Monday, September 5, 2016

Music in the Field

Posted By on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge 14114883_1421769231184366_5040721592869928253_o.jpg

Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz is one of those wooden wonderlands with a sand pit full of toys to share, multiple types of slides, and a system of secret passageways. It was built by community volunteers and organizations, and is used often by the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School during their school day. Classes walk over from just a couple blocks away. On Saturday, September 17th, the school is hosting a fundraiser for that sweet collaboration between school and park.

The Mountain Laurel Waldorf School began in 1983 as a kindergarten founded by parents, and has grown over the years to provide early childhood education through 8th grade in the Waldorf tradition. In 1995, they settled in their current home in New Paltz village, just a couple blocks from Hasbrouck Park and the Wallkill River, which enhances the nature-based learning that is so important at Mountain Laurel.

Music in the Field is a family-friendly outdoor concert to benefit the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, and a percentage of the proceeds will be shared with Hasbrouck Park for playground renovations. "It's a way to say thank you and to give back to the greater community," says Patty Gandin, a coordinator for the event. The afternoon will feature a lineup of bands for families to enjoy, including the awesome Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and a picnic to eat while enjoying the shows.

Music in the Field, a fundraiser to benefit Mountain Laurel Waldorf School and Hasbrouck Park, at the Field of Dreams Pavilion on Libertyville Road in the New Paltz Sports and Recreation complex across from the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz: Saturday, September 17th, 12-5p, $15 per person or $25 for a family ticket. There are no food vendors at this event, so bring a picnic. The event happens rain or shine! Learn more at their Facebook invite.
  • Pin It
  • StumbleUpon
  • Email
  • Favorite

Tags: , , ,

Speaking of...

  • Being Your Best When Your Kids Aren’t Theirs
  • Being Your Best When Your Kids Aren’t Theirs

    How do parents stay centered when our kids are not? That’s the topic of Kim John Payne's upcoming lecture at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz on Thursday, March 16th.
    • Mar 13, 2017
  • Simplicity Parenting
  • Simplicity Parenting

    Kim John Payne will hold a Simplicity Parenting Training at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz on Thursday, March 16.
    • Mar 1, 2017
  • Opera in Phoenicia Park
  • Opera in Phoenicia Park

    With its open-air format, where attendees picnic in the parks and watch the stars emerge during performances, and its $5 youth tickets, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is the perfect place to share with children a love of music and theater, in a variety of styles.
    • Jul 25, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Top New York Improvisers Visit Beacon

    Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith will perform at Quinn's on September 8.
    • Sep 2, 2015
  • La Guelaguetza Festival

    For the eighth year this August, Grupo Folclórico de Poughkeepsie is bringing La Guelaguetza to Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, to share the tradition with locals.
    • Aug 1, 2016

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Latest in Daily Dose

  • World Class Women’s Cycling
  • World Class Women’s Cycling

    The Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix (WWCGP) is celebrating its fifth year as the only women’s single day, out-and-back road race course in the United States. It’s a great day for families to support athletes, inspire young ones, and enjoy community.
    • Apr 24, 2017
  • Arranged Marriage NP Performs in New Paltz
  • Arranged Marriage NP Performs in New Paltz

    The experimental duo will celebrate their debut release with a live set at Smolen Observatory at 7:30pm.
    • Apr 20, 2017
  • Spark Media Project Film Release
  • Spark Media Project Film Release

    A finalist in the Tribeca Film Institute's "The America I Am," will be showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19.
    • Apr 19, 2017
  • More »

More by Hillary Harvey

  • World Class Women’s Cycling

    The Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix (WWCGP) is celebrating its fifth year as the only women’s single day, out-and-back road race course in the United States. It’s a great day for families to support athletes, inspire young ones, and enjoy community.
    • Apr 24, 2017
  • Vanaver Caravan Summer Dance Programs

    The Vanaver Caravan summer programs are held at Stone Mountain Farm near NewPaltz. With a backdrop of several hundred acres of nature, it’s a beautiful place to foster a love of dance or delve even more deeply into one.
    • Apr 17, 2017
  • The Green Palette Community Center

    The Green Palette Community Center in Midtown Kingston offers open studio sessions, workshops, classes, parties, and community outreach activities in a fun, welcoming, and supportive atmosphere.
    • Apr 10, 2017
  • More »

Top Commenters

Current Issue

April 1-30, 2017