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Newburgh Volunteer Fair
April 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Find out what organizations in your community are doing, and how you can lend them a helping hand. Come to the 7th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, April 29th, from 11 AM until 3 PM. Learn how you can get involved with local community organizations. Representatives from many of the non-profit organizations based in Newburgh and the surrounding area will be there with information about volunteer opportunities for teenagers, adults and seniors. This is a chance to build useful skills, meet new people and take a more active part in your community. Come and see what opportunity is waiting for you. All are invited to attend the Fair, visit the tables, learn about and make connections with these important local groups.
The fair is being held at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, the first publicly owned historic site in the nation. It was here that General Washington, his wife, Martha, and several of his aides, guards, servants, and slaves resided during the final months of the Revolutionary War. While here General Washington announced the cease fire, a prelude to the signing of the Treaty of Paris which officially ended the Revolutionary War, composed his circular letter, laying out his principles for a new government, and created the Badge of Military Merit, precursor to today’s Purple Heart. Support from our sponsors has made admission to the Hasbrouck House and Museum free for the day, encouraging visitors to experience the important role Newburgh played during the War of Independence.
Music and refreshments will be offered. The Newburgh Volunteer Fair is a yearly event organized by Washington’s Headquarters, Safe Harbors of the Hudson and the Newburgh Free Library. In case of inclement weather, the Fair will be held in the Historic Green Room located in the Cornerstone Residence (rear entrance next to the Ann Street Gallery) at 104 Ann Street. For more information call 845-562-1195.
Also, on the same day, the Newburgh Urban Farming Fair will be happening at 80 Broadway, on the corner of Broadway and Grand Street. Urban farming is a celebration of farm fun with “how-to” demos, kids’ activities, chickens, bees, goats and more! This is another opportunity you might want to support and promote that strengthens the community by working together