Our Second Annual Cupcake-A-Palooza was another great success! Thank you to all who attended and helped make the event such a memorable one. We have photos from the event, including winner’s photos on our Flick Page, please click here.
Congratulations to our category winners, who made such beautiful and delicious cupcakes:
“Best Overall Professional”
Baker # 11
Megan Shedden of Yummee Cupcakes Café
“Best Overall Amateur”
“Best Overall Child Baker”
“Most Beautiful Professional”
Monica Valentin of Cupcake Confessions
“Most Beautiful Amateur” and “Public Favorite”
“Most Original Flavor”
Erica Way of Way’s Cakes
Thank you to all of our wonderful participants this year:
Christina Yatsko, Cupcake Girl
Monica Valentin, Cupcake Confessions
Taryn Fiore, Sweet E. Claire’s
Lauren Digangi, Lauren Digangi’s Kitchen
Megan Shedden, Yummee Cupcakes Café
Katie Oppelt, Katie Cakes
Randy Green, Eat This Bakery
Chareese Harper-Parler, Cookies and Cupcakes by Chareese
Erica Way, Way’s Cakes
Thank you to our three outstanding judges:
Stacey Hawkins, professional chef, host of 2 cable cooking shows: Real Meals and The Queen of Lean & Green
Rosanna Rossi, culinary graduate; cupcake baker
Chrissy Schurr, Bakery Manager, McKinney & Doyle
A very special thank you to the following people and businesses, who helped make the event possible:
Storm King School Student Volunteers
Safe Harbors of the Hudson will hold the second annual Cupcake-a-Palooza, a cupcake bakeoff event for local professional and amateur bakers, on Saturday, April 28. The event will be held from 12:00-4:00 pm in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway in Newburgh.
The baker entry fee is $10 (non-refundable). The judging categories for participants include: “Best Overall Professional,” “Best Overall Amateur,” “Child Baker (18 & under),” “Most Beautiful Professional,” “Most Beautiful Amateur,” “Most Original Flavor,” and “Public Favorite.”
We are currently seeking bakers/participants for the event. Vendors are welcome (a fee applies, please contact June Henley for more information).
The event costs $5 for attendees. The admission charge includes cupcake tastings and beverages.
To reserve a participant spot, or for more information, contact June Henley at (845) 562-6940 ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.safe-harbors.org.
A note from Ms. Taryn Lisa Fiore,
competitive baker in the 2011 Cupcake-A-Palooza:
Actually it was Safe Harbors that helped get me started as a professional baker! I had been looking into it, taking baking and business classes but winning the amateur round last year really got me moving. My kitchen passed inspection with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and now I can officially register as a professional baker, I’m so excited!
E. Claire’s – Named after my daughter Elizabeth Claire
Event Date: May 12, 2012
In celebration of Earth Day and to inspire the community to help keep Newburgh clean and green, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, along with the Central Hudson, City of Newburgh, Mount Saint Mary College, SUNY Orange, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Taylor Recycling Facility LLC and several Newburgh-based community organizations will hold the second annual Newburgh Community Cleanup. This is an opportunity for community members, young and old, to be a part of what’s great in the City of Newburgh.
* Zone Captains
* Volunteers (20 to a zone)
* Help with set up
* Help with Registration
* Help with set up of tables/chairs, food prep/cooking & clean up
* Organizing zones & allotment of equipment
ANN STREET GALLERY – Opening Reception for Exhibition
Event Date: May 19, 2012
The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery, situated within The Cornerstone Residence, specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. Gendered Object: Barbie as Art will focus on artists’ relationship and reinterpretation of an American Cultural Icon-Barbie, for purposes of artistic expression and to address issues of objectification and identity. Artists of all media can reinterpret this idealized plastic female and explore new dimensions and perspectives while examining the impact on our culture within the contexts of feminism, gay culture and gender issues.
Availability: 1-2 weeks prior to event & day of opening
We need help with:
* Repainting of all the gallery pedestals
* Scanning of press/ads/advertizing for the archive
* General office filing
* Volunteers for the opening
* Repacking of artwork -After June 30 ( So, this one may or may not apply)
OFF BROADWAY RUN – 5K & Kids Fun Run
Event Date: May 20, 2012
Join Safe Harbors of the Hudson and sponsors Mountco, Saint Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and The Mid Hudson Times on Sunday, May 20th for the 6th Annual Off-Broadway Run. Enjoy a fun spring day of exercise, refreshments, prizes and the chance to raise money for a wonderful cause by completing the 5K Run or Kids Fun Run.
3-4 weeks prior to event: We need help distributing fliers and registration forms in the community
On the day of the Run from 7am – 12 noon we need help with:
* Split timers
* Set up/clean-up
* Registering Runners/Walkers
* Water station
* taking photographs (pre and post event, as well as finish line photos)
* Serve Pre/post race refreshments
* Distributing fliers throughout the community
ANN STREET MARKET AND FAMILY FUN DAY
Event Date: August 4, 2012
The Ann Street Market & Family Fun Day will bring fresh local food, art and music to the Newburgh community. The event will feature a flea market, arts & crafts and food vendors, live music , activities for the kids and much more. It will also provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and rediscover the city’s historic downtown district.
Availability: 2-3 weeks prior to event to day of event
We need help with:
* before the event – distributing fliers throughout community
* general set up/clean up
* children’s art table, helping children paint
* vendor set up/cleanup
* setup/take down of sound system and equipment for Live Performances
For more information and to get involved, please email email@example.com