November 19th, the City of Middletown, The Greater Middletown Interfaith Council, elected officials and friends celebrated the grand opening of the new GMIC Warming Station, located at 8-10 Mulberry St. The Warming Station provides a warm place for homeless individuals to sleep during the cold winter months. The Warming Station opens Sunday, November 21st for the 2021-2022 season.
The 2021 Christmas Tree is now in John F Degnan Square! Thank you to Aspen Tree Service, Regional Trucking, and Lite Brite Signs for donating their services to get the tree downtown. Special thanks to the Enlarged City of Middletown School District for donating the tree and making this event possible! We also would like to thank the Middletown DPW and PD for assisting today. The Tree Lighting Parade and Ceremony is back on this year on November 26th!
Welcome to the downtown Fiercely Fit Nutrition. Pictures taken February 5th, 2021
The Middletown Lion's Club put their wreath up in Franklin Square today! Be sure to drive by and take a peek!
Welcome to the downtown Las Albas Inc. Pictures taken October 23rd, 2020
Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul came by and took a tour of our Downtown & the improvements that have taken place since the announcement of the DRI Award in 2016! Taken on August 25th 2020.
Friday, November 29, 2019. This year's tree was donated to the City by the Donovan Family. Thank you to them and to everyone who helped make this event spectacular!
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and City of Middletown Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking with other dignitaries on Tuesday to celebrate the start of construction to extend the Heritage Trail an additional 4.2 miles from Hartley Road in the Town of Goshen to East Main Street in the City of Middletown.
Lewis Signs was hard at work today installing these gorgeous signs at the Rail Trail Commons (former Woolworth's) on September 30th!
Photos taken from the 2019 Middletown Summer Concert Series. Taking placeThursday Nights from 6 to 8 PM at Run 4 Downtown Park & Friday Nights at Festival Square
Press Conference announcing the Winners of the City of Middletown's Race 4 Space Competition. Oak & Reed, Farmer & Baker and Painted Horse Chocolates will be located in the re-purposed Woolworth's building on North Street. This project is one of the City's DRI Projects.
Photos from the City of Middletown Festival of Lights Celebration at the Run 4 Downtown Park! Rabbi Rubenstein of Temple Sinai, along with Mayor DeStefano light the Menorah. Special Thanks to all the students who performed from Monhagen Middle, Maple Hill Elementary & William A. Carter Elementary schools!
Photos from the November 23rd 2018 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Parade. Despite the cold it was an amazing night in downtown Middletown!
On Saturday, November 17, 2018 the Middletown Christmas Tree was decorated with approximately 2,700 LED lights.
A special thank you to the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBE Local 363 and Harry Rotolo & Sons for donating their time and services to prepare us for Friday's Lighting Ceremony at Festival Square.
Middletown's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Parade - Friday, November 23, 2018 - Festivities to begin at 6pm.
Friday, November 2nd 2018, marked the arrival of the City of Middletown Christmas Tree. The tree has been donated by The Foglia Family. The Tree was cut by Aspen Landscaping and Tree Services. The Middletown Police Department & The Town of Wallkill Police Department escorted Reginal Trucking as they transported the tree to Festival Square. The Department of Public Works assisted in the cutting and installation of the tree at Festival Square. Harry Rotolo & Sons, Inc., members of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers(IBE Local 363) will decorate the Tree with lights on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. Don't forget to join us on Friday, November 23rd at Festival Square for The 2018 Annual Tree Lighting Parade and Ceremony. Festivites start at 6 PM downtown and Parade step off takes place at 630 PM! Followed by a free showing of It's a Wonderful Life taking place at The Paramount Theatre at 745 PM.
Ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bee Tavern, a new bar located at 29 Cottage Street! Taken October 26th 2018
Ribbon cutting ceremony for Let's Falafel & grill, a new Mediterranean Restaurant located at 20 East Main Street! Taken October 11th 2018
Photos from the Middletown Touch-A-Truck, from September 29th 2018 in conjunction with the Middletown BID Farmers Market
Ribbon cutting and official opening for J’s Place located at 39 West Main Street. J's Place features a full bar and tapas menu. Taken Octber 4th 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018. Thanks to the R4DT Organization and all the volunteers! Can't wait for next year!
Friday, August 17th was the official ribbon cutting for QB Ball at 14 Cottage Street. QB Ball is a fowling facility, which is a combination of football and bowling. Check them out at qb-ball.com.
Ribbon Cutting for a new barbershop located at 6 West Main Street on June 15th 2018
Photos from the 2018 Summer Concert Series from Thursday Nights at the Run 4 Downtown Park & Friday Nights at Festival Square
Photos from the November 24th Tree Lighting Parade and Ceremony
Wednesday, November 8th 2017, marked the arrival of the City of Middletown Christmas Tree. The tree has been donated by Lance Weeden, and was cut from his home in the Municipality of Wawayanda. The tree is estimated to be around 25-30 feet tall. John Tresch of JHM Tree Service cut the tree this morning around 8:30 AM and it was erected at Festival Square around 10 AM. The Middletown Police Department escorted Reginal Trucking as they transported the tree from Robinn Drive in the Municipality of Wawayanda to Festival Square. The Department of Public Works assisted in the cutting and installation of the tree at Festival Square. Harry Rotolo & Sons, Inc., members of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers(IBE Local 363) will decorate the Tree with lights on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Don't forget to join us on Friday, November 24th at Festival Square for The 2017 Annual Tree Lighting Parade and Ceremony. Festivites start at 6 PM downtown and Parade step off takes place at 630 PM! Followed by a free showing of It's a Wonderful Life taking place at The Paramount Theatre at 745 PM.
Photos from the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of The Paleteria & Coffee Shop at 42 West Main Street. Taken on September 29th, 2017.
Photos from the Grand Opening of SaVale Designs, located at 6 North Street. taken on September 15th 2017
Photos from the 2017 Summer Concert Series from Thursday Nights at the Run 4 Downtown Park & Friday Nights at Festival Square
Ribbon cutting and official opening of the Skate Park in Downtown Middletown. Mayor DeStefano was joined by Common Council President Miguel Rodrigues and members of the Common Council. Thanks to all who helped bring this Park to life! Located at James Street & Union Street.
Photos from the 2017 Street Dedication Ceremony in Honor of Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman.
Photos From The 2017 Stars and Stripes Celebration. Taken at Fancher Davidge Park on July 1st 2017.
Taking June 24th 2017 at Thrall Park in Downtown Middletown. Featuring Live Entertainment,Cultural food, Crafts, Vendors, and Children's Activities.
Installation of the Skate Park Molds in the future Erie Way Park!
Photos from June 1st, at the Run 4 Downtown Park of the Official Stage Dedication, as well as the first summer concert of the YMCA Young Musicians
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited the Paramount Theatre to announce which projects will receive funding through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative! In attendance were Mayor Destefano, Common Council President Miguel Rodrigues, and several other departments heads from the City of Middletown. Senator John J. Bonacic and Orange Co. Executive Steve Neuhaus were also in attendence to say a few words.
Grand opening of The Tea Garden located on 59 North Street, from May 18th 2017
Pisco Sour Peruvian Restaurant Bar & Grill Ribbon Cutting took place January 6th 2017. Located at 14 North Street. Pisco Sour is a Peruvian restaurant with roasted chicken, seafood, soups, lomos great cooking and price as well as great service. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Equilibrium Brewery Ribbon Cutting from December 15th 2016. Located at 22 Henry Street. The founders and owners are Ricardo Petroni and Peter Oates both with graduate degrees from M.I.T. in environmental engineering, which provides mastery of concentrations of “stuff” in water.Equilibrium will insert itself in the beer market by selling cans and kegged beer to bars and restaurants in the initial local market: Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester counties
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 marked the arrival of the Downtown Middletown Christmas Tree. The tree was donated by Jillian Ye, and was cut on Ashley Ave. on the Middletown Community Campus. John Tresch of JHM Tree Service, cut the tree around 8:30 a.m. and it was erected in Festival Square at approximately 10:45 a.m. The Middletown Police Department escorted Regional Trucking as they transport the tree from Ashley Ave. to Festival Square. Mark Pengal and a crew of City Department of Public Works employees supervised. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will decorate the Tree with lights on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Don’t forget to join us on Friday, November 25th at Festival Square for our Annual Tree Lighting and Parade. Festivities begin at 6 PM, and Parade step off taking place at 6:30! Followed by a Free showing of It’s A Wonderful Life taking place at The Paramount Theatre. Plus don’t forget that Silver Bell Saturday is taking place Saturday, November 26th. Shop local this holiday season!
Photos from the August 4th 2016 Run4Downtown Press Conference. The Run4Downtown is taking place August 20th.
Photos from the Da Tang Supermarket Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting! Taken on May 27th 2016 at 10 East Main Street. With a weekend fresh fish counter and a sushi bar, its definitly a must see in our neighborhood.
Taken on May 26th 2016 at The Sweet Summer Sounds on North, apart of the 2016 Summer Concert Series
The New Town Clock has come to North Street! The clock was installed by Rotolo & Son Company outside of Something Sweet Cafe. The funds were donated by The Run 4 Downtown Proceed. Many thanks to the Run 4 Downtown Commitee for donating the funds.
At a press conference on March 17th, it was announced that The Middletown Community Health Center is going to be moving to the Horton Complex! Super exciting news. Seen Speaking: Mayor Joseph M DeStefano, Theresa Butler, CEO of Middletown Community Health Center, Dr. Joseph Lanza, Tony Danza, and Dr. Jerry Cammarata.
Pictures from the EPOCH Heart of Downtown Photo Award Ceremony from December 5th 2015 at Festival Square
Mayor Joseph DeStefano and Council President Miguel Rodrigues will be announcing Michelson Studio II, a significant economic development project for the City of Middletown. Michelson Studio II is a New York State qualified production facility and is nearing completion. Once completed, Michelson Studio II will be one of the largest sound and movie stage studio's in the Hudson Valley and New York State.
Michelson Studio II is a 60,000 square foot former railroad car repair facility which boasts, among other things, 60 foot ceilings and state-of-the-art design and lighting. Michelson Studio II is expected to place Middletown at the center of filmmaking in the Northeast while also producing jobs and infusing dollars into the community.
In attendance will be Eric Michelson, a native of Hollywood and principal of Michelson Studio II and Michelson Studio (Manhattan), an 8,000 square foot photo and movie studio located in New York City, and Stephanie Aubin, long-time manager of Michelson Studio and future manager of Michelson Studio II. Mr. Michelson will discuss his investment and plans for Michelson Studio II. Also in attendance will be Stuart Cornfeld, a distinguished Hollywood producer known for such films as David Lynch’s "The Elephant Man”, Steven Soderbergh’s “Kafka”, Guillermo del Toro’s “Mimic”, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, Megamind, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Pictures taken August 21st, at Festival Square, in Middletown, NY.
Pictures taken August 20th 2015, at the park adjacent to Something Sweet, in Middletown NY.
Pictures from August 15th, 2015 at the 10th annual Orange Regional Medical Center's Run 4 Downtown. Pictures also include trophies being handed out, and The Taste of The Town. It was a great day! Congradulations to all the participants.
Pictures taken August 14th, at the park adjacent to Something Sweet, in Middletown, NY.
Taken August 13th, at the park adjacent to Something Sweet, in Middletown, NY.
Taken July 23rd, at the park adjacent to Something Sweet, in Middletown, NY.
Taken July 3rd at Festival Square, in Middletown, NY
Taken July 2nd 2015, at the park adjacent to Something Sweet, in Middletown, NY.
Taken June 19th 2015, at Festival Square, in Middletown, NY.
Pictures From The June 4th, 2015 Press Conference about the move of the Middletown City Court from James Street, by purchasing the vacant Federal Court House located on South Street.
Click here to check out Pictures from the Press Conference Held on November 21st. The YMCA of Middletown held a press conference to Thank Rich and Maryanne Rowley & D.W. and Christine Porto for their contribution to the Save the Last Lap Fund. With just over 180 days left in the Save The Last Lap Campaign, there is still time to donate today! Visit their website Savethelastlap.org for more information about the Y, the stories of individuals whose lives have been changed by the current pool, facts and figures, and how to make your own donation!
Our Annual Holiday Tree has arrived at Festival Square. Many Thanks to Keith Reddick for the donation of the tree. Regional Trucking for the transportation and some machinery. John Tresch of J H M Tree Services for cutting and trimming our tree. The City of Middletown DPW and Parks and Recreations Department. And the combined efforts in spirit of municipal cooperation of the City of Middletown and Town of Wallkill Police Departments. Don't forget to come out and join us for our Parade and Tree Lighting, November 28th at 6 PM
The BID is happy to welcome Diana's Treasures, Antiques & Collectibles, located at 5 East Main Street! Pictures are from opening day, October 3rd, 2014. We wish the family much success!
On September 26th, 2014, the City honored Vincent Dino outside of the former site of Dino's Lounge. 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. A plaque recognized the Middletown all-star and was unveiled in his honor.
The Middletown BID is pleased to Welcome Wild Soul Yoga Studio to the downtown area. Pictures are from the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on September 12th, 2014.
The Middletown BID is pleased to Welcome Kindred to the downtown area. Pictures are from the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on September 12th, 2014.
Photos from the Honorary Street Dedication for Aaron Tveit outside of the Paramount Theatre on August 31st 2014.
Pictures From our 2014 Summer Concert Series. Taken at Festival Square & The Park Adjacent to Something Sweet.
The Middletown BID is pleased to Welcome Zaria's Fine Dining to the downtown area. Pictures are from the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on August 28th 2014. For more information, visit our article on our new resturant
Here are pictures from today’s Ninth Annual Orange Regional Medical Center Run 4 Downtown. Thank you to all who were involved, either as a sponsor or as a participant. We had a great crowd today, and we took a lot of pictures. Feel free to browse through. We would like to specially thank Something Sweet Dessert Cafe, Mid-City Transit, The YMCA of Middletown, Shoprite of Middletown, Poor Bobby’s Hard Times Tavern, WellCare, and Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. For full result list visit run4downtown.org. Remember, all proceeds go to revitalization of our Downtown area!
August 5th marked another successful Night Out Against Crime, Sponsored by The Neighborhood Watch! Thanks to all who came out in support! Feel free to browse the photos and tag your friends and family.
A Press Conference was held at Something Sweet July 31st about the Run 4 Downtown taking place August 16th at 9 AM. Registration is still going on so feel free to visit run4downtown.org to learn more today.
Feel free to browse through and check out the updates made to former Horton Hospital.
June 30th was the Grand Opening of the War Veterans Memorial Pool. To see the Full Article about the pool, please visit here
Enjoy browsing our photos from this years Stars and Stripes Celebration. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a wonderful and eventful day for the entire community!
Check it out, Pictures from the Grand Opening of The Sugar Shack. Located on King Street!
Pictures from the Grand Opening of Maranatha II, located on North Street
Pictures from our Farmer's Market. Running from June to October on Saturday Mornings at Cottage Street and Railroad Ave.