I had never been to General Montgomery Day so this was the year to go. I was able to park relatively close so it wasn't too far to go. There were so many people there but everything was well organized. There was lots of good food and of course live music on 3 stages all day. On one stage near the park I had the pleasure of seeing many of the young adults of the Hudson Valley Conservatory, a showcase for young artistic talent and the only performing arts school in the area. I was truly amazed with the talent on display and hope to have the opportunity to document some of the shows in the future. I finally got to see the Midnight Image Band perform on a different stage. I had heard that they were exceptional and they showed that in their performance. People were dancing in the street and having a wonderful time. Rain shortened the time that Midnight Image could play but i'm sure I will get to see them again soon. To see photos of Montgomery Day CLICK HERE or go to "Events and Places" in the menu. Be sure to click on "Slideshow" in the upper right corner to see the photos full screen.
There is nothing like sitting down at Sugar Loaf Crossing and listening to a great concert on a nice summer evening. What makes it even better is when you can hear a great Beach Boys tribute band, Still Surfin . I had the pleasure of photographing this group a few years ago and they were just as good the second time around. The crowd enjoyed remembering the old days of surf and beach songs along with hot cars and even hotter babes !!! I sure hope Still Surfin will come again soon so we can have another night of great memories in song. "CLICK HERE" to go to the gallery page direct or go to "Concerts" then "Sugar Loaf Crossing" to see other great concerts from this great venue. As always, be sure to look in the upper right corner and click on "Slideshow" to see a great full screen show.
Community Day is always special in New Windsor. I go to many events and festivals throughout the year but none compare to this one. Matt Veronisi and his staff plan and put on the best event in the Hudson Valley. This is a huge undertaking and the Town of New Windsor deserves a lot of praise and thanks from all who attend. This year was extra special because the field that the event takes place on, formerly named Mt. Airy Sports Complex was renamed and dedicated in memory of Kristi Babcock who tragically died a year ago. Kristi had worked in the Recreation Dept. for 13 years and was loved by all. A 19 ton boulder was taken from her sister's yard and used as a centerpiece for the memorial which displays a plaque including a photo of Kristi and an inscription from her co-workers in the Recreation Dept. A photo of the memorial is included in the gallery of photos. I tried to include all the vendors and entertainment in my photos but was only able to capture most of the food vendors, rides and entertainment. This year I split the photos into two galleries so that the resulting slideshows were not too long. The first set is basically vendors, rides and entertainment including wrestling, The Manakling Brothers and Tim Urban. The second set showcases the band Radio Riot, Tim Urban's "Salute to our Veterans" along with Mickey Mouse, the "Healey Car Dice Roll" and fireworks. To see all the photos "CLICK HERE " or go to the New Windsor folder in the concerts section. As always, when you open each gallery, look to the upper right and click on the "SLIDESHOW" button for nice full screen viewing.