The City of Newburgh International Festival Committee is sponsoring a Fall Festival beginning October 2, 2014 to raise funds for the 27th annual International Festival which will take place over Labor Day Weekend, 2015.
A carnival by Shamrock Shows, will set up near Gully’s Restaurant in the area of the Ferry Parking Lot from Oct. 2- Oct. 5. The hours are: Thursday, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Friday, 5-11 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon- 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 is Wristband Night for the rides.
The Antique & Collectible Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11- 5p.m. at Unico Park on the Newburgh Waterfront. The Rain date for the Antique & Collectable Fair is October 5.
Vendors of good quality vintage, antique or collectible items are welcome for the low admission price of $30 per 10 x 10 space. Applications will be available on the City website, www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov, or by calling or (845) 569-5429. Setup is from 9-11 a.m.
On Friday, July 18- Sunday, July 20 the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will be open for walk-aboard, self-guided tours in Newburgh. The ships will be docked at the Riverfront Marina, 40 Front St., until their departure early Monday morning July 21.
The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ‘Nina’ “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self- guided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60+, and $6 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. The ships are not wheelchair accessible.
Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum of 15. $5 per person. No maximum. Check Facebook “Columbus Ships” or visit our website at www.thenina.com.
The ships arrive on Thursday, July 17 between noon & 2 p.m. There will be a private viewing of the ships for the media after docking.
If you like the idea of living on the waterfront but don’t like the idea of the upkeep that comes with a large house, check out this property for sale in Ferry Crossing Condo’s. There are hardwood floors throughout, amazing river views and updated bathrooms with a washer/dryer unit inside. This property is located at the northern end of the city, just south of the Newburgh/Beacon Bridge.
The City of Newburgh recently published a public notice from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They will be conducting the first five year review of the Consolidated Iron and Metal Superfund Site at the end of Washington Street on the waterfront. This 8 acre site served as a car and scrap metal junkyard between the 1950’s and 1999.
The purpose of five year review is to ensure that implemented remedies at Superfund sites function as intended and continue to be protective of human health and the environment. The clean up began in 2009 and was completed in 2010. A source says that a portion of the Consolidated Iron Site is to be reserved for parkland. The new zoning ordinance requires riverfront sites to reserve a certain percentage of the land for public access. A conceptual presentation was made by a developer for a combination of a history theme museum and aquarium that would engage both the Superfund site and the old city owned incinerator.
No plans have ever been confirmed as definite. However, the clean up and development of this land is important to the progress of the city. There are 7 brownfield sites that the City of Newburgh is focusing on. This one is the only one on the water.
Anyone else have any details about the proposed project?