The Lobby at the Ritz is Safe Harbors’ intimate performing arts space.

With support from the New York State Council of the Arts, Ulster Savings Bank and Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, Safe Harbors hosts world class musicians and partners with local production companies to create a vibrant performance venue in downtown Newburgh. For a schedule of concerts and events in the Lobby, please see below.

The Lobby at the Ritz

Artist-in-Residence (AiR)

Safe Harbors of the Hudson has established its first performing Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. The goal of this annual program is to provide a local performing artist with space and resources to support their artistic practice, while engaging community-based audiences and promoting the mission of Safe Harbors of the Hudson. To this extent, the AiR will:

• Advocate for artistic development in the Newburgh community
• Create work that engages and connects local community members
• Broaden collaborations and partnerships with the local and regional music and performance community

The program will allow ample opportunity for the AiR to focus on writing and rehearsal while fostering a collaborative relationship with Safe Harbors of the Hudson. Throughout the year, the Artist-in-Residence will share their creative process with the community through a series of workshops, artists talks and performances.

For more information on the Artist-in-Residency program, please contact June Henley, Director of Programming, at

2023 Artist-in-Residence – Ralph M’Vore

Ralph M’Vore is a lifelong resident, multi-talented entrepreneur, and social creative powerhouse in the City of Newburgh. For over two decades, Ralph has been beloved by his community and known for his talent, positive attitude, and willingness to educate and serve. Artistically, Ralph is a Recording Artist, Songwriter, Music Producer, Choreographer, Composer, Director, and Producer. His leadership also includes being the Founder/Artistic Director of MVORE INC.


Read Ralph’s full bio here

See our full year of programming with Artist-in-Residence, Ralph M’Vore

Upcoming Events At The Lobby At The Ritz

March 2024

Yoga Class

Join us for a Yoga Class on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway with John Newsome of The Yoga Collective. ...
Mar 4, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Newburgh Drum Circle

Newburgh Drum Circle will take place each Tuesday at 7 - 9 pm in Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Bring your own drum if you have one, if not, we have a few extra available to share. ...
Mar 5, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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