Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Paltz Flood Aid - 1st Event Tomorrow 10/2

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, New Paltz Flood Aid was created to help those most in need after the flooding. The monies generated by Flood Aid will be distributed to the New Paltz farmers, families, and first responders most affected by the flooding.



Sunday, October 2nd, 3pm-8:30pm @
Water Street Market

Rain date: Sunday, October 9th
$20 suggested donation
On August 24, 2011, the
Village of New Paltz passed a resolution declaring the first week of October the inaugural "New Paltz Local Food Week". Less than a week later, Hurricane Irene hit our region. As a result, this first year's focus will be on helping the people in our community most impacted by the flooding. The kick off event on Sunday, October 2nd will be a potluck fundraiser. Six local bands will be performing: The Love Taps, Ratboy, Seth Davis, SnowBear, The Sweet Clementines, & The Bubba Band. Local chefs will be preparing local food, and there will be raffles contributed by local businesses, and sign-ups for volunteer opportunities.


Sunday, October 16th, 12pm-7pm @ Hasbrouck Park, rain or shine, gates open at 11:00
$20 Individual/General Admission

$15 College Students with ID & Kids 12-18/General Admission

(Kick-off event attendees on 10/2 get these tickets for $5 off the regular price.)

Free to Kids under 12/General Admission

$100 VIP

This all day benefit concert will raise money for the people in our community hit hardest by Hurricane Irene flooding. All proceeds will go to the farmers, families, and first responders in New Paltz who were most impacted by the floods. This big musical event on Sunday, October 16th will include both local bands and musicians from afar - plugged in and acoustic, including: Ratboy Jr., Mark Sager and the Black Horse Riders, the Trapps, Casey Erdman and Friends, the Greyhounds, Mr. Roper, Dzuibecko, Connor Kennedy Band, Hector Tajeda (a local farmer who lost all of his crops), the Bow Thayer Band, the Greyhounds, Patrick Carlin (George Carlin's Brother), Alexis P. Suter, and Butch's Flood Aid All Stars: Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Steven Bernstein (of Levon Helm’s Band), Randy Ciarlante (of The Band), Byron Isaacs (of Levon Helm’s Band & Ollabelle), Jim Wieder (of The Band & Levon Helm’s Band), Erik Lawrence, Vito Petrocitto, Jeremy Baum and much, much more. This event will be streamed live on the Internet via webcast.

The New Paltz Community Foundation will administer, manage, & distribute all the funds. Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is managing our ticket sales.

DONATIONS: You can make a donation here or donation checks can be made out to "New Paltz Community Foundation" with "FLOOD AID" in the memo. Their mailing address is the New Paltz Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1112, New Paltz, NY 12561.

TICKETS: To purchase tickets for the 10/13 all day concert, you can do so here, or at the 10/2 event - Kick-off event attendees on 10/2 get these tickets for $5 off the regular price!

SPONSORSHIPS!!!: Visit our website to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Find us at:

on Facebook, search for New Paltz Flood Aid

on Twitter, NPFloodAid

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