The week of May 1-7 has been designated Screen Free Week, when children and families will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. In participation with Screen Free Week, the Warwick Historical Society has received a grant from Humanities NY to hold a Community Conversation on Friendship on Wed., May 3 at 5 p.m. at the A.W. Buckbee Center.
This Community Conversation for Kids is built around Alexis O’Neill’s beautiful children’s book, The Kite that Bridged Two Nations. This is the story of Homan Walsh, a young man who flew his kite across the Niagara River, and whose string became the first thread in the first bridge across the Niagara Gorge. Homan’s story teaches us the value of friendship and the ways in which cooperation can help us persevere in the face of daunting odds.
Community Conversations provides an opportunity for people to come together for thoughtful discussion about our shared values as Americans- past, present, and future. Focused on central themes in American life such as service, freedom and democracy, Community Conversations allows New Yorkers to join in discussions that offer an alternative to received wisdom and provide the chance to take part in a shared national dialogue.
In addition to the Friendship event the Society will be partnering with Sustainable Warwick to lead a historic family friendly hike of the Lewis Woodlands on Tues., May 2 at 4:30. Participants should meet at the Woodlands which is located at the end of Robin Brae in the Village of Warwick.
On Thurs., May 4 at 5 p.m. the Society will host a Storytelling and Movement Workshop for children ages 9 to 13 at the UAME Church on Forester Avenue. During this program participants will be sharing stories from their daily lives and family history while at the same time learning some acting and performance techniques.
All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required but would be greatly appreciated. Please call 845-986-3236, ext 101 to register or for more information.
Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage our communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of our unique historic heritage. The Society is a private non-profit organization that received no tax money and relies solely on individual contribution.
For more information, or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, please call 845.986.3236, ext 101 or visit www.whsny.org.