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We’re Going to Break a World Record! Join us!

We’re going to break a world record! Well, us, and 2,996 other people. We’ve registered to participate in the world’s longest Hokey Pokey line! This event is taking place on Saturday, June 9th, across the Walkway Over the Hudson bridging Poughkeepsie to Highland, NY. We want you to come and join us!

The organizers are hoping for 3,000 people, since the current record, set in June 2008, involved 2,350 people. The Guinness World Records organization will be there to authenticate the feat!

We LOVE the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park – the views are phenomenal, and it’s practically in our own backyard!

Walkway over the Hudson

The View Southward from the Walkway Over the Hudson

At 6,768 feet (or 1.28 miles) it’s the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. At 212 feet high, it’s also one of the highest. {gulp} We’ve written about our first visit. The Boy and I have become braver since then.

Won’t you join us? We’re organizing a “Go BIG or Go Home” Team to meet up and do the Hokey Pokey together! We’ll outfit you in nifty “Go BIG” buttons, and ply you with snacks.

If you’re interested in registering (and WHY wouldn’t you be??? You can tell your grandkids you broke a world record!!), you can do so online at the Walkway Over the Hudson site.  It’s $15 / person, which is a tax-deductible donation to help fund the Walkway’s operating costs.

The Guinness World Record organization will only count participants seven years or older. You don’t have to register and pay for people younger than that, although they can still do the H.P. with us! The Girl is working on her left foot / right foot differentiation skills as we speak.

Let us know in the comments below if you’re “in!”


  1. Elizabeth said,
    April 20, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    WOW that looks beautiful! We have our last soccer games June 9…so we won’t be there for the world record attempt but I see our family stopping by there sometime soon!

  2. Linda said,
    April 20, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    YEAH! I just bought 4 tickets for the family! I love the hokey-pokey, that and the chicken dance is about all my 2 left feet can manage! Love to join the “GO BIG” team with my crew!

  3. Mike said,
    April 20, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    I am so dissapointed that we are going to miss this event (and not be able to participate on the Go Big team. Have a great time and take lots of pictures to share.

  4. Steve said,
    April 20, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I wish, but I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures (and hopefully some video) of your team doing the hokey pokey!

  5. April 20, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    I’m furiously trying to work this onto my calendar 🙂

  6. Ellen said,
    April 21, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    I will be there!
    What if the Hokey Pokey is what its all about?

    • Traci Suppa said,
      April 22, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

      Haha! If you see us up there with our “Go BIG” shirts, be sure to say “hello!”

  7. April 22, 2012 @ 3:07 am

    That is awesome. I would love to see everyone doing the hokey pokey. Can I youtube the video? Classic!

  8. Bueler said,
    May 14, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    That looks like it would be fun.

  9. Zamir Anjum said,
    June 18, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    so who won the competition of hocky pocky

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