We're deeply grateful to Steve Vegliante, our Town of Fallsburg Supervisor, for his generous support of the Old Stone House and our goal of providing the area with our own arts institution and community center. As Steve points out, our financial situation is again in perilous shape, since we rely exclusively on donations for our continuing success. You can click here to read Steve's entire article, and you can help us out with a contribution at any level you can manage.

Vote for our Playground Project!

Help us win a $2,500 grant and a fundraising event by voting once per day from 11/26/2013 — 01/27/2014. CAST YOUR VOTE!


Our Playground

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How is your project making your community healthier, and why should it win?
Our playground is one of the few in our rural community. There aren't many places parents can bring their young children to play outdoors. It is now about 40 years old and much of the equipment is outdated and very decrepit. We would like to refurbish it so that our youngsters have a safe and healthy environment in which to play. Our playground area also contains the start of a fitness trail that we would like to finish. This would be a great place for local people to work out. We would like to finish that trail. Then, we would have a playground where everyone, old and young, in our community could come to enjoy the outdoors, play and get fit. The OSH is an historical building in The Hamlet of Hasbrouck. It is totally supported by volunteers and private donations. We are constantly fundraising in an attempt to keep the house open and available for use by the local community. This means it is difficult to find funds for our playground. A playground is an important part of a community and it would be a shame if deteriorating equipment and grounds forced us to close it to our young children who need places to play, to our teenagers who come to play basketball and to socialize in a safe, healthy place and to everyone else who would like to exercise there. Our heart and soul is in this community center and its play areas. This money would help us ensure its continuance. We think it would be difficult to find a more worthy project than our playground renovation. View more.

New Hope Community Holiday Art Exhibit at the Old Stone House

The artist whose work was used for the announcement is the talented
Rosena Jett who resides in one of our Woodbourne homes
The artists reception is on Wednesday, December 11th from 6 to 8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Artwork will be available for sale.

Over 30 works of art will be represented in this group exhibit of artists from New Hope Community. In addition to traditional paintings, watercolor and acrylic, several of the artists have incorporated new textured mediums.

Sue Petry, our Leisure Arts Coordinator takes the helm of instructing our arts programs and is responsible for putting the show together. This body of work is particularly exciting for Petry and the New Hope family as a whole as new artists have begun to emerge and take part in programs.

If you would like further information regarding the arts  here at New Hope Community, I am confident Sue would love to speak to you. She can be reached easily at 434-8300 x205 or via email at spetry@newhopecommunity.org. I gladly avail myself to speak in her stead on arts or other topics and can be reached at x218.