This past weekend was the Newburgh Illuminated Festival. It’s a labor of love and pride for the city; a day for everyone to gather and share the hope they have for this city. The festival proves:
- That people will come to Downtown Newburgh. It was single file walking room on Liberty between Broadway and Washington
- People will park their cars and walk the city
- Yes, people are willing to spend their money here
The challenge is translating this energy into new business creation and tourism for the city. How can we replicate a fraction of this on a daily basis? I’m not sure I have the answer, but enjoy the photos that show what a future Newburgh could look like.