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Warwick Valley CSD Community eBulletin

This district is saving paper, and instead of printing flyers, information is posted on our Community eBulletin and sent via a weekly email blast. To submit your local non-profit organization’s event, send the information in paragraph form in the body of an email to communications@wvcsd.org.

Events, Activities and Programs

Memorial Day Remembrance at Buckbee Center May 23

Hosted by the Warwick Historical Society in honor of Memorial Day, Thursday, May 23, 7-8 p.m., A. W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave. Join us as we remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country. WHS member Tom Brennan will share personal stories of remembrance; audience are encouraged to share theirs. Free, and appropriate for ages middle school to adult. Light refreshments. More information at www.whsny.org

18th Century living history at Founders’ Day June 1

Join the Revolution at Founders’ Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. June 1.  Choose a side as you enter this family-friendly free event at 21 Hathorn Road, the historic Gen. John Hathorn property.  Program includes British and American reenactments, Algonkian Indian cultural educators, 18th century food demonstrations, blacksmith, cooper, colonial games and more. Sponsored by The Old Stone House Inn, Friends of Hathorn House, the Warwick Historical Society, Albert Wisner Public Library, and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Visit https://hathornhouse.wordpress.com/founders/.

Warwick Community Center celebrates OCNY Pride: June 9

Spend a prideful, family-friendly day at Warwick Valley Community Center, complete with brunch, a parade, live entertainment and more. The 7th OCNY Pride event, celebrating our LGBTQ community, starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center (11 Hamilton Ave.) Come decorate floats, make signs and body art for the parade, and enjoy a free rainbow bagel brunch and DJ Skyhook. There will be outreach groups and vendors. All are welcome to march with their own banner. Parade steps-off at 1:30 p.m, then join us for the Pride Show at the Community Center at 2:30 p.m. To register a float, visit OCNY Pride Event on Facebook or call 845-986-6422.

Wine, cheese and jazz at Lewis Park: June 9

Hosted by the Warwick Historical Society 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Live jazz performance by local musician Michael Jackson. Set against the lush green of Lewis Park, the Wine, Cheese and Jazz fundraising event features wines from around the world courtesy of Peck’s Wine and Spirits, and helps support the WHS. Reservations recommended. Tickets: $40 per person for WHS members; $50 for non-members, and at the door. For reservations and information call 986-3236, ext. 101.

Albert Wisner Public Library hosts Family Fun Walk: June 15

The Albert Wisner Public Library will soon celebrate 10 years and kicks off a series of celebration activities on June 15 with a free 3k Family Fun Walk. The walk begins 9 a.m. at the library. Preregister at the library or that morning. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or older teen. Call or text 917-923-3378.

Free family style dinner on June 21

Warwick Community Kitchen invites you to a free family dinner in the former Pine Island Elementary School (20 Schoolhouse Road) on Friday, June 21 from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy sloppy Joes, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, bread and dessert in continuous seatings. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit http://warwickcommunitykitchen.weebly.com.

Family Day and Bicycle Rodeo on June 23

The focus is on families during the first annual Family Day & Bicycle Rodeo at the Warwick Valley Community Center. The first part of the day will center around bicycles, then a fun afternoon of (mostly) kids’ races. At noon, the Village of Warwick will hold a bicycle parade, ending at the community center. The OC Bicycle Club will hold an obstacle course for kids, and members will make sure bikes are safe and operating properly. The rest of the day will have races for all ages. An obstacle course in the center’s 3 Pines Nature Place will be followed by fun races. The event is a fundraiser for the community center. Food will be available. Call the center at 845-986-6422.


Youth leagues and sports

Warwick Youth Football and Cheerleading: Register by May 31

Warwick Youth Football and Cheerleading is fun and great experience for all kids interested in participating in football and cheerleading. Open for students grades K thru 8. All coaches are certified and will teach teamwork while building self-confidence. Register at www.warwickyouthfootball.org

Girls Summer Volleyball Camp: Register by June 1 

The Purple Champions Volleyball Club will hold a summer volleyball camp for incoming 5-8 grade girls. Sessions are held 4-7 p.m. June 17-19 in the WVHS new gym. Training sessions cover instruction, drills and fun activities. Registration and payment of $85 is due by June 1. Make checks payable to Purple Champions Volleyball Club and send to Kaitlin Rodriguez, 89 Sanfordville Road, Warwick. Questions? Email krodriguez@wvcsd.org.

Warwick Summer Wrestling Camp: Register by July 1

Warwick Valley Wrestling Camp is offered this summer for students entering grades 2-12. The program is held 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon-Thurs, Aug. 5-8. Wrestling Camp is designed to promote the sport to students who live in Warwick. The registration deadline is July 1. Camp flyers can be found on www.warwickvalleywrestling.com. Questions? Email Pszumlaski@wvcsd.org

Warwick Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp is July 22-26

Warwick Girls Lacrosse is offering a summer camp for girls entering grades 2-8 from Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Warwick Town Park. The camp is designed to teach the sport as well as help veteran players improve their technique. Your child will learn from Warwick Girls Lacrosse coaches, Warwick JV/varsity coaches, college players and current varsity players. Campers are split up according to grade level and ability. Cost is $150. For information or to register, go to www.warwickgirlslacrosse.com. Contact Summer Mangels with questions, summrhug@aol.com.


Ongoing events, activities and programs 

Happening at the Warwick Valley Community Center

These programs take place through May at the Warwick Community Center (11 Hamilton Ave.) Call Kerry at 845-986-6244.

  • Sunday: Free Tai Chi (Yang Style), 9 a.m. 
  • Tuesday: Community Yoga, 6 p.m.; Makers Session, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Free Ping Pong play (bring a partner), 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: Community Yoga, 10 a.m.; Guitar 102, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: Toddler Jam, 10 a.m.

Monthly happenings at the Warwick Valley Community Center

  • The center hosts free community dinners 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
  • The Warwick Valley Coalition meets 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.
  • The Warwick Valley Film Group meets 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month.
  • Call Kerry at 845-986-6244 or visit www.warwickvalleycommunitycenter.org for information.

Child and adult workshops with Joe Blevins at 3 Pines Nature Place

3 Pines Nature Place is offering several workshops:

  • Joe Blevis leads a “make your own bow drill kit” workshop (age 17 and up). Create and learn how to use a bow drill kit: Sunday, May 26; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $75. Call 986-6422.
  • Joe leads a coal burning workshop (age 17 and up). Create a coal burned spoon, bowl or ladle: Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $75. Call 986-6422.

Applefest ’19 seeks entries for t-shirt designs

Adults and students are invited to submit designs to the Applefest 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be printed on shirts to be sold at Applefest. First, second and third prizes of Warwick Merchant Guild gift certificates will be awarded. The contest is open to residents of Warwick, including Florida and Greenwood Lake. For entry form and rules visit  http://www.warwickapplefest.com/.The deadline is July 12. 

Dispose of old medicine safely with “Get the Meds Out”

The DEC and the Warwick Valley Central School District have partnered to “Get the Meds Out” of your medicine cabinet. To provide a free, safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of expired and unwanted medications, a collection kiosk is located at Apple Valley Pharmacy, 8 West St. Warwick (988-5805).

Alamo Farmworkers Community Center supply drive

The Alamo Farmworkers Community Center assists the families of local farm workers. The weekly Homework Help Club always needs supplies including backpacks, art supplies, car safety seats, and unused vocabulary and math workbooks. There is a collection box in the Park Avenue lobby. Call 987-8289.


Register now for the WVCSD 2019 Summer Enrichment Program 

The district’s Summer Enrichment Program offers children a unique opportunity to learn and have fun. Children can build upon skills as well as explore and discover new interests. The program begins July 8, with nearly 50 different week-long classes to choose from through early August. 
Visit the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program page on the district’s website for a schedule and registration form.

High School pool open for swimming

WVHS Pool Schedule
The high school pool is open only when school is in session
Lap Swim
Morning Lap Swim – 5:45-7:15 a.m.
Evening Lap Swim – 8:30-9:30 p.m.
$85 – Second Semester (Feb. 4 – June 14)
Family Recreational Swim
Friday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 per swimmer (at the door)