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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE WARWICK NY AND VERNON NJ VALLEYS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015

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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 1 |COMMUNITY POTLUCK SUPPER | 6 - 7:30PM
PRESENTED WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY LAND TRUST, at Seligmann's Studio. Join us for a potluck dinner and enjoy great food and conversation with others from the community. Bring a place setting, your own beverage, and a dish to share. Family friendly event.
Coming next month: Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Aug 27-30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJzjJ5zXArU
Village of Warwick NY 2015 Summer Recreation Programs
Village parks are open dawn to dusk. The swimming program will begin on Thursday July 9th. Registration took place place on Monday, June 23th and Tuesday, June 23th 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 kcorrado@rcls.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....
Village of Greenwood Lake FREE Summer Concert Series
Village of Warwick FREE Summer Concert Series

Jul 2 | OUTDOOR DRAWING NIGHT| 7:00-9:00pm
On the Seligmann Center Grounds. Relax, draw, and enjoy the beauty of the Seligmann homestead. No drawing experience necessary. Please bring own materials. Basic materials are available for a $10 donation.

July 4-5 | Fireworks Displays throughout the area | Dusk
Our favorite pick: July 5, 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 4, Lounsberry Hollow School, $15 per group of four; Rain date July 5 or first clear date.
For other fireworks venues, click here for what the Hudson Valley has to offer ==>
Jul 4-6 | General's Garden Huge Garden Center Sale|
Save 40% on everything in our store. Address: 172 Route 94 South, Warwick, NY. Call 845-986-5572!
Jul 8 | St. Stephen Musical Theatre Camp Registration
Monday July 13th through Friday July 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.- Cost is $80.00- Please attach payment to permission slip and return to church office- Checks made out to St. Stephen’s Church- Water will be provided each dayKids must bring snack for breaks- Final Performance on Friday, July 17 th at 12:00 p.m.!
 
 
 
 

 

Jul 11-12 | 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 19 | Amity Thrift Shoppe - Eclectic Rummage Sale | 10AM-3PM
Clothing, books, etc. Come browse...find something unique and unexpected. Open on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 110 Newport Bridge Rd, Warwick (Amity). Call 845-258-0277.
 
Jul 19 | Music of 17th Century Italy and England | 5PM
Featuring Gregoiry Hayes, organ; Alice Robbins, baroque cella and viola da gamba; Justina Golden, mezzo-soprano; and Nathaniel Cox, theorbo and cornetto. 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.
Jul 22 | WARWICK SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL| 5:00-9:00pm
Throughout the Seligmann Center Grounds. $10 Suggested Donation.
The Warwick Summer Arts Festival is an interdisciplinary festival committed to presenting vibrant work by local, regional, national, and international artists. The 2015 theme of the festival is FUSION. The festival will feature performances, readings, workshops, exhibitions and screenings at Scheuermann Farm, Stanley Deming Park, the Warwick Drive-In, the Seligmann Center, and several other local venues.

The Seligmann Center will host a variety of events on Wednesday, July 22nd including a mask-making workshop, a dance performance choreographed by Linda Mensch, a live performance by Riva Weinstein, an exhibition by Lisa Breznak, Mimi Czajka Graminski and Riva Weinstein, an installation by Chelsea Dobert-Kehn, and poetry readings by Marina Mati, Steve Roe, William Seaton, and Janet Hamill.

 
 
Jul 24-25 | Annual Mid-Summer Chemical Sale |
Lakeland Pools & Spas, 973-827-9000, Vernon NJ.

Jul 25 | Washington Day Picnic | 2-4PM
General George Washington’s visit to Warwick in 1782 will be celebrated on the lawn at Lewis Park on Main Street on Saturday, July 25, 2-4 p.m.  The free event is sponsored by the Warwick Historical Society and is open to the public. 

The traditional observance of the general’s visit to Warwick with his troops as he traveled on King’s Highway between Newburgh, NY, and Morristown, NJ, has been a popular summer highlight for generations.  Documents show that Washington bought a pint of grog, a spicy rum beverage, at Baird’s Tavern and that his wife Martha was an overnight guest of Francis and Esther Baird.

This year, the community celebration will include colonial games, storytelling, military drills, craft exhibits, patriotic music, refreshments and guided tours of Baird’s Tavern and the Old School Baptist Meeting House.  Town Historian Dr. Richard Hull has written a proclamation about Washington’s visit that will be presented by “Town Crier” Tom Brennan. 
Sharon Knol, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society invited the community to attend saying, “Come, experience the beauty of Warwick’s history and join us to celebrate an important moment in time.”!

Jul | Warwick Summer Arts Festival at Albert Wisner Library | 12:30PM
One McFarland Drive - Warwick, NY  10990 - 986-1047
Jul 26 | Bluegrass Festival | 2-7PM
Pennings Farm Market. Call 845-986-1059.
 
 
Jul 26 | 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 hathornhouse@gmail.com Website: hathornhouse.wordpress.com

 

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