Awesome Newburgh Foundation awards monthly micro-grants to creative projects in Newburgh!
On Sunday, March 17, 2019, we are hosting a pitch party where anyone can pitch a project idea. This time around, the public will VOTE FOR THE WINNER of $1,000. The event is free and the winner will be announced that evening. Location is the Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street in Newburgh.
Come to pitch an idea, cheer your friends and neighbors and meet past grantees and trustees. Food, music & drinks will be served. Stay tuned for special program announcements!
Hope you will join us and your fellow neighbors!
Get Ready To Vote!
¡Awesome Newburgh Foundation quiere dar micro donacion para proyectos creativos en Newburgh!
El domingo 17 de marzo de 2019, estamos organizando una fiesta de lanzamiento donde cualquiera puede lanzar una idea de proyecto. Esta vez, el público VOTARÁ POR EL GANADOR de $ 1,000. El evento es gratis y el ganador será anunciado esa noche. El evento tomara lugar en el Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street en Newburgh.
Venga a presentar una idea, anime a sus amigos y vecinos y conozca a los antiguos beneficiarios y fideicomisarios. Se servirá comida, música y bebidas. ¡Estén atentos a los anuncios de un programa especial!
Espero que se unan a nosotros y sus compañeros vecinos!
A new bench has been installed outside Palate Wine Shop to remember late Newburgh resident, Tony DiBenedetto. The fund was created by Yakoov Sullivan and installed by Atlas Industries.
“Those who frequent Liberty Street in Newburgh knew Tony Di Benedetto … whether it was seeing him at Caffe Macchiato for breakfast, lunch at Ms. Fairfax or sitting in Palate Wines and Spirits, where he and I had many wonderful conversations.
As he walked down Liberty Street, Tony greeted everyone and was interested in hearing what we were doing. He was an artist, a graduate of Pratt Institute and a resident of Madrid, Spain for 36 years before coming to Newburgh. Tony was a man of many talents and tales. We all loved him.
In his memory, a bench, based on one from El Retiro Park in Madrid, has been made by Atlas Industries of Newburgh and will be installed in front of Palate Wine and Spirits at 115 Liberty Street. It will provide a place for his many friends to rest and smile as we think back on the life of this remarkable man.”
Sometimes streets are missing something that you can’t quite put your finger on. Urban street trees are of significant value. According to an article by Glatting Jackson and Walkable Communities, there are 22 benefits such as reduced traffic speeds, safer walking environments, and added value to homes.
Owner of the Newburgh Artist Colony on Clark Street, Jeff Link, together with the Conservation Advisory Council, planted 5 new trees between Broadway and Ann Street. He hopes that this will inspire other members of the community to plant trees in front of their own properties.
Without trees, no matter how beautiful the buildings are the street just looks bare…
Last Friday on September 21, three locations in the City of Newburgh participated in Park(ing) Day – an annual event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.
Panja, Blacc Vanilla and the corner of Clark and Broadway were the locations taking part. We all had a fun time and had interesting conversations with visitors. Shout out to NBPD who came by with barricades!