The First Annual Youth Turkey Trot, and the TouroCOM Middletown SAAO Silent Art Auction, taking place this Saturday!

Two Great Events taking place this Saturday!

The First Annual Youth Turkey Trot, presented by the Middletown Recreation Department and The Middletown High School Track Program. Taking place Saturday, at the Middletown High School Track from 10 am to 12 PM.


The TouroCOM Middletown SAAO Silent Art Auction, A Fundraiser for the Student American Academy of Osteopathy. Taking place Saturday, at the Clemson Bros. Brewery at 22 Clemson Street at 7 PM.


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The City Of Middletown Is Pleased To Announce Michelson Studio II Movie And Sound Stage Production Facility

The City Of Middletown Is Pleased To Announce Michelson Studio II Movie And Sound Stage Production Facility

Middletown, NY (November 12, 2015)

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 . . . . .


Where: 17-39 Midland Ave Extension - Middletown NY

Take a look at the pictures from this event!

Michelson Studio II Press Conference



Epoch Heart of Downtown Photo Contest


Taking place now, till December 1st, The Epoch Heart of Downtown Photo Contest!

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If you like taking photos, “Epoch Heart of Downtown Photo Contest” is a chance to do just that, win a prize for it, and help celebrate the holiday season in Middletown.

The contest will have four categories: 1) Cutest Kid 2) Holiday Cheer 3) Here’s Santa and 4) Best Downtown Selfie.

The “Cutest Kid” photos are of a child no older than seven. “Holiday Cheer” is a photo that captures the festive holiday spirit.
“Here’s Santa” photos must be taken on Saturday, Nov. 28 when Santa will visit merchants in Middletown’s downtown. The photo must show Santa at or near one of the merchants in Middletown’s downtown (list forthcoming) and identify the merchant Santa is near in the photo caption.
“Best Downtown Selfie” photos must be taken at or near one of the downtown merchants and identify the merchant the selfie is taken near in the photo caption.
The photos should be at least 450 KB, but not larger than 4 MB and should be in JPG format.The photographer should provide the date (mm/dd/year) each photo was taken, and the photographer’s name, phone number, and email address.

The photos will be judged by a combination of individuals from Epoch Times, the Middletown Business Improvement District office, professional photographers, and Facebook likes—so get your friends to vote!

Submit entries on Facebook by sharing it as a private message to or as an email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All entries are due by Dec.1.

A winner and a runner-up for each category will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 5 in Middletown in front of the Christmas tree in Festival Square, immediately after the Jimmy Sturr concert that will be held that afternoon at the Paramount Theater.

Prizes will include a one-year subscription to Orange County Epoch Times, hundreds in BID dollars that can be spent at Middletown’s downtown merchants, and other valuable prizes. More details to come.

The 2015 Annual Christmas Tree has Arrived!

The Annual Christmas Tree has arrived at Festival Square! It arrived despite the dreary weather on November 10th, to a small gathering that watched the tree removed from the flat bed and deposited at the center of Festival Square. A favorite tradition for many.

Remember, the tree will be lit on November 27th. Festivities start at Festival Square at 6 PM. With Parade step off at 6:30 PM



Thank you very much to the following groups, who without this years tree arrival would not be possible:

The Levi Family, for the donation of this years tree.

Regional Trucking, for the transportation and machinery used for cutting the tree.

John Tresch of J H M Tree Services, for cutting and trimming our tree.

The City of Middletown DPW & Recreations and Park Department, for the machinery and man power.

And the combined efforts in the spirit of Municipal Cooperation of the Town of Wallkill and The City of Middletown Police Departments in blocking off traffic and escorting our lovely tree to festival square.

As well as Rotolo & Son Inc. Electrical Contractors, for placing the lights on the tree



Silver Bell Saturday

A shop local event on November 28th promoting shopping, dining, entertainment, services and other unique, community involved business.

With a Free Showing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Paramount Theatre at 3:30 PM.

We hope you join us!


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