Sunday, May 2, 6:30 pm
Gardiner Reform Church, route 44/55 in center of Gardiner
Free to the public
"Rethinking Habitat," an illustrated lecture by Hatti Langsford
Minnewaska State Park Preserve's Naturalist and Education Director shares her recent ideas about the aesthetics of a habitat for humans and wildlife, demonstrating why it is vitally important to preserve both upper and lower slopes of the Shawangunk Ridge. Don't miss this original talk by a brilliant local naturalist!
It ain't over till the timber rattlesnake and the peregrine falcon sing ...
Contrary to public impression, the Awosting Reserve plan for hundreds of houses on the ridge is still very much alive. The meeting will kick off the Spring Save the Ridge Campaign. Come hear the latest news, get a free new lawn sign to replace your dirty or stolen one, learn what you can do to help save this sacred land.
Inquiries to email@example.com or 895-5577.
Save The Ridge Party
When: Saturday, Feb. 7th from 8 pm to 1 am
857 Plains Road at the hamlet of Wallkill airport (from New Paltz or Gardiner, go S on 208, left on New Hurley Road at the church and sign for airport, then immediately right on Plains Road to the big sign for CAVU)
Admission $10 at the door, includes fingerfood, music, surprise entertainment.
Clear your calendars, postpone that vacation - this one you won't want to miss! We are going to get together and celebrate our tumultuous, wonderful, successful first year as an extended family whose members came together to SAVE THE RIDGE (It ainıt over yet.)
Come join us to party, celebrate, and DANCE to the irresistible dance music of SOUL PURPOSE
(playing your favorite soul, motown, swing, and good old rock 'n' roll).
A note on sponsorship:
We only want to ask ten dollars from partygoers so theyıll have some $$ left for drinks, and we do not want to use any money that was donated for the purpose of saving the ridge. Therefore weıre asking for some SPONSORS to chip in a few extra bucks, say 50 or 100, or whatever you can, to defray the actual cost of the venue and the band (both of which are donating part of their normal charge because theyıre supporters). Please mail checks to STR, PO Box 326, Wallkill NY 12589. Be sure to mark your check "party" in the memo line, and mention under what name you would like your sponsorship listed.
If you want to help plan it, host it, cook for it, play or perform at it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shawangunk Ridge Free Lecture series.
During January and February 2004, the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership will present six lectures about the biodiversity and open space value of the Shawangunk Mountains. Please click here for schedule of events and contact information.
Two Book Signings at Ariel Booksellers to Support Save the Ridge
Saturday, November 29th, 3-5 pm:
Steve Jordan will be at Ariel Booksellers
(New Paltz Main Street, next to Starbucks) signing copies of his new book,
Strength Beauty Spirit: Images of The Mohonk Preserve and Shawangunk Ridge
Sunday, December 7th, 3-5 pm,
Hardie Truesdale will be at Ariel Booksellers
signing copies of his new book, Hudson River Journey: Images from Lake Tear
in the Clouds to New York Harbor ($29.95).
The authors of both these beautiful photography books are donating a portion
of the proceeds from the signings to Save the Ridge.
Saturday, Decemeber 20, 4:30-7:30 pm
Liza Mills,a New Paltz/Gardiner resident for over ten years just finished her Masters in Sculpture at suny New Paltz, and is inviting all STR'ers to her thesis show.
Altered Ridge: Multi-media exhibition of conceptual art work related to the preservation of the Shawangunk Ridge will be on display at The Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center from December 13-December 20, 2003. The exhibition includes scale models for site-specific art works, a video, and large actual sculptural works.