Nestled in the hills of the Hudson Valley is the town of Rosendale.  This seemingly sleepy town overflows with creative professionals that connect with its artsy independent vibe.  In the center of Main St. is the Rosendale Theatre, a cultural and economic hub for the town. Before the theatre opened […]

The SUNY New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts will feature its own “New Play Festival” on campus for the first time. The New Play Festival (NPF) was organized by a committee including Nancy Saklad, the SUNY Department of Theatre Arts faculty director; Robert Miller, a communications professor; Laurence Carr, a professor […]

A lot of people like lucky numbers. How is this one for you? 596. According to the documentary Gasland, which was screened at SUNY New Paltz just before Thanksgiving break, that is the number of chemicals that are placed into the hydrofracking mixture used to bring up natural gas from […]

For the past 11 years, for a few days in October, film lovers flock to the small town of Woodstock in upstate New York, hoping to catch a glimpse of the reality of film making. It’s also a chance for people to possibly run into celebrities and to be the […]

Hudson Valley artists gathered at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend to strut their stuff at the 29th  Annual Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. The Labor Day fair, which mirrors the Memorial Day fair at the beginning of the summer season, is reserved exclusively for artists with […]

The sixth season of Faculty Poets Present began Monday, Sept. 13 with readings by SUNY New Paltz professors Howie Good and Larry Carr. Students and teachers alike filled the seats of the Honors Center in SUNY New Paltz’s College Hall to experience the work of these accomplished professors and poets. […]

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On Saturday, September 4, the first annual Hudson Valley Green Festival closed with an energetic performance by nationally acclaimed band Blues Traveler. The band is most well-known for their songs, “But Anyway,” “Run Around,” and “Hook.” Less known is their love for the Hudson Valley and efforts to leave behind […]

Natalie Minewski, 83, sat patiently in the lobby of Woodland Pond retirement community in New Paltz, N.Y. Her small, fragile frame rose surprisingly quickly when she spotted the large painting coming through the front doors. “Nope, I didn’t paint that. I think it might have been one of my husband’s […]

He stood in front of the photographs and spoke in a monotone voice, never removing his sunglasses. He wore a black button-down shirt and his fingers were laced with silver rings. His graying beard reached the middle of his chest. He was the photographer responsible for the silver color of […]

Do Polaroid pictures come to mind at the mention of the name Andy Warhol? Most likely not; however, Warhol did experiment with this art form, as shown in a recent exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA). “[It’s an] interesting element you wouldn’t expect-think Warhol, I thought screen […]

A group gathered in front of Village Hall, doling out bright red masquerade masks to anyone who was curious enough to wander near the van. Children ran around, dressed as crayons, zebras and trees. A woman with a black painted face wore a beak and chatted with a polar bear. These people were all participants in […]

After following the winding driveway to a warehouse that seems fit for either a kick-ass rave or an installment in the SAW series, you’ve reached Tiger Piss’ practice space. Inside this murky musicians’ hideaway are random relics of what used to occupy the space: wheelchairs, tractors and old time-clocks. Among this […]

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