Court blocks annual Jewish festival for lack of local permits


Deputy blocks entrance to the festival

MONTICELLO – A State Supreme Court justice has order that an annual festival in the Town of Delaware be permanently enjoined from being held.
“The Camping Trip,” an annual event held by Ian Leifer, scheduled for this weekend on 68 acres of land, may not proceed because he did not have local and state permits.
The Camping Trip event was to include electronically amplified musical acts, overnight camping and food services. Leifer has held the event annual for the last several years.
The order by Supreme Court Justice Stephan Schick, dated July 6, states that Leifer is “permanently enjoined from continuing to advertise, sell tickets to and from holding or permitting to be held… an outdoor festival heretofore styled as The Camping Trip” on two parcels of land that comprise the 68-acre site.
Because Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath, Leifer’s event had planned on suspending musical performances and providing appropriate observances of the holy day.
As a result of the court order, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office had deputies block the entrances to the site on Friday morning. 

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