The Huntington Fall Festival is a classic Long Island event. Every year on Columbus Day weekend, the four-day festival takes up Hecksher Park and the surrounding roads. The family-friendly event includes rides, games, food, live music and more. This year, for the first time since COVID-19, the fair took place […]
Tony Speciale, a playwright who is the founder of Plastic Theater, has been intrigued by the true events surrounding Harvard’s Secret Court of 1920 for almost 18 years. In 1920, Harvard formed a secret court to handle accusations of “homosexual activity” following the suicide of one student. Men both connected […]
Despite the fact that the United States is among the wealthiest nations on the planet, it is still home to one of the largest homeless populations in the world. According to an annual point-in-time count by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, approximately 580,466 people experienced homelessness in 2020. […]
In this episode of PaltzCast, join Jack Hupert, Gage Mags, and Mary Rink for a deep dive into the extraterrestrial folklore of Pine Bush, New York. Join in on a visit to the town’s annual UFO fair and meet some colorful enthusiasts. Produces for Brett Barry’s Podcasting class.
Ali Muhammad, leader of Melanin Unchained, is no stranger to local activism, from participating in community cleanup events and clothing drives to leading Melanin Unchained, a Newburgh-based non-profit organization. Community development and enrichment are at the center of Muhammad’s goals, stating in an interview, “a city that supports one another […]
In this episode of PaltzCast, join Leija Rothenberg, Ryan Resta, and Andrew Wright, as they meet owners of restaurants just outside of New Paltz and talk about their specialties, day-to-day routines, and struggles. Produced for Brett Barry’s Podcasting class.
The college’s first theater production with a live audience premiered on Sept. 30. One student recounts what it was like to witness the show. Fully masked people huddled in the lobby of McKenna Theatre on Sept. 30, waiting for the doors to open. The room was abuzz with excitement, from […]
The LGBTQ community was already marginalized and in greater need of mental health services. In the eyes of many health professionals, the coronavirus pandemic only made that need more apparent. Warning: This story contains mentions of discrimination against the LGBTQ community, suicide, and mentions of sexual assault that some readers […]
The pandemic changed the way that Hudson Valley social justice groups organized, but many saw their involvement increase as a result of George Floyd’s murder. These groups, and the people who study them, weigh in on how the internet changed how individuals react to the Black Lives Matter movement. Warning: […]
Edited and packaged by Austin Kong How can a nonprofit, educational and cultural charitable theater survive during the COVID-19 pandemic? Movie theaters are among many entertainment businesses that don’t have a clear pathway to recovery. The Rosendale Theatre Collective is a nonprofit, independent company dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale […]
In the world of COVID-19, keeping an active social circle can be hard. Lucky for one group, they’ve discovered a fantasyland that they can travel to at any time they want. The land in question is the one of “Dungeons & Dragons,” a fantasy roleplaying game created in 1974 by […]
SUNY New Paltz Faculty Senate passed a resolution on Dec. 3, co-authored by Scott Minkoff and Brian Obach, that calls for the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) to end their investments into the fossil fuel industry. SUNY New Paltz is a large client of TIAA. “How can […]
COVID-19 has wrecked our world like we’ve never seen before. Businesses were forced to shut down, streets remained quiet for months and homes turned into offices. The movie industry was especially hit by the pandemic. The shutdown of movie theaters all across the world stopped films from being screened live. […]
Two disabled homeless women struggle to survive and search for affordable housing, in Kingston, during a global pandemic.
Patrick Dati, rape survivor of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy, reflects on his abusive life in his book: “I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out.” As a survivor of Gacy, Dati’s story immediately hit news outlets, and his experiences of domestic abuse, whether familial or marital, shed light on sexual violence and domestic abuse.
In the digital age, cyberstalking is now a threat to many people who keep sacred information online, especially women with abusive partners.
Emma Cariello explores the niche appeal the A24 film studio brings to young moviegoers and what makes their works so iconic. – Edited and packaged by Jared LaBrecque
A Q&A with researcher Dr. Maria Saxton reveals the environmental impacts and other benefits of tiny house living, written by Gillian Hamilton.