Events
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...
Eighth annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival returns on May 14

Eighth annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival returns on May 14

The eighth annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival will be held Saturday, May 14, rain or shine, from noon to 6 p.m. The stars of the show, of course, are the cupcakes. Portable and delicious, cupcakes from more than a dozen bakeries in the area will be available in a head-spinning array of flavors to choose from,...
Earth-conscious Cooperative brings environmental education back to Wallkill View Farm

Earth-conscious Cooperative brings environmental education back to Wallkill View Farm

On Saturday, April 30, Wallkill View Farm hosted the second annual Earth-Conscious Cooperative workshop, and business was brisk. “We did it a couple of weeks later this year, hoping to get it a little busier — and it was!” said Wallkill View’s Linda Ferrante, who once again donated evergreen seedlings that families could take home...
Riverkeeper Sweep cleanup events return to New Paltz and Gardiner

Riverkeeper Sweep cleanup events return to New Paltz and Gardiner

Not long after the Vernal Equinox, Earth Day and Arbor Day, environmental stewardship continues each spring in the Hudson Valley with an enormous community cleanup event that focuses on our precious watersheds. Scheduled for Saturday, May 7, the fifth annual Riverkeeper Sweep will mobilize thousands of volunteers to remove debris from streams, rivers, their embankments,...
Recruit NY was held on April 23 at the New Paltz Firehouse

Recruit NY was held on April 23 at the New Paltz Firehouse

The New Paltz Fire Department held its RecruitNY event on Saturday, April 23 at NPFD Station #1 at 25 Plattekill Avenue. Live music and refreshments accompanied the opportunity to learn some useful information as well as to tour the firehouse and check out the equipment. New Paltz Rescue Squad was on hand to teach and...
New Paltz Regatta on May 1 marks 61st anniversary

New Paltz Regatta on May 1 marks 61st anniversary

When the New Paltz Regatta returns on Sunday, May 1, it will be the 61st anniversary for the annual rite-of-spring event. And while the focus of attention is on the parade of handmade boats with wackier-the-better themes and the culminating competition in the Wallkill River, the spirit of the New Paltz Regatta is really more...