It’s time for a quarter-century playground revival, and the Village needs all hands on deck from September 25 through 29.
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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.
The 63rd annual Elting Memorial Library Fair will be held Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here are 12 reasons you should check it out, along with photos dating back over 60 years.
“The water was colder than I thought it would be,” said Village of New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers as he emerged dripping wet from the Dunk Tank at the Taste of New Paltz food festival last Sunday. One of nine elected officials, business-owners and other local “celebrities” who volunteered for the Dunk Tank, the mayor said that he got the plunge “at least 20 times” during his half-hour shift. “My daughter sunk me, so I’m disappointed in her.” Another who succeeded in hitting the target was five-year-old Asher Libolt, who didn’t seem to have any political axe to grind; “I dunked Mayor Rogers because I thought it would be fun,” he said, proudly wearing his “I Made a Splash” sticker.
Over the years, the youth program has participated in countless fundraising events, activities and programs, and all of that hard work has paid off.
While there was plenty to hear, see, do and eat at all three main locations — not to mention a book sale at the Gardiner Library and sidewalk pop-up shops in front of various Main Street businesses — the big news of this year’s event was the return of Majestic Park as a major scene of the action.
The Survival of the Shawangunks is arguably one of the most grueling and unusual triathlons in the world.
Due to some helping hands and major machinery, six acres of new soccer fields are currently being built at the Field of Dreams off Libertyville Road in New Paltz for the town’s youth recreation league.
This column includes tidbits from local papers about the amazing volunteer effort that took place to build the Hasbrouck Park playground in September of 1995. Enjoy these words of 25 years ago:
Olivia Treubig’s “The Lotus Seed Project” is primarily an initiative to introduce yoga and mindfulness to more people, she says, doing so in settings other than the traditional yoga studio and with a focus on community and healing. Her efforts extend to both adults and children.