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Take a digital break: Celebrate family and community with Screen Free Week, May 1-5

on May 1, 2017

logo for "Screen Free Week"Life in the digital age means a wider lens on the world, and unlimited connections. But living through the screens of our devices can leave us short of face-to-face experiences with our families and communities.

To celebrate the joys of life beyond the screen, the Warwick Valley Central School District is participating International Screen Free Week, which takes place May 1 – May 5. Warwick schools will observe the initiative on Fri., May 5.

In addition to stimulating screen-free school activities, the District is partnering with local organizations to promote events that bring people together to help them reconnect with each other and their natural environment.

Calendar of Screen-Free Community Events:

  • Tue., May 2, 4:30 p.m. – Family-Friendly Historic Hike of the Madison Lewis Woodlands – Meeting at the end of Robin Brae Dr., off of Rt. 94, Village of Warwick – Sponsored by The Warwick Historical Society and Sustainable Warwick
  • Wed., May 3, 5 p.m. – Community Conversation on Friendship, for Kids – A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave., Warwick – The conversation will be spurred by the reading of “The Kite that Bridged Two Nations,” a children’s book by Alexis O’Neill – Sponsored by The Warwick Historical Society
  • Thu., May 4, 5 p.m. –  Storytelling and Movement Workshop, for children ages 9-13 – Union African Methodist Episcopal Church (UAME), at 9 Forester Ave., Warwick – Participants will share stories about their daily lives and family history, while learning acting and performance techniques – Sponsored by The Warwick Historical Society
  • Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. – Family Hike at Moonbeams Preserve – 219 Prosperous Valley Rd., Middletown – Sponsored by Family Central of Warwick and Orange County Land Trust

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but, for events sponsored by The Warwick Historic Society, registration is appreciated. Please call 845-986-3236, ext. 101, to register, or for more information.

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