A historic business just opened up on the waterfront in the Hudson Valley that pledges to "transform ice into joy."

Over the weekend, Midnight Ferry opened up at 12 Front Street along the Newburgh waterfront.

Ice Cream Shop Opens in Newburgh, New York

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"Newburgh Waterfront’s premier fantastical treat shop. Fetch your friends. Find your flavor. Feel the float," Midnight Ferry writes on Facebook. "We’re so excited to be opening this weekend, we can barely stand it. We hope you come visit, but please be patient, we’re still learning how to fly this thing!"

Midnight Ferry is a new ice cream shop on the waterfront located at the site of the former Craft Draft NY. It offers soft serve and hard ice cream, milkshakes, sorbet, Gelato and more

"One cold snowy night, the Newburgh ferry got iced in mid-river and the passengers chose to party til the ice breaker could arrive. Just like the folks on the Midnight Ferry, we make the most of every situation and transform ice into joy," Midnight Ferry states on its website.

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Newburgh Waterfront Gets New Business

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Midnight Ferry is the first business on the Newburgh Waterfront that specializes in ice cream.

Over the weekend, a friend who lives near Midnight Ferry jokingly posted on Facebook about how much weight he was going to gain by having a new ice cream shop located just outside his home. Still, this didn't register in my brain until I saw that very friend with his family standing in line to purchase a tasty treat at Midnight Ferry just before the City of Newburgh fireworks on Sunday.

Midnight Ferry is open Wednesday through Sunday. It closes at 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday.

This particular Sunday, Midnight Ferry wisely stayed open until about 11 p.m. It was a smart decision to say open until after the City of Newburgh fireworks as this gave many Newburgh residents the chance to try the place out for the first time.

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B Welbs

I was one of them. A group of friends and I noticed the new ice cream shop was still open, so we had to give it a try. If you are wondering, we all raved about our soft-serve ice cream!

Want to try more ice cream in the Hudson Valley? Below are 33 of The Most Popular Ice Cream Shops in the Hudson Valley.

33 of The Most Popular Ice Cream Shops in the Hudson Valley

Ice Cream shops across the Hudson Valley are preparing for opening day and the warm weather rush. Did we mention your favorite spot? Let us know who we need to add to the list.

Newburgh New York Water Front Restaurants

It has boats. It has entertainment and boy does it have an amazing selection of food and drink. Take in the beautiful Newburgh Waterfront on the historic Hudson River while enjoying top-shelf food and drink. Fine and casual dining with a backdrop of the Hudson River from the Newburgh Beacon Bridge to the north and Bannerman's castle to the south. What the river and the boats go by while enjoying every type of food you can imagine from pizza to seafood to steaks to barbeques even tacos you can have it all at these 8 Newburgh Waterfront restaurants.

5 Signs That Prove New York is Outrageously Funny

I grew up in New York State, and I think it contributed to my sense of humor. Recently I took a trip to the Watkins Glen, NY area with my wife and children. We had a lot of laughs and some of those giggles came right from the signs we saw in the Empire State. These are five of the signs that caught our attention, and proved New York is just a funny place.

15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- July 2022

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 07/02/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

This Upstate New York Restaurant Was Just Named One Of The Best Hidden Gem Restaurants In America

Nestled in a city in Upstate New York that is home to over 2,200 residents, this locally owned restaurant is among an elite list of places worth checking out in all of America.

24/7 Tempo put together a list of the Best Hidden Gem Restaurant in Every State and the choice for New York is located in one of the most historic Olympic capitals of the world- Lake Placid.

The winner is Salt of the Earth Bistro. Here's a look at some of their menu items:



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