Another Great Middletown Festival Latino!

This year we celebrated the 6th Annual Middletown Festival Latino at Thrall Park in our Downtown Middletown BID. Running from 12 to 7, those in attendance were able to enjoy the Live Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, Food Venders, and Childrens Activities, while celebrating their Latino Heritage.

  We hope to see you at the Middletown Festival Latino next year! Want to be more involved next year? Contact R&M Promotions & Entertainment for more information


Latin Fest

Knit in the Park

Grab your knitting, spinning, crocheting, needlepoint or favorite fiber project and join in the park on Saturday June 13, 2015 (World Wide Knit in Public Day) from 11 am to 5 pm. The event will feature local fiber arts instructors and demonstrators and wonderful goodies as well as a yarn tasting of luxurious Plymouth Yarns. Its a great venue to share your handiwork and learn from other enthusiasts.

I am so excited about this opportunity to share studio and my love of fiber arts with the community.

Local artisans will be demonstrating knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, rag and rug weaving, rigid heddle weaving and spinning.

There is a Block-a-Month Blanket class and a Beginning Needlepoint class available to take the day of the event. Please call the studio to sign up in advance.

The event will take place in the park across the street from at 10 North Street, Middletown, NY on June 13, 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the studio. Chairs and beverages will be provided. Tasty treats and lunch are available adjacent to the park at Something Sweet Dessert Café and The Sugar Shack. For more information call 845-699-6405.

Congratulations to Literacy Orange

The Middletown BID would like to welcome Literacy Orange to our Downtown Area!

A Non-profit organization, Literacy Orange is a volunteer based adult literacy provider formed through a merger of Literacy Volunteers of Eastern Orange County and Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange County. They are dedicated to raising the literacy rate in our community through one-to-one or small group adult tutoring. Recently, they have acquired space at 90 North Street, and we could be more proud. Currently in the United States, an estimated 30 Million people over the age of sixteen read no better than the average Elementary School Child. Having this institution in our community is a wonderful asset.

For more information on Literacy Orange, Feel free to visit there website. Click Here!

Middletown Holiday Tree Arrival

Our Annual Holiday Tree has arrived at Festival Square!

Thank you to all the people who turned out the watch and celebrate with us today.


Thank you very much, without the following groups:

Keith Reddick, for the donation of the 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.

Rotolo & Son Inc. Electrical Contractors, for placing the lights on the tree Saturday, November 14th.


 Be Sure come out and join us for our Parade and Tree Lighting, November 28th at 6 PM


Feel Free to Browse through the photos that were taken along the way.

Holiday Tree Arrival

The Opening of Maple Hill Dog Park

Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano announces the opening of the Maple Hill Dog Park, a significant addition to the Parks System, at a press conference to be held on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Announcement will take place as follows:

DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014
TIME: 11:00am
LOCATION: Maple Hill Dog Park
County Route 78 entrance (old softball/baseball field site)

Feel free to stop by, and bring your dog. (For City of Middletown Residents, and dogs licensed with the city)

Check out the Guide Lines For Maple Hill Dog Park