Old New Paltz Stone House Day

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Historic Huguenot Street is hosting a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenots in 1678.

This Old New Paltz Stone House Day will have a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history by highlighting the many cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. The Reformed Church of New Paltz will once again be a partner in this event. Continue reading

Regional Tour: Rock and Snow

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Saturday, June 23rd at 8 PM

Hey Gunks climbers!

Access Fund is coming to your neighborhood! Join us and Gunks Climbers’ Coalition at Rock and Snow after your day in the Gunks for an intimate discussion with Access Fund’s Development Director, Michael Allen, and Northeast Regional Director, Mike Morin. Bring your own camping chair or blanket to enjoy a casual evening in the store.

This event is FREE – tell us you’re coming by RSVP’ing via the ticketing link.

THE WHAT:
We will be sharing insights on current Northeast projects, regional access issues, policy pursuits, and how all of this is impacting you, the Northeast climbing community.

THE WHY:
At Access Fund, we are larger than we ever been, and we continue to work harder than ever to ensure climbing access is never compromised. This is your chance to meet your Access Fund representatives, discuss climbing area successes and challenges, and learn how you can join the larger conservation movement.

If you cannot join us for this event, find us at one of our other regional stops:
Thursday, June 21: Regional Tour: The Cliffs at LIC
Friday, June 22: Regional Tour: Patagonia Meatpacking
Friday, June 22: Regional Tour: Brooklyn Boulders

Cover photo courtesy of Chris Vultaggio.

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair Memorial Day Weekend

32482892_10156581355074883_2845377844614266880_nThe Hudson Valley’s premier art and crafts show brings makers, artists and art & craft-lovers together every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. Since 1982, Quail Hollow Events has supported the handmade and offered visitors one-on-one interactions with many of the country’s finest artists and craftspeople. Fair-goers will experience an extensive assortment of art and craft demonstrations and live entertainment by laudable regionally-based musicians, while savoring the Hudson Valley’s best wines, craft beer and locally produced handcrafted foods.

This is a family-friendly event, with a complimentary supervised children’s art & crafts tent dedicated to inspiring our youngest makers — who will also enjoy face-painting, interactive musical performances, a magic show and more. And don’t forget, children 12 and under are FREE!

May 26 (Saturday): 10 am – 5:30 pm
May 27 (Sunday) : 10 am – 5:30 pm
May 28 (Monday) : 10 am – 4:00 pm

Adults $9.00 | Seniors $8.00 | Children 12 & under FREE | Weekend Pass (valid all 3 days) $12 | Veterans with ID are FREE Monday

FREE PARKING

Discount tickets, entertainment schedule, sneak-peak media galleries and more information available at www.quailhollow.com.

Walkin’ the Dog

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Saturday, May 5th at 8:30 AM in New Paltz. Sponsored by the Friends of the Elting Library

Come and join us for our annual Walkin’ the Dog event. We’re proud to be hosting this event to support not only the library but Paws of Ulster County Dog Park as well! This is an easy 1.3-mile walk for both dogs and their humans. There is an entry fee of $15 but if you can raise $35 or more in sponsorships for your pup the entry fee is waived! Meet us in the Gilded Otter parking lot, rain or shine!

Download the registration form from our website: www.eltinglibrary.org

 

 

Actors & Writers: “What You’ve Brought” by David Smilow

actors-and-writers-470x313-300x200December 10th at Unison Arts Center

Actors & Writers(A&W), Unison’s theatre-troupe-in-residence, is a 22-member company of film, TV, and theater professionals, all of whom reside, at least part-time, in Ulster County.

This evening A&W will present a new work written and presented by David Smilow and other members of A&W.

Imagine an Antiques Roadshow episode originating as much from the Twilight Zone as a local town, and you’ve got some idea of what’s in store with ” What You’ve Brought”, a new work by David Smilow.  Join Actors & Writers as they rummage through a trove of eclectic objects, oddball owners, and the bizarre tales linking them. This will be an evening that proves yet again, people show up with the strangest stuff. And we’re not just talking about antiques.

Sponsored by: This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.