Newburgh Illuminated 2013
When you think of Newburgh, you probably think of sweeping Hudson River views, our beautiful waterfront, or even historic landmarks such as George Washington’s Headquarters or the Balmville Tree. What you probably didn’t know is that Newburgh also has a unique history as being one of the first cities – second only to New York City – to be “electrified” with the opening of Thomas Edison’s first power plant in 1884.
That bit of local history is the inspiration for the upcoming Newburgh Illuminated Festival (June 21-23), which organizers describe as “a festival of arts, heritage, and music.” The three-day festival features a plethora of local artists, musicians, films, historical exhibits, vendors and more. Most of the events, which take place at locations throughout downtown Newburgh, are free and open to the public. This celebration of the Newburgh community promises to illuminate many of the things – both historically and currently – that make Newburgh unique and special in the Hudson Valley region.
With a variety of events throughout the day (including special children’s events), there should be something for everyone to check out. Here’s a few that I plan to check out:
- Illuminations, Fri-Sun, times vary, Newburgh Free Library. The Community Garden Club of Marlborough-on-Hudson’s standard flower show featuring 16 floral arrangements. I know my husband will want to be there with his camera.
- Classic Motorcycle Broadway Run,Sat, 10am-1pm, along Broadway to Colden Street. I may not drive a motorcycle myself, but I can sure snap some great photos as over 100 classic motorcycles cruise down Broadway! The run will be followed by a motorcycle show at the east end of Broadway.
- The Lightbulb Project, ongoing, Newburgh Art Supply & locations throughout the city.In keeping with the theme of illumination, this collection of lightbulb-shaped works by local artists will be exhibited throughout the city, so keep an eye out! Find something you really like? All pieces will be auctioned off on June 29, so you can bring a piece of the festival home with you.
In addition to these events around town, Downing Park will serve as a central gathering place all afternoon on Saturday. Visitors can browse local crafts and wares at the marketplace, then grab a snack and listen to live music or watch a demonstration by the Newburgh Rowing Club on Downing Park Pond. There will also be artwork by Newburgh students, a children’s corner for with art project and activities for the little ones, and a health fair for residents to meet local health professionals and receive screenings and information.
For more information on the Newburgh Illuminated Festival, visit newburghilluminated I hope to see you there!
Newburgh Illuminated 2013 – Video
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