Come Woodstock, Citizens of the World, to the 86th Annual Library Fair Saturday for a day of music, food fun and more.
There are four passes available at Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz each day, which can be checked out using an Elting Memorial Library card, issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Woodstock Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program continues its decades-long run under the new direction of Dawn Meola, Coordinator of Children’s Services.
Music is definitely the focus of the festival, and all proceeds over and above the $55,000 cost of putting on the event benefits the music departments of the Kingston, New Paltz and Rondout Valley school districts. Proceeds help fund scholarships for area youth to attend music summer camps or music schools and provide instruments for qualified area students. Admission to the festival was free, but goodwill donations gratefully accepted.
The story is set in an animal sanctuary considering the needs of some endangered wild relatives and was written before the recent refugee crisis, but the resonance is there.
Rain may have spoiled the pre-party for the annual Sawyer Motors Car Show, but by the time show-day arrived on Saturday the weather was fabulous, with low humidity and plenty of sunshine. More than 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, and an estimated 12,000 people jammed Main and Partition streets.
Good news: The Rosendale Street Festival will be back this month! The sort-of-annual event spans two days, this year July 15-16.
The goal of the camp is not to have a three-day, heavy-hearted crying session. Quite the opposite. It is about making friends, contacts, helping kids build resources within themselves, and fun.
State and local officials recently opened the rehabilitated Saugerties Beach, which cost close to $300,000 to repair after it was damaged by storms Irene and Lee and superstorm Sandy.
Tents shielding vendors from the summer sun line both sides of Church Street, with a narrow aisle between in which a constant stream of people walk back and forth. As they move from one booth to the next, visitors to the New Paltz Open Air Market, now in its third week, are clearly pleased by what might be described as the old farmer’s market on steroids.