04/27/16 7:30am

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Brought to you by the Columbia urban design studio students, Re-juvenation is a site-specific art exhibition and art intervention staged within the city of Newburgh, NY. Conceived as an invitation for artists to use the city’s urban fabric as a medium, Re-juvenation examines the adaptive reuse of architectural space and community-driven initiatives for neighborhood revitalization. For full details see the events calendar.

April 30th is Last Saturdays in Newburgh. This is a day when businesses stay open later and special events happen to encourage tourism and economic development of downtown Newburgh. For more information, check out the Facebook fanpage and on social media: #NBLS, #NewburghLastSaturdays, #NBNYARTS, #NBNYMUSIC.

11/26/15 2:43pm

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Newburgh Last Saturdays are back for the month of November with a special event happening. This month READ LOCAL: Readings & Book Signings by area Authors is happening in 3 locations around the city: Space Create, Newburgh Mercantile, and the Ritz Theater. It’s a great way to support local talent.

Also, Newburgh Last Saturdays is looking for ambassadors to keep this event going strong. The more people involved, the more successful and diverse it will be. Last Saturdays is a day when businesses stay open later and special events happen to encourage tourism and economic development of downtown Newburgh. For more information and the full list of events, check out the Facebook fanpage and on social media: #NBLS, #NewburghLastSaturdays, #NBNYARTS, #NBNYMUSIC.

11/02/15 7:30am

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The picture of the week comes to you from Newburgh Last Saturdays and Lisa Gervais. There was a special performance at  the Chapman Steamer Firehouse by the new owners. As you can see, there was sidewalk viewing only. But what a wonderful introduction to Newburgh. I love it how each newcomers brings a special skill with them-something that can be shared by all.

-Photos by Lisa Gervais

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10/27/15 7:30am

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Newburgh Last Saturdays are back for the month of October with a special event happening. An outdoor dance performance, Nite Lite, will hosted by the new owners of the Chapman Steamer Firehouse. They have a long way to go before opening their doors to visitors, but hopefully this will be the only the first of future events to come.

This is a day when businesses stay open later and special events happen to encourage tourism and economic development of downtown Newburgh. For more information, check out the Facebook fanpage and on social media: #NBLS, #NewburghLastSaturdays, #NBNYARTS, #NBNYMUSIC.

179 Dubois St Newburgh Chapman Steamer Firehouse

09/29/15 7:30am

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If you had the opportunity to visit Newburgh this weekend, you picked the perfect moment. There were numerous events happening city-wide which, were all samples of future things to come. To begin, Friday night was the reception and exhibition of Ruedi Hofmann‘s Pivotal: Faces of Change project. We estimated over 200 attendees came out to Thornwillow Institute at 7 South Lander Street. Mr. Hofmann interviewed and photographed over 50 participants who are creating positive change in Newburgh. That’s not to say there aren’t many more people doing so, but this was just a small sample.

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Normally, you probably wouldn’t want to wander alone at night in this grassy field on South Lander Street. But here we were, taking over a “new” urban space that felt safe, exciting, and hopeful all at the same time. Most of us in attendance were also part of the short film that was displayed, edited by filmmaker Merle Becker. If you missed it, you can still watch it on the Pivotal Newburgh website. As Mr. Hofmann said on the website, “a new energy can be felt in Newburgh.” There was no better place to experience it than this night!

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The inside of the future Thornwillow Institute was transformed into an art gallery where all of the portraits were displayed. The exhibit will be available to view till October 25th. See the website for more details. Before visiting, you should download the Live Portrait app which will make the photographs come to life.

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Pivotal was just the kickoff for the annual Newburgh Open Studios weekend. City sidewalks were busy, full of visitors with maps in hand walking to the 21 art venues and studios on tour. Between touring, chatting, and checking out Ms. Fairfax, we only actually made it to one art venue. I appreciated seeing families with their children excited to discover each new studio. I appreciated seeing artists in every studio getting the opportunity to explain their work, and I appreciated seeing their raw work space, which looked like they were ready to pick up a brush at a moments notice.

Each year Newburgh Open Studios is growing, which solidifies the city’s maturing role in the Hudson Valley art scene. Bravo to Michael, Gerardo, and everyone else who works so hard to make it possible for us to enjoy this wonderful event. Don’t miss Newburgh Open Studios 2016!

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08/26/15 12:32pm

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Newburgh Last Satudays are back for the month of August with some exciting events happening this month. This is a day when businesses stay open later and special events happen to encourage tourism and economic development of downtown Newburgh. For more information, check out the Facebook fanpage and on social media: #NBLS, #NewburghLastSaturdays, #NBNYARTS, #NBNYMUSIC. Below is the line up of events.

  • CLOSING ART EXHIBIT + OPEN MIC: FAST.BACK. Photography Exhibit Closing + Open Mic Poetry & Music, doors open 5pm, open mic at 7pm. Space Create, 115 Broadway
  • ART: Voices – Art That Speaks, juried show benefitting Mental Health Association of Orange County Rape Crisis, Mindy Ross Gallery at SUNY Orange, Grand & First 5-8pm. Piano by Emily Landsman and refreshments in the lobby
  • MUSIC: Queen of the Hudson Concert Series continues with Pala Garcia – the Ciaccona movement of Bach’s D minor partita, $20 donation per person. Atlas Studios, 11 Spring Street, 1st Floor
  • NEWBURGH’S BRICK STREET BLOCK PARTY at 261 Liberty Street, benefit for Habitat for Humanity, starts at 12noon. Music, vendors, food, fun!
  • COOKING DEMO: Newburgh’s Eco Shrimp Farm + Local Made Spices meet up for a demo and taste test at Newburgh Mercantile, 75 Broadway 12-2pm
  • ART: Melange at Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, closing show today, open till 8pm
  • SPECIAL MEDITATION: The Golden Hour Meditation by donation 11:30am at APG Pilates, 87 Liberty Street
  • PILATES: APG Pilates/Wellness House at 87 Liberty St
    Intro Reformer Class at 2pm & 3:15Pm $15 per person
  • SHOP: Newburgh Mercantile, 75 Broadway *Saturday 1 – 6pm. Locally sourced, artisan made gifts and home furnishings + custom framing
  • SHOP: Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, heart of the Newburgh art scene and founders of Newburgh Open Studios!
  • SHOP: Palate Wine & Spirits, 115 Liberty Street, 12-9pm
  • SHOP: Eco Shrimp Garden – NYS first shrimp farm right here in Newburgh! 99 South William Street, 11-2pm