EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE WARWICK NY AND VERNON NJ VALLEYS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2014
The Albert Wisner Library has just added a number of new museum passes to our collection. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis; call the Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 to check on availability. Passes circulate for three days and are not renewable. The overdue fine for passes is $10/day. Here are the included Museums: SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM; CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN; STORM KING ART CENTER; FRICK COLLECTION; BOSCOBEL HOUSE & GARDENS; MID-HUDSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM; INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM; MUSEUM AT BETHEL WOODS; NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY; MOHONK PRESERVE.
Jul-Aug | Summer Camp Opportunities: LEGO Roboticshttp://www.mulberrytreelearning.com/lego-robotics-mindstorms/ Create and command robots that do what you want with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3! Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology ever developed, students will unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything they can imagine. Following the step-by-step 3D building instructions they will create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3R and bring them to life with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface. Using the remote control they will take on challenging ready-made missions or download the free app and command their own robot using the smart device. Want to share your own creations and be inspired by others? The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot revolution has begun! This camp is offered for students in grades 4th-8th. July 28t - August 1st - Two sessions a day are offered, from 9:00am- 12:00 pm, and from 1:00-4:00 pm. $175.00 per week/session
Individual Tutoringhttp://www.mulberrytreelearning.com/individual-tutoring/ We offer enrichment, reinforcement, or review of academic skills developed specifically for the individual student. Creative writing, Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory reading instruction, math instruction from 1st grade to high school calculus, and regents review classes are just a sampling of the tutoring we offer. Tutoring is one on one, for 60 minutes a session. Sessions are scheduled for twice or three times a week. Scheduling is available Monday-Friday, and arranged between the tutor and parent. The program runs for 6 weeks, and allows additional times to reschedule for missed sessions due to vacation. Grades:K thru 12th; Dates & Times: Beginning July 7th to August 15th Tutoring twice a week: $625.00, plus $30.00 registration Tutoring three times a week: $900.00, plus $30.00 registration.
Village of Warwick NY 2014 Summer Recreation Programs Village parks are open dawn to dusk. The swimming program will begin on Thursday July 10th. Registration took place place on Monday, June 23th and Tuesday, June 24th from 6-8pm at the following locations:
Stanley Deming Park: Park Program, Swimming, Football, Cheerleading, and Basketball.
Warwick Track Pavilion: Track Program.
Middle School Tennis Courts: Tennis Program.
Middle School Parking Lot (by gym entrance): Soccer Program and Lacrosse. Programs run from Monday, June 30th through Friday, August 1st. The website: http://warwickrecreation.weebly.com/ will be updated soon for dates, times, descriptions, fees and to download registration forms.
Greenwood Lake Library Gallery:On-going this month, Honoring America’s Military Past, Present, and Future This exhibit honors our Heroes, the brave men and women of our nation’s military who have served and who are currently serving. Thank you for your service! Now through Aug 15: GREENWOOD LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY News Release Historical Exhibits 2014: First Day Covers Each summer, special historical exhibits are displayed at the Greenwood Lake Public Library. This year, we are featuring “First Day Covers” by Greenwood Lake resident, Blossom Brower. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, August 15th, 2014. The Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York. A “First Day Cover” is an envelope bearing a stamp, which is cancelled on the day the stamp is initially placed on sale by the postal authorities. Every stamp that is issued by the United States Postal Service is assigned a certain city or cities to be issued in and a date for this issue. Collectors from all over prepare envelopes with the theme of the stamp, travel to the city where the stamp will be issued, purchase the stamps, and affix them to their envelopes. On that day, the envelopes are cancelled with a “First Day of Issue” cancel. Some of these cancels have a special design with the theme of the stamp. None of these envelopes or cancels can ever be obtained after that date. This makes them very rare, exclusive, and collectible. Brower is an artist and sculptor. Her collection of “First Day Covers” features her illustrations. For information about the exhibit, contact Kelly Corrado, Coordinator of Special Exhibits, either by telephone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 108 or by E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now through Labor Day | Mountain Creek Action Park | 10:30AM-7PM Daily The Action is Back! Legendary Action Park is Open for the Season! Extreme before extreme existed, you'll want to return for unique favorites like our famous Tarzan Swings, free-falling Clif Jumps and the Colorado River Rapids - so wild helmets are required! Can you handle Action Park? How about the World's TALLEST and ONLY double loping thrill slide!
Imagine yourself standing 100 Feet in the air with a 50-mile view of New York then the trap door beneath your feet and you're a screaming ballistic super hero. Old fans, new fans and those wo've only heard about the breathtaking thrills of Action Park... THIS is your summer! Make your plans now....
Jul 1 | The Warwick House of Antiques will be starting their "expanded summer hours" beginning Tuesday, 1 July. During expanded summer hours the shop will be open Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 11AM - 4PM and Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11AM-5PM. The shop is closed on Wednesdays. Details and further information about the Warwick House of Antiques can be found on their Facebook page.
July 4-5 | Fireworks Displays throughout the area | Dusk Our favorite pick: July 4, Parade in Village of Greenwood Lake. July 5 famous fireworks display on the lake, Greenwood Lake, at Morahan Waterfront Park, Free; with a DJ, at 9:15, bring a blanket, friends & family and enjoy the event. Vernon NJ Fireworks: July 5, Lounsberry Hollow School, $15 per group of four; Rain date July 6 or first clear date. For other fireworks venues, click here for what the Hudson Valley has to offer ==>
Jul 10 | Guiding Eyes for the Blind Open House | 6PM Our puppy raising region is located at the Warwick Senior Center, adjacent to Warwick Town Hall, Kings Highway, Warwick NY. - class are held Thursday evenings. we are holding an open house at 6:00PM. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.
Guiding Eyes is an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school with a 50-plus year legacy of providing the blind and visually impaired with superior Guiding Eyes dogs, training, and lifetime support services.
Our family of professionals, volunteers and donors are all committed to giving our students the gift of greater personal freedom, independence and dignity by providing them with the finest bred and trained guide dogs in the world.
Our students come from across the United States and around the world.Contact
Jul 10 | Special Meeting Pine Island Fire Dept. | 8PM Should the Pine Island Fire Dept. erect a large cell tower adjacent to its building? One of the 5 fire commissioners went to a resident's house this morning to let her know the special meeting is still on for Thursday July 10 at 8 pm. He said they may take a vote at the meeting to either, table the discussion (which he will vote against) or rollover the EXPIRED contract into a new contract with ATT. Please try to attend and help sway there decision with a large turnout, attendance has been light the last few meetings. Please tell your friends and neighbors.
Jul 10 | A Far Cry From Freedom: Gradual Abolition of Slavery in New York | 6:45-7:45PM Author L. Lloyd Stewart will give a presentation from his book "A Far Cry from Freedom," which details the convoluted laws and politics of gradual emancipation in New York State. While New Yorkers often pride themselves on the early law of 1799 for abolition of slavery, most do not realize that its elaborate provisions actually extended slavery for twenty eight years. The month of July thus became a bitter one for New York's enslaved African Americans, for the emancipation date was twenty eight years in the future -- July 4, 1827.
The author, a native of Albany, has written and lectured widely on African American history and the hypocrisy of the State's gradual emancipation laws. This free program is a joint program of the Seward Restoration Committee and the Library; it is open to all adults and teens.
Jul 12-13 | Summer Sidewalk Sale-Village of Warwick | Warwick Merchants Guild present entertainment, sales, local events. Call 845-987-6996. Street vendors, raffles & special sales, used book sale to benefit Literacy Orange (Sat & Sun, drop off used books at Ye Olde Book Shoppe, 31 Main St., Warwick NY), local restaurants cooking up their best barbecue, pie-eating contest, Sun at Railroad Green, 1PM (pre-register at Noble Pies Cafe or bakery)
Jul 12 | CUBA EXHIBIT – Opening Reception and Book Signing | 7PM Exhibit begins July 12, 2014 through December 2014. Nick Zungoli’s interest in exotic world travel began when he bought his first camera while hitch -hiking through Europe in 1972. Since opening his Exposures Gallery in the Art and Craft Hamlet of Sugar Loaf over thirty years ago, his wanderlust has taken him to many destinations. In March 2013, Nick added Cuba to a long list of photo projects. Via private car, taxi and bus, he made his way from vibrant Havana to the western tobacco region around Viñales as well as Trinidad, the oldest settlement in the “New World”. The artist shares his visual impressions from the month long visit in his latest special exhibit and in conjunction has published “CUBA | Forbidden Fruit”, a limited edition coffee table book.
Jul 13 | MIDNIGHT RUN - Sorting Day | 3PM St. Stephens' Youth Group will go on a Midnight Run on Friday, July 18, departing at 8:00 p.m. and returning by 3:00 a.m. Participants should have attended Youth Group or CORE Team this year. There may be a limited number of openings for other youth entering high school or in high school. Participants must sign up and assist at Clothing Sorting Day: July 13 at 3:00 p.m. Drivers are needed and welcome. NEW - Tube socks (rolled in pairs, white or dark) undershirts, underpants (jockey style 32-42), women's underwear and bras. USED - CLEAN AND USABLE - durable pants (blue jeans preferred and mark size with masking tape), shorts with pockets, sweatshirts and long sleeved shirts (large extra large only), t-shirts (medium to extra large), baseball caps, shoes (lightly worn sneakers, soft soled shoes, work boots-no dress shoes), belts, back packs, blankets. TOILETRY ITEMS - Please do not make up kits. The teens will do this on July 13. Items needed are travel size only: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shaving cream, razor, deodorant, shampoo, soap. FOOD - Sign Up in the Church Atrium. Bag lunches should be ham cheese or turkey on white or rye with lettuce and tomato. Mark your bags! Include packets of mayo mustard, napkin, soft fruit like an orange and a treat like a cookie. We also need cases of bottled water - about 12 oz. Bring the food to the church Hospitality Room on Friday, July 18, from 4:00-7:00 pm. Large coolers are needed. Can you lend us one?
Jul 17 | Third Annual Artifact Hunt | 6PM The Drowned Lands Historical Society is hosting it's 3rd Annual Artifact Hunt! Join us as we walk the freshly plowed fields and search for arrowheads, points, shards, etc. til dusk. This is a free, family-friendly event!. You do not need any specific tools, artifacts can be found right on top of the dirt! You are welcome to take home your found artifacts! This event will be held at Bob Sodrick's farm (private land /permission to dig on this night only**) on Van Sickle Hill. Leave Pine Island on Pulaski Highway heading north. Eventually, on the left you will see Van Sickle Lane. Turn left turn on Van Sickle, go about 100 yards and turn left on a dirt lane. Go about a quarter of a mile and you will be there. We hope you come - this event is a lot of fun and we have been successful and come away with some unique finds!!
Jul 18 | MIDNIGHT RUN | 8PM-3AM St. Stephens' Youth Group will go on a Midnight Run on Friday, July 18, departing at 8:00 p.m. and returning by 3:00 a.m. Participants should have attended Youth Group or CORE Team this year. There may be a limited number of openings for other youth entering high school or in high school. Participants must sign up and assist at Clothing Sorting Day: July 13 at 3:00 p.m. Drivers are needed and welcome. NEW - Tube socks (rolled in pairs, white or dark) undershirts, underpants (jockey style 32-42), women's underwear and bras. USED - CLEAN AND USABLE - durable pants (blue jeans preferred and mark size with masking tape), shorts with pockets, sweatshirts and long sleeved shirts (large extra large only), t-shirts (medium to extra large), baseball caps, shoes (lightly worn sneakers, soft soled shoes, work boots-no dress shoes), belts, back packs, blankets. TOILETRY ITEMS - Please do not make up kits. The teens will do this on July 13. Items needed are travel size only: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shaving cream, razor, deodorant, shampoo, soap. FOOD - Sign Up in the Church Atrium. Bag lunches should be ham cheese or turkey on white or rye with lettuce and tomato. Mark your bags! Include packets of mayo mustard, napkin, soft fruit like an orange and a treat like a cookie. We also need cases of bottled water - about 12 oz. Bring the food to the church Hospitality Room on Friday, July 18, from 4:00-7:00 pm. Large coolers are needed. Can you lend us one?
Jul 20 | Saint Stephen Blood Drive | 8AM-2PM Lifesaving blood donations are always in short supply, especially in the busy summer months. Saint Stephens will be hosting a blood drive on Sunday, July 20 from 8am -2pm in the school cafeteria. All blood types are urgently needed. When one person donates a unit of blood, it can be separated into individual components to save multiple lives. Blood donors like you help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, and many more. Please consider joining many of your friends and fellow parishioners and come to the drive an the 20th.
Save a life, donate blood. For your convenience you may sign up ahead of time, sign up sheet in the church atrium, or simply stop by after any mass on the 20th. If you have any questions please contact Thomas or Casey vanDuynhoven at 651-3132.
Jul 20 | BAROQUE MUSIC EVENT AT PACEM IN TERRIS | 5PM The next concert in this season’s series at Pacem in Terris in Warwick, on Sunday, July 20, at 5 pm, features music by baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and French master Jean-Philippe Rameau. The performers, all of whom have played at Pacem often in the past, are flutist Albert Brouwer, violinist Peggy Spencer, cellist Zon Eastes, and harpsichordist Gregory Hayes. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of J.S. Bach’s most prolific and influential offspring, Carl Philipp Emanuel. 2014 is also the 250th anniversary of the death of the important French composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau. Sunday’s program includes solo and chamber works by both musicians, including the unique trio sonata by C.P.E. Bach titled “Sanguineus und Melancholicus,” depicting a spirited debate between the spirits of delight and melancholy. Also on the program are a trio sonata and solo sonata in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Originally from the Netherlands, Albert Brouwer is the principal flutist in the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MA), the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VT) and the Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville (Quebec). In addition he is a member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra (NY). Brouwer substitutes in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras around Montreal. Violinist Peggy Spencer teaches and coaches chamber music at the Brattleboro Music Center and is longtime concertmaster of the New England Bach Festival Orchestra. Zon Eastes’ musical career includes teaching and coaching, performing, and conducting. As teacher and coach, Eastes has worked independently and at the Brattleboro Music Center, and at Dartmouth, Amherst, and Keene State colleges.
He has performed recitals and concerts across the United States and served as Music Director of the Windham Orchestra in southeastern Vermont for over twenty years. In addition to performing he currently works at the Vermont Arts Council as Director of Outreach and Advancement. Gregory Hayes is a busy chamber and orchestral musician, playing various keyboards with the Albany, Vermont, and Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestras. He has participated often in the New England Bach Festival and on the Mohawk Trail Concerts in western Massachusetts. Mr. Hayes has taught piano and occasionally harpsichord at Dartmouth College since 1991. He has played at Pacem in Terris annually since 1976. Pacem in Terris is a not-for-profit organization under the Education Laws of the State of New York, located at 96 Covered Bridge Road, Warwick, NY. No Reservations possible. Tickets go on sale, on site, at 4 pm. Rain or Shine! Suggested donation of $15. For further information: (845) 986-4329 or www.frederickfranck.org.
Jul 21 - 27 | Summer Arts Festival Founded in 2000 by Elizabeth Reese, the Warwick Summer Arts Festival is Orange County's premiere arts festival. This year under the direction of Melissa Padham, the WSAF will continue in expand the tradition. Mission: We look to present original work that is both challenging and inspiring and to bring the arts out to every part of the community: the parks, the storefronts, and the farms; and to produce the performances with the highest production quality possible. Since 2000, we have brought crowds to underused parks, established a performance venue on a farm in the middle of the black dirt, started a local children’s choir, commissioned and presented original work, brought great music to Orange County and established an annual storefront art exhibit. By presenting work in several locations we reach audiences of all ages that might not otherwise attend an arts event.
History: The Warwick Arts Festival was founded in 2000 with incentive funding from the New York State Council on the Arts as a way to bring more performing artists to Orange County. The Council gradually reduced its funding in the hope that local foundations, businesses and individuals would step in to support the Festival and see its value to the community. By year three our audiences were consistently full for the performances. Warwick had embraced the Festival as its own. In eleven years, we have presented hundreds of concerts at various locations around Warwick. The main stage concerts draw audiences of 500 to 1,000 people. We have sponsored workshops at the Community Center, Warwick Valley High School, The Bookstore, Wisner Studios and the Moving Company Dance Studio.
The Warwick Summer Arts Festival 2001 all took place within the Village and inspired the first Arts and Culture Week declared by Mayor Michael Newhard. Highlights of past festivals include Eileen Ivers/Immigrant Soul; Tom Chapin; The Roches; Dierdre Murrey’s String Ensemble; and the renowned experimental violinist Leroy Jenkin. Celebration of the Drum set with Newman Taylor Baker was highlighted in the prestigious Drummers World Magazine as one of the best concerts of the summer season. The Mannequin Project in 2006 drew audiences from throughout the East Coast and several of the pieces are still being displayed around Orange County. In 2010, the Festival sponsored playwright/director Will MacAdams creation of Water and Stone, performed in the orchards of Pennings Farm Market. Mr. MacAdams spent a year in Warwick gathering stories of local residents, from farm workers to merchants to historians, and wove them together creating a moving and beautiful performance work. SCHEDULE: Wednesday, July 23rd- ArTerra Parade on Main St followed by Kickoff Party @Pennings
Thursday, July 24th- Film Festival @ Warwick Drive In
Friday, July 25th- Music Festival @ Scheuermann Farms
Saturday, July 26th- Community Workshops @ Albert Wisner Library followed by Artwalk on Main
Sunday, July 27th- The Warwick Summer Arts Festival and the Seligman Center present DANCE
Jul 24 | Black Bears | 6:30PM Nature educator Russel Brust will introduce you to the black bears which live in the forests and backyards of our community. Learn about the bears' lifestyle, how you can help protect them and what to do if you meet one! Register here at Albert Wisner Public Library.
Jul 24-26 | FarmFest 2014 | Times Vary
A Farm is a place where things grow. F.A.R.M. (Future Artistics Revolutionar Minds) Fest has grown fropm a seed, taking roots in the soil of these beautiful minds, watered by the generosity of our sponsors, and blosso,ming under the incredible light of the entire community that has risen around it. Thank you. I love you. Dream big. Let's have another great Adventure. FARMFEST features workshjops, yoga, live painting, and music. At the Rickey Farm on Route 94, Vernon NJ. Ticket informtion for this event =>>
Jul 25 | Salt of the Earth | 7PM Come by to say "Hi!" and take a look at the exhibit photographer Bob Skinner and Dorothy Gaydos have been working on, entitled Salt of the Earth. Their collaboration with the Orange County Land Trust, opens at the Seligman Gallery Friday evening, July 25 at 7 pm. Many of the farmers whose stories are featured will be joining us and I'm SURE the evening will be a fun one! Please come and enjoy our exhibit and the beautiful grounds and wonderful gallery space on 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf (10981).
Jul 26 | Washington Day Picnic | 12-3PM Lewis Park, Main Village of Warwick NY. FREE community picnic with donations for local food pantry. George Washington Day Picnic. We will be having a Free Picnic Lunch, Pie Eating Contest, Arts & Crafts, Colonial Era Games & Music. Baird Tavern will be OPEN for a tour. This is a free friend-raising event, no cost to enjoy the fun!
How do stories live in our hands, in our feet, and in words that have been shared with us? 12:30 to 2pm Ages 16 + In this interactive workshop, playwright and director Will McAdams (he created plays for the 2010 and 2011 Festivals) will guide participants through exercises designed to bring out the stories in each of us - and to learn from each other how to listen to stories of the natural world. Designed for adults and young people ages 16 and up. No special experience required - just a desire to listen and to play.
THE SOUND OF MOVIES
11:30am - 12:00pm ages 13+ ; 2:30-1:00pm ages 5 - 8; 1:00 - 1:30pm ages 9 - 12
Explore the connection between images and sound in Hollywood movies through interactive play. In this workshop film/TV editor Jennifer Padham will lead aspiring young filmmakers and enthusiasts through fun activities that demonstrate the ways that sound effects and music change how we "see" movies.
CEILI DANCE WITH DARRAH CARR
Experience Irish Ceili Dance! Fun for the Whole Family!; 10:30am - 11:00am; 12:00pm -12:30pm. These Irish Ceili dances feature interlacing patterns of circles, squares and figure eights-all set to the upbeat rhythms of Irish jigs and reels. All ages and skill levels welcome
ARTIST TRADING CARDS; 10:00 - 10:30am ages 5 - 8; 10:30 - 11:00am ages 9 - 12; 11:00 - 11:30am ages 13+
Join us to create your own artist trading cards. These miniature works of art, aka ATC, are about the size of a baseball card and were developed out of the "Mail Art" movement in Switzerland . Participants will use various media to create their card and will be able to trade one card at the end of the session.
Jul 26-27 | Bounty of the Hudson 15 Hudson Valley Wineries and restaurants, live music and more! Applewood Winery, 845-988-9292.
Jul 27 | Warwick Weddings "Then and Now" | 1-4PM A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Avenue. Suggested Donation: $10.00. Bridal Expo featuring area vendors. "Unveiling" Bridal Exhibit (Twelve Local Antique Wedding Gowns on Exhibit) with presentation by Michael Bertolini, Curator. Visit charming historical venues available for weddings, receptions, engagement parties, showers and all celebratory events.
Jul 27 | Friends of Hathorn House Event | 2PM Hathorn House, Hathorn Road, Warwick. A Reading of Hathorn's Eyewitness Account Where it was Written. Gathering in the main room of the house for a reading of the Battle of Minisink Report on the 235th anniversary of its writing, in celebration of the courage and resiliency of the first generation of our country's citizen soldiers. Guest readers will include descendants of Hathorn and his men and community leaders. Event will last approx. 1/2 hour. Bring a folding chair if you cannot stand for that long. Please use caution on Hathorn Road, parking and walking, as cars travel this stretch quickly. Questions, please email email@example.com Website: hathornhouse.wordpress.com
Jul 31 | West St. Sidewalk Extension Information Meeting | 7PM The Village of Warwick and the state Department of Transportation will hold a public informational meeting regarding the proposed construction of a sidewalk on West Street at Warwick Town Hall on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. According to a press released from Village Clerk Jo-Ann Rome, the village’s engineer is working with the DOT in developing design studies for the construction of the sidewalk on West Street. The project will start at Pond Hill Avenue and extend to St. Stephens Lane. The proposed project, under the Safe Routes to School Program, would be 0.8 miles long.
The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, officials and local agencies. The DOT is specifically soliciting comments on the development of alternates for the project and comments on the project's social, economic and environmental effects.Anyone interested in attending the meeting who needs a sign language interpreter, assistive listening system or any other accommodation should contact the village clerk at 845-986-2031.
Please Note:Although we make every effort to obtain accurate information and dates from our contacts and other sources, we have experienced events that may change without notice. As a result, we strongly recommend that, if there is a particular event that you are especially keen on, you call the contact information provided before you arrive to confirm that the event is still scheduled to take place! Thank you.