Location

   

The Downing Film Center is located on the lower level of the Yellow Bird Building, at 19 Front Street, on the Hudson River waterfront in Newburgh, New York.

Newburgh is located about 60 miles north of Manhattan.

 

 

From the New York State Thruway or from the West on Route 84

Get off Thruway at Exit 17 (Newburgh). Take Route 84 East to Exit 10. Make a right hand turn at the light onto Route 9W. Get in the left hand lane as quickly as possible and make a 45 degree left at the first light (at Sunoco station) onto North Plank Road. Travel on North Plank Road through one set of traffic lights (Powell Avenue), at the second set of traffic lights (Liberty St.), bear right onto Water Street (also known as Marine Drive). Continue on Water Street driving parallel to the river to Second Street, turn left. Make a right at the stop sign onto Front Street. Look up on the right hand side of the street to see the yellow banner of Yellow Bird Gallery (a large brown building - used to be a furniture warehouse). The Downing Film Center is located on the lower level of this building.

From the East on Route 84

Take Route 84 West to Exit 10S (Newburgh). At the bottom of the ramp, bear right, and at the first light make a right hand turn onto Route 9W. At the second set of traffic lights make a left hand turn (at Sunoco station) onto North Plank Road. Travel on North Plank Road through one set of traffic lights, at the second set of traffic lights, bear right onto Water Street (also known as Marine Drive). Continue on Water Street driving parallel to the river to Second Street, turn left. Make a right at the stop sign onto Front Street. Look up on the right hand side of the street to see the yellow banner of Yellow Bird Gallery (a large brown building - used to be a furniture warehouse). The Downing Film Center is located on the lower level of this building.

 

 

By Train from NYC

Take Metro-North from Grand Central to Beacon. Take a taxi (about $10) across the Newburgh-Beacon bridge to 19 Front Street, on the waterfront.

On weekdays, you can take the Newburgh-Beacon ferry from the train station to the Newburgh ferry landing, just 200 feet from the Downing. At present, unfortunately, ferry operation is restricted to commuter hours. For details, see the MTA site.