Wickham Woodlands Park, located off of State School Rd. in Warwick, is hosting Battle Candle Music & Arts Festival on Sat., Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature over thirty bands and musicians ranging from indie rock, punk and folk to instrumental and alternative. The event is sponsored by Wickham Works Maker Space and produced by the members of Interactive Noise Collective, a group of local musicians, artists and makers. Suitable for all ages, there will be art installations, making stations, vendors and food trucks. Battle Candle is part of the Town of Warwick Three Lakes Festival. For more information and tickets, visit www.Battlecandlefest.com.
Aug. 8 through Aug. 11 will be the 10th season of The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. The brain child of musician Steve Rubin, this is a celebration of America’s musical art form via the Valley’s jazz artists and supporting venues. 14 towns, 21 shows, four days and 100+ musicians presenting at varied locations with the majority of performances free to the public. Cafes, parks, performing arts centers, galleries, restaurants, library, dance school and an organic farm. From an 11 a.m. jazz brunch to a 10 p.m. late show there will be vocalists, swing, fusion, original and standard jazz material. This festival has grown to international fame and draws countless music lovers to our area. For more information, visit www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org.
Another great event is the Florida Family Fun Fest, on Aug. 11 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Treat yourself to an old-fashioned get together on Main Street in the Village of Florida. Music, rides, local not-for-profits that do so much for our community make this day truly one that’s “fun for the whole family.” It ends with an amazing concert by our own Jimmy Sturr and his band; it doesn’t get much better!
It is that time again for senior citizens in our Town to get their tickets to our annual Senior BBQ to be held this year on Tues., Aug. 27 (rain date: Aug. 28). This event is FREE to any senior citizen residing in the Town of Warwick, thanks to the generous donations of so many community service organizations, our Veterans’ groups, the Warwick Valley Rotary and the support of many volunteers. Our seniors will be served hot dogs for lunch and then a complete chicken dinner, prepared by local chef, Mike Coleman, of Mike’s Custom BBQ. A fun-filled day kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Town Park on Union Corners Road. This event is free to any senior citizen in our Town, but you do need a ticket which can be obtained through one of our seven senior citizen organizations or by stopping by the Supervisor’s Office in the Warwick Town Hall, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mark your calendars, and don’t miss this opportunity to have your community say thanks for all you have done to make this a great place to live.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Aug. 15 at 7:30 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 July 31 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.