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"The purpose of the Greater Newark Chamber to Commerce is to do all the things necessary through the public services to encourage and support the healthy growth of business and industry in the Greater Newark Community."

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and Passport to Your National Parks

An Offical Passport Site – Get your Passport stamped here!

Boaters please Note: If you arrive at our dock on off hours and the center is closed:
Please call 911 and tell them it is a non-emergency – and ask them to send a Newark Police Officer to 199 Van Buren Street with a key to the facilities.

During your stay, you are our guest. There’s no docking fee or any charge for using our clean comfort facilities, washer/dryer, or  pump-out. All we ask is that you support our local merchants.

We now have a portable bicycle tire pump.  It is located in the Welcome Center.

Chamber Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
During Canal Season



2024 Annual Awards presented in March 2025 

Nominate local businesses or individuals for who are making a difference in the greater Newark community. These forms can be filled out anytime through out 2024.

Business of the Year

Outstanding Youth

Village of Newark Welcome Center Hours:

To reach someone off-season – please email or call the chamber office using the information listed under Chamber Office Hours.

During Canal Season

7 Days a Week

Phone number: 315-879-0808 between the hours of  8 am -8 pm

2024 Season

May 17th – September 30th
8:00 am-8:00 pm

October 1st – October 16th
8:00 am-4:00 pm

Canal Locks Information:

The 2024 Canal Season officially begins  May 17, marking the unofficial start of summer across Upstate NY. The NYS Canal System standard hours of operation will be 7:00am – 5:00pm, daily through October 16, 2024. Some locks will have extended hours during peak season (May 17 – Sept 14), and mariners should allow for extra time at locks C-1 and C-2 on the Champlain Canal.

for Canal hours of operation,
Notices and Alerts

Wine and Arts

Annual Wine, Craft Beverage & Artisans Festival: June 14, 2024
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Come experience the bounty of our area and music by the band, Swagger! The event is free admission, plus you can buy a ticket for beverage tastings from local wine, spirits, beer and hard cider makers. Outside of the paid tasting tent, local makers will be on hand with arts, crafts, artisan foods and more!

Get your tickets for the tastings here.

Sign up to be a craft/artisan vendor here.

Sign up to be a beverage vendor here.