Newburgh, NY, has many historical sites to visit. This is a view of the waterfront. Here you will find many excellent Restaurants, all with a spectacular view of the river and mountains.
From Newburgh's waterfront you can take an excursion boat, "the Polopel" to Bannerman Island in the curve of the river near Breakneck Mountain. "Polopel" is the original name of the island. There are two other excursion boats, the "River Rose" and "Pride of the Hudson" that leave the Newburgh dock daily.|
Newburgh River Front a dedication was held of the completed trompe l'oeil mural painted by Garin Baker and his team of artists on the NY Central Railroad Trestle.
Arches to the inner city depicting the historic treasures of Newburgh are filled with realistic people, many of whom are well known citizens.
Click on the image for more photos.
Crawford House, 189 Montgomery Street, home of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. Telephone: 845-561-2585.
This beautiful Greek revival building has been recently redecorated.
The Newburgh Preservation Association is making great progress in the restoration of the Dutch Reform Church. For cards to support this organization and others visit my "Note Cards" page.
The photo at left is how this Greek revival building will look when restoration is completed.
Newburgh Heritage Center is located in the Old Court House at 123 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.
The small picture to the right are available the Heritage Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 1-4PM.
Click on the image for a larger view.
"Hearts Delight Bakery" is at Liberty Street opposite the Entrance to Washington's Headquarters .
"Hearts Delight Bakery"
Click on the Art Supply Logo for a calendar of Art Events.
The Goldsmith Denniston House, 227 Montgomery Street, has been converted to a Bed and Breakfast. Nancy Billman has an Art Gallery at the house with ongoing shows featuring local artists. Nancy is also an excellent caterer. This entire house is a showcase of Peter Billman's oil paintings as well as watercolors by M. E. Whitehill. Hours for viewing Art Works are Saturday and Sunday 12-5 PM or by appointment.
This site about Quassaick Creek has lovely photos of the area.
Calvary Presbyterian Church is a landmark gothic cathedral style building located on the corner of South and Grand Streets. Visit the web site, designed by Sue Young, for a virtual tour. To view details of all the stained glass windows click "History" and then "Church Windows" in the submenu. There are three pages of window photographs.
Surrounding the church on the North and West is the Old Town Cemetery. Click here for history, photos, and lists of buried persons, Revolutionary War Hero Bios, Inscriptions, etc.
The Greater Newburgh Symphony has a new Web Site, www.newburghsymphony.org. This great orchestra is a cultural treasure for Newburgh. Click on the name for information about the 2011 schedule of concerts.
ANext Concert is Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 8 PM at Aquinas Hall, Mt. St. Mary College. Snow date is Sunday, January16th at 3 PM.
Downing Film Center19 Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Tel 800-974-8592, 845-561-3686
Showing Independent, Foreign and Classic Films in a Screening Room Atmosphere.
Opera Company of the Highlands Announcing a professional, not-for-profit opera company
based in Orange County, NY. Artistic Director is Claudia Cummings.
"Rigoletto" by Giuseppi Verdi will be performed. The web Site for this wonderful organization is temporarily closed but announcements of performances will be made on this page as well as What's New.
For ticket information and reservations please call Rose at 845-496-9626.
River Art Walk is held on the waterfront in Newburgh on the last Saturday of each month during the months of May through october.
Click on the Icon at right for more information.
Banners of teh New Ferry along Water Street and Front Street, Newburgh, NY., designed by M. E. Whitehill, have been installed
They depict the new Ferry to Beacon for Metro North commuters to New York City.
The popular New Ferry service, called "West New York", makes six morning and eight evening trips.
It makes the same 8 minute run as the Old Ferry, which stopped running when the Newburgh Beacon Bridge opened in 1963
On weekends there are pleasure trips as well.
Web Site by M.E. Whitehill Last updated January 2, 2011.