The Second Sunday Conversations Series will continue on Sun., Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at the A.W. Buckbee Center with a talk by Christopher Jend. The topic is EGW Dietrich: The Picturesque Effect. Mr. Jend is an architect and has researched the work of architect EGW Dietrich. Dietrich designed some of the most beautiful residential structures in Warwick from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Some of the homes designed by Dietrich include: “The Anchorage,” “Dolce Donum,” “The Arches,” as well as the Warwick Reformed Church and the former Red Swan Inn. There will also be an exhibit of photographs and drawings of EGW Dietrich work.
This is a series sponsored by the Warwick Historical Society and the Albert Wisner Library in conjunction with the Warwick Sesquicentennial Committee.
On Mon., Sept. 11 the community will honor the men and women who lost their lives on September 11. The ceremony, organized by the Warwick Fire Department, will take place at the September 11 Memorial Monument in Veterans Memorial Park on Forester Ave. at 6 p.m. This year there will be a dedication of a tree, recently received by our Community through the efforts of Deb Schweikert. The tree was grown from the seeds of a tree that survived the collapse of the twin towers and has been planted adjacent to the monument. The monument, designed by local architect Dave Brandt, pays homage to the men and women we lost locally on that painful day in 2001. All are welcome.
The annual Taste of Warwick is sponsored by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and will be held on Tues., Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Winery. This is a great event showcasing the gourmet fare of the Warwick Valley. For information and tickets please call 986-2720 or visit www.warwickcc.org.
Sat., Sept. 16 will be the Warwick Valley Central School District Annual Homecoming Parade which will be coming up Main St. at approximately 12 noon.
Warwick in Bloom invites residents to take a self-guided walking tour to view decorated doors on Sat., Sept. 23 for the “Show Me The Door” event in the Village. For more information visit – http://warwickinbloom.com/events.html.
Please gather your family, friends and neighbors for the “Warwick Community Photo” on Sat., Sept. 23 (rain date: Sun., Sept. 24) at 2 p.m. in Veterans’ Memorial Park. The photo will be placed inside the 2017 Time Capsule which will be opened in 2067.
On Sun., Sept. 24 from 12 to 6 p.m. the annual Project Knomad, Game of Skate will take place at the Robert J. Newhard Skate Park in Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s skateboard competition is themed “Future Skate” and is a fundraiser for a new skate park. Designs for the new park will be shown during the event, as well as images of the beginning years of the park. Our skate park was one of the first in the Hudson Valley and the plans for a new park are exciting. This is a family event and all are invited to participate and to join the fun. This year the event is co-sponsored by the Warwick Sesquicentennial Committee.
Also, on Sun., Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. there will be a Hispanic Parade, celebrating Hispanic culture. The parade will be on Main St., followed by events on Railroad Green. All are invited. This is a great family activity which includes examples of dance and music from diverse countries with Spanish origins.
Still some Summer Concerts in September! Sat., Sept. 9 and Sat., Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. on Railroad Green. For details check out the Village of Warwick Summer Concert Series on Facebook.
Please remember – September is the beginning of the school year. Drive safely, slowly, carefully!! The speed limit near our schools is 20 miles per hour.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the Sept. 6 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.