On Saturday May 11, 2019, Yale alumni and community members will convene to envision a better welcoming pedestrian, stroller, and bicyclist corridor on Lake Street Corridor. Currently the intersection is a dangerous car-dominant area with four traffic lanes and faded crosswalks, creating a barrier for thousands of city residents to access a beloved park. Two projects will be explored with community members: 1) right-size Lake Street Corridor and suggest tactical interventions to calm traffic and 2) propose wayfinding (signage) and green planting to connect the broken emerald necklace with the area’s natural assets (Crystal Lake, Quassaick Creek, Muchattoes Lake and Delano-Hitch Park) .
Barbershops are sacred anchors of our community. This is a place where we come together to confide, to share, to discuss, to observe, to learn, to engage and more. Join a public event at three local barbershops in downtown Newburgh. At each barbershop, the public will read and discuss six short readings by African American authors on the topic of civic engagement.
Photo Credit: Kerry James Marshal, De Style 1993
In the spirit of Sukkot, join us for a unique hands-on experience that explores the concept of shelter and sweat equity. Newburgh JCC and Beacon Hebrew Alliance are organizing a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day where we will help build a home for a family in Newburgh.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. Come hang out with us! Join us in Newburgh as we create public spaces for all to share.
Newburgh Restoration & DoSI- Broadway & Clark Street
Panja - 15 Liberty Street
Blacc Vanilla - 197 South Street
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!
The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, and since evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
Bicycling is a powerful act, especially when done together. Join us on a monthly basis to reclaim our streets and empower our youth. This informal group meets and discusses programs that we can do to advocate for better roads for our strollers, skaters, and bikers. Spread the word #BikeNewburgh
In Citymakers, Cassim Shepard offers a vivid survey of how urbanism today is no longer the domain of just planners, politicians, and power brokers removed from the effects of their decisions, but an array of citizens working at the vanguard of increasingly diverse practices, from community gardeners to architects to housing advocates.
Newburgh is a proud, culturally-rich and resilient city. We created Awesome Newburgh to promote the city's strengths and to catalyze community projects that engage and bring us together.
Each month, trustees convene to donate $100 and select a local project. We welcome all project ideas, and especially favor those that are open to the public and those that forge new collaborations or partnerships. Whether you are young or old, an individual or an organization, have a small and large project- we want you to apply!
Awesome Newburgh is a volunteer-run group. To learn more, to apply, or get involved visit bit.ly/AwesomeNB or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us www.instagram.com/awesomenewburgh #awesomenewburgh
This is an informal Facebook group that aims to connect the extraordinary ladies that are shaping Newburgh. Whether a planner, activist, historian, journalist, creative or business owner, this is a forum for women of all ages and backgrounds to exchange information, ideas, jobs, opportunities. #libbylyons