Community Calendar

September 18

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boys and Girls Club Community Day. 285 Liberty Street, Newburgh.  Food-Games-Live DJ-Arts & Crafts.

September 25

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Parish Council and the Knights of Columbus are holding a food drive for the St. Marianne Cope Outreach Center at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church.  Please bring non-perishable, non-expired food to the former St. Thomas of Canterbury School Bldg. at 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Soups, canned tuna and chicken, individually wrapped items such as apple sauce, pudding, Pop tarts, granola bars etc. Water, cereal, oatmeal, pasta and sauce, canned veggies and fruit, mac and cheese, ramen noodles, mashed potatoes, stuffing, beans, rice, coffee, tea. Hygiene products such toothpaste, toothbrushesdetergents, hand soaps, dish soap, paper products. For any questions please contact: outreach@stmariannecope.com.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Third NJ Garrison Day at Fort Montgomery.  Witness living history with tactical demonstrations, drills, camp life and cooking.  Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W.  For more information call: 845-446-2134.

12 – 6 p.m. September 25 and 26 – The 11th Annual NEWBURGH OPEN STUDIOS
A Free Self-Guided Tour of Artists’ Studios, Alternative Galleries, and Outdoor Sculpture Installations. http://www.NewburghOPENstudios.org

September 26

3 – 6 p.m. Citizens United to Protect our Neighborhoods (CUPON-Orange) Spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Knights of Columbus, 18 Hallock Dr., Washingtonvlle.

12 – 3 p.m. Repair Café at Wallkill River School of Art, 232 Ward St, Montgomery. Bring your broken items for profession advice and repair. Cost is a voluntary donation.

October 15 Deadline

Master Gardener Volunteer Opportunity. Join us to hear all about the program from a panel of Master Gardener Volunteers and the Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator. We will talk you through the application process, our new training model, and what it is like to be a Master Gardener Volunteer.  Our next Master Gardener Volunteer Training will start in January 2022. Applications will be sent out in the beginning of September 2021 and be due on October 15, 2021.  Location: TBD – Live or via Zoom, Location will be sent in September!

October 2 & 3

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Village-wide Yard Sale. Rain or Shine.  Washingtonville and Blooming Grove. Go to WashingtonvilleEvents.org for more information.

October 5

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom fall virtual pruning program hosted by Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers. There is a suggested fee of $10 per participant, but classes are also free for those who cannot afford it. To register, or for additional information please visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org/events or call Susan D’Egidio at 845-344-1234, Extension 240.

October 23

6 p.m. Calls for Submissions to “Ghosts, Myths, and Legends of the Hudson Valley”. A storytelling competition at Fort Montgomery.  Stories must be under eight minutes and center upon the theme of local legends. Email submissions to: malerie.muratori@parks.ny.gov with a story summary. Stories must be pre-approved by October 1.

On-Going

Now through October 26, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Healthy Orange Farmers Market. Between Landers and Johnston Streets. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, baked goods, flowers and food trucks.

Fall Plein Air Series with Laura Martinez-Bianco

Sept. 20 Orange County Arboretum – 9am-12pm

Sept. 28 Milton Landing Park – 9am-12pm

Oct. 6 Benedict Farm Park – 3-6pm

Oct. 14 Shanti Mandir – 3-6pm

All levels and abilities are invited. Artists are encouraged to work in any medium they are conformable with. Bring your easel, painting supplies and a painting surface. A sketchbook or paper is recommended. Please be prepared for painting in the early fall; bring a snack, water and insect repellent. We may be painting near sunset a few times, so keep a watch the temperature changes. Rain date and location to be determined.

September 3-5

The 30th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will be held at Tymor Park in Union Vale. To purchase tickets and reserve your hot-air balloon rides, or find out more about the Chamber please visit http://www.dcrcoc.org. Additional details, including a complete schedule of weekend events and ticket information can be found online at www.balloonfesthv.com

Master Gardener Volunteer Opportunity  Join us to hear all about the program from a panel of Master Gardener Volunteers and the Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator. We will talk you through the application process, our new training model, and what it is like to be a Master Gardener Volunteer.  Our next Master Gardener Volunteer Training will start in January 2022. Applications will be sent out in the beginning of September 2021 and be due on October 15, 2021.  Location: TBD – Live or via Zoom, Location will be sent in September!

Application Deadline for Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival  The Wallkill River School will present the 6th annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival. From October 11-15, 2021, artists from around the country will paint “en plein air” (out-of-doors) in various locations around the Hudson Valley region.  Artwork created during the festival is exhibited publicly and offered for sale at the Wallkill River School as well as online from October 16 -31.  Artist must apply to participate. Two levels of participation are available—Juried and Painter’s Pass.  A Jury of Selection will score submissions for Juried Artists and select up to 50 Pass Artists will also participate artists to participate in the competition. 

On-Going

Thursdays Aug 5,12,19,26 at 4:30 – 6:30p.m. Free cooking classes for ages 7 – 12. The Salvation Army, Newburgh. Contact 845-562-0413 for further information.

Now through July. Invitational Art Exhibition for Newburgh Historical Society. Located at Newburgh Vintage Emporium Warehouse, 10 Rt. 17K. Call for more info: 565-8200.

July 6 – October 26, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Healthy Orange Farmers Market. Between Landers and Johnston Streets. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, baked goods, flowers and food trucks.

Safe Harbors of the Hudson presents the 2nd Black Renaissance Festival, an exhibition of visual and performing arts amplifying and celebrating Black Voices on September 25, in conjunction with Newburgh Open Studios. Submission Deadline – August 9, 2021 midnight EST via Google Forms . Performing Artists may either submit a performance video on Google Forms or attend an open audition at Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh on July 17, 3 – 7 p.m. or  August 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Exhibition Dates:

Black Renaissance Festival & Performing Arts Showcase: September 25

Visual Arts Exhibition:

Opening September 25 through November 20

Submission Instructions:

Artist may submit up to 3 works. Include your name, title of work, media, and dimensions.

Notification:

Artists will be notified of selection by August 30.

For questions, please contact:

blackrenaissancefestival@gmail.com or call (845) 794-1110

The City of Newburgh is hosting a series of drive-in movies. Each Thursday at sundown (usually around 8:30pm), people are invited to showings of family-friendly films in the Ann Street parking lot (116 Washington Street). People who wish to walk-in are welcome to attend and will be given designated spaces for their group. For program inquiries: 845-569-9400. July 15 Cool Runnings,  July 22 The Wiz, July 29 Onward.

July 13—August 31 Join SUMMER BODYFIT   Aerobics, strength training and more.   Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at St. Mary’s CYO in Washingtonville. For more info:  Diane  782-5418.