Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park – Wednesday, August 17th featuring Chesapeake Brass Band. More Info

Welcome to the City of New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community. Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. And, thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.  The New Castle Court House Museum is part of the the First State National Historical Park. New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic. Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement […]



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Efficiency Smart Photo Contest. Win $100 and an Energy Efficiency Kit!

Date Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Efficiency Smart Win $100 and an energy efficiency kit! Have you saved energy thanks to Efficiency Smart’s online tips or by calling in for advice? Received a rebate on a new appliance? Purchased an energy-saving item from our online store? We’d love to hear your story.   Enter the “Picture of Efficiency” contest by submitting a photo and caption of how Efficiency Smart has helped you save energy by August 31. You’ll be entered to win one of five prizes of up to a $100 Visa gift card and an energy efficiency kit.   We’re betting you’re the very #PictureOfEfficiency! Learn more and enter here: www.efficiencysmart.org/photocontest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook.



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Appliance Recycling Rewards from Efficiency Smart for MSC Customers

Date Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2022

  Appliance Recycling Rewards Are you upgrading an old appliance? Do you have a secondary fridge or freezer adding to your electric bill and taking up space in your home? Efficiency Smart will pick up and pay you $100 for each eligible Refrigerator, Freezer, Dehumidifier, or Window Air Conditioner responsibly recycled. In addition to the $100 reward, not running your old appliance can also reduce your electric bill.  Schedule a free pick-up of your appliance and Efficiency Smart’s contractors will do the rest. Your appliance will be removed and responsibly recycled, and your $100 reward per unit picked up will be processed—all without you having to lift a finger. Schedule a free pickup by September 30th and get $100 per unit for responsibly recycling your working fridge, freezer, dehumidifier, or window air conditioner. Call (888) 997-9106 or click the link below to schedule, for City of New Castle MSC customers: www.efficiencysmart.org/appliance-recycling  



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Opera By The River – In Battery Park – UPDATE: #PopUpOpera in Battery Park has been rescheduled for July 16 at 2 pm.

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

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4th of July Annual “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony – Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green

Date Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2022

Annual Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Historic New- Castle, Delaware Guest Speaker: Tom Welch Tom Welch of Dover will be speaking as Delaware Folk Hero, Allen McLane Monday, July 4th – 1:30 p.m. Please be seated inside no later than 1:25 Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green Corner of Market & Harmony Streets Historic New Castle, DE 19720 4th of July 2021 Bell-Ringing Ceremony in Historic New Castle, Delaware – Click for Flyer LET FREEDOM RING — Join us as we celebrate the 4th of July and the 18th century Delawareans who gathered in New Castle to support the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Children and families of all ages, regardless of age, faith,  race, or ethnicity, are cordially invited to attend historic New Castle’s bell-ringing ceremony, which will be held at Immanuel Church on the Green from 1:30-2:30 pm on the 4th of July.  This free annual event is part […]



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City Offices Closed Monday, July 4th for Independence Day

Date Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2022

      City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day HolidayIndependence Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule                   Revised Schedule Monday, July 4th                         Tuesday, July 5th Tuesday, July 5th                         Wednesday, July 6th Yard Waste Pick up on Thursday, July 7th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on Friday, July 8th  



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City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Holiday

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Holiday Memorial Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule                 Revised Schedule Monday, May 30th                   Tuesday, May 31st Tuesday, May 31st                    Wednesday, June 1st * Yard Waste Pick-up on Thursday, June 2nd * Citywide Recycle Schedule on Friday, 3rd



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Public Works Starting Summer Hours May 31st

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Public Works Starting Summer Hours May 31st 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Beginning on Tuesday, May 31st Public Works will begin their Summer Hours.  Collection of all routes will begin at 6:00 a.m.  Plan accordingly to get your trash, yard waste and recycle out for pick up.  To ensure collection you can place containers out the night before after 6 p.m. 



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Street Sweeping Operations to Begin Again in May

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Street Sweeping Operations Beginning Again in May Printable Schedule The City suspended their street sweeping program at the beginning of the pandemic to accommodate the number of residents required to work from home, and to remove the added stress of having to move vehicles. Beginning in May the City will resume their regular street sweeping operations and residents are asked to move their vehicles to assist in this important program.  Regular street sweeping reduces the amount of pollutants that get washed into the storm drain and ultimately discharge to rivers and wetlands. The schedule is available on the City website with a printable version for easy reference. This schedule will be posted on the City website, at www.newcastlecity.delaware.gov, at the City Admin. Office at 220 Delaware Street, and in local papers.



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City Offices will be CLOSED on Friday, April 15th in observance of Good Friday; there will be a CITYWIDE RECYCLE PICK UP on Thursday, April 14th.

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

CITY HOLIDAY NOTICE: City Offices will be Closed on Friday, April 15th in observance of Good Friday. The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a Citywide Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, April 14th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Friday, April 15th.



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There will be a test at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant 4/6/2022

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

There will be a test at the Salem Nuclear power plant on April 6, 2022.  The test may cause a plume of smoke on the pile north of the Salem Nuclear Power Plant.  



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