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5:00 PM17:00

WSAF at Warwick Weekend!

oAUGUST 5 | Sesquicentennial* Parade | Time Capsule Opening | Musical & Dance Performances | Fireworks
o WSAF is participating in the Sesquicentennial Parade with a gardening and floral multi-media art presentation.
o 12:00pm: Time Capsule opening commemorating 50 years of life
in Warwick, NY;
o 4:00pm: Parade time;
o 5:00-8:00pm: BBQ;
o WSAF to host evening performances at Memorial Park, 
Warwick, NY:
 5:00-6:000pm : Rock Underground band(s); 
 6:20-6:50pm : Fiddle Frenzy; 
 7: 15-7:45pm: "Patriotic Suite" dance performance by Warwick Dance Collective
 8:00-8:30pm: Rock and Bowl winners, Chemical Catastrophe; 
 8:45-10:00pm: Double Down.
o 10:00pm: Fireworks presented by Town of Warwick in honor of
the Sesquicentennial Celebration; Memorial Park

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to Jul 30


DUSKLIT is a one night art bazaar presented as part of the 2017 Warwick Summer Art Festival at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, NY. Olivia Baldwin and Cody Rounds have co-curated over thirty-five art installations and performances, that challenge visitors to accept experience, rather than object, as art. The event will be followed by an After Dark Dance Party featuring regional DJs, Öberon and Jonathan Strænge. 

Fifty-four artists from across the country are coming together to transform the Seligmann Homestead into a landscape of multisensory experiences. DUSKLIT will feature a combination of visual arts, music, dance, acting, poetry, performance art, fire manipulation and other artistic genres. Some installations will feature multimedia displays, elaborate tent designs and improvisational acting scenarios. Many offer opportunities to play with experimental approaches to art making by providing constraints on tools or application. By engaging in these installations, visitors will join the bazaar as an essential collaborative element, bringing DUSKLIT to life. 

DUSKLIT artists include: Mary Altobelli, Heidi Bilezikian, Donna Brickwood and Greg Slick, Vernon Byron, Kyle Cottier and Alexis O’Brien, Charles DeCesare, David Horton, Daniel Mack, and Jerome Spector, Karen Decher, Kate Eggleston, Paul Ellis, Jordan Evans-Boyajian, Haus of Femanon (Maggie Borlando, Jesse Keitel, Mac McCarthy, John Moore, Parker Stanley), Colin Heasman, Beth Houghtaling and Malcolm Tent, Jackie Hoysted, Wendy Insinger, Richie Kersting, John F. Simon, Jr., Mohammad Jamal, Ramona Jan and Andre Turan, Mariah Johnson, Maria and Brian Kastan, Julia Kole, Richard Kroehling, Elle Lee, Rebecca Lomuto, Andi Lu, Linda Mensch Brianna Nonnon, Jordan Novak, Christy O’Connor, Brett Phares, Olga Putilina, The River Flows Two Ways (Craig Chin and Ophra Wolf with Andy Rinehart), Hannah Rubin, Jamie Sanin and Z Z U C C S, Jon Verney, Tony Vitek, and John Wood.

Artist performances and installations on view 6-9:30pm. 
9:30pm-12am = After Dark Dance Party with Öberon and Jonathan Strænge

All are welcome. $10

Our friends at Vesuvius Brick Oven Pizza
Lil Fry Company, and The Ice Mother & Sons will quell all of your festival-induced hunger pains.
Beer Purveyors TBA

The Seligmann Center is located in Sugar Loaf, New York, a historic craft village just 50 miles northwest of Manhattan. 
Physical address: 23-26 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, New York, 10981
Best GPS Address: 23 White Oak Drive, Chester, New York, 10918. 

Traveling by bus- If traveling from New York, take the Coach USA Shortline Bus to the Chester Park & Ride. Buses run every one to two hours and trip times range between 70 and 100 minutes. Fares run $18.50 each way. Schedule information available here:

***A free shuttle bus will run between the Chester Park and Ride and the Seligmann Center (8 minute ride) on the evening of the event, 5:30pm-midnight. Make the trip from New York!***

Many thanks to Orange County NY Arts and West Point Tours for their support.

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6:00 PM18:00

Music and Dance at Wickham Woodlands

Day 3 of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival 2017:
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and claim your space on the grassy lawn with a view of the lake. Take a taste of some of Warwick’s best loved food truck fare and enjoy an evening of dance and music, happening lakeside at Wickham Woodlands Park during the Warwick Summer Arts Festival
***Arrive a bit early to claim your lawn space.***

Julia Jacklin

Australian sensation Julia Jacklin makes a stop at Wickham Woods Woodlands Warwick NY during her U.S. concert tour performing in her alt-country, rock and indie-folk style, augmented by her undeniable calling cards: her rich, distinctive voice, and her playful, observational wit. 

Hailing from around the globe, the NYC Davalois Fearon Dance Company will take the stage at Wickham Woodlands using the outdoor lakeside venue to translate movement into a fluid dynamic performance influenced by the surroundings. Davalois holds audiences in the moment, promising to deliver a bold engagement with their picturesque surroundings through a combination of choreographed entrancing movements and improvisational inspiration.

NYC dancer and choreographer, Barrington Hinds, will also perform, allowing the freedom of the open air space of Wickham Woodlands Park to take the audience down a visionary path with no restrictions, letting the process unfurl, through complex gestures, moments of stillness and the layering of both.

All ages are encouraged to check out the talent that will take the stage at Wickham Woodlands! TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! The WSAF is proud to bring class act entertainment to Warwick, NY. 

As a special dining treat, a row of local food vendors will be on-site offering their specialties for purchase, including Vesuvius Brick Oven Pizzaand Lil Fry Company
For more information on exhibits, performances or workshops, email

$10/person suggested donation. $20/family of four (2 adults/2 children) will be welcomed and greatly appreciated.

The Warwick Summer Arts Festival, a nonprofit organization, is a Community 2000 project promoting the arts, artists, art education and art appreciation in order to create a vibrant and well-rounded art community. Donations provided by all patrons of the arts attending the festival support the lineup of festival artists and performers and help with infrastructure costs supplementing the arts grants received from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson and is made possible in part with funds from the county of Orange and Orange County Tourism. 

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8:00 PM20:00

Warwick Summer Film Festival

Day 2 of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival 2017:


A line-up of short will be presented at the Warwick Drive-In Theater.

🎬 Filmmaker, Henry Smith: Purple Wave: Forever a Ghost, a documentary that tells the story of the Warwick Valley High School running program through the lens of the 2014 Boys Cross Countyr season. The documentary created by Warwick alumni Henry Smith, Class of 2001, pays hommage to the program that formed in 1974.
This films follows the 2014 eason under the direction of Coach Mike Potter.

🎬 Filmmaker, Linda Mensch: Film To Be Announced

🎬 Submit your film for consideration:

$10/person suggested donation. $20/family of four (2 adults/2 children) will be welcomed and greatly appreciated.



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6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Slam and Jam

Day 1 of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival 2017:
You do not want to miss the opening night of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival at the 3rd annual Poetry Slam and Jam returning to the Beer Garden at Pennings Farm Market, 161 State Route 94 South, Warwick, NY. Local poet, MC Bryan Roessel, will return to host the poetry slam, introducing rival poets and embellishing the poets prose with his improvisational anecdotes . Contestants compete for a cash prize. 
Dj Skyhook will take the stage immediately following the poetry slam to perform a mixed playlist of jams complete with a light show.
The Slam & Jam is open to all ages, so bring the family. Dinner, ice cream and drinks are available to purchase from the Pennings Farm Pub & Grill, the outdoor Beer Garden and the ice cream stand.

$5 cover at the door. Contestant fee for the poetry slam is $10. Contact for entry details.

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6:00 PM18:00

Bowl to the Beat

Warwick Summer Arts Festival presents our third annual Bowl to the Beat Fundraiser:
$20 - all you can bowl (includes shoes)


We have a lot of great things lined for this year's arts festival scheduled for July 26th-29th and August 5th! Please help us raise the money needed to put on all of the wonderful events planned.

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6:30 PM18:30

Scheuermann Farm

Presented by Shoprite of Warwick.

Join us for our annual event of music with the electric hip hop sounds Ron Renaissance in the black dirt at Scheuermann Farms.  This year we are joined by aerialist, Robin Lynch

 Light snacks will be sold, and the colorful gardens and lush lawn make a charming and comfortable setting for a country picnic, so pack your favorite fare and bring chairs or blankets 

$10 suggested donation

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7:00 PM19:00


The DUSKLIT installation is an evening art bazaar on the Seligmann Homestead, curated by artists Cody Rounds and Olivia Baldwin.

The grounds will be populated by artist-built micro-environments, each plot offering a unique engaging experience for the visitor. Presented as part of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival, DUSKLIT channels the energy, glitz, grit and spectacle of "carnival," the festival's 2016 theme.

The WSAF is proud to provide the community with artistic exhibits and performances. Take an evening stroll through this engaging installation on the grounds of the Seligmann Center, located only 50 miles northwest of NYC, in Sugarloaf, NY a vibrant rural area of Orange County, NY.

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Ballet Master Class with Ballet Mistress Garielle Whittle

  • Orange County Sports Club/Northeast Dance Movement (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Friday & Saturday, July 22 & 23, 2016, Master Teacher Garielle Whittle, former dancer of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet and the former Children’s Ballet Mistress of New York City Ballet and instructor with The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, currently a repetiteur for The Jerome Robbins Trust, The George Balanchine Trust and Christopher Wheeldon, will be teaching an Adult ballet class and three levels of Children’s classes:

July 22nd

  • Adult Class: 10:30AM-12:30PM

July 23rd

  • Beginner Level Class: 10:30AM-12:30PM – Ages 8-9
  • Intermediate Level Class: 1:00PM-3:00PM – Ages 10 and up
  • Advanced Level Class: 3:30-5:30PM – Age 13 and up (bring pointe shoes)

Reservations required: Call 845-258-0426 by July 17th

  • Classes are limited to 25 students
  • Cost: $25 per student

All classes will be held at Orange County Sports Club, 1743 Route 17a, Florida, NY 10921. Ms. Whittle is also available for 90 min. private classes on July 22 and July 24, 2016. To schedule a time contact her directly at |


Dress Requirements for Children
Any color leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if appropriate); hair in a neat bun.
Boys: Any color t-shirt, black footless tights, white socks, white or black ballet slippers.

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6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Slam and Jam

Join us at Pennings for our 2nd annual Poetry Slam and Jam.  Bryan Roessel, local poet and WSAF committee member, will host the poetry slam, where we will have local poets compete for a cash prize, followed by singer/songwriter Nate Sander and Chloe Borthwick. 

$5 at the door.  

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Art Installations

Repurposed Lawn Canvas Installations 

  • July 15 - July 24
  • Railroad Green, Railroad Avenue, Warwick, NY and Festival Performance Sites

Repurposed lawn signs have been painted and decorated then will be placed throughout the Railroad Green in Warwick, NY. Curated by Janet Howard Fatta and painted and embellished by local artists. 

To view a complete gallery of the Art Installation on Railroad Green Click here.


Banner Project

Inspired by the Keith Haring Tarps project and curated by Heidi Lanino Bilezikian, the Banner Project is a collaborative piece that brings together our community, our voices, marks and symbols.
Banners to be displayed at all festival performances. 

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 The Warwick Summer Arts Festival is a Community 2000 project

The Warwick Summer Arts Festival is a Community 2000 project

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