Events Government The Community of
New Paltz, NY

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Things that make New Paltz New Paltz

January

Hudson Valley Rail Trail Winterfest
Horse drawn sleigh rides, snow shoeing, x-country skiing and chef's ice carving competition in Highland. 845-483-0428

February

New Paltz Winter Carnival
(First Saturday of the month)
Ice Carving demo, Outhouse races, cross country skiing and snowshoe events, hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookie contests. New Paltz Recreation Department.  845-255-3631

April

Easter Egg Hunt
(Within a week of Easter)
Held on Huguenot Street.  
New Paltz Youth Program.  845-255-5140

Clean Sweep
(Fourth Saturday of the month)
Community volunteers join together and clean up the parks, sidewalks and streets of New Paltz.  New Paltz Chamber of Commerce.  845-255-0243

Little League Opening Day
(Third or Fourth Saturday of the month)
Parade of the teams followed by food and fun at the Ulster County Fairgrounds.  New Paltz Baseball Association.  

May

Opening Day at Huguenot Street
(Early May)
Tour the stone houses and church on "the oldest street in America."  Guides in period costume.  Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz.  845-255-1660.  Huguenot Street

New Paltz Regatta
(Early May)
Parade, canoe, kayak and homemade boats compete on the Wallkill River.
New Paltz Regatta

Phools Parade
(third Saturday)
Middle School - Main Street
Get Your ART On! Whether you choose to push a sculpture, engage in performance art or fashion costumes, banners, puppets, etc. All ages and skill levels are welcomed and encouraged; this is a family-friendly parade. Group projects are especially welcome! Contact: Eileen Hedley: 845-255-6724
www.phoolsparade.com

Memorial Day Parade, New Paltz
(May 30)
Veterans, police, firemen, politicians, scouts, high school band.  Veterans of Foreign Wars.  845-255-8497

Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Craft Fair
(Memorial Day Weekend)
More than 300 craftspeople and artists, continuous demonstrations, furniture and architectural crafts, specialty foods, healthcare products, children's tent, entertainment.  Sat-Sun, 10-6, Mon 10-4.  845-245-3414 or 679-8087,  Ulster County Fairgrounds.  www.quailhollow.com

June

New Paltz Pride March & Festival
(Early June)
Sponsored by the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community, www.lgbtqcenter.org. March down Main Street to Hasbrouck Park. Festival at Hasbrouck Park until 5pm. Live music, food, entertainment for all ages!

New Paltz Challenge
Half Marathon & Family 5K
(Father's Day)
Sponsored by the New Paltz Regioinal Chamber of Commerce, http://www.newpaltzchamber.org. Both races will begin at the corner of Main Street and Huguenot Street, New Paltz and will trace a loop north on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail to Rosendale and south again to finish at The Gilded Otter Brewing Co.

 July

Independence Day Celebration - New Paltz
(the Saturday nearest July 4th)
Music, food and festivities, fireworks at dusk, Ulster County Fairgrounds.  845-255-0604

Elting Memorial Library Fair
(First weekend in July)
The biggest used book sale in the area, as well as food and craft booths, yard sale items, plants, etc.  Main Street, New Paltz.  Elting Library Friends.  845-255-5030

St. Joseph's Festa
Family Fair with rides and food, games of skill and chance, craft booths and music.  St. Joseph's Church.  845-255-5635

Antique Car Show / Flea Market
mid-July
New Paltz Fire Station #2
www.newpaltzfire.org

Hudson Valley Summer Music Festival
Free outdoor concerts at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz.  Thursday, 7 PM.  
Village of New Paltz.  845-691-6008

August

Ulster County Fair
(First weekend in August)
Old time county fair with rides, food, entertainment, horse shows and 4-H booths.  Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz. 845-255-1380

Colonial Street Festival
Tour the stone houses and church on "the oldest street in America."  Guides in period costume.  Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz.  845-255-1660.  Huguenot Street

YMCA Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Professional and amateur golfers team up to play the beautiful Wiltwyck golf course in this fundraiser for local YMCA's.  YMCA of Southeast Ulster.  845-256

Hudson Valley Ribfest
(Third weekend in August)
Ribfest and BBQ Contest
Ulster County Fairgrounds
www.hudsonvalleyribfest.org

Antique Car Show
(Every Saturday night)
Firestation #2, New Paltz.

September

Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Craft Fair
(Labor Day Weekend)
More than 300 craftspeople and artists, continuous demonstrations, furniture and architectural crafts, specialty foods, healthcare products, children's tent, entertainment.  Sat-Sun, 10-6, Mon 10-4.  845-245-3414 or 679-8087,  Ulster County Fairgrounds.  www.quailhollow.com

Taste of New Paltz
(mid-September)
Family fun, fabulous foods - a taste of our local restaurants, wineries, businesses, artists, farm markets.  Children's events, rain or shine under the tents.  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz.  845-255-1380.

Gardiner Day
(mid-September)
Clowns, entertainment, games, petting zoo and delicious food.  Majestic Park, Gardiner.  845-255-9675

Gardiner Library Annual Book Sale
(mid-September)
popular fiction, children's books, movies, music, travel, classic literature, biography, history, parenting, cookbooks, arts and recreation, self-help, and antique books. All proceeds benefit the Gardiner Library. 133 Farmer's Turnpike, off Rt. 44/55. www.gardinerlibrary.org    845-255-1255

Hudson River Ramble
100 guided walking, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and equestrian events throughout the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area from the Capital Region to Westchester County and Manhattan.  Free program booklet or information:  800-453-6665, 845-334-9574 or www.hvnet.com

Mohonk Preserve Residents' Day/Week
Free admission to Mohonk Preserve for residents of surrounding counties.  www.mohonkpreserve.org 

October

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament
A fun day of golf at one of our beautiful local courses.  Dinner, prizes, fun.  845-255-0243
www.newpaltzchamber.org

Farm Day
(early October)
Come spend the day at Phillies Bridge Farm, a Community Supported Agriculture farm.  Food, fun, animals and more.   Phillies Bridge Farm Project, Gardiner. 845-256-9108

Dutch Reformed Church Apple Festival
(early October)
Apple pies, baked apple goods, crafts, family fun.  Huguenot Street, New Paltz.  845-255-6340

Celebration of the Arts
(Columbus Day Weekend)
http://www.celebrationofthearts.net/COTA.html

Crop Walk
(Sunday, Mid-month)
Fundraising walk sponsored to benefit world hunger needs and Family of New Paltz.  Sponsored by the New Paltz Christian Clergy Association.  845-255-0857.

Unity in Diversity Festival
(mid-October)
Booths, performances, food.  A celebration of diversity.  Hasbrouck Park, New Paltz.  845-255-1413.

Halloween Parade
(Halloween)
6 p.m. for all ghosts and goblins.  Starts on Main Street and Manheim Boulevard in New Paltz and ends at the Fire House where the Lion's Club distributes apples and candy.

Night of 100 Pumpkins
Halloween from 6:00-8:00PM
Pumpkin carvers of all ages bring their pumpkin creations to The Bakery. Judging takes place on Halloween morning. Enjoy free cocoa, hot cider and pumpkin bread.  Click here to find more information and photos of previous events.

Haunted House at the Teen Seen
Halloween and the two nights before, 6-10 p.m., 220 Main Street, New Paltz.  New Paltz Youth Program, 845-255-5140.

November

Unison Arts & Learning Center's Annual Auction
Fabulous items auctioned.  68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz.  845-255-1559.
www.unisonarts.org

SUNY New Paltz Open House
845-257-1212

Church Holiday Fairs and Crafts Sales
(Late November/Early December)
Various organizations, including Unison Arts.

International Pickle Festival
Various countries represented and local vendors of anything pickled.  Contests, door prizes.  Rosendale.  658-9649
www.picklefest.com

December

Tree Lighting
(First Sunday in December)
Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz.  

 

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