Events
Tap into history this Saturday at Historic Huguenot Street

Tap into history this Saturday at Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will debut the “1677 Huguenot Wheat,” a strong wheat ale inspired by the beers of the early 18th century, this Saturday, August 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Brewed by The Gilded Otter brewmaster Darren Currier, the ale recipe was researched by beer scholar Craig Gravina, co-author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer and...
Hudson Valley RibFest takes place at the Ulster County Fairgrounds (with photo gallery)

Hudson Valley RibFest takes place at the Ulster County Fairgrounds (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   The Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz hosted a celebration of all things barbecue at the eleventh annual Hudson Valley RibFest last weekend. The RibFest is organized every year by the Highland Rotary Club, who enlist hundreds of volunteers to put on the three-day event. The proceeds...
Huguenot Street hosted third annual Artists on the Street event (with photo gallery)

Huguenot Street hosted third annual Artists on the Street event (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Historic Huguenot Street hosted the third annual “Artists on the Street: A Plein Air Event” last Saturday, August 8, showcasing the talents of 21 Hudson Valley artists. The event provided an opportunity for the public to leisurely stroll the historic neighborhood on a mild summer day and watch local artists...
Bon-Odori Dance Festival marks 70th anniversary of Nagasaki bombing (with photo gallery)

Bon-Odori Dance Festival marks 70th anniversary of Nagasaki bombing (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   The Bon-Odori New Paltz Dance Festival returned to Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz for its fifth year last Sunday, blending dance and music from many world cultures with a traditional Buddhist festival dedicated to honoring one’s deceased forebears. Bright, sunny, breezy weather, along with singers, dancers, drummers, martial arts students...
The Hudson Valley RibFest returns to the Ulster County Fairgrounds

The Hudson Valley RibFest returns to the Ulster County Fairgrounds

Just thinking about the annual Hudson Valley RibFest has been known to cause a Pavlovian craving for barbecue in susceptible individuals. But should one be afflicted with a hankering for smoky, sweet and savory meats cooked low and slow, the cure for that is at hand: the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road will once...
Fifth annual Bon-Odori Dance Festival a celebration of community and culture

Fifth annual Bon-Odori Dance Festival a celebration of community and culture

The annual Bon-Odori New Paltz Dance Festival will return to Hasbrouck Park on Sunday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event celebrates Japanese folk traditions along with those of other cultures, with the entire affair underscored by a thoroughly 21st century message of striving for a peaceful world free of nuclear energy....
Art festival starts August 7 at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale

Art festival starts August 7 at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale

Once upon a time, in the days of the Rosendale cement boom, there was a busy rail depot across from what was then a general store and is now that fabulous nexus of the paper arts, Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW). The railroad tracks and ties have since been torn up, but the rail trail that...
Rosendale Street Festival returns to Main Street (with photo gallery)

Rosendale Street Festival returns to Main Street (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   The Rosendale Street Festival has been around for so many years now (with a multiyear hiatus at one point) that people have pretty much stopped counting. It takes a lot of donated time, effort, equipment loans and cash donations to make it happen — not to mention 70+ bands performing...
St. Joseph’s Church celebrates 39th annual Festa (with photo gallery)

St. Joseph’s Church celebrates 39th annual Festa (with photo gallery)

 Photos by Lauren Thomas   After four decades of existence, it takes more than a cloudburst to put a dent into the annual Festa at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in New Paltz. The skies opened up around 6:30 p.m. on the final evening of the three-day event, with lightning putting on a fireworks display....
25th annual Taste of New Paltz will be held on a Saturday this year

25th annual Taste of New Paltz will be held on a Saturday this year

It’s never too soon to make a note on your calendar about upcoming events you don’t want to miss. Especially if it’s something one is used to attending on a Sunday and for the first time, it’ll be held on a Saturday this year. That’s the case with the 25th annual Taste of New Paltz...
Benmarl Winery hosts 20th annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival

Benmarl Winery hosts 20th annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival

Each summer for the past 20 years, one or another of the 14 wineries that comprise the Shawangunk Wine Trail has taken a turn at hosting the Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival. It’s primarily a wine-tasting event, in which all 14 bring out their latest and greatest vintages to vie for the...
Apollo 11 Lunar Module artifact will be featured in raffle at St. Joseph’s Festa

Apollo 11 Lunar Module artifact will be featured in raffle at St. Joseph’s Festa

When St. Joseph’s Church holds its annual community Festa Thursday through Sunday, July 16-18, there will be a unique artifact of our country’s history among the assortment of items contributed by the community for the fundraising raffle. Parishioner Louis Cariola has donated a piece of material taken from a roll of ¼ mil thick aluminized...