Events
Mazzstock: The Marlboro music campout with many happy returns

Mazzstock: The Marlboro music campout with many happy returns

It all began as a birthday party. Lee Mazzola arranged a party nine years ago at his Marlboro farm, complete with a cake that proclaimed he was 50. A whole bunch of bands made the event extra-special. Nine years later, as Mazzola gets ready for his sixtieth, Mazzstock is now a three-day music festival that...
St. Joseph’s Festa makes its 40th appearance with games of chance & Italian delicacies

St. Joseph’s Festa makes its 40th appearance with games of chance & Italian delicacies

The feast day of St. Joseph falls in mid-March, when devout Catholics are busy giving up festive pursuits like games of chance and rich foods like Italian pastries. Maybe that’s why St. Joseph’s Church in New Paltz saves its annual Festa for late summer. Or maybe it’s just a better time of year, weatherwise, for...
Benefit concert in New Paltz to reinvigorate the Arts Community

Benefit concert in New Paltz to reinvigorate the Arts Community

After years of declining enrollment and rather limited course offerings whilst wandering in the wilderness in search of a permanent headquarters, New Paltz’s 41-year-old not-for-profit consortium of teaching artists, the Arts Community, has finally found a home – and, one may hope, a new lease on life. That new home is One Epic Place, the...
A day's work with the bakers three

A day’s work with the bakers three

First there’s the checked pants. A recognized Culinary Institute of America (CIA) uniform indicating status? “Nah,” say Samantha (Sam) Kardas, Lori Traver and Ruth Ryan, the three main bakers at The Bakery in downtown New Paltz almost in unison, laughing. “Anybody can buy them.” So much for symbols. Especially for these three. Sure, they all...
Sunflower festival in Gardiner this Saturday

Sunflower festival in Gardiner this Saturday

The second annual Sunflower Art Festival will be held this Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to dusk on the grounds of the Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner. The Sunflower Farm and Craft Marketplace, new to the festival this year, was conceived as a festival version of a farmer’s market, with the work of local...
Paintout on Huguenot Street this Saturday

Paintout on Huguenot Street this Saturday

Plein air paintouts are all the rage, and what better region to feature them than the cradle of America’s first landscape art movement, the Hudson River School of painting? For the fourth year running, Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz is organizing its Artists on the Street event this Saturday, August 13, rain or shine....
Ulster County Fair returns to the fairgrounds in New Paltz August 2-7

Ulster County Fair returns to the fairgrounds in New Paltz August 2-7

It’s 129 years and counting for the venerable Ulster County Fair, which kicks off its annual visit to the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, August 2 continuing daily through Sunday, August 7. County fairs have long seemed a throwback to a more innocent time, but this year more than ever, perhaps, it will be a...
Ecumenical vigil on Main Street in New Paltz honors victims of violence

Ecumenical vigil on Main Street in New Paltz honors victims of violence

“Prayer alone is not enough” is a statement that pastors aren’t used to hearing from their church leaders. But that was the message of a missive sent out to individual churches from the Episcopal Dioceses after the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. “Admittedly, I was a bit taken aback by this sentence,” said Reverend...
Gardiner Classic 5K Run takes off from Majestic Park on July 21

Gardiner Classic 5K Run takes off from Majestic Park on July 21

On Thursday evening, July 21, runners (and walkers) of all ages and from as far away as Connecticut and New Jersey will converge on George Majestic Memorial Park for the 14th annual Gardiner Classic 5K Run. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the race begins at 6:30., rain or shine. “They’ll head out of the...
Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns to Water Street Market July 22-24

Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns to Water Street Market July 22-24

The Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns to New Paltz on Friday, July 22 for a three-day run through Sunday, July 24. Twenty-two professional street chalk artists from around the country will work alongside local talent to create eye-catching pastel works on the pavement of the upper parking lot at Water Street Market on Main Street....
Town of Lloyd fireworks celebration packs Town Park

Town of Lloyd fireworks celebration packs Town Park

The dangerous thunderstorms that rained out New Paltz’s planned fireworks display on Friday ended up doing a favor for the Town of Lloyd by clearing much of the oppressive heat and humidity out of the air in time for its own pre-Independence Day celebration on Sunday evening. Temperatures were verging on cool by the time...
New Paltz fireworks rescheduled

New Paltz fireworks rescheduled

Due to the weather forecast, the fireworks scheduled for this evening (Friday, July 1) at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, have been rescheduled for next Friday, July 8 at dusk. The gates will open at 5 p.m.