The Warwick Historical Society’s annual party in on Aug. 25 in Lewis Park

Photo provided by the WHS The Warwick Historical Society’s annual party will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lewis Park.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct an error regarding the date of the Warwick Historical Society’s annual party.

 — The Warwick Historical Society’s annual party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lewis Park.

This will be an evening of celebration focusing on Warwick’s vibrant agri-tourism industry. From scenic orchards and pumpkin patches, to wineries and cideries and farm-to-fork restaurants, Warwick has something to offer everyone.

This year’s honorary chairs are the Wright Family of Wright Family Farms, the Pennings Family and the Grizzanti’s and Jeremy Kidde of Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery.

The party will feature a signature cocktail designed by Black Dirt Distillery, craft beer from Pine Island Brewery, craft cider from Pennings Cidery, dinner by Grappa Ristorante and homemade desserts. Music will be provided by Soulia and the Sultans.

The event is the historical society’s largest fund raiser. For over 100 years the society has been the caretaker of many precious properties, including Lewis Park and the Old School Baptist Meeting House. This is all done without any tax dollars. Funds raised by this event will support WHS mission to preserve and celebrate the history of Warwick and its people.

Art auctionThe cows were designed by students at nine of the local schools; Greenwood Lake Elementary and Middle Schools, Park Avenue Elementary, Sanfordville Elementary, Warwick Middle and High Schools, Golden Hill Elementary and the SS Seward Institute.

The cows will be auctioned during the party. Online bidding has begun; visit for details.

EssentialsTickets are $95 for Historical Society members, $125 for non members and can be purchased by calling 845-986-3236, ext 101.

Advance ticket sales only. Tickets must be purchased no later than Aug. 17.


Current Party in the Park sponsors are:
• Bellvale Creamery
• Edward Jones – Ryan O’Leary
• Greater Hudson Bank
• Bertolini & Company
• Seely & Durland
• Wadeson Home Center
• Cathryn and Robert Anders
• Lou and Cathie Heimbach
• A. Cushman and Jean May
• Mary Ann and George Knight
• Susan and Roger Metzger
• Raey Webster and Candy Ahrenholz
• Chris Olert
• John and Barbara Johansen
• Jeremy Havens
• Corinne Iurato
• Warwick Sanitation
• Etched in Time
• Peck’s Wine & Spirits
• Track 7
• Peter Lyons Hall.
For information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities, visit

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