05/15/18 9:15pm

So sad for Newburgh tonight and the two lives that were lost during today’s tornado. Most have no electricity and no cell phone service in the city. This is just some of the damage on Liberty Street where the roofs came off two buildings. The city is in a state of emergency.

05/15/18 7:30am

Dutch artist, Paulien Lethen, is opening the Holland Tunnel Art Gallery in Newburgh on May 25 (5-10pm) and May 26 (1-6pm) in a renovated 1860’s warehouse at 46 Chambers Street. The gallery will feature opening exhibition work by local and international artists and live jazz by Dutch pianist/vocalist Heleen Schuttevaer, Lethen’s sister, and other musicians.

The Chambers Street gallery is the newest location for the Holland Tunnel Gallery which originated in 1997 in Williamsburg in a Home Depot garden shed in Lethen’s backyard. It immediately received press in The New York Times and became a neighborhood icon. In 2000 the Dutch sisters, Paulien and Heleen, opened Holland Tunnel Gallery Paros in Greece, with summer exhibitions and concerts in a 400 year old merchant house.

The Holland Tunnel Art Gallery in Newburgh will be a new venue for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. The other spaces in the building are artist studios. Paulien comments that she feels the same artistic energy of Williamsburg in the ‘90’s – then known as The New Bohemia. She is happy to offer a new cultural venue and art center in the historic district of Newburgh where art and people can get together.

For information:
hollandtunnelart@gmail.com
www.hollandtunnelgallery.com

The exhibition will feature works by Jesus Antoshka, Kakyung Cho, Marieken Cochius, Steve Gerberich, Lynn Isaacson, Paulien Lethen, Julie Lindell, Bix Lye, Sinjin Lye, Jan Mulder, Kent Peterson, Jacques Roch, Judy Thomas, Audra Wolowiec

Jazz performances by Heleen Schuttevaer (piano, vocals) and guests; line up TBA

Photo by Newburgh photographer Cher Vick. 

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05/11/18 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by HB.

A Vision for Vacant Properties [ST]
‘Vida’ Flips the Script on Gentrification [NYT]
City of Newburgh: new frontier for hotels [MHN]
Editorial on Newburgh plan shows a myopic vision for city [THR]
The Next Housing Crisis: A Historic Shortage of New Homes [WSJ]
Ford pursues deal to buy, redevelop Michigan Central Station [CDB]
Robust market for Orange County’s commercial real estate development [THR]

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05/09/18 7:30am


Have you ever had an idea for an awesome project in Newburgh that just needed a small boost in funds to make a reality? Now it might be possible with the newly founded Awesome Foundation.  A Newburgh chapter has been launched and they are accepting applications from the community each month.

Awesome Newburgh seeks to boost and promote the city and to catalyze more community projects. Preferred projects are those that are open to the public and projects that forge (new) collaborations in Newburgh.

Each month, applicants have a chance to win $1,000 towards a project. The application deadline is the first Monday of the month. Board members meet later that week to review the previous month’s submissions and choose a winner. To learn more about submitting a project, read these guidelines.

If you have a question about the application process, seek additional help, or want to get involved, email newburgh@awesomefoundation.org Follow them on Instagram to see awarded projects.