Newburgh New York Events
NEWBURGH, N.Y. - The city of Newburgh is inviting everyone to relax on Liberty Street this summer and to be in New York for the Clearwater Festival, which runs July 5-8 at Liberty St. Park. The Clearwaters Festival is known for its diverse program of events, including a variety of food, music, art, crafts, food trucks and more, as well as a wide range of activities for children and adults. This is the 50th anniversary of the legendary ship "Seeger," which was built to help clean up the Hudson River. On July 6 and 7, the New York Air Show will take off from the Statue of Liberty in front of thousands of people.
Ulster County Area Transit offers limited bus service to and from New Paltz, and Ulster County Metro - North Transit, the Newburgh public transportation system, provides service from Liberty St. New York City subway station, serving the entire city and parts of Ulster, Westchester and Putnam counties. It is also available for bus and commuter rail services operated by the Ulster - County Regional Transit Authority.
East of the city is the Hudson River, and on the other side of the river there is another city, Beacon, New York, which is connected to Newburgh by the Newburg Beacon Bridge. Beacon is known as a popular destination for New York artists looking for inexpensive studio space and a good community.
The Newburgh Beacon Bridge, which is supported by Interstate 84 and spans the Hudson River, opened in 1976 and bypasses the waterfront of Newcastle and the city itself. The transportation and industrial center has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in New York City and New Jersey.
The last Albany - Weehawken to Newburgh train left in 1958, when New York Central stopped operating the West Shore Railroad. It was later used for car and floating propulsion and in the 1970s as a stop for the Hudson River Cruise Line and New Jersey Transit trains.
The stone building was completed in December 1842 and consecrated in 1849 by Bishop John Hughes of New York. The archdiocese was transferred to a parish church in Liberty, New York, and on April 22, 1909, Archbishop John Farley (New Yorker) appointed Fr. Fabian as pastor of the new church. Donations were raised and meetings held in Newburgh, New Jersey, at St. Joseph's Church on the Hudson River. Olmsted founded a highly regarded architectural firm in Newburgh, which later designed New York's Central Park and Prospect Park.
In 1964, the Mid-Valley Mall also opened within the city limits of Newburgh, attracting many established local businesses. The city continued to lose its previously busy retail trade to suburban malls that did not share its perceived lower crime rate.
To enable more shopping and dining, the City of Newburgh is working with business owners to offer a pilot closure for the remaining weekends in July, starting on Friday 10 July, with pilot closures for each remaining weekend in July. This initiative, led by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), will enable more socially remote outdoor activities and support our beloved business community as we continue to recover from the COVID 19 pandemic. Nevertheless, Newburg has seen a significant increase in outdoor events and activities within the Mid Valley Mall city limits. Join us for a socially distanced outdoor event to learn more about what's happening in the area and what's happening around you.
The Historical Society of Newburgh and the Bay Highlands was founded in 1884 and chartered by the State of New York. In 1915, it became one of the first American cities to delegate routine government powers to a city manager. The movement to stop this led to the creation of a public library, the New York State Museum of Natural History, in Newburg.
With an estimated population of 28,177 in 2019, the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metropolitan area, which is part of the larger metropolitan area of New York, is the second largest city in the United States, behind Chicago. Downing Park in Newburg is one of the largest public parks in North America, designed by the same people who created New York City's Central Park.
The largest Christian denomination in the city is the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, which serves the Catholic Church. The first Catholic service in Newburgh was held on July 1, 1884, when the Rev. James McKenna led a mass at St. John the Baptist Church on the corner of Main and Main Streets.
On April 8, 1845, the statutes of the Erie Railroad were changed to allow the Newburgh Branch to travel north from the main line in Harriman through Newburg and also across the Hudson to New York City. As a result, Newbury, New York, became America's first electrified city. Edison was living on Montgomery Street at the time, but the political compromise continued, and it lost its county seat status to Goshen. Sessions were held in the city, one of the few places in upstate New York where Supreme Court sessions were allowed.