On Friday, September 26th 2014, The Middletown Mayor, Joseph DeStefano honored the late Vince Dino at the site where the popular club, Dino's Lounge used to be. A plaque recognized the Middletown All-Star was unveild much to the crowds delight. This dedication and honor was presented by Mayor DeStefano, Council President, Miguel Rodrigues and members of the common council, and was unveiled by Vince Dino's own daughter Barbara and her Family.
Dino was known for attracting national acts during the Rock & Roll Era, such as Chubby Checker, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Dupree's, the Coasters and a host of other local bands. Dino's influence spanned beyond local night life to many youngsters who grew up playing organized sports.
The Ninth Annual Orange Regional Medical Center Run 4 Downtown was a wonderful success on August 16th. We could not have asked for a better morning, as Participants turned out for the 4K Race & Zumba. Volunteers and Spectators watched as Walkers started close to 8:45 AM, Women started close to 9:00 AM, and Men started close to 9:04 AM. The crowd also got to watch our Zumba Participants start soon after the run had begun. The Taste of the Town was set up as the crowd waited to see who would return first. Adam Malek took that honor this year, from Providence, Rhode Island. To see the full results click here! By 10:15 the final racer had returned and the Taste of the Town began in full swing. Venders lined North Street Distributing goodies and treats, and something good to eat as well. Soon the sounds of Murali Coryell took the stage and for the crowd to enjoy. The trophies were handed out to each age group of the race, and to the champions of the race. Medals were also given out to those that performed in the Middletown Triple Challenge. A big thanks goes out to all who helped sponsor the event.
Paticularly Something Sweet Dessert & Cafe, Orange Regional Medical Center, The YMCA of Middletown, Shoprite, Poor Bobby's Hard Times Tavern, Well Care, Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery and Mid-City Transit. Feel Free to Browse the Pictures Below. Or Visit The Run 4 Downtown Website for more information.
The Middletown BID is pleased to welcome Zaria's Fine Dining to our downtown area! Now located at 14 North Street, this resturant celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on August 28th, 2014. It offers a menu that spans across different cultures, and offers a fine dining menu. Carrie Montgomrey, Founder and Manager is very excited about the opening of her resturant, and is eager to meet the town. The resturant seats 110, including outdoor seating, and will be open 7 days a week. For more information about their prices, location, or menu, give them a call at (845) 341-0334. Or Visit their website by clicking here. Dont forget, if you're in the downtown area, stop by for Lunch or Dinner at 14 North Street.
The downtown area is now home to a new clothing boutique, Kindred. Located at 44 James Street, they celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting took place Friday, September 12th and featured food, beverages, stellar clothing, and awesome art. Owner and operator, Karen LaPreziosa, is excited to be open and meet the people of Middletown. Her fares include Handcrafted jewelry by independent artists, unique clothing by independent designers, and the only store in the Hudson Valley to sell TUK Shoes. They also will be having art shows every 4 to 6 weeks featuring local artists. The walls are lined with splendid small, medium, and large pieces, most of which are on sale. Feel free to give them a call at (845) 775-4787 or check out their facebook here
There store hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM – 8 PM
And Closed on Sundays.
The Downtown Middletown BID is pleased to welcome Wild Soul Yoga Studio. Now located at 3 West Main Street, they celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, September 12th. They welcomed the neighborhood with food, beverages, and raffled off t-shirts and free classes. Owner and head yoga teacher, Elisa Piscitelli, says all are welcome at the studio. They have day and evening classes that any level of experience can participate in. The teachers are trained to handle all illnesses, injuries, and even body types. They also have yoga for grief support, and coming soon a Wild Soul Kids Yoga Series.
Visit their website here to see their schedule, blog, and purchase passes for classes. Or you can visit their Facebook here. You can feel free to give them a call at (845) 313-5343.
On August 31st, not only did Middletown have it's first White Coat Ceremony for Touro College at the Paramount Theatre. After the ceremony, Middletown presented Aaron Tveit with an Honorary Street Dedication on the portion of South Street outside of the theatre. Aaron Tveit and his family were present for the ceremony and the dedication. Born at the site of the current Touro College in 1983, Tveit went to school in Middletown, and included thanks to his High School Teacher Mr. Bennett for the role he had in his career.
Have you heard the News? Or seen the new banners and posters around town?
The Hoboken International Film Festival is returning to The Paramount Theatre for its second year! The Festival will be running from May 30th to June 5th.
Opening Night, taking place May 30th, starting at 6:00 PM will be the Extravaganza Cocktail Hour featuring Celebrities and Filmmakers. With a special Hoboken International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award being personally accepted by Burt Young. Followed by the world wide premier of Rock Story. The new film directed by Dylan Banks, that was shot in our very own Middletown, NY.
From Saturday to Wednesday, May 31st to June 4th, over 130 different movies will be playing. The movies featured in the festival will range from Short Films, to TV Pilots, including Documentaries and Featured Films. These films will be playing in two different theatres, and will be broken up into different blocks playing at 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM & 10 PM. Tickets are now available online and at the box office.
The Closing Gala, taking place June 5th, will include another star studded cocktail party starting at 6:30 PM. Followed by the Live Award Ceremony hosted by Comedian Gilbert Gottfried. With a special award in Excellence & Achievement in Acting Award, being presented to superstar Actor Michael Biehn. Expect all the Excitement and Glamor you see at the Oscars!Excited? We are too! For a full list of the movies that will be playing each day, directors, and a brief synopsis of each film, visit the Film Festival Page of the Paramount Theatre here.
Or Purchase your Tickets for which ever event you are interested in. Feel free to click here
August 5th was a beautiful day, and the perfect day for our Night Out Against Crime. A wonderful time was had by all to enjoy the tons of different tables the lined Thrall Park. Starting at 5 PM, people were able to browse about and learn about different organizations operating within Middletown. The crowd was also able to celebrate The Middletown Little League recieved plaques and certificates in celebration of their District 19 Championship. A wonderful K-9 Demonstration was put on, not to mention an awesome display of Zumba. The day was rounded out with giant slides, facepainting, snow cones, and so much more. Feel Free to browse through the pictures of the days events.
Congratulations to the Middletown Recreation and Parks Department on the Grand Opening of the War Veterans Memorial Pool!
It was a wonderful morning, with the water glistening as the crowd gathered. The Pool, which cost 1.4 Million Dollars in restorations, will now be opening to the general public after it had been closed in 2010. Not only were the pool and bathhouse reconstructed, but a water deck with multiple fountains and water attractions has been added where the kiddie pool once sat. The project was originally to be covered largely by the city, with grant from the State of New York covering part of the bill. The project was also given a $200,000 donation by the Richard Rowley Family, who were also present at the Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting this morning. Also in attendance at the Press Conference was the Mayor Of Middletown, Joseph M. DeStefano; The Superintendent of Recreation & Parks, Tom Elwood; and Senator of New York, John Bonacic.
The pool has officially been opened to the public, and is open daily from 12 PM to 6 PM. The cost for a day pass is $1 for Children and $3 for Adults. The cost for a 30 day pass is $23 for Children and $60 for Adults. There will also be a free swim, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 to 11 AM.
For More Information about the Pool, Feel Free to Call The Recreation and Parks Office at (845) 346-4180.
What a wonderful day for our festivities! With the sun shining bright, and a nice breeze to keep us all cool, we couldn't have asked for better weather. Starting at 7 PM, The Shallows rocked the park. Many thanks to Sundae Delights Ice Cream truck to offer everyone a cool treat. The Fire Department and their food truck for keeping everyone well fed. Shoprite for keeping us stocked with peanuts, popcorn, water, and their great 50/50 raffel. And all the City of Middletown Departments who gave us a helping hand. Feel free to browse through our photos of the day.
We have a big weekend coming up here in Middletown,
And the city cordially invites you to join us celebrate!
Our Stars and Stripes Weekend Schedule
The Park Adjacent to Something Sweet - 6 to 8 PM
Classic Irish-American Folk
Festival Square - 7 to 9 PM
Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
Fancher Davidge Park - 7 PM and On
Doo-Wop/Rock & Roll
A Firework Celebration!
We hope you join us at all our different events!
Remember, although chairs will be available, remember to being your lawn chairs and a blanket for the kids!