04/01/15 7:30am


Newburgh is a city that was built up by the river. It’s future also lies with this valuable resource, and it has got people talking and inspiring creativity. Join the forum Friday, April 24 at 5pm in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, discussing the importance of water.

Another aspect of this event that is equally exciting is the art exhibitions curated by Gerardo Castro, who also was part of the Lightbulb Project we all love so much. The opening exhibit will be Saturday, April 25 6-9pm. They will be held in 4 different locations:

  1.  Newburgh Art Supply  5 Grand Street
  2.  Healing Arts Studio at 75 Broadway
  3. Space Create   115 Broadway
  4. Teran Studio   119 Broadway

For more information go to their website, or Facebook Fanpage.

03/31/15 7:30am

Growing up in Newburgh

Do you have fond memories of growing up in Newburgh? Do you have a couple of photographs that might help us tell that story? The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands is seeking photographs from the public that depict familiar scenes of their childhood in Newburgh. For the upcoming exhibit, “Growing Up In Newburgh,” we’d like photos showing families at Downing Park in spring, marching in a parade, lined up for the movies, ice skating at the “Polly,” sleigh riding, shopping downtown, taking the ferry, going to Pete’s Hot Dogs, dance at your first prom or just playing at something really fun.

We want this exhibit to bring back memories and help our community see our city as we first saw it, through children’s eyes and those of their proud parent photographers.

As Russell Lange, curator of the exhibit, expressed in his proposal, “This is an exhibit we can build together as a community to tell our story.”

Photos can be mailed, emailed, or arranged to be scanned at the Society’s headquarters, the Captain David Crawford House, by May 1, 2015. For more information about the exhibit or submitting photographs please visit the Society’s websiteemail them at historicalsocietynb@yahoo.com, or call (845) 561-2585.

03/27/15 7:30am

189 Grand St Newburgh NY

For the right buyer, this might be an opportunity. This house has been unattended for a while, and the lack of interior photos tells me that this will be a gut renovation. But, for those of us that love these old houses and dream of renovating one, this house is in the best spot. Grand Street is known for its mansions and opulent homes. Just across the street, a new owner is converting a former church into his new home. Be mindful, this is up for auction. I’d love to know more about this property if anyone has any information.

189 Grand St Newburgh NY (Joseph Pettinella, Century 21)
Asking Price: $36,900
Year Built: 1890
Size: 2,314 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: N/A
Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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03/25/15 7:30am
Community Conversation 5
When: Saturday, April 11th, 3:00-5:00 PM
Where: Space Create, 115 Broadway

Come learn more about Newburgh’s economic development efforts, including , A River of Opportunities campaign, whose mission is to  attract light manufacturing companies to the city of Newburgh with the goal of filling empty warehouse space, increase employment opportunities  and help re-build the  manufacturing sector of the city. Following the featured speaker’s presentation, a collaborative dialogue regarding how to attract, retain, and provide infrastructure for Newburgh’s fast-growing, cross-sector economy, spanning manufacturing, human development, arts, green energy, and other sustainable development will be facilitated by business owners, artists, and other community leaders. All are welcome to attend.

Featured Speaker:
A River of Opportunities Producer, Peter Malone

Mount Saint Mary College

Conversation Facilitator, Arianna Koudounas:         Arianna.koudounas@gmail.com

*Light Refreshments Will Be Served