Events
New Palz Garden Club awards annual scholarship at its “Table Carousel” event

New Palz Garden Club awards annual scholarship at its “Table Carousel” event

The New Paltz Garden Club held a “Table Carousel” event last Monday, June 15 at the Ulster County BOCES Conference Center. Nearly 100 members of the club that helps keep New Paltz beautiful attended the fundraiser held every 18 months or so in alternating spring and fall affairs. Funds raised at the event go toward...
Historic Huguenot Street marks Cider Week with Cider Market & Tasting

Historic Huguenot Street marks Cider Week with Cider Market & Tasting

It wasn’t the greatest of weekends for outdoor events, but intermittent rain last Saturday didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the hard cider fanciers who converged on the Cider Market and Tasting hosted by Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. Under the shelter of a white canopy, dozens of eager tasters clustered around the tables featuring...
“The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015” is open at the Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

“The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015” is open at the Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

Photos by Lauren Thomas   For people who think visually, the old bromide that “One picture is worth a thousand words” is a given. But the verbal and visual arts are by no means exclusive lenses through which our world can be viewed and described. “The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015,” which opened...
Zero Waste Day is held in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Zero Waste Day is held in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   The New Paltz ReUse and Recycling Center on Clearwater Road hosted the fourth annual Zero Waste Day last Saturday, June 13. Live music was provided by the Woodcrest Bruderhof community and Lion Zen, and a plant swap was added this year. The purpose of the event was to broaden awareness...
Jordan Gallery event nets $12,000 for Mohonk Preserve

Jordan Gallery event nets $12,000 for Mohonk Preserve

When Steve Jordan closed his New Paltz photography gallery after a 16-year run, the longtime Mohonk Preserve supporter decided to dedicate the proceeds from the closing weekend to the Preserve, the inspiration for many of his images. Thanks to Jordan’s generosity and the strong turnout for the event, Mohonk Preserve received a check for $12,000...
New Paltz Farmers’ Market launches new location behind old Town Hall

New Paltz Farmers’ Market launches new location behind old Town Hall

May 31, 2015 was zero hour for regular vendors and organizers of the venerable New Paltz Farmers’ Market: Would patrons realize that their favorite place to buy healthful, sustainable, locally grown produce on a Sunday morning or afternoon still existed, but had relocated to the Community Center parking lot off Route 32 North, on account...
Tuthilltown Distillery hosts Plein Air Paint-In on June 6

Tuthilltown Distillery hosts Plein Air Paint-In on June 6

For the less gifted among us, opportunities to schmooze with artists often come fueled by wine and cheese at gallery openings. But why shouldn’t somewhat stronger spirits get in on the action, now that local farm distilleries are joining wineries as hot destinations on the Hudson Valley tourism circuit? On Saturday, June 6, that’s exactly...
Downtown New Paltz remembers a fallen friend on Ludwig Day

Downtown New Paltz remembers a fallen friend on Ludwig Day

Young denizens of downtown New Paltz gathered in Hasbrouck Park, Oasis, Bacchus and Snug Harbor this past Saturday to celebrate a much-missed friend on the third annual Ludwig Day. The longtime Paltzonian being remembered was Ludwig Montesa, who died in his sleep on April 7, 2013 following an epileptic seizure, at the age of 34....
The Repair Café celebrates it second anniversary in New Paltz

The Repair Café celebrates it second anniversary in New Paltz

It’s been two years now since New Paltz resident John Wackman brought the concept of the Repair Café to New Paltz. And in that time, dozens of volunteer “repair coaches” have donated their time and expertise at the free community events to make repairs to other people’s cherished belongings. But Wackman says he’s noticed that...
June 7 Pride March & Festival in New Paltz culminates week chock-full of events

June 7 Pride March & Festival in New Paltz culminates week chock-full of events

We’ve come a long way, baby. Mayor Jason West — who famously kick-started the Gay Pride movement in New Paltz during his first term by performing same-sex marriages of debatable legality — may be about to leave office again, but gay rights activists have plenty of other things to celebrate at the moment. Expect a...
Family friendly concert at Hasbrouck Park on May 30 will benefit Family of New Paltz

Family friendly concert at Hasbrouck Park on May 30 will benefit Family of New Paltz

New Paltz High School students Kristen Chiriani, Dominique Hakim, Justine Kelly and Danielle Read have organized a benefit concert for Family of New Paltz. “Fam Jam” will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hasbrouck Park. Fam Jam will offer free admission, but goodwill donations for Family will be accepted....
Bon-Odori photographs by Youko Yamamoto and Lauren Thomas on display at Gomen-Kudasai

Bon-Odori photographs by Youko Yamamoto and Lauren Thomas on display at Gomen-Kudasai

Youko Yamamoto, owner of Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, and Livia and Billy Vanaver, directors of the Vanaver Caravan, are the driving forces behind Bon-Odori, a unique summer dance festival in New Paltz. To promote its fifth annual event, scheduled to take place on August 9, they will be featuring photographs taken by Lauren Thomas and Yamamoto...