Overheard at Taste of New Paltz 2017, between two young girls: “I have sprinkles all over my shoe!” “I have hot sauce in my shoe.” That more or less sums up the particular genius of this annual event at the Ulster County Fairgrounds.
The events on Sunday, Sept. 24 will include the town’s second annual SlutWalk, live music, activities and information tables at Hasbrouck Park.
Returning for the fifth time Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, the annual Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue is the “main community friendraiser and fundraiser” for the programs of the Rondout Valley Growers’ Association (RVGA).
Wednesday, Sept. 27: Father and son will converse about the creepy novel that they just wrote together, Sleeping Beauties, which takes place in the near future in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison. Something happens when women go to sleep. The Washington Post’s Ron Charles dubbed the tale Orange Is the New Black Death.
It doesn’t take much driving around the Town of Gardiner these days to notice that a vocal opposition has developed to the Heartwood eco-cottage resort development currently proposed for a property on the north bank of the Shawangunk Kill in Tuthilltown.
The Home of Champions project aims to convert the longtime home of former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson and his family into a site where high-achieving youth who are aging out of foster care can hone their leadership skills.
Now its 27th year, the event, which began as a food festival, is now much more.
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23: Lisa Channer, who grew up in New Paltz in the 1970s in a household that was a sort of hippie arts salon, experienced an epiphany in her mid-teens as a result of reading Isadora Duncan’s autobiography. It changed her path and her life. Now she’s portraying Duncan in Dancing on the Edge, a new drama by much-anthologized playwright Adam Kraar about the brief, stormy marriage of the “mother of modern dance” to Russian Imaginist poet Sergei Esenin in the early 1920s.
There’s more humor than horror in this one.
A Ceremony of Remembrance was held on Monday morning at the New Paltz Community September 11th Memorial to mark the 16th anniversary of the Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.