New Paltz festival celebrates addiction recovery and hope

Jim Tinger, Director of the New Paltz Youth Program, mans the barbecue at the New Paltz Recovery Festival in 2017. (Photo by Lauren Thomas)

The third annual Recovery Fest will be held this Sunday, September 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Field of Dreams in New Paltz. Recovery Fest, a free community event open to all, will feature live music, guest speakers, a free barbecue, information tables, outdoor games and fun activities for kids, including face-painting and a bouncy house. Recovery Fest is intended to celebrate recovery from substance use addiction and offer resources to support those who may not know where to turn. Music will be provided by Sunshine Dirty, Big Sister, Victoria Levy,Kilcool and the Doug Yoel Band.

Event sponsors include: New Paltz Office for Community Wellness, New Paltz Parks and Recreation, New Paltz Police Department, New Paltz Youth Program, Ulster Prevention Council, Step One, Bruderhof Community and many additional participating organizations.