Newburgh Participates in Park(ing) Day 2019

This year Park(ing) Day is Friday Sept 20, 1pm-4pm. Come hang out with us! Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time. Join us in Newburgh as we create public spaces for all to share.

Last year Newburgh hosted its first Park(Ing) Day. This is a day when people reclaim a parking spot and transform into a public space like a pop up chess park, a yoga spot or simply public park with seating.

Small businesses that are participating:
Atlas Studios – 11 Spring Street
Hudson Valley House Parts – 159 Broadway
Liberty Street Vintage – 89 Liberty Street
Newburgh Free Library – 124 Grand Street
Newburgh Repair Café – 115 Broadway
Oliver & Chatfield – 42 Liberty Street
PANJA – 15 Liberty Street
Rob’s Roast Coffee – 42 Liberty Street
Shelter House Café – 123 Carpenter Avenue

If interested in setting up your own park(ing) site, please let us know. You do not need to be a small business.

Thank you to Orange County Citizens Foundation for programmatically supporting this creative placemaking effort.

More about PARK(ing) Day
Park(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, Park(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!