This weekend, Greenwood Lake will once again host the Hoboken International Film Festival at the Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park. The festival, in its 14th year, has brought many stars to Greenwood Lake over the past two years. The festival has provided filmmakers and actors the opportunity to have their films debut before our very own community.
This year, the festival will host two big names (among many) on its opening night gala on Fri., May 17. Cobra Kai star Martin Kove (Karate Kid, Rambo, Cagney & Lacey, Wyatt Earp) and legendary wrestler/actor/TV host and former Governor Jesse Ventura will both be there Friday night to accept awards on behalf of the Festival. For more information on the festival, or to buy tickets, visit their website at www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com. To receive two complimentary passes to the festival’s opening night on May 17 and/or award ceremony on May 23 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “HIFF” and include the names of attendees. Space is limited to the first 25 emails I receive.
On Sat., May 18 the Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Village of Greenwood Lake to host a “Rock Tribute Music Festival” under the big tent at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park. The doors open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 at the door or purchase in advance for $25 at many of our local businesses throughout the Village. For details please visit the Chamber’s Facebook page or website www.wglnychamber.com.
‘Going Green in Greenwood Lake’
This Sat., May 18 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., a local business is hosting a very important series of free workshops in the Village. Crystal’s of Quarts, a health and wellness business, located inside of our local Yoga Studio at 89 Windermere Ave., is hosting the workshops on the following topics: Intro. to Composting and Understanding Food Waste; Low Waste Starter Kit and DIY Cleaning Products (lake friendly products!); Growing Herbs and Gardening Basics; and Clothing Swap Party from 4 to 5 p.m.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the May 15 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.