The Village of New Paltz and the youth action team of the Maya Gold Foundation organized an impromptu Pride in the Park festival last Saturday and hundreds of locals attended.
Last year, Schragis was concerned about the fate of his One Day University. What pivot could he make to ensure the continued survival of his innovative and hitherto successful national adult education enterprise? He had one inescapable problem. “…. A world where large crowds couldn’t gather was a world that couldn’t support our business,” Schragis wrote recently. “Or so I thought.”
After a year without fried dough, truck pulls, and carnies, the fair will be returning to New Paltz this summer. The Ulster County Fair 2021 dates are August 3 to August 8.
The Saugerties Farmers’ Market opened on Saturday, May 29, to a cold drizzle. While not up to its usual spring crowds, a surprising number of customers did brave the cold, damp weather to buy the fresh vegetables, fruit, baked goods, breakfast snacks and wines offered. Two new products, hemp extract and tacos, were added to the lineup.
The Woodstock Farm Festival is back for the season, in a new location and bigger than ever. Better yet, some of the popular traditional elements that were missing last year due to COVID-19 – sit-down dining, live music, hands-on activities for kids – are happening once again.
The news of the demise of this year’s Pride Festival was short-lived, with a homegrown event rising up to fill the vacuum created when organizers from the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston pulled out just a couple weeks before the festivities.
The Saugerties American Legion holds its Memorial Day service on the actual day, May 30. But due to inclement weather, the activities were moved inside the Lamouree-Hackett Post #72 dining room, which was standing-room only.
Four local New Paltz students will see a mural they created on display at the Peace Park.
We interviewed ten teens from schools around the region throughout March and April of this year, asking them similar questions. How did you relieve stress? What are your thoughts about online school? How did the pandemic test your friendships?
For those of us who’ve been cheering on the Women’s Studio Workshop since its founding in 1974 as a collective designed to give struggling women artists a safe place to learn, practice and thrive in a male-dominated field, the news this spring of the passing of one of its “foremothers” comes as an unthinkable blow.