Events
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.
The New Paltz Memorial Day Parade is celebrated in New Paltz

The New Paltz Memorial Day Parade is celebrated in New Paltz

In New Paltz, Memorial Day has been celebrated on May 30 for as long as anyone can remember, thumbing a metaphorical nose at the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968, and aligning the community with the position advocated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, members of which have argued for a return to May 30...
Pride March and Festival returns to New Paltz; Kate Pierson, founding member of the B-52s, will serve as grand marshal

Pride March and Festival returns to New Paltz; Kate Pierson, founding member of the B-52s, will serve as grand marshal

This year’s Pride March and Festival in New Paltz on Sunday, June 5 will be particularly meaningful given the current political climate, says Fred Mayo, acting executive director and board president at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. “It’s really important this year, for us, and I think, for everyone in the Hudson Valley, to...
Chamber of Commerce’s 21-day Wellness Challenge and Father’s Day Challenge run put the spotlight on health

Chamber of Commerce’s 21-day Wellness Challenge and Father’s Day Challenge run put the spotlight on health

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is focusing on fitness this month. The 21-day Wisdom of Women Wellness Challenge begins this Saturday, June 4, with all proceeds going toward the purchase of life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the town’s Rescue Squad. Come Father’s Day, the seventh annual New Paltz Challenge Run will be...
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will officiate Mass at St. Joseph church on June 4

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will officiate Mass at St. Joseph church on June 4

St. Joseph Church in New Paltz will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the church with a special liturgy on Saturday, June 4 at 5 p.m. Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will preside over the Mass. Cardinal Dolan was invited to the celebration at the church without any real expectation...
Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s Houses on the Land tour to reveal historic buildings to the public for the first time ever

Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s Houses on the Land tour to reveal historic buildings to the public for the first time ever

Organized tours of historic buildings are standard fundraising events for many a not-for-profit organization, but most of the time these are repeat visits to the same circuit of already-designated historic sites, open to the public the rest of the year if you want to do it at your own convenience. The Wallkill Valley Land Trust...
Historic Huguenot Street launches new interpretive approach on stone house tours

Historic Huguenot Street launches new interpretive approach on stone house tours

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) celebrated its 2016 season Opening Day with a bang last Saturday, hosting a celebrity visit from the Cooking Channel’s Fabulous Beekman Boys while giving visitors their first taste of the new curatorial and programmatic directions in which the historic site is heading. Two days earlier, local journalists got a sneak peek...
New tasting tour offers a taste of the bubbly in New Paltz, Gardiner and Highland

New tasting tour offers a taste of the bubbly in New Paltz, Gardiner and Highland

There’s a revolution going on in the Hudson Valley. Production of handcrafted artisanal beverages is booming, and our region is increasingly the nexus. But rather than thinking in terms of competition, local beverage producers are collaborating, reaching out to each other and working together. “Apples, Grapes & Barley” on Saturday, May 21 from noon to...