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Important Phone Numbers and Links
911 for fire, police, and ambulance
For gas odors (800) 942-8274
Poison Control: (800) 222-1222
All of the above are available 24/7.
New Paltz Times
The Gardiner Green Market goes indoors to the Gardiner Library community room for the colder months. Join Dancing Meadow Farm, Liberty View Farm, Magic Baking, Three Sisters Farm, Acorn Hill Farm, Brookside Farm, Brook Farm, Insook's Farm and other purveyors of local food. From November to April, the market will be held the third Saturday of each month from 11-3pm.
New Paltz Market
Held one Saturday a month at the community center behind Town Hall (Veteran Dr. off 32 north of the village)
Held one Sunday a month10am to 2pm inside the Rosendale Community Center (1055 Rt. 32) . Free coffee, tea, live music and Wifi at every market. Call 845-339-0819 or click here.
Bright Beginnings - 8 Brookside Rd, New Paltz - 256-9657
Kid's Klub Child Care Ctr - 23 N Chestnut, New Paltz 2552091
Little Explorer's Nursery and Daycare Ctr - 304 Route 32 N, New Paltz 256-2299
Migrant Child Care Program - Rt 32 N, New Paltz - 255-7571
Munchkin Meadow Child Care - 290 Burnt Meadow Road, Gardiner (845) 802 - 3366
New Paltz Child Care Center - 31 Sunset Rdg, New Paltz - 256-0446
Playhouse - 2547 Route 44 55, Gardiner - (845) 255-6155
Sunshine Nursery School - 166 Main St Gardiner, NY
Local Music Venues
Snug Harbour, New Paltz- 255-9800 - Open Mike every Thurs at 10pm
Bacchus, 4 S. Chestnut st, New Paltz NY 12561. 255-8636 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabaloosa (and upstairs club Oasis), 58 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561. 845-255-2400
At Oasis: Tues are Jazz night, Wed are open mic, Thurs-Sat are live bands. Please confirm with venue.
Slash Root Cafe, 60 Main Street New Paltz, NY 12561. (845) 633-8330
Open Mic Thur 8pm . Jazz Hootenany Jam Sun 1pm
New Paltz's Music Store Café at Root Note Music Shop
Open Mics are EVERY Monday night at 8:00 PM. 58 Main Street, New Paltz. (845) 750-5892.
Signups at 7:00 PM .
Water Street Market , New Paltz -Outdoor events starting mid-June.
Free live and familiy friendly music Thurs 7 - 8:30pm
Free films Mons at dusk with free popcorn
In Jul and Aug movies on Sat nite
SUNY - New Paltz musical events
ASK (Art Society of Kingston) Gallery - Kingston NY
Hosts Swing Dance and Live Music events
Rondout Music Lounge, 21 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Open Mic on Weds. 8:30pm
Bardovan Theatre - Poughkeepsie, NY and
U.PA.C. (Ulster Performing Arts Center) - Kingston, NY
Also the place to see Met Opera HD . These are live performances.
The Falcon - Marlboro, NY
Fabulous club along the Hudson especially for JAZZ!!
Market Market - Rosendale NY - First Thursday - live music showcase.
Last Thursday - Open Mic - all performers welcome
Rosendale Cafe - Local Singer Songwriter nights on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 8PM
High Falls Cafe - see Acoustic Thursdays 6PM.
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY musical events. Also see below for Francis Lehman Loeb Art Gallery which hosts events especially on Thurs nights.
Beacon Sloop Club, Beacon NY- first Friday of the month at 6:30. Pot-luck and sing-along.
Madrigal singing- see Gardiner Library Music Club's own classes taught by Mary Ann Osgood.
New York School of Music, Walden NY
Open Mikes on last Friday of the Month. Also Acoustic Tuesdays in the Quarter-note Cafe.
SUNY New Paltz Community Chorale - Wednesday nights 7:00pm
in New Paltz during school term.
Shape-note singing -also known as Sacred-Harp though it is a cappella. Sundays noon at Bard Hall at Bard College. Sing music dating back to Colonial Days. Open to the public.
- rehearsals Thursday nights in Kingston.
New Paltz Community Singers - meet 2nd and 4th Tues at Quaker Meeting House from 7-8:30 pm.
Songs from the book Rise up Singing. Email; email@example.com
Local Musicians (check the Library's Local Music Collection)
Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus
Evergreen Women's A capella Harmony , Poughkepsie- contact Eileen at 845-297-0964 or email Evergreenchorus1@yahoo.com
Amy Laber and David Kraii - also check out a live performance at the Town Crier Cafe on YouTube.com
Kartuli Ensemble - polyphonic vocal music from the Republic of Georgia
Techno Jon - our own Teen Tech Tutor volunteer who makes electronic music.
Kairos Consort - a vocal ensemble in Ulster county.
Community Playback Theatre, Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Road, Highland, NY - Admission $8.00. For information call: 691-4118
This is improv theatre. Stories from members of the audience are acted out. Great community-building activity.
90 Miles off B'way
Freestyle Frolic- twice-monthly Saturday Evening dances 8:30pm - 1am. At 389 Broadway (Knights of Columbus Hall)in midtown Kingston.
Adults $5 Teens & Seniors $2. 845-658-8319 and "the Frolic' group on facebook . Also http://www.FreestyleFrolic.org
Argentine Tango Classes in New Paltz
Dance at the Living Seed Yoga and Holistic Healing Center, New Paltz:
African Drum with Amadou Diallo Sunday's 11-12pm Traditional West African Djembe and Djun Djun
Please bring a Djembe, call Amadou if you need a drum for class. $15 Call Amadou for questions 658-7104 or Moustapha 633-0541
African Dance with Assane Sunday's 12-1:30pm Traditional West African Dance, $15
Call Assane for questions 399-6488
Argentine Tango with Nina Jirka, Maggie & Carina Moeller Saturday's
Beginners 4:30pm-5:30pm Intermediate 5:30pm-6:30pm El Gato Negro Practica (Tango Dance Practice)6:30-7:30pm
Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale NY
The Rosendale Theatre Collective is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale Theatre and enhancing the cultural life and economic vitality of Rosendale and Ulster County through film, the performing arts, and educational programming.
Also click here for more info.
First Saturdays of the month - Kingston, NY
Second Saturdays of the month - Beacon, NY
Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries houses Dia Art Foundation's renowned collection of art from the 1960s to the present.
Third Saturdays of the month - New Paltz, NY
SUNY New Paltz - Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY- Francis Loehman Loeb Gallery
Check out late night Thursdays
Storm King Art Center , New Windsor, NY
pay-what-you-wish on last Thurs of Jun, Jul and Aug
See ArtAlongTheHudson.com for a Studio Tours Google map and info about self-guided tours to Hudson Valley Artists
Opus 40- bluestone earthwork created by Harvey Fife. One can walk through, around, and over it, from the deepest recesses of its subterranean pathways (16 feet below ground) and up to the nine-ton monolith that is the epicenter and summit of the sculpture (three stories above ground). Also presents concerts, theatre, and art shows.
50 Fite Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
Open to the public May 19 - Oct 11:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Holiday Mondays
$10 per adult, $7 students and seniors, $3 school age children (age 7-12). Children under 6 free with an adult.
Local Authors (check out the Library's collection)
Iza Trapani - children's book author of Rufus and Friends, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle little star, What am I?
LocalBook Clubs (check out the Library's own Tiny Book Club meeting 1st Thurs of the month at 3pm)
Sci-fi book club at Half Moon Books, 34 N Front St, Kingston NY 845-331-5439- 3rd Sunday of the month 11am
Community Centers/ Youth Centers
New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive
Classes and Clubs for Seniors, Toddlers and everyone else including Mahhjong, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance, Zumba, martial Arts
New Paltz Youth Program , 220 Main Street
The New Paltz Youth Program offers year-round educational, recreational and social opportunities for New Paltz Middle School and High School students
Rosendale Rec Center, Rosendale nY- youth program. Farmer's Market etc.
Living Seed Yoga and Holistic Healing Center, New Paltz - Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance
Uptown Attic, 133 Main St
Salvation Army, 61 North Chestnut St, New Paltz, NY- Family Day is Wednesday where many items are half-price.
Twice Blessed Thrift Shop, Reformed Church of New Paltz- Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10-1.
Salvation Army, 884 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY - Family Day is Wednesday where many items are half-price.
Goodwill, 1354 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY
Fairly New Thrift Shop, Kingston NY - W 9:30-12, Th 12-2:30, F 1-4
Aid Tibet Thrift Shop, 875 State Route 28, Kingston, NY - 11-5pm daily
Happy Apple Thrift Shop. 24 East O'Reilly St, Kingston NY 845-338-0833 Open 10-4pm Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri
People's Place, 773 Broadway 845-338-4030 open 10-1pm Mon-Fri and 2nd Sat of the month
Church of Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove St 845-331-6796 open Sat from 9-noon
Half-Moon Books,35 N Front St 845 331-5439 now has a thrift shop in the basement
High Falls Flea Market, Route 213 High Falls NY open weekends from May 6 until last weekend in Oct.
Judy Go Vintage, 848 Route 32 , Tillson, NY
Surviving Sisters Boutique, Hyde Park, NY
Northern Dutchess Hospital Thrift Shop, Montgomery St, Rheinbeck NY - 11-4pm daily except Sunday
Donna Halstead Memorial Thrift Store, First United Methodist Chruch, 57 Vineyard Ave, Highland NY - Tues & Thurs 1-3pm, Sat 10-2pm