New Paltz Youth Program (NPYP) Update

A message from Youth Program Director Jim Tinger:

Hello everyone,

I’m happy to report that the youth center is opening back up on Monday, June 29th. As you can imagine, it will not be the same youth center as we will have many restrictions in place due to the state’s safety protocols.

Obviously with things being altered so frequently all of the following is subject to change. Everyone’s safety is paramount, so please bear with us as we attempt to start the program back up.

Here we go:


1. We will be open Monday through Friday from 12-8pm and will have a limited capacity.

2. Within that time frame there are two potential time slots that kids can be at the center – 12-4 and 4-8.

3. Parents must contact me (Jim) the morning of the day your child is coming, to reserve a spot for that day. The preferred way of doing this is by texting me at 845-325-2593. You should tell me the name of your child and what time slot they will be coming. If your child is 18, they can do it themselves. If email is easier, you can email us at this email – Remember you can only reserve a spot the day of their arrival, not for the next day or upcoming days. For example, if they are signed up for 12-4, this means that they can come anytime between those times but they must be picked up or walk off by 4. If there is an open spot in the 4-8pm time slot, they will be permitted to stay if they want.


Juneteenth 2020 Julia Jackson Placard Ceremony Transcript 

Village of New Paltz
June 19, 2020

Mayor Tim Rogers opened the proceedings:

Good evening. I’m Tim Rogers, Village of New Paltz Mayor. I am here tonight at Hasbrouck Park. Two years ago we were here on a very cold February [afternoon], we were dedicating the park area to Julia Jackson, a former New Paltz resident. We are very excited to be back today to recognize our history, our challenged and checkered history, and we have some very thoughtful speakers with us tonight. We have Town Historian Susan Stessin-Cohn, we have high school teacher Albert Cook, and Jenn Berry, a reverend here in the Village of New Paltz. I go to lots of events, hear lots of different speakers, and I’m actually very excited and interested to hear these thoughtful speakers, so I’m going to hand it over to Susan.

Susan Stessin-Cohn, Town Historian:

You think that just because it’s already happened, the past is finished and unchangeable?

Oh no, the past is cloaked in multi-colored taffeta and every time we look at it we see a different hue – Milan Kundera