09/11/14 4:00pm


This press release was just received and it’s too good not to share. You must be part of a garden organization. Get your free bulbs to make Newburgh beautiful!

We at Hudson Valley Garden Association love spring bulbs for being a low maintenance, cost effective way to add early flowers to the garden that return year after year. Our two newest programs – the Bulb Donation Project and Bonus Bulbs – provide an opportunity for garden organizations and civic groups who perform public planting in our communities to receive free bulbs donated by HVGA. These programs coincide with our second annual Bulb Sale fundraiser and free bulb classes.

We’re excited to make these donations, and wanted to make sure your organization and community did not miss out on this opportunity! Links are provided to all relevant forms and information, but please email info@hvga.org if you have further questions.

Bulb Donation Project
Hudson Valley Garden Association will donate bulbs to one Mid-Hudson Valley not-for-profit garden or civic organization per county (Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam) for public planting and civic beautification purposes. Bulb packages include:
- 25 Allium “Purple Sensation” – Showstopping, 4” violet-purple globes bloom in May.
- 600 Daffodil “Dutch Master” – The best classic yellow daffodil available.
- 250 Grape Hyacinths – Blue, low-growing favorite is great with daffodils or along paths.
This program is co-sponsored by ADR Bulbs, one of the nation’s biggest importers of flower bulbs located in Chester, NY.

Bonus Bulbs
Hudson Valley Garden Association will donate an additional 100 daffodil bulbs to up to five Mid-Hudson Valley not-for-profit garden or civic organizations that place bulb fundraiser orders of $75 or more for public planting purposes. Orders can be placed online or by mail.

Applications must be received before October 3, 2014.
Download Bulb Donation Project application
Download Bonus Bulbs application

Spring Blooming Bulbs Class – FREE!
Learn how to select, plant and care for spring bulbs. This class will introduce gardeners to the wide variety of bulbs that thrive in Hudson Valley gardens and offer design tips on where and how to incorporate bulbs into your existing garden for greatest effect. Presentation is for both experienced and beginner gardeners. Pre-registration required, space is limited.
- Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10am: Montgomery Place, Red Hook, NY. Register here.
- Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 10am: Chester Public Library, Chester, NY. Register here.

Photo by NR flickr pool user Steven Rosas

09/11/14 1:52pm

Atlas Art gallery progress

Things are getting brighter inside Atlas Industries new art gallery. We are so excited to see on their Instagram account that the blocks have been removed and new windows are being installed. It’s a step in the right direction to get this gallery open! Remember what it used to look like? Atlas Industries main entrance is located on Spring Street, however, their building also extends to South William.

Gallery 2

09/11/14 7:30am


Local Newburgh photographer, Ann Stratton has started a food blog called Newburgh Food Journal. One of the different things about her food journal is that she is translating posts in Spanish to reach the 47% Latino population that calls Newburgh home. There are definitely many places to discover in the city, we can’t wait to see what hidden treasures she finds.

09/08/14 12:50pm


The Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ann Street Gallery is pleased to present Narcissism and the Self-Portrait, a group exhibition that features more than forty selected works in diverse mediums by contemporary artists grouped together by the genre of self-portraiture. The exhibition opens with an Artist Reception on Saturday, September 27, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is on view through Saturday, November 22, 2014. The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh, Director of the Ann Street Gallery.The Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information regarding Narcissism and the Self-Portrait and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146 or vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org, or visit www.annstreetgallery.org