Events
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...
“Unsung Heroes” celebrates elder farmers with original songs to benefit RVGA at Rondout High School

“Unsung Heroes” celebrates elder farmers with original songs to benefit RVGA at Rondout High School

Here in the mostly rural mid-Hudson Valley, it’s an exciting transitional time for agriculture. Just when we were all lamenting the apparent imminent demise of the family farm, the Great Recession came along and eased development pressures quite a bit. With incomes stagnant and oil prices high, people started looking for vacation options close to...
New Paltz fire Department will hold RecruitNY event on April 23

New Paltz fire Department will hold RecruitNY event on April 23

When a man becomes a fireman, his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. — NYFD Chief Edward Croker (1863-1951) Imagine a world without firefighters. Not a happy thought, is it? But as essential as their services are to every community, it’s increasingly...
Earth Day Fair at the Reformed Church of New Paltz April 16

Earth Day Fair at the Reformed Church of New Paltz April 16

When Earth Day was first established back in 1970, it was about educating people to the realities of environmental issues. Aimed at creating an environmental movement, its date in April was even chosen to maximize the number of college students that could be enlisted in the cause. But while our level of knowledge about taking...
Concert benefits Maya Gold Foundation’s work against human trafficking in Nepal

Concert benefits Maya Gold Foundation’s work against human trafficking in Nepal

How do parents manage to go on after the utterly unexpected suicide of a beloved child? If you’re Elise Gold and Mathew Swerdloff of New Paltz, you start a foundation in your late daughter’s name, with a mission that was close to her heart. You work closely with other local parents to help create a...
Rise of heroin use in New Paltz tied to prescription drug abuse

Rise of heroin use in New Paltz tied to prescription drug abuse

In some ways, New Paltz might be seen as reflective of the nation as a whole. Classically conservative and liberal values are pitted against each other, the concepts of “progress” and “small town” are compared and contrasted, and residents with different viewpoints often have little or no contact with people who hold a different point...