Events
Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association to host moonlight walk on the trail

Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association to host moonlight walk on the trail

Imagine walking the Hudson Valley Rail Trail under moonlight. The sounds of civilization are far away, the quiet broken only by a chorus of peeper frogs and the occasional sounds of other wildlife. “It’s a fantastic experience to be out there at night,” says Chrissy Wolcott, a member of the board of the Hudson Valley...
Fashion show in New Paltz to benefit Family’s Washbourne House

Fashion show in New Paltz to benefit Family’s Washbourne House

Twice Blessed Thrift Boutique on Huguenot Street in New Paltz will stage a fashion show on Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Reformed Church to benefit Family of Woodstock’s Washbourne House. The program, emceed by Kimberly Kay, will showcase outfits and accessories from Twice Blessed Thrift Boutique and No....
Crowded seventeenth Chili Bowl Fiesta raises funds for Women’s Studio Workshop

Crowded seventeenth Chili Bowl Fiesta raises funds for Women’s Studio Workshop

If the competition for parking spaces at the Rosendale Recreation Center last Saturday afternoon was any indication, Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW)’s seventeenth annual Chili Bowl Fiesta was a rip-roaring, tongue-tingling success. By the time the $5 early-bird entry fee was waived at 4 p.m., the place was jammed and the joint was jumpin’ to the...
One Billion Rising at SUNY New Paltz

One Billion Rising at SUNY New Paltz

Despite having to deal with the aftermath of last Thursday’s massive snowfall, the 2014 One Billion Rising for Justice event held on campus at SUNY New Paltz on Friday, Feb. 14 drew at least the same turnout they had for last year’s “Rising,” said organizer Johanna Longbotham. Some 200 women, men, girls and boys, most...
WinterFest 2014 to take place in Highland on Saturday, Feb. 8

WinterFest 2014 to take place in Highland on Saturday, Feb. 8

Snow or sleet, rain or shine, the 16th annual WinterFest in Highland will go on, says Laurianne Marion, chairperson of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) committee organizing the event. All the action takes place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the Highland Rotary Pavilion at the Hudson Valley...
Neon paint party hits Cabaloosa’s in New Paltz on Jan. 25

Neon paint party hits Cabaloosa’s in New Paltz on Jan. 25

Kick Rocks Inc. will host its first neon paint party of the year on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Cabaloosa’s in New Paltz. It will be hosted by DJ Creep Star, with local acts such as Luzcid, DJ Deuces, DJ Big Pasta, DJ Bear Sauce and award-winning beat boxer J...
Water Street Market in New Paltz hosts Candle Walk

Water Street Market in New Paltz hosts Candle Walk

Late last week, as below-freezing temperatures settled in on New Paltz, Water Street Market sat mostly quiet. With temperatures around 18 degrees that night, one family who braved the cold huddled around a fire roaring in a brazier in the landing down the hill from Antiques Barn. Down the street, the nook on Water Street...
Town of Lloyd festive despite bitter cold at Light up the Hamlet event

Town of Lloyd festive despite bitter cold at Light up the Hamlet event

Despite frigid temperatures, a sizable crowd of families attended the Town of Lloyd’s annual Light Up the Hamlet event on Friday, Dec. 13. The streets of downtown Highland were blocked off to traffic to foster a block party atmosphere in which kids and their parents could roam freely. Santa Claus kicked off the evening’s events...
Rosendale becomes Frozendale on Saturday, Dec. 7

Rosendale becomes Frozendale on Saturday, Dec. 7

Now that we’ve got all that turkey and stuffing under our belts, ’tis the season for Hudson Valley venues to pull out all the stops in getting folks into the mood for the various light-filled holidays that circulate around the Winter Solstice. The historic manses that line the river are decked out in period finery,...
Halloween in Rosendale (with slide show)

Halloween in Rosendale (with slide show)

  Photos by Lauren Thomas   On the darkened shores of a lake, beyond a chain-link fence and a foreboding ‘No Trespassing’ sign, a large number of cars sat parked outside an eerie, abandoned hotel. The hotel’s old front door went unused that night — chest-high weeds growing up nearly to the bottom of the...
Halloween in Highland (with slide show)

Halloween in Highland (with slide show)

  Photos by Lauren Thomas   Downtown Highland was a mass of costumes, ghosts, goblins, haunted hayrides and eager trick-or-treaters getting a jump on the Halloween festivities at Saturday night’s second annual Halloween in the Hamlet. According to the Lloyd Police Department, there were approximately 1,500 people at the event, and the opening Halloween costume...
Women drummers celebrate music, trees in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Women drummers celebrate music, trees in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

  Photos by Lauren Thomas   A prayer went out over the intercom at Ulster County Fairgrounds last Sunday, directing each person to turn their spirituality’s focus to the four cardinal directions — north, south, east and west. A shrill, warbling cry of song and prayer — steeped in Native American and African customs —...