Children Art Workshop for Heights Beautification Banners


Press release:

The Newburgh Heights Association is proud to announce their sponsorship of the “Heights Banners Beautification Project. This art project involves 3 workshops, held over 3 consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 5th, 12th and 19th.  The children participating should live in the Heights district of Newburgh and must be between the ages of 7-12.  The art workshops will be held at the Heights Community Center, 104 S. Lander St. in Newburgh.  Parent(s) can register their children at the Center, Mon-Weds, from 2:00pm- 6:00pm. There will be two sessions each Saturday, one in the morning from 10:00am – 11:15am, and an afternoon session from 11:30am until 1:00pm.  Space is limited and admission is on first come, first served basis, so parents are urged to register as soon as possible.

This art education program will involve the creation of high quality public banners, which will be displayed from utility poles along Liberty St. in the Heights.  The goal of the project is to enhance the children’s sense of community and civic responsibility.  It will provide them with the opportunity, as well, to express themselves artistically while educating them on social topics, such as good health habits, neighborhood safety and beautification. The project also seeks to develop a sense of common purpose and collaboration among the participating children.

The children participating in the program will be assisted by art professionals who are skilled in working with children in an urban environment.  At the same time, the project is geared to creating a more aesthetic presence in Newburgh, helping the Heights to achieve their objective of making the Liberty St. corridor, the view sheds of the Heights and the Hudson Valley an attractive urban space that will draw new residents, businesses and increase the number of visitors to our area.

Artworks created by the children will be on display for public viewing at an Opening Reception. A second public viewing will take place once the banners are installed on Liberty Street.

This program is funded, in part, by Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange.