09/12/13 7:30am


Festival Independencia de México 2013.
Saturday September 14, 2013 • 12pm – 8pm

Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William St. Newburgh NY

Press release:

Join Hermanos Unidos for its Mexico’s Independence celebration,a day full of tradition and culture to share with the community. Free entry and open to the public, doors open at 12pm.

It’s been over 200 years since Mexico has been independent from Spain. The pride of that feat has not lessened over time. Every year on September 15, hundreds gather together to celebrate the momentous date. In Mexico local mayors and politicians re-enact the famous speech of “Grito de Dolores” followed by dances and civic festivals. Mexicans that live abroad bring their celebration with them. Some people mistake Cinco de Mayo, or May Fifth as Mexico’s Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

This year Hermanos Unidos is hosting this celebration for the second year, featuring Mexican folk dance performances, food from local vendors, traditional and live music from local community groups, for all to enjoy. For more information feel free to contact us.

Hermanos Unidos is a nonprofit organization that has as main goal to help the community of Newburgh regardless of country of origin, race, religion or political preference; that at the same time works to improve the environment of the community.

05/10/13 7:30am


This Saturday at 7:00pm at 346 Broadway, Newburgh El Solar Cafe will be having live music. They will be presenting Contemporary Andean Jazz, from an amazing group that will be bringing a unique show from the Andes culture. They often have live performances like flamenco or salsa. A nice cultural addition to the Latin venue’s in Newburgh.

El Solar Facebook Page.

02/08/13 9:15am

Newburghers hang out outside The Wherehouse Bar & Restaurant for Newburgh Brewing Company’s Launch party

Interesting, accessible people are rarely found in the heart of a city. Rents are high, much has already been done; there are too many barriers to entry. So where do we see them? Williamsburg, Astoria, South Philly, Fishtown.

Sure, in some cases it takes a good hour to commute to the center of the action (for work or play), but these communities develop their own independent and innovative character. They have creative businesses, bars, restaurants, concert venues, art galleries, food markets, coffee shops, parks and of course, the residents themselves.

As you walk down the street in Williamsburg or South Philly, you pass an entirely different kind of person than in Manhattan. They are the risk takers, the innovators, the critical thinkers, and the creators. They are the students of the arts waiting tables to fund their project; they are the young professionals that would rather have a loft apartment for half the cost it would be to live 10 minutes from work, and drink a good beer in a bar that’s rough around the edges but you always meet someone…well, worth meeting.

They are  interested in the status quo only to the extent that it needs to be periodically reevaluated.  And these communities are where that reevaluation–that redefinition–happens.

That’s Newburgh. The City Away From The City.

50 minutes from Manhattan–a great commute for doing work on the train or catching some extra Z’s–Newburgh is where the artists see the next Renaissance, the historians reacquaint with Washington, musicians see the new wave, and investors see the new opportunities for restoration. Newburgh is where a young professional can forgo the cookie-cutter condo or 3-bed/2-bath suburban sprawl, and instead steal a historic home in need of repair, and spend less buying and repairing it than any typical first home purchase. Not to mention the greater potential for it to appreciate in value.

Newburgh is the citygoer’s refuge from the hustle and bustle. For a fraction of the cost of any Manhattan real estate, in Newburgh you can live like a king. And with 2 months’ worth of the money you’ve saved on your mortgage, you can buy a seaworthy sailboat off of Craiglist to take out on the Newburgh Bay of the Hudson on the weekends.

Newburgh is the New Brooklyn, the New Astoria, the New South Philly or New Fishtown. Where these communities were once up and coming, they’ve up and came. And Newburgh is next.

01/31/13 10:40am


SUNY Orange celebrates Black History Month with a a conversation about the Black Migration on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4pm in the Great Room with Dr. Jo-Ann Graham. (Snow date/location: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 4pm in Kaplan 201)

The African American great migration is often considered to be a Black experience, but it was an American experience, as well. It changed the lives of those migrating and changed the worlds they joined. Currently there is a national conversation taking place, overtly and covertly, about change, race, color, immigration and what constitutes the American Identity. It is appropriate and perhaps helpful to explore a past change to the sociological landscape of America: its myths, its realities, and its significance to the America of today. This conversation will use artists’ exploration of the Black migration: the 1941 Jacob Lawrence paintings, The Migration of The Negro (Series) and the 2010 Isabel Wilkerson book, The Warmth of Other Suns to engage into evolving questions of American identity.
Jo-Ann Graham earned a Ph.D. from New York University. She was a professor at The City University of New York, where she was a department chairperson and head of humanities. Dr. Graham has served on the board of the Hammond Museum. She has also served with the Cinque Art Gallery, founded by Romare Bearden, Ernest Crichlow and Norman Lewis.

This event is sponsored by Cultural Affairs at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus. It is free and open to the public. Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

10/15/12 8:00am

On Saturday, October 20 at 8 PM, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott will perform at the Ritz Theater. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Elliott is considered a living legend. From Bob Dylan to Bonnie Raitt to Bruce Springsteen, they all pay homage to Ramblin’ Jack. See below for a special packaging deal.

A Newburgh Day of Culture Package for $55 Saturday, October 20th

  • includes one (1) ticket for the Railroad Playhouse 2 pm matinee performance of America’s Brightest Star
  • one (1) ticket to the Ritz Theater 8 pm performance by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (a savings of 20% on your theater tickets)

For this special package deal please click HERE to purchase tickets.

05/24/12 7:45am

HMS Bounty Newburgh

The HMS Bounty will be docking in Newburgh June 2-3, and it will be a weekend full with activity. There will be tours on the boat, a steel band, and the Downing Film Center will be showing pirate themed movies.