Croquet Tournament

Sunday, August 18th in Downing Park, Newburgh

A Day of Croquet Play

All are welcome to join in for a croquet tournament in Newburgh's Downing Park on Sunday, August 18th from 2-6 pm.

No need to know how to play - instructions as well as equipment will be provided.

There will be old-timey music, historical games, and light refreshments. Participants and spectators are also encouraged to bring their own picnics.

T-shirt sales, a bake sale, and raffles for prizes will benefit community groups involved.

Newburgh Historical Society to Host Croquet Tournament

The battle for the Hudson Valley Croquet Crown is about to begin – and you’re invited to play.

The Newburgh Historical Society challenges the Beacon Historical Society to a West Shore vs. East Shore game. Where do your loyalties lie – Newburgh, Fishkill, Kingston, Beacon, New Paltz or Poughkeepsie areas? Choose a side and join the action in this friendly game in the park.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy hopes to lead the West Shore to victory as team captain, and a “challenge” has been issued to the City of Beacon Mayor Randy Casale to grab a win for the East Shore team.

Show your team spirit by wearing something representing what you love about the history of your community. Or, sport a Gibson girl look for a little historical fun. The winners get their names emblazoned on a trophy. The losers go home with heavy hearts.

The event is co-presented with the Downing Park Planning Committee and the Newburgh Preservation Association.

Event Details

Sunday, Aug. 18th 2013 at 2-6pm

Corner of South Street & Robinson Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550

Everyone is welcome to join this family-friendly event at the park. Teams will be formed upon everyone's arrival and instructions will be taught for first-time players.

Baked goods, t-shirts, and raffle tickets for prizes to be drawn during the tournament will be available for purchase. Please come out and support your local community groups.

For more information, contact Johanna Porr at 845-561-2585 or, or Diane Lapis at

Historical Society of Newburgh Bay & the Highlands

The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, headquartered in the 1830 Captain David Crawford House, is a private not-for-profit organization. Incorporated in 1884, the Society was originally dedicated to the collection and preservation of records and data pertaining to the Hudson River Valley, focusing especially on its Revolutionary War history.

Serving as stewards of our history, the Society is dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the unique history, architecture and culture of Newburgh. Our unique story is told through the Society’s collections, programs and events such as the Croquet Tournament.

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