Newburgh Illuminated Day 2018

This past weekend was the Newburgh Illuminated Festival. It’s a labor of love and pride for the city; a day for everyone to gather and share the hope they have for this city. The festival proves:

  1. That people will come to Downtown Newburgh. It was single file walking room on Liberty between Broadway and Washington
  2. People will park their cars and walk the city
  3. Yes, people are willing to spend their money here

The challenge is translating this energy into new business creation and tourism for the city. How can we replicate a fraction of this on a daily basis?  I’m not sure I have the answer, but enjoy the photos that show what a future Newburgh could look like.