On June 18th, the City of Newburgh will host its 4th annual Newburgh Illuminated Festival. The free all-day Festival will once again celebrate one of the most diverse historic Hudson Valley communities with an even wider variety of unique food offerings, musical and performing arts events, indoor and outdoor activities, a trolley tour, the popular color celebration, and more. Thousands of attendees are expected to fill Broadway and Liberty Street in downtown Newburgh, against a backdrop of breathtaking Hudson River views and the historic Washington's Headquarters.

          The Newburgh Illuminated Festival will host dozens of area bands and performers on multiple stages all day and night. Corey Glover, lead singer of Living Colour, and actor in several movies including Platoon, will be headlining. Favorites like local composer and synth great Neil Alexander, the Funk Junkies, and Martyr Art are in the mix, along with many more.  

          Visitors will have the chance to sample some of Newburgh's amazing ethnic cuisine and visit eclectic food establishments like Caffe Macchiato, The Wherehouse, Juice Headquarters, and 2 Alices. Food truck festival favorites such as Roadies Diner, Forget Me Not Cupcakes, Los Portales, Reggae Boy, and Eddie’s Churros & Empanadas will be onsite. Over 125 vendors are expected, selling unique gifts and handcrafted items made in the Hudson Valley. Local retailers are open all day, including Newburgh Mercantile, Landmark Antiques, and Simple Gifts & Goodies.

          History lovers can grab the favorite Trolley Tour and learn about Newburgh’s architectural treasures and enjoy the same stunning river views made famous by the mid-19th century Hudson River School of painters.  Pop-up art galleries and studios featuring photography, sculpture, and surprise, interactive installations, are sure to delight visitors of all interests. The family-friendly Indian Holi Celebration of Color, a big hit at last year’s festival, is also back, ensuring fun for all ages!  

          The Festival celebrates “everything good about our city,” says Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy. “It gives our visitors and residents alike a chance to enjoy themselves and opens a small window into the soul of a wonderfully diverse and lively community of families, artists, and small business owners.”

          “It’s been an amazing process,” adds June Henley, Director of Tenant Services and Special Events at Safe Harbors of the Hudson, and tireless Festival volunteer. “I’ve seen this grow from our very first effort in 2013, to the kind of event that people are talking about and planning for all year. The 2015 Festival was really a breakthrough for us, with well over 4,000 visitors, and I know it’s going to be even bigger and better this year!”

          The city of Newburgh is located about an hour north of New York City in the center of the greater Hudson Valley and is easily accessible by car or public transportation .

 

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          El 18 junio de 2016 la cuidad de Newburgh ofrece el festival annual, Newburgh Illuminated. Este evento public y gratis celebra la diversidad de Newburgh, ciudad histórica del Valle del Hudson, con comida especial, música y arte, actividades para todas edades, una visita en tranvía (trolley), fiesta de colores y mucho más. Esperan que miles, llenen las calles céntricas de Broadway y Liberty con las vista estupenda del Río Hudson al fondo.

          Habrá docenas de bandas y cantantes todo el día. Incluyes unos favorites locos como Neil Alexander (jass), Funk Junkies, Martyr Art, entre otros. En el fiesta de comidas, este año aún más grande, promote muestres de docenas de restaurants étnicos y regionales, por ejemplo, antojitos mexicanos y platitos de la India. Los aficionados de la historia pueden subir al trolley y descubrir los tesoros arquitectónicos de Newburgh. En el mercado, los participantes del festival encontrarán más de 125 vendedores de artesanías y regales únicos. Abrirán al public las galerías y studios de una nueva ola de artistas. Las familias gozarán de la Celebración de los colores de la India.

          El Festival Newburgh Illuminated celebra “todo lo bueno de nuestra ciudad,” explica la alcaldesa Judy Kennedy. “Ofrece la posibilidad de divertirse al abri una pequeña ventana al alma de nuestra viva y diversa comunidad de familias, artistas, y comerciantes.”

          “Ha diso un proceso maravillosa,” añade June Henley, directora de eventos de Safe Harbors of the Hudson y voluntaria incansable del festival. “He visto que nuestro evento crece desde el primer año (2013), a este festival el cual planeamos todo el año. El festival de 2015 fue en éxito con más de 4.000 visitantes y sé que 2016 será aún más grande y major.”

          La ciudad de Newburgh se ubica a uno 50 miles al norte de Manhattan con aceso al transporte publico.

 


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