Newburgh Historical Society to Host Croquet Tournament in Downing Park


Press release and online flyer:

The battle for the Hudson Valley Croquet Crown is about to begin – and you’re invited to play.

The Newburgh Historical Society challenges the Beacon Historical Society to a West Shore vs. East Shore game on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m., in Newburgh’s Downing Park, at the corner of Robinson Ave. and South St.

Where do your loyalties lie – Newburgh, Fishkill, Kingston, Beacon, New Paltz or Poughkeepsie areas? Choose a side and join the action in this friendly game in the park. We’ll teach beginners how to play.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy hopes to lead the West Shore to victory as team captain, and a “challenge” has been issued to the City of Beacon Mayor Randy Casale to grab a win for the East Shore team.

Show your team spirit by wearing something representing what you love about the history of your community. Or, sport a Gibson girl look for a little historical fun.

The winners get their names emblazoned on a trophy. The losers go home with heavy hearts.

The Historical Society will provide old-timey music, historical games, light refreshments, and participants can bring their own picnics. T-shirt sales and raffle with prizes benefit the community groups involved. The event is co-presented with the Downing Park Planning Committee and the Newburgh Preservation Association.

For more information, contact Johanna Porr at 845-561-2585 or Diane Lapis