Author Reading: “Roads” by Marina Antropow Cramer — June 24. 7pm.

Marina has devoted her life to books. Please join for us on June 24th at 7pm for a reading from her first published novel, the well-reviewed “Roads,” set in Yalta and Germany at the end of WWII.

“Roads is a subtle investigation of war and everyday people struggling to find refuge…Cramer deftly illustrates the price ordinary citizens pay once the war machine is in motion. When the resolution is reached, it hovers, a tenuous moment that leaves some characters with new strength and others poised to plummet and break.” (ForeWord review)

Co-sponsored by NewburghLastSaturdays and Binnacle Books.

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Fullerton Session: Cellist/Composer Daniel Blair Frankhuizen

On Sunday July 9, starting around 7pm, cellist/composer Daniel Blair Frankhuizen will perform varied works for solo cello, ranging from early pieces composed by Johann Sebastian Bach to his own post-modern compositions for cello and electronics.

Daniel has played with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Binghamton Symphony, renowned HV jazz groups like the Neil Alexander Ensemble and Alexis Cole Quartet, as well as: Miracles of Modern Science, Holychild, Rubblebucket, Dreamt, Elijah and the Moon, The North Country, Simone and the Spectrum, Beat the Grid, Ayurveda, John Brown’s Body, Big Mean Sound Machine, and Kevin Kinsella. He has has made festival appearances in New York (Blue Heron Festival, Fringe, Grassroots), Washington DC (Nuit Blanche, Dog Days), and Italy (Orvieto Musica).

He is the cello faculty at a local nonprofit: Stringendo, Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley, located in Wappingers Falls and teaches in his studio in Beacon. His teaching experience spans over 14 years, many of his students have gone on to study in music conservatories.

Daniel earned a Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance from the Music Conservatory at Ithaca College, and a Master of Music, Cello Performance from Purchase Conservatory.

To learn more about Daniel, please visit:

$20 cash admission at the door. Light fare will be served.

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TORCH · An Elegant Afternoon of Auction and Song to benefit the 2017 Newburgh Illuminated Festival

Sunday, April 23 at 4 PM – 7 PM
Featuring Vocalist Corey Glover (of Living Colour),
Neil “Nail” Alexander and friends

Light Fare provided by Caffé Macchiato

Historic Fullerton Mansion
297 Grand Street, Newburgh NY 12550
Attire: Dress to Impress

$40 Suggested Donation (All proceeds go to the 2017 NIF)

· Hosted by Raghaus

Free Book Exchange

Bring books, take books!! You keep what you take. Or if you want, return what you took and take another.

BE kids

A great Newburgh mom and her awesome children, thrilled when they found the Fullerton Community Free Book Exchange. We reopen this Spring!!

We need volunteers to make sure we can serve the community!! Please contact us at

The BE

Check out our new additions in the Spring of 2016!

Children’s literature and pop culture bestsellers, classics, history, philosophy, political thought, fiction & non-fiction paperbacks and hardcovers, cookbooks, DIY, art books, biographies, travel books, new wave, and self-help books are available.

Newburgh Book Launch: The History of Great Things by Elizabeth Crane

at 7 PM

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In two beautifully counterpoised narratives, two women—mother and daughter—try to make sense of their own lives by revisiting what they know about each other. The History of Great Things tells the entwined stories of Lois, a daughter of the Depression Midwest who came to New York to transform herself into an opera star, and her daughter, Elizabeth, an aspiring writer who came of age in the 1970s and ’80s in the forbidding shadow of her often-absent, always larger-than-life mother. In a tour de force of storytelling and human empathy, Elizabeth chronicles the events of her mother’s life, and in turn Lois recounts her daughter’s story—pulling back the curtain on lifelong secrets, challenging and interrupting eachother, defending their own behavior, brandishing or swallowing their pride, and, ultimately, coming to understand each other in a way that feels both extraordinary and universal.

The History of Great Things is a novel about a mother and daughter who are intimately connected and not connected enough; it will make readers laugh and cry and wonder how we become the adults we always knew we should—even if we’re not always adults our parents understand.

Elizabeth Crane is the author of the novel We Only Know So Much, and three collections of short stories: When the Messenger is Hot, All this Heavenly Glory, and You Must Be This Happy to Enter. Her stories have been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts. She is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award, and her work has been adapted for the stage by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Company. A feature film adaptation of We Only Know So Much will be released in 2016.