Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

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Harold

Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby Harold » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:49 pm

I used to tend bar in town at Hanibals. Anybody remember the place? New paltz was a wild town back then. Those were the days.

Guest

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:35 am

I remember Hanibals. On Friday nites they had drink till you drown specials for four bucks.

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Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby Old Girl Scout » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:52 pm

I didn't go to Hannibal's but I remember the name. I went to The Homestead and Saint Blaise. They were cozy and sometimes had live music. Local musicians. Pretty good, too! I remember dancing to fine versions of "Superstition", "Cold Sweat", "Soul Man", "Reeling In The Years"...

The Homestead sat catty-corner on Main Street, at what was then the only traffic light in town (no light at the Thruway, Puttcorner, Ames Plaza, or Mannheim). In front of the Homestead there was a big tree and a park bench. Now it's a Japanese restaurant. The tree and bench are gone. Eventually, all the trees that lined upper Main Street were cut down.

Another bar was The Thesis. Not a favorite. We used to call it The Feces. They occasionally hired bands. There was also a place up behind the municipal parking lot. They had bands now and then, but I went in only once.

Oh, and The North Light! Not bad. Live music, poetry performances, better food, and a fun balcony. Next to Rock and Snow.

To misquote Judy Garland: There was no place like The Homestead. Even when only a turntable supplied the music, I remember having a great time dancing to "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Brown Sugar".

During daytime, Manny's was an entertaining place to go, even if you weren't an art major (which I was). I'm glad it's still there. But it was another planet when Manny manned it.

Dusty Old Fart

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby Dusty Old Fart » Sat May 23, 2009 7:01 am

Wow, I remember those places. Harold is an American Indian and dressed as one when he tended bar. It's good to know that your still around Harold.

freeneasy

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby freeneasy » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:16 pm

I used to hang in New Paltz all over the place - P&G's, Homestead, Barnaby's, Thesis, Joe's East-West, and a whole bunch of places whose names I don't remember. Backstage was one, too, I think. I worked at the ski area, in the dining room at Wildmere (and the Wine Cellar), out at Awosting and doing hospitality rooms as well. Half my family worked at the ski area. New Paltz was a wild town, indeed.

cadfael21

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby cadfael21 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:33 am

I remember Hannibals very well. It was my favorite spot to hang out of all the 37 liquor licenses in that town at the time! It was an alley between two buildings that originally they just roofed over and added a front and back wall. The insides were made of stone and since NP was a big climbing town, they used to have a rule that if you were able to freestyle the climb up the wall to the ceiling, you got free drinks all night. This was in 75-78 time frame. Some of my best years were in NP!

BlaiseHaze

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby BlaiseHaze » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:20 pm

'74-'75...great local music up & down main street...the womblers, tail on dawn, gerry moore...nyc-style deli open late...little traffic, few constables...good dope...no phones! a tiny heaven on earth...✨

Guest

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:00 am

The Womblers! Thanks , haven't heard that name since tending bar at St. Blaise .... :wink:

moonpi

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby moonpi » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:35 am

I used to live behind St. Blaise on Church Street. There were some wild times to be had there 1974-78. Loved skinnydipping and campfires at Split Rock. Ah, youth!

chris lohness

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby chris lohness » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:44 pm

went there in the 60's. great times. great girls

Blaise Haze

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby Blaise Haze » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00 pm

the st blaise was owned by a guy named ernie in '74-'75 and the band rented a house he had in tillson for a while. our pay was usually quarters collected at the door in a bucket. can we do this all over again?

Yellowbarn

Re: Who on this board hung out in New Paltz in the 70's

Postby Yellowbarn » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:10 pm

Yes, on some of the great bands rooted in and around New Paltz in the 70's

The Striders (Robbie Dupree)
Foxfire
Moxie
The Womblers

All great musicians and in many ways good friends and colleagues -- I was one of them!

The good old days indeed.


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