OUR CREATIVE INITIATIVES GO BEYOND OUR EFFORTS TO TRANSFER AND SELL PROPERTY, TO EXPLORE WAYS WE CAN BETTER BUILD OUR NEIGHBORHOODS & COMMUNITY.
ARTIST IN VACANCY
NCLB’s Artist in Vacancy makes use of the properties in our core neighborhood as sites to create work that engages the community and promotes arts & cultural production in the City of Newburgh. This program is pivotal to NCLB’s effort to launch creative initiatives as an integral part of our approach to Newburgh’s economic and community development.
The City of Newburgh, the Newburgh Community Land Bank (NCLB), and the Downing Park Planning Committee, with the support of Community Development Block Grant funding, embarked on this project to restore activity and programming at the former greenhouses at Downing Park. The Downing Park Urban Farm is a place for the residents of Newburgh to learn more about urban farming and provide a pathway to self-sufficient methods of food production and sustainability within the city.