School is out and summer is before us like some wonderful open field. Who knows what is in store? Especially during the Sesquicentennial Summer!
The annual Fireman’s Carnival will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park starting Wed., Jun. 21 until Sat., Jun. 24, culminating in fireworks that evening. This is always a fun family oriented event. Thank you to the Warwick Fire Department for sponsoring such a great activity that seems so much a part of small town life. For more information please visit Facebook.com/Warwick fire department.
The Warwick Valley High School’s graduation ceremony will be held on Sat., Jun. 24. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Congratulations to the class of 2017! You are at the threshold to the future.
On Wed., Jun. 28 at 7 p.m. the N.Y. Wind Symphony will be at Railroad Green. The program includes Aaron Copeland’s Lincoln Portrait, which I will be narrating, and ends with the 1812 Overture.
The next Sesquicentennial Event on the calendar is the Olde Fashioned Family Fourth on Tues., Jul. 4 at the Warwick Community Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day begins with a bike parade from Railroad Green to the Community Center with a contest and prizes for the best decorated bicycle. All are invited – helmets are mandatory.
On Sat., Jul. 8, the Warwick Valley Gardeners will be having a garden tour, specifically of Village gardens, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour starts at Railroad Green. Visit www.warwickvalleygardeners.com for tickets and more information.
Downtown will become Pickers Paradise on Sat. and Sun., Jul. 8 and 9. This is a Merchants Guild sponsored event. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org. For more Warwick Sesquicentennial information tune into “Warwick at 150” on WTBQ FM 93.5, Thurs. at 11 a.m.!
The Village Artist in Residence, Linda Mensch, will host a workshop titled, “Front Porch Summer Arts.” This is a program immersed in art making, storytelling and more for ages eight to teenagers. For more information, visit www.movcodance.wixsite.com/movingcompany.
The next Village Board Meeting will be held on Mon., Jul. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the June 21 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.