07/14/14 11:30am


Check out some photos of the gorgeous fireworks that could be seen on the Newburgh Waterfront July 4th weekend. Pictures © Brian Wolfe.

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06/30/14 12:34pm

Newburgh Fireworks 2012

UPDATE: Due to the threat of inclement weather, the City of Newburgh July 4th celebration has been postponed until Saturday, July 5.

This year’s fireworks display will be launched from the grounds of the former Consolidated Iron site (adjacent to Gully’s restaurant), on Friday, July 4, at approximately 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets!

Events will begin at noon at UNICO Park.

The schedule is as follows:

Noon-6 p.m. Vendors and Artists on the River

6 p.m.- 9 p.m.- Music by Dr. Magkneetoe

9 p.m. (approximately) Fireworks

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site at 84 Liberty Street will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starting at 11:30 a.m. tours will be given every half-hour, the last one at 4:30 p.m. There will also be crafts for children. Admission for the day is free.

The rain date for all events will be Saturday, July 5.

06/26/14 11:30am

Last Saturday Newburgh

Come out for the newly revived Last Saturdays in Newburgh! There will be all kind of events happening on Liberty, Grand, Ann St, and Broadway. For a full list of events you can go to the Facebook Fanpage and Event page!

Local towns in the Hudson Valley have claimed their own Saturday. The last Saturday of each month belongs to Newburgh, where businesses will stay open longer and have special events for visitors to check out the city.

05/06/14 3:30pm

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See this notice from the City:

Brown’s Pond to Open for Fishing May 21, 2014

Brown’s Pond will open for fishing on May 21, 2014. Fishing will be from City-supplied boats only; NO outside boats will be allowed. The hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no fishing allowed from the shore.

The fees for boat rentals in Brown’s Pond are as follows:

Daily Permit:

1)  One person

  1. City of Newburgh residents: $6/day

  2. Non-City of Newburgh resident $10/day

2)   Extra passengers:

       a) Two City of Newburgh residents: $4 per person per day

       b) Two non-City of Newburgh residents: $8 per person per day

       c) Three City of Newburgh residents: $14 per person per day

       d) Three non-City of Newburgh residents: $26 per person per day

Masterson Park (Little Britain Road) is also open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends for fishing from the shore only.

Fishing licenses are required; all anglers must abide by DEC regulations regarding taking of fish.

Image via Google Maps

10/15/13 9:30am


Press release:

It is Autumn in the Hudson Valley. Trees are shedding their leaves, the air is crisp and clear, and pumpkins are dotting the landscape.  Though the last day for our Autumn Schedule is Sunday, October 27th, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is gearing up for an eventful Winter Schedule. Starting Friday, November 8th, the site will be open every Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. We will be available to visitors by appointment Tuesday through Thursday and also open for Special Events. Now, as for those Winter Special Events – we have some great ones this season! They are:

Warm Up At The Washingtons’ taking place on Sunday, December 8th , from 12:00PM-4:00PM. Start the season with a visit to our historic headquarters. Take a break from gift shopping and writing cards to see how the Washingtons acknowledged this season during the last winter of the Revolutionary War. Walk through seasonally decorated rooms while you are serenaded by the Salmagundi Consort. In each room a historic interpreter will answer your questions and supply an overview about what you are seeing and how life was at that time. Finish your visit to General and Mrs. Washington’s rented domicile with some cookies and cider by an outdoor fire. The admission is free for the day, compliments of the Friends of the State
Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands.

While in the neighborhood visiting us, stop in and see the homes featured on the Candlelight Tours. Contact the Crawford House at 845-561-2585 for more information and ticket prices.

Winter Welcome Week  will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 26th, 27th and 28th , from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM each day.  18th Century attired historic Interpreters will guide you through the headquarters where General and Mrs. Washington resided during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War. In these rooms, decorated for the holiday season, Washington announced the cease fire, rejected a monarchy, and created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit, precursor of the Purple Heart.

Along with the headquarters, admission to the Museum, featuring “Unpacked and Rediscovered,” our award-winning  exhibit of over 1,300 artifacts, is included and a take-home activity will be offered to all those young at heart.

Presidents Day Weekend – Mark your 2014 calendar and bring an appetite to our annual George Washington Birthday Celebration. It’s a three-day event on February 15th, 16th, and 17th, from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Admission to the Headquarters and Museum is free those three days and includes military demonstrations, presentations, music, and a take-home souvenir.

The General’s Lady, our tribute to Martha Washington, will take place in March. At that event, the 2014 Woman of History Award will be given to a woman who has contributed to the betterment of Hudson River Valley history.

These are just sneak previews of the events planned during our Winter Schedule. Keep looking for upcoming announcements and visit us on our website and Facebook, or call 845-562-1195 for more information.

09/09/13 9:30am


Press release:

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will be holding their annual “Kites Over The Hudson” event this year during the 2013 Hudson River Valley Ramble on Saturday, September 21st at 2:00 PM. The event was held for over thirty years at the historic Headquarters and Museum every August. However, this year the event will coincide with the Ramble, which is held during the four weekends in September. With autumn winds approaching, it’s hoped kites will be airborne longer and higher.

As in the past, the first 150 children under the age of 15 will receive a free kite and prizes will be awarded in various categories. Museum admission and admission to the headquarters used by General and Mrs. Washington during the last days of the Revolutionary War is free, thanks to the support of Central Hudson and the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands.

Come fly a kite and add some color to the majestic Hudson River’s breathtaking view. Come enjoy a day of family fun and fresh air.

Call 845-562-1195 for further details or directions.