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.

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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.

Aaron Tveit Street Dedication





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.

Night Out Against Crime

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.

The Grand Opening of The War Veterans Memorial Pool

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

Tim Quinn

Classic Irish-American Folk


Festival Square - 7 to 9 PM

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra            



Fancher Davidge Park - 7 PM and On

The Shallows

 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!

Have you heard the news? If you attended the press conference on May 22nd, or saw the footage on Channel 20, then you have heard the YMCA on Highland Ave is closing their pool in one year. But don't fret, with their new campaign, Save The Last Lap, the YMCA is trying to raise awareness about the condition of their pool, and help raise funds for the new one! With the recent additions of an elevator and a pool lift, the YMCA expects the number of patrons who plan on using the pool will grow tremendously over the next year. With more people using the pool, its imperative for any structural and mechanical issues to be addressed soon. The current pool has been in place for over 50 years, and while regular maintenance is done to keep their pool in top shape, its time for an update. Which is why the #SavetheLastLap campaign has begun. Using TwitterFacebook, and their website, word is being spread about the condition of their current pool and help raise donations for their new one.

In in a regular week, the YMCA's pool sees 500 children participating in swim lessons, 80 adults swimming laps, the Y's Barracudas Swim Team, 50 families during family swim, 175 adults participating in water exercise classes, and numerous group homes and special populations using the pool. Information like this and more is available at their website, Plus you can learn how to make a pledge, what the duckies mean, read stories of those that have used the pool in the past 50 years. Enjoy!

The Downtown Middletown BID would like to welcome The Sugar Shack to our area! Their Grand Opening was May 2nd at 4 PM. Located at 9 King Street, The Sugar Shack had begun their soft open as of Monday, April 28th. Their menu includes Soft and Hard served Ice Cream, Locally made Italian Water Ices, Hand Made Gluten Free Snacks, as well as Pies, Cake Pops, Candy and More. Feel Free to check out their website here or check out their facebook here.

Sugar Shack Gallery

The Downtown Middletown is pleased to welcome Vape Paradise to 7 South Street, Middletown NY. We congradulate them on their Grand Opening, held Saturday, April 26th. This shop covers all your needs, from E-Cigs and E-Juice to Vape pens, Tanks, and Atomizers. And if you ever need new battieres you know where to go. Every week they will have new flavors. To kick off their grand opening they will have 10% off this weekend, and having raffles as well. To view pictures of their Store and their Opening you can visit their facebook page here. Or feel free to visit their website here to find out what flavors of tobacco they have available, to shop online, or to contact them.

Store Hours are:

10 am - 8 pm Monday - Thursday

10 am - 10 pm Friday & Saturday

and for this weekend and next they will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on sundays

For more information give them a call at (845) 467-4517

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The Middletown BID would like to welcome Maranatha II to our Downtown Area! Now located at 90 North Street, this resturant celebrated its Grand Opening April 10th, 2014. Specializing in Carribean Food served buffet style. Deland and Roa Michel, Brothers & Owners of this new business are very excited about their new resturant, and are egar to meet the town. For more information about their prices, location, or menu give them a call at (845) 239 - 4590. And remember, if your looking for a place to grab some grub, they are located at 90 North Street, Middletown, NY.


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