113 Liberty Street | Newburgh, NY
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-6pm | Sun 10-4pm
In the last ten years we’ve seen many Hudson Valley areas (Kingston, Beacon, Poughkeepsie) find new life as more entrepreneurs begin opening eateries and stores. Newburgh is no exception. In the last few years we’ve seen some amazing small businesses emerge, such as 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, Newburgh Mercantile, and Ms. Fairfax. Now Field Trip joins the ranks as the premiere spot to find artisanally crafted items by independent American designers.
Located on 113 Liberty Street, Field Trip is in the heart of one of the more exciting and foot trafficked areas of the city. On the same block you’ll find Cream Boutique, vintage bicycle museum Velocipede, and the newly opened bakery The Flour Shop. With her partner Mike, long time HV resident and owner, Christina Silvestris, has created an ultra chill shop with a vintage meets rustic ascetic that is fully stocked with home accessories, jewelry, paper goods and other #treatyourself worthy items in 23 days!
If you recognize Christina’s name, it’s because I’ve mentioned her before. As the creator behind apothecary-based Hudson Naturals, she’s been looking to open a storefront for more than a year. Instead of making a showroom solely for her own line, she wanted to highlight other indie brands creating cool and functional products. You’ll find market totes from Maika, an eco-concious Cali based brand on the shelves, along with cocktail shakers by VISKI, and even books like Wicked Plants.
On Saturday the shop hosted its grand opening, complete with an evening soiree later in the afternoon. Visitors shopped, enjoyed cupcakes and drinks while mingling with other patrons. Some spent a shameful amount of time taking selfies, but they will remain nameless.
If you’ve never considered going to store openings or small local events, rethink this move. It’s a great way to connect with people in the area. One of the things I love about Newburgh is its inclusive community. Much of the area’s resurgence comes from locals invested in seeing the city thrive once more. As someone who spent a chunk of her twenties enjoying Front Street (do you guys remember Front Street?!), it’s exciting to see the transformation and know that Field Trip is part of it.
Field Trip is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and on Sundays from 10-4pm. For store updates, follow them on Instagram at @fieldtrips.
Hudson Valley based writer.