09/25/14 7:30am

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Fall is in the air.  That means mums, sunflowers, and daisies. Joshua Brown has already starting adding some of these flowers to his urban garden in the Heights. Not only do they make his house look amazing, they uplift the neighborhood as well. Wouldn’t it be great if more neighbors caught the gardening bug? The Vespa isn’t so bad either.

Photos © Joshua Brown

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09/24/14 7:30am

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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.

Photo by NR flickr pool user Jillian Elder, Victory Designs.

09/23/14 7:30am

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Yesterday, the Columbia University Urban Design Studio came to visit Newburgh for their very first site visit at the Railroad Playhouse / Just Off Broadway Theater located at the former West Shore Train Station. The Les Misérables theater set certainly created an interesting setting. During this visit 49 students and faculty attended a meeting with stakeholders in which introductions were made, presentations were given, and workshops were held. Students also embarked on a tour of the city by foot and by bus. As observer noted,

“We saw a bunch of students from a white bus and the next thing we knew they were taking pictures of our building. Well…. My husband was looking out of the building and saw them and invited them in. They were Columbia students. Urban planning class !They seems to be fascinated for the fact how anybody would come in here in this condition of the city.”

It really is such an honor to have Columbia in Newburgh for their Fall Urban Design Studio as Newburgh is the smallest city they have ever used for a studio. If you want to keep up with what students are doing check out  all over social media to see their posts. We are so excited to have you!

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09/22/14 7:30am

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It’s time for the 4th Annual Newburgh Open Studios 2014 taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 27th & 28th 11am to 5pm.  Kick-off party will be Friday, September 26th at 119 Broadway, 3rd floor. Don’t forget to tag your photos #newburghopenstudios

This year there will be 50 artists participating and along with the open studios and Alternative Spaces there will be a special event taking place- an outdoor site specific sculpture group show- GlenLily Grounds!

It is super exciting to see the energy that is centered around the arts in Newburgh! Experience it for yourself by attending the tour! Don’t forget to tag your social media photos #newburghopenstudios