Events and activities July 2014 - What's happening in | Florida NY, Greenwood Lake, Warwick NY, Sugar Loaf, and Vernon NJ

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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.
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
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: 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
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 14 - 26 | 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.

Jul 14 - 26 | The Warwick Summer Arts Festival Celebrates its 15th year with Fusion Fest.
Art Installations: Hubcap Fusion-
This project features hubcaps artistically designed by local Warwick artists that will be displayed in theVillage of Warwick storefronts and at Railroad Green during the seven day festival.
7/19-7/26- ArtHaus - Local and regional artists' work displayed at the Tuscan Cafe

Sunday, July 19th - Lewis Woodlands Park
1:30pm Creative Movement Class- in collaboration with Sustainable Warwick and Warwick Valley Gardeners
3:00pm - site-specific dance work by Caitlin Sikora
4:00pm Puppet raising - community project by Karen Decher

Monday, July 20th- Pennings Beer Garden
6:30pm - Poetry Slam & Jam featuring musical performance by the Cypher Junkies; suggested donation $5

Tuesday, July 21st - Skate Park at Veterans Memorial Park
2:00-7:00pm - Project Knomad invites the community to participate in a murals project to be installed at the Warwick Skate Park.  Face painting by Pixie Pop.

Wednesday, July 22nd - 
Black Dirt Dance
10am-5pm- Ballet Master Class with Balanchine Repetiteur, Garielle Whittle - check website for more details

The Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation
5:00 pm - Mask Making workshops, Dance film by Linda Mensch, Poetry readings by Steve Roe, Marina Mati, WIlliams Seaton and Janet Hamill.  Exhibition, "By Chance" by Lisa Breznak, Mimi Graminski and Riva Weinstein.  And an installation by Chelsea Dobert- Kehn
suggested donation $10

Thursday, July 23rd - 
The Moving Company Modern Dance Center at Vastu
1:30 Hip Hop Master Class with Stryke Force
3:00 Balinese Master Class with Noopur Singha check website for details

The Warwick Drive-in Film Festival
6:30 Musical performance by Cypher Junkies
Short films from local and regional filmmakers and "Actor for Hire" a feature film by Marcus Mizelle starring former Warwick resident Jesse O'Neill
$10 suggested donation ; Parking reservations available

Friday, July 24
Scheuermann Farms & Greenhouses
6:00pm Site-Specific Dance Performance with music by Mike Bendy. Musica Guests:  Low Anthem and Traveller featuring Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis and Corey Chisel
$10 suggested donation

Saturday, July 25th
Stanley Demming Park
12pm- Ava Heatley
1pm - Local Dance Performances
2pm - Hudson Valley Jazz Improv Players with the WSAF Dance Collective
3pm- Acting Out Playhouse performs excerpts from Suessical
4pm - Stryke Force Hip Hop Dance and Eros Movement Company
5pm- Mike Hickey and Mike Purcell
6pm Ariel Rivka Dance, Eros Movement Company and Noopur Singha

Community Art Installation by Heidi Bilezikian 
Food Trucks, Artisinal Vendors and Wellness Workshops complete this 

Sunday, July 26th
Greenwood Lake American Legion
12pm-5pm  Combat Paper Exhibit and Exit 12 Dance Workshop.

Thomas P. Morahan Beach
7pm - Warwick Valley Drama Club presents "The Iliad, The Odyssey and all of Greek Mythology in 99 minutes or Less"
8:30 Drum Circle Closing Ceremony

For more information on workshops or performances email
Jul 16 | 4th Anual Artifact Hunt | 6PM
The Drowned Lands Historical Society
is hosting its 4th Annual Artifact Hunt! Join us as we walk the freshly plowed fields and search for arrowheads, points, shards, etc. This is a free, family-friendly event! (FREE means no charge). All ages will enjoy and can participate!!
You do not need any specific tools. You are certainly allowed to bring some small hand tools, shovel, brush, etc but many of the best artifacts ever unearthed on this field were just lying on the surface! Also,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. 
Questions? contact Tracey Pietrzak – Email: 

Mosquitos are plentiful, Humidity abounds, dress accordingly. NO CHARGE /Donations welcome/NO CHARGE       

Jul 17 | FriYo Yogurt Cafe and Fine Chocolates Grand Opening Party | 1-5PM
Gift card giveaways, free samples of specialty drinks, frozen yogurt, and lots of fun!
Jul 19 | Creative Movement Class | 1:30 pm
Lewis Woodlands, at the end of Robin Brae (off Maple Avenue), Warwick. For the young and young-at-heart. Join with Warwick Valley Gardeners
and Sustainable Warwick Education Committee to open the Warwick Summer Arts Festival with a Creative Movement Class at our newly established Pollinators Garden. There is limited parking on either side of Robin Brae and Maple Avenue. Please do not block driveways. Questions? Call 845.987.8289 or email
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.
Jul 21 |  “Gyrokenesis" with Hannah Maxwell | 7PM
At Warwick Town Hall, Senior Center, Kings Highway, Warwick, NY. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Learn about this unique exercise movement designed to build strength and flexibility which will help you as you work in your garden. Wear loose clothing!
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, pleaseStory email Website:

Jul 31 | Sustainable Warwick Book Club: Plastic: A Toxic Love| 11AM
The Sustainable World Book Club's next reading is "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story" by Susan Freinkel. Freinkel focuses on eight common plastic items: combs, chairs, IV bags, Frisbees, disposable lighters, grocery bags, soda bottles and credit cards. She describes the origins of these everyday items and explains the kinds of plastics used in their manufacture. More to the point, she discusses the main problem with plastic: it never really "goes away"; it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic. Some of this plastic ends up littering the sides of our local roads, but some ends up in the ocean, killing sea creatures and littering once-pristine shorelines. Some plastic even ends up in our bloodstream! Plastic has enabled us to live the way we do now, but at what cost? Find out in this fascinating and readable book!

Our next Book Club meeting will be Friday, July 31, 11 A.M. at the Albert Wisner Library. Don't have time to read the whole book by then? We'll pay
particular attention to two chapters: "Humans Are Just a Little Plastic Now" and "Battle of the Bag." Can't make the Friday morning meetings? If you keep up with the reading, we will email you questions so you can contribute your ideas to the Book Club.
For further information or to join the group, contact

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