Downtown Event Support Policy

The Peekskill BID Board of Directors (“Board”) recognizes that events and festivals attract visitors to downtown Peekskill, which helps support local businesses and promotes downtown as an active, creative place to live, work, or visit.  The BID’s Event Support Policy aims to make events financially sustainable, encourage quality events, distributes the benefits to as many BID members as possible, and helps seed additional events rather than becoming an expected source of revenue for just one or two.

If a proposal for BID Event Support is approved by the BID Board, the BID will provide support to organizers of downtown events or festivals in the following ways:

  • Provide Special Event Insurance for event organizers, which the City of Peekskill requires to issue a Special Events Permit.
  • Assist with filing the necessary event permits and applications with the City of Peekskill, including a Special Event Permit, proof of insurance, Showmobile application, and request for street closure to the Common Council.
  • Matching Marketing Grants:  The BID want’s to ensure that BID-supported events do successfully attract visitors by ensuring that the event has adequate marketing.  To this end, the BID will provide BID-supported event organizers with a marketing grant up to a Board approved level that matches additional sources of event funding secured by the event organizer.
Please see the full BID Event Support Policy here.  The 2014 budget for BID Event Support is $8,800. 
Proposals for BID Event Support must be presented to the BID Board of Directors at any monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at the Chamber of Commerce (1 S. Division St.) at 6pm.  Applicants for event support are strongly encouraged to make a presentation to the BID Board three months before the event date.

If you have questions about the policy or would like to be placed on the BID Board of Director’s meeting agenda, please contact Jason Angell, the BID Executive Director.

BID Office
16 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

Fax: 914-737-4268