Around the Valley: Town of Newburgh

Posted 5/17/24

Paint and Sip Event benefits CCHS senior class Cornwall Central High School invites the community to unleash their inner artist for a night of creativity and fundraising at the SeniorFest Paint and …

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Around the Valley: Town of Newburgh


Paint and Sip Event benefits CCHS senior class
Cornwall Central High School invites the community to unleash their inner artist for a night of creativity and fundraising at the SeniorFest Paint and Sip event.
Hosted by Jennifer Hayes of Delusional Art, the event will take place at Ginny’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 2576 NY-9W, Cornwall on May 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For a cost of $50 per participant, attendees will receive all necessary painting supplies, guidance from a skilled artist, and one drink (choice of beer, wine, or soda) along with light appetizers. Please note that outside food and drink are not permitted.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Cornwall Central High School’s Project Safe Graduation.

To secure your spot or for further inquiries, please contact

Rotary to set new record with Day of Service
Rotary International is gearing up for its largest-ever ‘Day of Service’ on Saturday, May 18, with more than 30,000 Rotarians and community volunteers poised to make a difference across the Northeast United States, Bermuda, and Brazil.
The event, which will see participation from over 800 Rotary clubs, aims to tackle a variety of community needs, including collecting clothes for the homeless, refurbishing parks, and building shelters.
One notable project will take place at Cronomer Hill Park, located at 214 Gardnertown Rd., Newburgh, where volunteers will engage in habitat restoration along the Quassaick Creek.

“This Day of Service represents the culmination of an extraordinary collaborative effort involving Rotary clubs from across the region,” remarked Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director for Rotary Zones 28 & 32. “It’s an unparalleled opportunity for Rotarians and community members to come together and make a tangible impact in the areas where they live and work.”
Peter Sullivan, Governor for Rotary District 7210 in the Hudson Valley, emphasized the far-reaching impact of the initiative, stating, “Literally every community in our state will be impacted by what happens on May 18. Our projects will make a difference where help is needed most.”
Among the local partnerships, the Greater Newburgh Rotary will collaborate with the Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance to address the threat posed by invasive plants to the health of trees previously planted under the NYS DEC “Trees for Tribs” program.

New Windsor to host Memorial Day observance
The Town of New Windsor is set to host its annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony and Parade on Sunday, May 19. Both events will be livestreamed on the town’s Facebook page.

The ceremony is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Monument situated on the corner of Route 94 and Route 9W.
Following the ceremony, the parade will kick off at 2 p.m., starting from the New Windsor Post Office Plaza and proceeding along Route 94, culminating at New Windsor School. Residents are encouraged to join in and show their support for local Veterans groups, first responders, and youth organizations. The parade promises to showcase local marching bands and other attractions.
In preparation for the parade, Route 94 will be closed beginning at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, stretching from the post office plaza to New Windsor School. Normal traffic flow will resume as the parade procession advances. Commuters are advised to plan their travel routes accordingly.

The Mount to present one-man play ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ on May 23
Armed with his list of everything worth living for, a man reviews his traumas and triumphs in Mount Saint Mary College’s presentation of Every Brilliant Thing on Thursday, May 23.

The performance, sponsored by the college’s Desmond Center for Community Engagement and Wellness, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Aquinas Hall Theatre, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. The performance is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Register online at Seating is limited.
The play will be performed by James Phillips, associate professor of Theatre at the Mount. In addition to the Mount’s own theatre last year, Phillips has performed the play in venues as far away as Buffalo, NY and Ohio.
Audience members can stick around after the show for a question and answer session and discussion with Phillips and Psychologist Rosangela Alecia.
Written by playwright Duncan Macmillan and comedian Jonny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a boy who, to ease his mother’s depression, begins creating a list of all the things worth living for. From ice cream to martial arts movies, the list grows as the boy enters adulthood.

New Windsor Farmer’s Market returns May 30

The Town of New Windsor is delighted to announce the return of its Farmers Market for the 2024 season. This year, the market will take place on Thursdays, beginning May 30th and continuing through October 31st. Operating hours are from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Town Hall Lawn located at 555 Union Avenue.
Vendors interested in participating in this weekly market are invited to join. The fee is $25 per week, with a discounted rate of $110 available for those who sign up for all weeks.
For further details on becoming a vendor, please contact the Recreation Department at 845-565-7750 or email Town Councilwoman Sylvia Santiago at

New Windsor joins Heroes banner program
Supervisor Stephen A. Bedetti proudly announces the launch of the “New Windsor Heroes” Veterans Banner Program.

Rooted in rich history, New Windsor offers families and friends a meaningful way to honor their loved ones who have served or are currently serving our country. These banners, commemorating our local heroes, will grace the main traffic corridors of New Windsor, commencing with Union Avenue by Town Hall. Nominees must have served in a branch of the military and either reside or have resided in New Windsor during their lifetime.
“This program has been a goal of mine since I assumed office in January,” Bedetti said. “These banners will enable families to pay tribute to their loved ones while imbuing our main traffic corridors with a sense of hometown pride. Honoring New Windsor Veterans remains a top priority of mine, and I eagerly anticipate the sight of these banners adorning our roads.”
Applications and comprehensive program details can be accessed on the Town of New Windsor website at The banners will be locally printed by Signs by Depew and installed by New Windsor employees. The inaugural group of banners is slated for installation this summer.