If this sounds a lot like Gilead, the world of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale and its current hit Hulu TV series, you’re right.
Along with the passing of the torch came the passing of the check, as representatives of Millbrook Preserve, Inc. and the New Paltz Community Foundation gathered on Friday morning, August 2 at the Preserve’s trailhead on North Manheim Boulevard. The ceremony marked the Preserve’s coming of age as an official not-for-profit organization, legally able to do its own fundraising.
A visit to Coppersea Farm’s Springtown Tavern in New Paltz.
Control by Democrats of state government increases the chance that this “Medicare for All”-style plan will pass in New York State. New Paltz lawmakers hope it will.
The rebuilding of the playground at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz has been officially scheduled for Wednesday, September 25 through Sunday, September 29. The construction will be conducted under the supervision of the Village’s Department of Public Works, but will “require hundreds of volunteers,” according to Ariana Basco, assistant to the mayor and Village Board.
This Saturday, August 10 from 2 to 7 p.m., the New Paltz Youth Program 30th Birthday Party will take place at the Youth Center. “It’s free, and it’s open to everybody. Anybody can come.”
Tuesday, Aug. 13: Jared Cohen’s interest in unexpected transfers of power began during his childhood when he read the late Staatsburg author/illustrator Alice Provensen’s The Buck Stops Here, a book about US presidents.
The Farewell is strongly autobiographical, evolving out of a memoir that Wang first iterated as a segment on the NPR radio program This American Life. The Farewell is a lightly fictionalized version of that story, starring the rapper/actress Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians) as Billi, Wang’s alter ego.
Saturday, Aug. 10: Ethnoecologist Justin Wexler will be your guide for “Summers of Growth: Fruits, Greens and Sun,” the third in a series of four nature treks collectively titled “Everywhere at Home: How Local Native People Once Lived with the Land.”
Saturday, Aug. 17: In the 1960s, no band defied social taboos with such unrestrained glee as the Fugs. Considering how many later punk bands cited them as a source of inspiration, one might fairly describe the Fugs as “seminal” in more ways than one.