 1869



The Esplanade Walk of Fame at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie celebrates this theater’s major capital donors.  It lies just under the dazzling marquee – an elegant granite pathway that pays tribute to the distinguished people and organizations that have helped us accomplish so many key building repairs, upgrades, and restoration and preservation projects.

Central to the Esplanade’s design are leitmotifs highlighting some of the many special guests who have graced our stage over the decades – actors, writers, musicians, and political figures such as Mark Twain, Ignace Paderewski, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dizzy Gillespie, Itzhak Perlman and Al Pacino.

Added to their names are those of the key individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies that have made substantial capital gifts since 1995. Their immense generosity is permanently etched in stone pavers that line the Walk, and will be there to greet our audiences for years to come.

There is still much more restoration work to be done on this legendary theater, and the responsible care and maintenance that we conduct will never cease.

Giving to the Esplanade Walk of Fame is an unparalleled opportunity to claim a place in Bardavon history that countless future patrons will appreciate. For their gifts, donors receive a custom-engraved inscription on an Esplanade paver stone. The inscription can include the names of individual or corporate donors, or those of business associates or loved ones, either with or without a personal message.

There are four tax-deductible giving levels from which to choose. Contributions can be made in full right away, or divided your into two or three annual payments.

Legend Headliner Supporting Player Ensemble‚Ä®
$25,000 $12,000 $6,000 3,000
24" x 24” 12" x 24" 12" x 12" 8" x 8"

To reserve your stone on the Esplanade Walk of Fame, contact AnnMarie Faust, Managing Director of Administration, Development & Finance at 845.473.5288 ext.103, or fill out and mail our Esplanade Walk of Fame downloadable form.

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Last modified: 2013-08-27 18:21:38