NEWBURGH – Ferry Godmother Productions call for all community carolers, friends and family to the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry landing was answered last Wednesday night.
The carolers sang on the Newburgh waterfront to the ferry riders as they disembarked. Santa Claus was unable to join in the festivities this year as he was too busy at the North Pole. That however, didn’t damper the festive spirit.
The event, always open to the public and free of charge, is a fun-filled event, that welcomed all community members and groups, schools, bands and vocalist.
This year, for the first time, Anthony Stewart played the keyboard, providing music. Aquanetta “FerryGodmother” Wright said, “Child, you know I’m always doing something new.” Wright says, “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.”
While the weather was unusually warm this year, the holiday magic was present, as ferry riders stopped to listen to the carolers and enjoy some hot cocoa.
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.