Mothers and others will form a human chain in New Paltz this Sunday, May 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. as a call to shut down Indian Point. The tragic nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan is proving to be a frightening reminder of what could go wrong here. While Governor Andrew Cuomo is in favor of shutting down Indian Point, it’s far from closing. So, if you’re a mom, have a mom, want to be a mom or know a mom, attend the human (daisy) chain on Mother’s Day. Bring a daisy or another flower of your choice. Participants will hold or wear the flowers to celebrate nature, life, simplicity and beauty. The chain will start on Route 299 near the Wallkill View Farm Market. The rain date is Sunday, May 15.
Work by Lisa DeMaria to be on display at LaBella Bistro
Photographs by Lisa DeMaria will be on display at LaBella Bistro in New Paltz on May 12 through June 10. An artist’s reception will take place on Sunday, May 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 255-2633 or visit wwwlabellpizzabistro.com.
ZBA meeting cancelled
The May 10 Town of New Paltz Zoning Board of Appeals meeting has been rescheduled for May 24 at 7 p.m.
Friends of the Gardiner Library to hold plant sale
The Friends of the Gardiner Library will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gardiner Town Hall on Route 44/55 in Gardiner. There will be a large variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables, all at a reasonable price to help you get your garden started. Planters and hanging baskets will also be available.
Painting workshops at the Gardiner Library
The Gardiner Library will host a series of children’s paint-outs on Saturdays in May with local art teachers and artists Pattie Eakin, Heidi Meier DiPonio and Cynthia O’Herron. Sign-up is available at the Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike or by calling 255-1255. Further information is available www.gardinerlibrary.org.
Looking for restaurants for Eat to Ride/Ride to Eat
The New Paltz Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee will hold its fourth annual Eat to Ride/Ride to Eat restaurant discount week on May 16-22. Over the next several weeks, committee members will be speaking to New Paltz restaurants about participating. More details for potential diners will be announced as the week approaches. If you own or operate a restaurant and have questions, please contact William Weinstein, committee chair, at 255-2070, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film and live dance sponsored by Rehabilitation Through the Arts
The screening of Dancing Freedom -- a film about the dance and theater program at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility for men -- will be presented this Saturday, May 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rosendale Theatre on Main Street. And for the first time as free men, several participants of the dance/theater program will be on hand to answer questions, along with film editor Sky Gewant, choreographer/director Susan Slotnick and dance assistant director Bethany Wootan
In addition, the Figures in Flight Dance Company will also perform, followed by a “light fare” reception. The cost is $10. For more information, call Michael at 943-8633. Proceeds will benefit Rehabilitation Through the Arts and the Figures in Flight Dance Company.
Donate to Unison’s barn sale
Unison is currently accepting donated items for its spring barn sale, which will take place on May 28-30. Please drop off items at Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road in New Paltz, Monday-Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Suggested donations include art, small appliances, small furniture, collectibles, sporting equipment, children’s items, books, tools, new/gently used clothes or kitchenware. Clean house and support your local arts center at the same time. Call 255-1559 for more information or visit www.unisonarts.org.
On Thursday, May 12, beginning at 10 p.m., hydrants and water lines in the village and town of New Paltz will be flushed. This process will continue through the night and be completed by the following morning. This may cause a discoloration of the water servicing your home. To resolve this problem, let your water run until it is clear.
Register for the Southern Ulster Yard Sale
Memorial Day weekend marks the return of the Southern Ulster Yard Sale. The sixth annual event will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $3 for individual locations or $15 for a group location. Registration fees are used to advertise the sale. To sign up, interested residents in participating towns should call their own Town Hall and ask for the following individuals: Lloyd -- Wendy, 691-2144; Marlborough -- Tina, 795-2220; New Paltz -- Guy, 255-0604, ext. 1; Plattekill -- Barbara, 883-7331
The deadline to register is Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m. Addresses received after that time will not be included on the master list for distribution.
Town-wide clean-up in Gardiner
A town-wide road clean-up will take place in Gardiner on May 6, 7 and 8. Bags are available at the Gardiner Town Hall, the Gardiner Library and Majestic’s Hardware. Volunteers are asked to leave filled bags on the roadside for pick-up on May 9.
Join garden columnist Lee Reich for his annual garden sale of rare and easy-to-grow fruiting and ornamental plants and other garden-related items. The event takes place at Lee’s garden at 387 Springtown Road in New Paltz on Sunday, May 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 255-0417 or e-mail email@example.com.
Ninety Miles Off Broadway to perform “Grey Gardens” Ninety Miles Off Broadway will perform its spring musical “Grey Gardens” at New Paltz High School on May 6, May 7, May 13 and May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m. The play is based on the true story of Big & Little Edie Beal, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy, featured in the cult classic documentary “Grey Gardens.”
Tickets are $10 for 90 Miles members, New Paltz High School students and groups of 10 or more; $12 for students, seniors and advance sales; and $15 at the door. For tickets, reservations and information, call 256-9657 or visit www.ninetymilesoffbroadway.com.
New Paltz-Gardiner seniors to meet
The New Paltz-Gardiner senior meetings for May will be held on May 11 and May 25, 1:30 p.m., at the VFW Hall on Route 208 in New Paltz. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. On May 11, Rosalyn Cherry will talk about clutter. On May 25, David Rossiter will discuss astronomy. A trip to the Westchester Broadway Theater to see a trapeze artist perform from the French LeCirque is planned for June 7. The price is $52 for residents and $57 for non-residents. The group will hold its spring dance at Twin Lakes in Hurley on June 15. The price is $24. For more information, call Bella at 256-9726.