NEWBURGH – Ferry Godmother Productions call for all community carolers, friends and family to the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry landing was answered last Thursday night.
The carolers sang on the Newburgh waterfront to the ferry riders as they disembarked. Santa Claus joined in the festivities this year on his way to the North Pole. Always open to the public and free of charge, this fun-filled event welcomed all community members and groups, schools, bands and vocalist.
As Aquanetta “FerryGodmother” Wright explains, “the tradition of caroling is an intricate part of community survival; it reinforces relationships in the community by keeping people connected. Caroling is a time for reflection and celebration. It is a time for visiting neighbors to bestow blessings, check in, share and exchange food, money and other resources.”
Santa commented, “It’s so wonderful to be here with these people, singing and enjoying each other. They have the Christmas spirit.”
While the holiday magic filled the air, several of the ferry rides stopped to listen to the carolers and enjoy some hot cocoa. “It’s nice to come home after a long ride on the train and here those people, singing, and really singing and getting into the holiday spirit,” said one person.
Ferry Godmother Productions is a concert production, promotion and artist management business owned and operated by Aquanetta “FerryGodmother” Wright. They produce unique and quality art, cultural and entertainment events to be enjoyed by the community and be of economic development to the community. Ferry Godmother concerts include Newburgh Jazz Series, Orange County Pop, Rock & Doowop Series and Newburgh Gospel Series and other social media clubs.