Around the Valley events

Posted 7/15/20

Weekend of Wallkill canceledThe annual Weekend of Wallkill (WOW), sponsored by Vision of Wallkill has been canceled for 2020.  VOW organizers would like to thank all the vendors, organizations …

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Weekend of Wallkill canceled

The annual Weekend of Wallkill (WOW), sponsored by Vision of Wallkill has been canceled for 2020. 

VOW organizers would like to thank all the vendors, organizations and volunteers that had started the initial planning for the weekend and hope they will join us for WOW 2021.

If you would like to donate to Vision of Wallkill to help support the programs and events offered by VOW, you can do so by mailing your donation to VOW, PO Box 49, Wallkill NY 12589.

Library presents short story reading contest for all ages

Gardiner Library presents Summer 2020 Short Story Writing Contest for children, teens and adults. For children ages 11 and under the Gardiner Library invites them to write at Tall Tale starting with the phrase “Dear Library, I could not return my book on time because…”

Contestants should finish the statement with a tall tale filled with exaggerations and outlandish characters to mesmerize our judges and entertain the librarians. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category. Contest closes Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5 p.m. Prizes and certificates will be issued along with publication on the Gardiner Library website and publicity in local press. Visit gardinerlibrary.org/writingcontests.asp for all contest rules.

For adults ages 18 and older, and teens ages 12-17, The Gardiner Library invites you to participate in this historical-fictional mash-up! Tall Tales are filled with exaggerations and outlandish characters. Be inspired by local history and community to create a short story filled with fantastical intrigue.

The writers will be judged in 2 groups (adults and teens) and there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category. Contest closes Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5 pm. Prizes and certificates will be issued along with publication on the Gardiner Library website and announcements in local press. Visit gardinerlibrary.org/writingcontests.asp for all contest rules.

For further current information visit gardinerlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page.

Gardiner Library presents a virtual summer book club

The Gardiner Library is excited to announce a new Virtual Summer YA Book Club via Zoom meeting on Sunday July 19 and Sunday August 16 at 1:30 p.m.

The first meeting will cover 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson including discussions, games and design your own journal. Registration is required by contacting Carolyn Thorenz at cthorenz@rcls.org to receive the Zoom link.

The second meeting will cover Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi with discussions, games and design a decorative fan.  

For more information visit gardinerlibrary.org/teeneventsandprograms.asp or the Gardiner Library Facebook page. 

Hillbilly Parade kicks off Rhythm on the River Concert series

Tired of staying at home? Bring your masks, chairs or blankets, snacks and drinks to enjoy the music along the scenic Wallkill River.

Hillbilly Parade kicks off the first of the Rhythm on the River summer concert series on Thursday July 23 at Popp Park in Wallkill, 7 – 8:30 p.m.  There is enough room to keep your social distance and be safe.  

For more info check VOW Facebook page or call/text: 845-527-6230.

Maybrook events scheduled

Mayor Dennis Leahy reports that the Village of Maybrook “Family Movie Night” will take place on Friday, July 24 as originally scheduled. The village will also hosts its annual Village Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a rain date of Saturday, August 1.

Face masks and social distancing practices will apply.

Crawford to host summer concerts

The Town of Crawford’s Summer Concert Series is still set to take place.

Concerts will be held July 17 and 31 as well as Aug. 7 and 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The concerts on July 24 and Aug. 15 will be from 7 to 9 p.m.

Each performance will take place at the Pine Bush Gazebo on Main Street with the exception of the Aug. 15 performance, which will happen at Bullville Park.

Village of Montgomery events

The Village of Montgomery Summer Concert Series is on. Concerts will be held rain or shine from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clinton Street Bandstand. The John Bates Band will play July 16 and Kyle, Dan & Associates will perform on July 23. Hurley Mountain Band plays July 30 followed by New York Swing Exchange on Aug. 6 and Midnight Image on Aug. 13. Sass & Brass will take to the stage on Aug. 20 and Jungle Love will perform Aug. 27. Hillbilly Parade will perform in the finale on Sept. 3.

Several Village of Montgomery events down the road are still on. General Montgomery Day is slated to take place on Sept. 12. The Classic Antique Car Show will be held on Sept. 27. The Fall Yard Sale Day is slated for Saturday, Oct. 10 with Oct. 11 set as the rain date.

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