Story by Janmarie Foschini
Over five thousand people attended the second annual Winter Carnival that took place during President’s weekend on Sat., Feb. 15 and Sun., Feb. 16 in Greenwood Lake. Attendees packed the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park to enjoy the festivities. The beach was beautifully decorated in a winter theme with hand painted murals as well as contests, crafts, games, pony rides and a petting zoo.
“This year’s event surpassed our expectations. It was truly an outstanding weekend. A special thank you goes out to all of the countless volunteers, sponsors, and our community for their support,” said Chamber of Commerce President Christopher “Casper” Carey. “We would like to also thank Mayor Jesse Dwyer, and our Police and Fire Departments who went above and beyond this weekend.”
The indoor heated tent was filled with music, food trucks, and vendors selling merchandise, food, and drinks. Establishments inside and out included Greenwood Lake Roasters selling delicious coffee and the Greenwood Lake Bakery who were busy serving up hot dogs and desserts. Jean Claude’s also had a large variety of pastries and desserts.
Members from the Greenwood Lake Skatepark committee were selling merchandise and provided information on the new, upcoming Skatepark. The Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce also provided information about the Chamber.
Entertainment and live music by Rock Underground, Black Dirt Bandits, Whiskey Riot, Mike & Krissie Acoustic Duo, Flounder and DJ Brendan O’Neil rocked the event all weekend. As the festival came to an end on Sunday, many were heard and seen thanking members of the Chamber of Commerce for an outstanding event.