Events

    April 18, 2015
    Annual Spring Clean Up of Battery Park – YOU CAN HELP!
    04/18/2015 - 09:00 AM
    Battery Park
    New Castle, DE 19720

    Annual Spring Clean Up of Battery Park – YOU CAN HELP!
    Improvements Continue This Year!
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 9:00 to noon

    The New Castle Sailing Club and the New Castle Community Partnership are co-sponsoring the annual spring Battery Park Beach Clean-Up on Saturday, April 18th, from 9:00am to noon.  The park has had numerous repairs in the past few years, and it has truly become a beautiful place for all to come and enjoy the river and local scenery. You can help keep the park pristine and beautiful!  Please join friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues in cleaning up the Battery Park beaches.  Coupons will be available for volunteers, for a discount at local restaurants for lunch on day of clean up.  Trash bags and gloves will be available, however, please bring your own work gloves, if possible.  Volunteer certificates will also be available if needed.  On the morning of the clean-up, please sign in at the registration table located by the New Castle Sailing Club sailhouse at the end of West 3rd Street.  Questions?  Contact Kristin 907.252.9062 or Irene 302 328-1709.

    As a community we all enjoy the beautiful and picturesque Battery Park; so let us work as a community to ensure it stays beautiful!  Thank you!


    April 22, 2015
    Swearing-in Ceremony of the City of New Castle Elected Officials
    04/22/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Courthouse Museum
    211 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19270

    THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF NEW CASTLE
    Swearing-in Ceremony of the City of New Castle Elected Officials
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
    Court House Museum – 211 Delaware Street – New Castle, Delaware

    NOTICE

    Those being sworn in are:
    Donald A. Reese, Mayor
    Linda Ratchford, President of Council
    John A. DiMondi, Councilperson
    Albert J. Vannucci, Jr., Councilperson 


    April 23, 2015
    Special Council Meeting: Organizational Work Session
    04/23/2015 - 10:00 AM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    City of New Castle Delaware
    Special Council Meeting: Organizational Work Session
    Town Hall – 201 Delaware Street – New Castle
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

    Purpose: Adoption of Rules for Government of Council and Transaction of Business

    Roll Call

    1. Robert’s Rules of Order

    2. Liaison Roles and Assignments—Discussion

    3. Council Seating and Assignments—Discussion

    4. Communications—Discussion

    5. Reporting—Discussion

    6. Nominations Process—Discussion

    7. Council Agendas & Meeting Times–Discussion

    8. City Council Budget Workshop Session and general discussion on City Budget financial parameters.

    9. Orientation and training needs

    10. City Administrator Report

    Executive Session—Personnel Matters

    Posted: 4/16/2015

    Note: This agenda as listed may not be considered in sequence, including executive sessions.


    April 24, 2015
    Arbor Day
    04/24/2015 - 10:00 AM
    Historic Penn Farm
    807 Frenchtown Road New Castle, DE 19720

    April 25, 2015
    7th Annual Community Yard Sale on the Green
    04/25/2015 - 08:00 AM
    The Green
    211 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    7th Annual Community Yard Sale on the Green
    Saturday, April 25th
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Turn your Clutter into CA$H!!!
    Get a reservation form at the New Castle Courthouse Museum, or online at historicnewcastle.com, or click below.

    Registration Form


    April 27, 2015
    Municipal Services Commission Meeting
    04/27/2015 - 04:00 PM
    Municipal Services Commission’s Office
    216 Chestnut Street New Castle, DE 19720

    NOTICE OF MEETING
    OF THE
    MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMISSION

    The next monthly meeting of the Municipal Services Commission will be held April 27, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at the Commission’s office at 216 Chestnut Street, City of New Castle. Copies of the agenda are posted seven days in advance of the meeting on the Municipal Services Commission’s bulletin Board at 216 Chestnut Street.


    April 27, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    04/27/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    NEW CASTLE PLANNING COMMISSION
    Town Hall, 2nd & Delaware Streets
    MEETING AGENDA
    Monday, April 27, 2015
    6:30 p.m.

    1.      Call to Order/Roll Call
    2.     Approval of Minutes
    3.     Parking Committee Update
    4.     Presentation – Area Demographics; Professor Ed Ratledge, University of Delaware
    5.     Comments from Commissions Members
    6.     Public Comments
    7.     Adjournment

    The agenda items as listed may not be considered in sequence.  All meeting materials and/or exhibits are available for view in advance of the meeting by contacting City Hall.  Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting should contact the City Office in writing 72 hours in advance of the meeting, stating their needs, in order to have them addressed under the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
    Posted:  04/20/2015


    April 28, 2015
    Board of Health Meeting
    04/28/2015 - 06:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    May 1, 2015
    May Market Plant and Garden Sale
    05/01/2015 - 12:00 AM
    Market Square behind Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    may marketArasapha Garden Club’s Annual May Market
    Friday, May 1, 2015: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 2, 2015: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Market Square: Second & Delaware Streets, City of New Castle, Delaware
    Rain or Shine
    Admission: FREE to the public

    Join the Arasapha Garden Club for a New Castle tradition, its annual May Market, a “special market filled with lovely things.” The free, open air event taking place May 1-2, includes a sale of unique, fresh flowering plants and herbs; artisan crafts; white elephant; and baked goods. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of gardening topics and offer demonstrations. A raffle at the market entrance will give visitors a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt titled, “A Garden of Roses and Love,” that was created by club members.

    “Every year we welcome visitors throughout the region to our May Market,” shares Linda Suskie, co-chair of the event and co-chair of the board. “The Market is unique in that you truly can go treasure hunting here: the plants we sell can’t be found at the big-box stores and our carefully-selected set of vendors include emerging and experienced artists and craftspeople. And a visit to the Market isn’t complete without stopping by the colonial gardens of the Amstel and Dutch Houses, free to the public.”

    Proceeds from the sale benefit preservation and maintenance of the gardens of the beloved colonial properties of the New Castle Historical Society, including the 18th century Amstel House and the 17th century Dutch House.

    About Arasapha: The Arasapha Garden Club is a non-profit organization whose members work to maintain the gardens of the New Castle Historical Society. For more information visit arasapha.org, email arasaphagarden@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/arasapha .


    May 1, 2015
    Good-Will Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Longaberger/Vera Bradley Bingo
    05/01/2015 - 06:00 PM
    Good Will Fire Hall
    401 South Ave New Castle, DE 19720

    Good-Will Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Longaberger/Vera Bradley Bingo

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    Good Will Fire Company

    4th & South Streets, New Castle, DE 19720

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m. – Games begin at 7:00 p.m.
    $20.00 at the door – No advanced Tickets

    Refreshments will be available for sale – 50/50 tickets and chances will be for sale.


    May 2, 2015
    May Market Plant and Garden Sale
    05/02/2015 - 09:00 AM
    Market Square behind Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    may marketArasapha Garden Club’s Annual May Market
    Friday, May 1, 2015: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 2, 2015: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Market Square: Second & Delaware Streets, City of New Castle, Delaware
    Rain or Shine
    Admission: FREE to the public

    Join the Arasapha Garden Club for a New Castle tradition, its annual May Market, a “special market filled with lovely things.” The free, open air event taking place May 1-2, includes a sale of unique, fresh flowering plants and herbs; artisan crafts; white elephant; and baked goods. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of gardening topics and offer demonstrations. A raffle at the market entrance will give visitors a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt titled, “A Garden of Roses and Love,” that was created by club members.

    “Every year we welcome visitors throughout the region to our May Market,” shares Linda Suskie, co-chair of the event and co-chair of the board. “The Market is unique in that you truly can go treasure hunting here: the plants we sell can’t be found at the big-box stores and our carefully-selected set of vendors include emerging and experienced artists and craftspeople. And a visit to the Market isn’t complete without stopping by the colonial gardens of the Amstel and Dutch Houses, free to the public.”

    Proceeds from the sale benefit preservation and maintenance of the gardens of the beloved colonial properties of the New Castle Historical Society, including the 18th century Amstel House and the 17th century Dutch House.

    About Arasapha: The Arasapha Garden Club is a non-profit organization whose members work to maintain the gardens of the New Castle Historical Society. For more information visit arasapha.org, email arasaphagarden@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook atfacebook.com/arasapha .


    May 3, 2015
    St. Anthony's Club Spaghetti Dinner
    05/03/2015 - 12:00 PM
    St. Anthony's Club
    1017 Gray Street New Castle, DE 19720

    St. Anthony’s Club Spaghetti Dinner
    Sunday, May 3rd from  Noon-6 p.m.
    Every First Sunday of Each Month October -May
    Salad, Roll, Spaghetti and two meatballs!
    $8.00


    May 12, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    05/12/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    May 14, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    05/14/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    May 16, 2015
    91st Annual "A Day in Old New Castle"
    05/16/2015 - 10:00 AM
    Locations throughout New Castle
    New Castle, DE 19720

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    A DAY IN OLD NEW CASTLE GETS A MAKEOVER
    Who says a 91-year old can’t be young again?

    A Day in Old New Castle, in its 91st year and featuring the longest-running garden tour in the U.S., takes on a whole new life this year when it welcomes visitors to historic New Castle, DE on May 16, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  House tours are back, with 18 homes participating, more than in many years, including six that have not been on the tour in recent memory. Twenty-two of the most beautiful gardens in the city will be open to visitors.  And, as in previous years, the Read House, Amstel House and other historic landmarks are open and free to all visitors for the day.

    There are a number of innovations this year, making the event even more interesting and fun.  A Day in Old New Castle will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, and the city’s role in the conflict, with encampments of Union Civil War reenactors on the Green in the center of town.  There will be stories from both the union and confederate sides, period music and activities for the whole family.  More modern music, activities and food are also on tap.

    The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival is joining with A Day In Old New Castle for a Historic New Castle Festival Lunch Tour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a progressive luncheon and wine tasting through five historic homes not otherwise on the house tour.

    A Day in Old New Castle takes place on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tickets to A Day in Old New Castle’s house and garden tours are $20 ($5 for children 6-12) when purchased in advance at www.dionc.immanuelepiscopal.com or www.historicnewcastle.com and at the New Castle Public Library and Penn’s Place on Delaware Street in Historic New Castle.  Tickets are also available the day of the event for $25 ($7 for children). Reservations for Historic New Castle Festival Lunch Tour are $100 and include access to house and garden tours.  They are available online at www.mawff.org.

    Historic New Castle, DE is a wonderfully preserved colonial town, settled in 1651, situated on the Delaware River, six miles south of Wilmington.  It is the site of the First State National Historic Park.

    For more information, contact Valarie Windle, Chair, 302-540-5887, Cindy Snyder, Co-Chair, 302-323-4453 or Russ Smith, Co-Chair, 302-319-7462


    May 18, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    05/18/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    June 5, 2015
    New Castle Library Friends Book Sale Preview!
    06/05/2015 - 06:00 PM
    New Castle Public Library
    424 Delaware Street New Castle, DE

    Library Book Sale Preview

    Frdiay, June 5, 2015
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
    New Castle Library Friends will hold its Preview Book Sale in combination wth the City’s Art Loop.

    books


    June 9, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    06/09/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    June 11, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    06/11/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    220 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    June 13, 2015
    239th Separation Day June 13, 2015
    06/13/2015 - 12:00 AM
    Throughout the City of New Castle
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720
    Separation Day 2015 is coming!
    Friday, June 12, 2015 5pm to 10pm 
    Saturday, June 13, 2015 11am to 10pm   
          
    History                                                                                                Entertainment
          
     Parade                                        Pageant                                      Arts & Crafts
          
    Encampment                             Vendors                                   5K Run/Walk Info
          
     Regatta                                      Beautiful Baby                        Book Sale
       
                                                           Fireworks Show

    June 22, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    06/22/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    July 9, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    07/09/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    July 14, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    07/14/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    July 27, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    07/27/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    July 28, 2015
    Board of Health Meeting
    07/28/2015 - 06:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    August 11, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    08/11/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    August 13, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    08/13/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    August 24, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    08/24/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    September 8, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    09/08/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    September 10, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    09/10/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    220 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted