Initial Blood Testing Announced

NYS Health Department Announces dates and locations for blood testing for City of Newburgh residents.

Free Tests Will Provide Information on Exposure to PFOS

Albany, N.Y. (October 17, 2016) – New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, together with US Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, today announced dates for initial blood testing for City of Newburgh residents with concerns about their past exposures to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and other perfluorinatedchemicals (PFCs) from the City’s drinking water.

The first blood tests will be held at the Cornerstone Family Healthcare locations at 147 Lake Street and 290 Broadway in Newburgh on the following dates:

  • 147 Lake Street, Newburgh
    • Tuesday, November 1;
    • Wednesday, November 2;
    • Thursday, November 3;
    • Saturday, November 12;
    • Saturday, November 19.
  • 290 Broadway, Newburgh
    • Monday, November 7;
    • Thursday, November 10.

Blood tests will be scheduled first for residents who expressed interest in participating in testing at public meetings or contacted the Department of Health (DOH). Interested residents are strongly encouraged to pre-register for an appointment by calling 518-402-7950 or emailing BEOE@health.ny.gov. Day, evening, and weekend appointments are available and more dates will be added based on demand and feedback from the community.

Also please come to the Third Community Meeting October 25th at 7:00pm at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William Street.

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Zootopia 8/24 at 8:30pm

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Movie under the stars

The next movies in Newburgh’s 2016 Movie Series* are coming up this Friday, July 29 and July 30.

Friday’s movie is The Rookie at Delano Hitch Park and Saturday’s movie is Zootipia at Crabb Park.  Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy some outdoor time while watching a movie under the stars.

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*Funded through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant.

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2016 Summer Film Series

Take the time and spend some time with your neighbors and family enjoying outdoor movies this summer.

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Fourth of July Festivities

Fireworks will light up the City of Newburgh skyline on the night of July 4th. The fireworks display will be launched at the People’s Waterfront Park (former Consolidated Iron site -adjacent to Gully’s restaurant), on Monday, July 4th, at approximately 9:00 p.m. Rain day Tuesday July 5th.

Events will begin at 12 noon at UNICO Park. Artist/Vendor space is available for $50 on a first-come, first serve basis.  For more information contact: Naomi Fay at 569-7301 or Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo at 565-5429 orwww.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov .

The schedule is as follows:

12 noon-9:00 p.m. Vendors and Artists on the River

7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.- Music by Dr. Magneto

9:00 p.m. (approximately) Fireworks

 

 

Washington’s Headquarters Grand Celebration – Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Through Different Lenses/ Views from Two Centuries:  The rooms of Washington’s Headquarters didn’t always look as they appear today.  This special tour visually transports you back in time to the early days at this first historic site in the nation.  Special Tour $5 per person.  Regular museum admission free today due to the generosity of Regina Angelo, Deputy Mayor of Newburgh.  For more information or directions call 845-562-1195

 

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