7 years strong

illuminating the city each june

The Newburgh Illuminated Festival is an event designed to celebrate the diversity and dynamism of our wonderful river city with a day of music, art, dance, poetry, food, and more. It brings people and families together to shine a light on the City of Newburgh to increase tourism, attract new businesses and have a positive effect on our regional perception.


 The brainchild of Newburgh mayor Judy Kennedy, the family-and pet-friendly event will be held this year on June 1 on Broadway near Liberty and Grand Streets from noon until 10pm. Four outdoor performance stages will be featured throughout the day along with activities especially for children on the lawn of Washington Headquarters, musical guests at the Wherehouse, a dance and performing arts stage, street performers, a fashion show, loads of Hudson Valley-area food, craft and service vendors and much, much more.

The city of Newburgh is located about an hour north of New York City in the center of the greater Hudson Valley. Although easily accessible by car (with plenty of safe, free parking available), free shuttle bus transportation to and from the Beacon train station coinciding with train arrivals from New York City and Poughkeepsie will be provided throughout the day.


Chuck Thomas Community Affiliations

Chair - City of Newburgh Conservation Advisory Council
Member - Local Waterfront Redevelopment Program (LWRP)
Member - Newburgh Clean Water Project
Secretary - Newburgh Rowing Club
Member - Past Asst. Treas.Newburgh Preservation Association
Member - South Street Park Planning Group
Member - City of Newburgh Public Dock Planning Group
Past Commodore - Chelsea Yacht Club
Tutor - Literacy Volunteers of America, Newburgh
Member - Newburgh National Night Out Working Group
Member - Ferry Crossing Home Owners Association Board
Past Chair - City of Newburgh Waterfront Advisory Commission
Member - City of Newburgh Code Revision Group
Member - Newburgh Illuminated Working Group
Member - Plan-It Newburgh Sustainable Master Plan
Past Chairman - Town of Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission
Past Co-Chair - Cultural Affairs Committee, Orange County Citizens Foundation
Past President - Orange County Rural Development Advisory Corp.
Mediator - Dispute Resolution Center / City of Newburgh Court
Chair of Program - Newburgh Celebrate the Dream Committee, Inc.
Past President - Inc. Orange County Chapter, NYS Archaeological Assoc.
Past Treasurer - Orange County Community of Museums & Galleries
Past Chairman - Arts in Orange Advisory Board
Employee - Newburgh Free Library / Newburgh Enlarged City School District 1995 -
Special Assistant - Goldsmith Denniston House Bed & Breakfast

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