New Paltz

Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music with Craig Harris

May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Craig Harris presents his new book, 'Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow', at The Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz (6 Church Street).

Despite centuries of suppression and oppression, American Indian music survives today as a profound cultural force. Harris' book celebrates in depth the vibrant soundscape of Native North America, from the “heartbeat” of intertribal drums and “warble” of Native flutes to contemporary rock, hip-hop, and electronic music.  Read more

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Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

May 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

At the Inquiring Minds Bookstore New Paltz (6 Church Street) Authors, Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Arlene Hirschfelder, and Shannon Rothenberger Flynn present Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples, which traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more.  Read more

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Local Author Stefan Bolz Reads From His New Book, 'The Traveler'

May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Local author, Stefan Bolz presents his new coming-of-age story, The Traveler at Inquiring Minds Bookstore (6 Church Street, New Paltz). Twelve-year-old Tee is an apprentice with her father, a master blacksmith. When he dies unexpectedly, she discovers a notebook hidden inside a secret drawer in his workshop. In it, she finds detailed instructions to build a device to travel back in time. Grief stricken she begins but is soon caught between her fervent wish to see her father again and the sheer impossibility of her task. . "Stefan Bolz's writing is not merely inventive but lyrical, almost mystical. You can't help but fall under the spell of the worlds he creates, the characters he gives life to. He's one of that vanguard of authors bringing speculative fiction into a new silver age." -Samuel Peralta, award-winning author and creator of 'The Future Chronicles'

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Jacques Serge Charlas, Five Decades of Creative Photography at Atelier Progressif

Dear Friends and Art Lovers,

We invite you to join us at the opening of Jacques Serge Charlas, Five Decades of Creative Photography at Atelier Progressif on Friday, May 6th, at 6:00 PM.

 

The Exhibition will showcase Jacques Charlas’ oeuvre including his first project in the early 1970s documenting the disappearance of Paris’ central market, Les Halles; the El Salvador revolution in the late 70s; coverage of the Soviet-Afghan War in the early 80s; and his story on Wall Street greed.  Later works in the show include Mr. Charlas’ Faces project, produced in the 90s, which portrays deeply surreal images found in ordinary objects; and his most recent body of work, in which he uses the camera as a brush and light as color to create digital paintings of contemporary abstract images.  

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Celebrity Waiter Event at Peekamoose June 4th

The only thing serious about this event is the cause! The fun gets underway at Noon sharp when the Celebrity Waiters will greet you and guide you through this extra ordinary event. The Waiters will be competing as to whom will get the most “Tips”, all of which are donated to the Margaretville Health Foundation. If you usually tip 20% you might want to have more “Tip Bucks” available as they will pamper and entertain you for more. You can ask them to sing your favorite song, dance with you, play you a tune or tell a joke or two. Bring your imagination and make your Celebrity Waiter work for his “tip”.

Can’t wait to join us? Reserve now. The luncheon is $60 not including tips. Can’t be there? Donate a tip and tell us which waiter should get it. More information? Contact Penny Vaccaro 845-586-2631 Ext. 3181 or email [email protected].

John Faso: Experienced politician faces voters who are fed up with "insiders"

Above: John Faso. Image via the Faso campaign.

In the increasingly negative race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th Congressional District, former State Assembly Minority Leader John Faso has all the hallmarks of a traditional general election contender. But that might not help him, because 2016 is no traditional election year.

Nationally, maverick candidate Donald Trump has ousted more traditional Republican candidates from the race for president. In the race for the 19th Congressional District, which represents the Catskills and Hudson Valley, Faso’s opponents hope to do the same to him.

Faso, a Republican, began his campaign for Congress with high name recognition and a time-tested fundraising apparatus. He spent 16 years in the New York State Assembly from 1987 to 2002 and made an unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial bid in 2006 against Democrat Elliot Spitzer.

Now, Faso's status as an experienced politician and elected official has become both a blessing and a curse.  Read more

Fun, Fast and Furious Celebrity Waiter Event. Join us June 4th at Peekamoose

Reserve and join in the fun! Fast furious and friendly competition for "Tips". Join us on June 4th from Noon to 2pm and enjoy the luncheon prepared especially for this event by Peekamoose Restaurant. For reservations and information contact Penny Vaccaro 845-586-2631 or email [email protected].

Presidential primary day in the Catskills

Above: Photo by Justin Grimes, via Flickr. 

For New York state voters who are registered with a political party, today--April 19, 2016--is the day to vote in New York state's presidential primary election.

It's one of the most exciting primary races in years, with Donald Trump expecting a landslide of Republican votes in his race against Ted Cruz and John Kasich while Hilary Clinton dukes it out with Bernie Sanders for the state's Democratic voters. 

The national and international press is watching New York voters--including some in the Catskills--as they go to the polls today.  Read more

Beacon Dog Park Fundraiser at Robibero Family Vineyards

April 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

Fundraiser for Beacon Dog Park, featuring silent auction, dog obstacle course, food, wind, vendors and more!

Live music with Keith Newman from 1pm - 4pm.

 

 

 

 

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