The Warwick Valley Community Center, located at 11 Hamilton Ave. in Warwick, will host an Olde-Time Family Fourth day as part of the Village of Warwick’s Sesquicentennial Celebration on Tues., Jul. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Streets in Warwick will be closed. There will be parking on Elm St. by the car wash. Music for kids starts at 11 a.m., and then Shannon Rogers will perform at 11:30 a.m. At noon, Supervisor Michael Sweeton will do a reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by patriotic songs performed by Warwick High School singers and a small string ensemble.
Crafters, vendors and artisans including a magician and balloon maker will line the streets. Family fun games will be going on the grounds of the Community Center. Local artist, Elissa Jones, will be swinging at 1 p.m.! Then at 3 p.m., Pat Cannon will take over with two hours of square dancing. No experience is needed, and people of all ages are encouraged to participate.
The delicious smell of barbecue will be in the air. Root beer, homemade lemonade and refreshing snow cones will be there to quench your thirst. The street will be safe and free for children to have fun, with a dunking tank on hand to dip some favorite Warwick residents. A photo booth will be set up to capture patriotic families and the Center’s 3-Pines Nature Place will enjoy their soft grand-opening as well!
Start the day by entering the bicycle parade/contest beginning at 10 a.m. at the Railroad Green and ending at the Community Center. Participants are encouraged to decorate bikes and wear a helmet. There will also be Pickle and Pie Contest tables.
Town officials, along with the Scouts of America, will be on hand for a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Watch history come alive with Civil War Re-enactors who will be there to demonstrate what a soldier’s “camp life” consisted of more than 150 years ago!
The Warwick Valley Community Center hopes to make this an annual event for the Warwick Community. As the event is a fundraiser for the center, there is a $7 entry cost ($5 for children and seniors).
For more information call 986-6422, ext. 4 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.