“There’s a real intelligence in those streets and in many ways I still feel nurtured by them and all the beautiful people I came up with,” says Saul Williams. Known to Newburgh as Stacey, Williams has journeyed far from his foundation to become a world-famous artist, but never once has he forgotten his roots. Keep reading to learn more about Williams’s path from Newburgh Free Academy to the international stage.
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Get excited for the 2015 Newburgh Illuminated Festival on Saturday, June 20th, featuring diverse food, live music, fascinating history, children’s activities, and local art.
For five days I volunteered on the Sloop Clearwater teaching navigation, local history, and Hudson River School art to Peekskill eighth graders. Clearwater is an excellent example of place-based learning where a diverse range of students experience and develop a connection to the Hudson’s estuary’s ecosystem.