Community Calendar

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 Additional details, including a complete schedule of weekend events and ticket information can be found online at

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. 


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.


Artists will be notified of selection by August 30.

For questions, please contact: 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.