The Create Workspace

frequently asked questions

Please see below for the answers to these common questions about The Create Workspace:

What is The Create Workspace?

The Create Workspace is a creative space offering parties, classes, events, and space rentals. Our goal is to provide a hub for creative minds to create, to work, and to be inspired.

Our space is also home to Poughkidsie, an indoor playspace for children's parties, and Coffee Studio, a small café offering hand-crafted coffee drinks, baked goods, and light snacks.

What ages are recommended?

Birthday parties in The Create Workspace are recommended for children turning age 5 and up. Classes and events are generally offered for elementary-age children through adults.

Do you offer walk-in crafting?

The Create Workspace is generally open only for parties, classes and scheduled events. We do offer open walk-in hours during certain school closures and special programs. Please check our calendar for current availability.

Did you used to be open for walk-ins?

Yes, but limiting walk-in hours has allowed us to focus our attention on what we do best: parties and events! We still have tons of opportunities to be creative, from themed craft workshops to after-school STEM club to sewing, quilting, and dressmaking classes.

Do you offer children's parties?

Yes! Not only do we offer them, we're proud to have received multiple "Best of Hudson Valley" awards for our parties. Click here to learn more about our party packages.

What is there for adults to do?

Free wifi, a reading library, and comfortable seating are available for adults to enjoy. We also offer classes and events each season, including wine tastings, trivia nights, and Pinterest Parties; check our calendar for current offerings.

Where are you located?

The Create Workspace is located within the Arlington section of Poughkeepsie, just north of Vassar College and across the arterial from Holy Trinity Church. Click here for map and directions.

Do you offer classes?

Yes! We offer classes seasonally. To see the current offerings, click here for our Calendar.

What type of bathroom facilities do you have?

We have three family-style gender-neutral bathrooms. Each is outfitted with a changing table and potty seat. We also have a cozy Quiet Room with a rocking chair and padded changing table.

Where do I park and how do I enter?

We have a large parking lot that leads directly to our main entrance. Click here for map and directions.

What do you have in your café?

Coffee Studio offers hand-crafted beverages from local Hudson Valley providers, baked goods, and small snacks. We do not have a restaurant kitchen and cannot prepare meals.

Do you have anything for children with food allergies to eat?

We try to offer a variety of snacks to accommodate different dietary needs, including gluten free and kosher snacks. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks to eat within designated areas. Please remember that products containing peanuts are strictly forbidden.

The Create Workspace is happy to offer allergen-friendly party options, but special orders must be placed in advance by the family hosting the party. If your child has any special dietary requirements, please notify the person hosting your party at the time you RSVP.

What kind of coffee do you have?

At Coffee Studio, we grind and brew our coffee to order, offering espresso-based drinks and hand-brewed offerings (Aeropress and pourover). Our beans are roasted locally by Poughkeepsie's very own North River Roasters. We are also a pick-up location for their Community Supported Coffee Roaster program.