Hudson River Valley Ramble

The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region.  Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer.

The 17th Annual Ramble will take place on September 3/4, 10/11, 17/18, & 24/25, 2016!

Newburgh Events

Come enjoy Newburgh for the day or weekend!  Click on each event for dates, times, and more details.

September 3/4

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise (Newburgh Waterfront)

Join us aboard the Pride of the Hudson for a Cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands! Bask in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoy the comfort of our climate controlled main salon featuring huge wrap-around windows. Our friendly and professional crew will respond to all of your needs. Your adventure will begin at Blu Point Landing (formerly Torches) in Newburgh, NY. Your Captain will narrate the sights along the way, including: Washington's Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, Breakneck Mountain, Cold Spring, World's End, Constitution Island & the United States Military Academy at West Point. (Check Schedule for additional days)

City of Newburgh Waterfront Trail Urban Walk (Newburgh Waterfront)

Newly opened Waterfront Trail along the Hudson River, extending south from the City of Newburgh boat launch, through 7 acres of open field to the Newburgh Rowing Club. Spectacular views, bird-watching, connect with nature! Washington's Headquarters and the Historic District are up the hill; restaurants nearby. Enjoy one of the few remaining tracts of Natural Open Space in the mid-Hudson area. (Check Schedule for additional days)

Bannerman Island Discovery Walking Tours (Blu Point Dock)

Enjoy a cruise to Bannerman Island on Board The Bannerman Castle Trust’s motor vessel, the Estuary Steward. Bannerman Castle, built by Frank Bannerman Vl, as a warehouse to store his collection of antique military equipment from the Spanish American War. The castle was built to resemble the castles of Scotland. Enjoy a 30- minute cruise on the Hudson to Bannerman Island. There you will be treated to a 1.5 hour tour of the island given by one of our BCT historians. There is a 30 minute cruise back to port. Your Hudson River adventure departs from the Beacon Institute floating dock at the Beacon waterfront on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:30 pm. On Sundays at 11 am the boat departs from the Blue Point Restaurant Dock in Newburgh and again at the Beacon Institute dock at 12:30 pm. (Check Schedule for additional days)

September 10/11

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise (Newburgh Waterfront)

Bannerman Island Discovery Walking Tours (Blu Point Dock)

“Sensing Place” Opening Reception at Chris Davison Gallery (Regal Bag Studios)

September 17/18

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise (Newburgh Waterfront)

Bannerman Island Third Sunday Music and Self-Guided Tour (Blu Point Dock)

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Bannerman Island and listen to the Sounds of SANTA RITA. Santa Rita is Kelly Ellenwood (soprano/ accordion), Kathleen Bosman (violin, viola) and Stephen Clair (guitar) The music is a cry from the heart and rooted firmly on the street – whether on La Rue Pigalle or the Boulevard of Dreams. Event includes: self-guided tour, cruise to and from Bannerman Island and the concert of Santa Rita.The Estuary Steward departs Newburgh at 11 AM and Beacon at 12:30 PM

September 24/25

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise (Newburgh Waterfront)

Bannerman Island Discovery Walking Tours (Blu Point Dock)

Newburgh Rowing Great 5-Mile Kayak and Rowing Challenge (Rowing Club)

September 24, 2016, 7:30AM, Rain or Shine

The Newburgh Rowing Club will again host the fun and family friendly “Paddle and Oars Challenge” said Coach Ed Kennedy, Programs Director. “This event is open to the public, and kayakers of all levels, from newbies to highly experienced, are welcome to attend. It is a ‘challenge’ so you do not have to complete the 5-Mile Course unless you choose to do so. We will also have sculling events, for the rowers. All participants get to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and we will have a Kayak up for raffle, beautiful event T-shirts included, and merchandise for sale and tours of the Boathouse, along with coupons for free Learn to Row lessons. Everyone should come on down and enjoy the beautiful Ward Brothers Memorial Park and the Hudson River with us.”

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Newburgh Open Studios (5 Grand Street)

Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25, 2016 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The 6th Annual Newburgh Open Studios tour offers a unique opportunity to see the work and meet many of the artists in the City of Newburgh's growing arts community. The studios are located in some amazing historic buildings, most of which are rarely open to the public. This is a self-guided tour, much of it walkable. Maps will be available starting on Saturday, September 24 at 10:00am at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street.

Newburgh Last Saturdays (Various)

Kites over the Hudson (Washington’s Headquarters)

Saturday, September 24, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

All are invited to come and enjoy the outdoor fun at this annual event when color fills the sky overlooking the Hudson River.  FREE kites are given to the first 150 children 15 years and under.  Refreshments will be served. Free event.

September 27

Tavern Talk: Kenneth Daigler (Newburgh Brewery)

September 27, 2016, 7:00PM

Join Author and Retired CIA Officer Kenneth Daigler as he discusses his book, Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War at the Newburgh Brewing Company as part of the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands Tavern Talk program.