October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Various Times
Safe Harbors of the Hudson

The Newburgh Literary Festival is a three-day exploration and celebration of the written word in a city with rich history, celebrated architecture and breathtaking natural beauty nestled on the shores of the Hudson River in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Festival goers will be enriched with literature, immersed in history, nourished at celebrated restaurants and charmed by the city’s local flair. Local merchants and restaurants will be offering discounts throughout the weekend for Festival attendees, who will enjoy the unique offerings of local artisans and epicureans.


The English Concert American Fellows

October 5, 2019
The Thornwillow Institute
7 South Lander Street, Newburgh, NY

RSVP by September 18 , 2019 to Therese Heyn
Telephone: (203) 423-3135


The Art Affair
The Annual Gala of the Orange County Arts Council

October 5, 2019
The Palacio, Goshen, NY

Join us for an elegant evening celebration, support the OCAC’s programming, grant funding and arts support services. This year, the Council presents an engaging night of games ranging from Poker to an Escape Room. Enjoy the live music by the String Trio of New York, beverages and freshly prepared tapas-style dinner. Attendees will receive $10,000 in “Fun Chips” to play with all night.


The Hudson Valley Creative Impact


Jodi Joseph, Director of Communications for MASS MoCA
Michael L. Royce, Executive Director for New York Foundation for the Arts
Anthony Davidowitz, Deputy Director Operations, Administration, and Legal Affairs for Storm King Art Center

July 23, 2019
Storm King Art Center 

The after-party will be held at Newburgh Brewery (88 South Colden Street, Newburgh, NY 12550) culminating in a Mothership! dance party. Producer/DJ Mark Carranceja plays Deep Afro Tech House and incorporates live electronic music production into the mix while cueing up a steady stream of real-time visual projections.

The after-party is FREE and open to the public!


Spring Street Reading Series
Press Fair

June 29, 2019
Press Fair and Cocktail Party 5-7PM

Atlas, 11 Spring Street, Newburgh, New York

On Saturday, June 29, Thornwillow will be taking part in a press fair for publishers in the Hudson Valley. The Spring Street Reading Series, organized by Atlas Studios, gathers distinguished writers from in and around the Hudson Valley to discuss and share in the region’s growing literary arts culture. Thornwillow is honored to be joined by Colonel David Harper, head of the English and Philosophy Department at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  He will read selections from Beauty is the Beginning of Terror, which was conceived and compiled by Thornwillow Institute / West Point Fellows under his direction. 

The Press Fair will take place at 11 Spring Street in Newburgh, New York from 5 to 7pm with readings beginning at 7pm.

The Thornwillow Institute and Orange County Arts Council present
Etrangers en France

March 8, 2019
Doors open at 6:30pm, Concert begins promptly at 7pm

Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street, Newburgh, New York

Voyage Sonique is a period ensemble devoted to historical performance of baroque music. The founding members – Juilliard alumni – met during their studies at The Juilliard School, forming the ensemble after discovering a tight-knit friendship and united passion and playing styles.

Currently in their third season as an ensemble, Voyage Sonique is praised for their “…strong interpretative inclinations” and “haunting quality” (The Herald). Most recently, they’ve taken second prize in international competition at the Lyceum Club International de Suisse 40th Concours de Musique.

Voyage Sonique has been featured with GEMS (Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc.) multiple times on their Midtown Concert Series, and they are an Early Music America Emerging Artist. They have held residency at the prestigious Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Upcoming highlights in their 2019 – 2020 concert season will be performances on concert series such as The Angel’s Share (New York City) and Friends of Chamber Music (Troy, NY).

As individual musicians, each enjoys a flourishing solo and chamber career: Augusta McKay Lodge, described as “the real thing, a true virtuoso” (Seen & Heard International), enjoys her recent CD release Beyond Bach and Vivaldi which was under consideration for the 61st Grammy Nominations; Jeffrey Girton recently gave his solo Lincoln Center debut with Tomasini’s Violin Concerto; Keiran Campbell performs regularly with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra as principal cellist and recently gave a concerto debut with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Robert Warner has performed with conductors such as Masaaki Suzuki, Kristian Bezuidenhout, and Ton Koopman; and Adam Cockerham pursues a busy career in New York and on the West Coast with ensembles such as Trinity Baroque Orchestra and Philharmonia Chamber Players.

Click Here for Individual Musician Biographies

Orange County Arts Council: Annual Members Exhibit

Opening Reception March 1, 2019 - 6pm to 9pm

Open Gallery Hours - March 1 through March 24, Thursdays and Fridays,  12pm to 5pm

Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street, Newburgh, New York

Orange County Arts Council: Grant Award Event,
Awesome Foundation Pitch Party

March 17, 2019 - 3pm to 5pm

Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street, Newburgh, New York

Orange County Arts Council: Artist Material Exchange

March 22, 2019 - 6pm to 8pm

Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street, Newburgh, New York

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Orange County Arts Council: Family Workshop
Scavenger Sculpture with Agrisculpture Amy

March 23, 2019 - 11am to 2pm

Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street, Newburgh, New York

Talk - Making Books Familiar to George Washington in the Digital Age by Luke Pontifell

February 20th, 2017 | 2:45pm

West Gallery, Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

Newburgh, New York

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Winter Gala: Black & White by Teran Studio Creative Facilitation

January 28th, 2017 | Open Hours: 5 to 11pm

The Thornwillow Institute | Newburgh, New York

During WINTER GALA, TERAN STUDIO merges with THORNWILLOW INSTITUTE and creates a full exhibition of current artists living and working in the Hudson Valley.  The compilation is considered to be one of the most exciting collections of outsider art in the area.

Re-Juvenation by Through an Urban Perspective

April 30th through May 15th, 2016 | Open Hours: 12 to 6pm (Friday through Sunday)

The Thornwillow Institute | Newburgh, New York

Pivotal by Ruedi Hofmann