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July 8, 2022

Newburgh: Cidiot Guide

Newburgh: Cidiot Guide

Continuing the guides to towns in the region. Thanks for this one to Diane Parisella, who with her business partner Lisa Morgan own Designed Grind Cafe at the Newburgh Mall and started The Newburgh Market held on Sundays from April through the end of October in the mall parking lot from 10am-3pm.

Tune into episode 71 to hear more about the market, about them, and about Newburgh—one of the oldest cities in New York State. Help us grow these guides by submitting your ideas thought the Contact page. 


Where to shop:

Diane shopping at Cream Boutique

Cream Boutique: 101 Liberty Street Newburgh, NY

Great prices on high end fashion. Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Chloe, along with some other unique brands that are difficult to find. Owner makes everyone feel welcome! 

Estilo Muneca Boutique:  118 Liberty St, Newburgh, NY 

Unique clothing with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Owner knows how to tailor an outfit to her clients needs. 

The Office Vault:  400 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 

Very welcoming sneaker store with extremely unique and hard to find styles. They buy, sell, and trade high end sneakers. A great store for sneakerheads.


Where to eat:

Liberty Street Bistro: 97 Liberty St., Newburgh, NY 

Michael Kelly is owner and executive chef of AMK Restaurant Group, comprised of Liberty Street Bistro and Newburgh Flour Shop. Michael graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and went onto cook in some of the best kitchens in New York City, such as Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and Markus Glocker’s Batard, which he helped open and receive three starts from The New York Times, the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, and a Michelin Star. (from Liberty Street Bistro website)

Hudson Taco: 27 South Water St., Newburgh, NY

The best tacos in the Hudson Valley, according to Diane and Lisa of Designed Grind Café. 

Brothers Barbeque2402 Route 32, New Windsor, NY

Family-owned BBQ that will change your life, according to Diane and Lisa. Not officially in Newburgh, but literally right down the street and worth the trip! 


Things to do: 

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site: 84 Liberty St., Newburgh, NY

According to this site, this is the nation's first publicly-owned historic site and a place where you can tour the rooms where American history was made. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea of an American monarchy; ended the "Newburgh Conspiracy," preventing potential military control of the government; created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated an influential letter to State Governors outlining the key principals he felt necessary for the new republic.

While visiting Washington's Headquarters explore the Museum, which houses the award-winning exhibit, Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington's Headquarters' Collection. The exhibit features over 1,300 objects highlighting Washington's Headquarters diverse collections and is navigated by an electronic catalog system. Also, take a tour of the Tower of Victory and climb the steps to the newly restored belvedere. (Access to the Tower may be limited based on staffing and weather conditions).


Motorcycle Museum, 250 Lake St., Newburgh, NY

From their site: "Motorcyclepedia exists to house a collection of motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia that show our worldwide community the past, present, and future to our world and how we are all connected. We serve an audience of all ages and communities by connecting generations while presenting comprehensive exhibits and housing commonalties spanning over a century. Memorabilia, advertising, and artifacts combine using motorcycles and bicycles from distinct periods of time where the public can Look, Explore, and Learn."


Downing Park https://www.downingparknewburgh.org/  123 Carpenter Ave., Newburgh, NY

Downing Park is a 35-acre landscape park located in the heart of the City of Newburgh. Filled with hills and valleys, streams, a pond, and a rich variety of vegetation, the park has serpentine paths and picturesque vista — features very similar, though on a different scale, to those of New York City's Central Park, created by the same designers.


Popular events:

Newburgh Illuminated 

From their site: Every 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 is held each June 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.


Help grow this guide

Would like to expand this guide with more listings of things to do, places to shop, and where to eat, and more. Please drop a line through the Contact page if you have more suggestions and will continually update it.