By Caitlin Marinaccio Halloween is coming! Have you made any plans yet? Whether you’re a newcomer to New Paltz or a seasoned veteran, this list has something for everyone looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween. New Paltz is known for taking Halloween very seriously, with festive events ranging from wacky […]

It’s hazy when you first walk in. Antler chandeliers hang from the high ceilings and dim lighting barely touches the brick walls. Then there’s the vintage bar. Five or so people sit around it trying to choose from the 500 different types of beer Bacchus has to offer. The building […]

It isn’t rare for New Paltz nightlife to echo with live music. Walking through the streets at night means you’ll most likely hear the faint humming strains of some guitars, or the driving pulse of a drum set. Most bars have nights dedicated to in-house performances. It is rare, however, […]

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A hollow screech rose from the bloody mass that was slowly moving past Bacchus Restaurant & Bar. There was a rumble as dozens of hands touched the window, leaving streaks behind. It was Friday, April 8 when zombies invaded New Paltz. A six-foot, burly, blood-covered man with a butcher’s apron loped […]

I love this new age, ever-expanding concept of organic ingredients, vegetarianism, and veganism. I love vegetables, veggie burgers, and soy. I’ll even eat tofu on occasion if it’s in a good miso soup. But no matter how health conscious I try to be and would like to be, I crave […]