The City of Newburgh needs your input!!

Why is the City interested?

The City of Newburgh is developing a five-year strategic plan, which will describe how to spend the federal housing and community development funds it will receive during the next five years (2015-2019). This funding must benefit low and moderate income persons.The City needs your input about how these funds will be spent.  The City will be holding focus group and neighborhood meetings during the month of June to obtain citizen input about the community’s needs and priorities and to discuss fair housing issues.

What do we want to know?

• What housing & service programs are working for low/moderate-income residents?
• What is needed to improve housing & service programs for low/moderate-income residents?
• What segments of the populations are most in need of assistance?
• What projects would make a real difference for our community?
• What are the fair housing concerns across the City?

How to Get Involved

The City will conduct a Public Meeting to gather public input on housing, community services, homelessness, fair housing situation and other community needs. During this meetings residents will have the opportunity to discuss the City’s current needs, action items and priorities.

WHEN:    June 11, 2014 – 6 PM

WHERE:  401 Washington Street  Activity Center

The City Council will discuss the Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan and the AI at two publicized City Council meetings.  The public is encouraged to attend these Hearings and to comment upon the documents in the formulation stage and as they are adopted.  These meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers in City Hall (83 Broadway) on:
July 14, 2014 – 7:00 PM   —  Program Development
TBD  Fall 2014 – 7:00 PM – Program Approval


The City is conducting a Citizen Survey through the use of a Web-based program available to all residents of the City.  This survey asks residents to tell how they feel about programs relating to housing, community services, economic development, homelessness, and fair housing.

The survey may be completed from a home computer or by using a computer at the public library, a church, or a community center.  The survey is direct and takes only about five minutes to complete.  Newburgh residents are urged to go to to complete the survey.  Copies of the survey will also be available at the neighborhood meetings and those responses will be entered into the database.  The survey will be available in English and Spanish.

For more information about this process, or to make disability accommodations, please contact Ms. Courtney Kain, Director, Community Development at
845/569-9400 or Send us an email!

Let’s Celebrate Wednesday, June 18th!

June marks our one year anniversary of membership and it’s a cause for celebration.

Join us on June 18th, for a special evening at Goldsmith Denniston House, 227 Montgomery Street.

Come out and meet our new City Manager, Mr. Michael Ciaravino. Enjoy a lovely historic gem owned by fellow NPBA members – Nancy & Chuck Thomas. Bring a new member and enter a raffle for special prizes!

See you there – Wednesday, June 18th, 5:30PM

Admission is Free and Current & New Members are Welcome

Press Release: Open Call for Vendors at Newburgh Illuminated Festival Marketplace


For More Information Contact:

Tiombe Tallie Carter

Open Call for Vendors at Newburgh Illuminated Festival Marketplace

The Marketplace will be open at the Newburgh Illuminated Festival. Newburgh Illuminated, held June 20-22, 2014, is a festival of Arts, Heritage and Music, celebrating the City of Newburgh. This year’s theme “Made In Newburgh” will celebrate the many people, crafts, arts and industries that have shaped the city.

The Marketplace, sponsored by the Newburgh Professional and Business Association, is an outdoor market featuring vendors of arts, clothing, handmade items, jewelry, food and more. There will also be a special section for human services and community-based organizations. It is open on Saturday, June 21st at Downing Park from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

If you would like to be a vendor, please email For more information about Newburgh Illuminated Festival, check out these websites


May – General Meeting

Newburgh Illuminated Festival Made in Newburgh Speaker – Chuck Thomas, Chairperson
Wednesday, May 21st 5:30PM
Don Fernando’s Restaurant 362 Broadway, Newburgh
Bring your Colleagues & Business Cards
Members: $10 each NonMembers: $20 each (Join today!)

It’s time for the 2014 Newburgh Illuminated Festival!

Newburgh Illuminated 2014

Hello Vendors.

 Once again, the Newburgh Professional & Business Association will coordinate The Marketplace. We are looking for craftsman, artisans, food vendors, nonprofits, entrepreneurs and all types of products and services.  You are invited to participate in The Marketplace during the Newburgh Illuminated Festival on Saturday, June 21st at Downing Park. Please check out the festival website for more information on this year’s events and activities. .

Our vendor application form is attached for your convenience. We hope you will be a part of a remarkable event for the City of Newburgh!

For more information on The Marketplace, please contact Carl Aiello, the Events Committee Chairperson at or call 877-928-3287.

Hope you will participate!

Tiombe Tallie Carter, Esq.
Pres. NPBA
Newburgh Illuminated Steering Committee

2014 Newburgh Illuminated – Vendor Guidelines
2014 Newburgh Illuminated – Vendor Application

Spanish – 2014 Newburgh Illuminated – Vendor Guidelines
Spanish – 2014 Newburgh Illuminated – Vendor Application

Looking forward – Newburgh Illuminated 2014

he Newburgh Illuminated theme is “Made In Newburgh” to celebrate the many small and large industries that carried the city through the decades and the many new ones that continue that tradition. Newburgh is a city of many firsts and bests and Newburgh Illuminated will be the opportunity to show off past and present endeavors. If you have an idea for a project or program please contact the festival committee at Newburgh Illuminated.

We are preparing for another awesome Marketplace at Downing Park on Saturday, June 21st. If you would like to be a vendor please check out the Vendor Guidelines and complete your Vendor Application.

2014 Newburgh Illuminated – Vendor Guidelines

2014 Newburgh Illuminated – Vendor Application