New Paltz marks annual Ludwig Day this Saturday with block party & music

The late Ludwig Montesa

The late Ludwig Montesa

Ludwig Day celebrates the life and lasting influence of the late Ludwig Montesa on the town of New Paltz; and it celebrates it fittingly, with the things that Ludwig loved most: friends, music and good humor. While other memorials to Montesa are still in the planning stages (a film? a statue? a memorial stoop?), the second annual Ludwig Day celebration takes over the entirety of downtown New Paltz on Saturday, May 24.

Participating venues and performance spaces include…well, pretty much all of them: The Oasis Café, Cabaloosa, the Cafeteria, the Bakery, Bacchus, Snug Harbor and the Water Street Market will all be hosting performers all day and into the night. The Wig Out Block Party on Church Street features vendors and games for children and adults.

The list of performers will be finalized later this week, and schedules printed and distributed. As of now, likely performers include such New Paltz staple acts as Snowbear, Yard Sale, Los Thujones, Defunct Radio Circus, the Sweet Clementines, Sandy Davis, Los Doggies, Ratboy, Liana Gabel and many more.

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