The first Newburgh for Newcomers took place on June 9, 2002. Held at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum at 94 Broadway, the morning session featured presentations by local bankers, architects, real-estate brokers, and developers, as well as talks about local practices by officials from the City Manager's office, Economic Development, and the Architectural Review Commission.
In the afternoon, participants took tours of the City or visited properties on their own. At the end of the day, visitors met local artists, writers, and other residents ata reception in the Shelter House of Newburgh's Olmsted & Vaux-designed Downing Park
Newburgh for Newcomers was conceived and is directed by Richard Bedrosian, a retired college professor from Brooklyn who loves his adopted city of Newburgh. For more information, contact him at N4N12550@aol.com