On Sat., May 4 Warwick will celebrate Earth Fest at Stanley-Deming Park. This will include the great “Too Good to Toss” event with drop off of gently used items to the basketball court on Sat., May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also “shop for free” on Sun., May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and avail yourself of some real treasures! This event is funded in part by the Village and Town of Warwick. It will be run by Elizabeth Knight and her band of many volunteers who have managed to divert an amazing amount of good stuff from the waste streams.
As part of Earth Fest, you can also enjoy “Treecycle” at Stanley-Deming Park on Sat., May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Treecycle is hosted by local artists and makers and includes an exhibition of tree sculptures made by Orange County artists, a Change Makers table featuring creative re-purposing projects from local students, a cardboard maze and miniature city, Kids-Take-Apart-Table and Build-a-Bot station, and up-cycled craft demonstrations. There will be a Sustainable Community Information Center, Makers Market featuring environmentally friendly products, live music, dance, and Arm-of-the-Sea puppet theatre will perform a special show at 3 p.m. Bring your own blanket!
Sat., May 4 is also the day for the 4th annual Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser to support the Amity Foundation for Healing with Horses. The event, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will feature a live streaming of the Kentucky Derby, food, drinks, live music, a silent auction, raffles and much more. All proceeds support therapeutic healing for anyone who has experienced trauma, including Veterans, abuse victims and more. Come on out to 44 Amity Rd. in Warwick. For more information call 355-3582.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., May 9 at 1 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, will be published in the May 1 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.