Twenty-first annual Ladies Night Out and Queen for a Day set for Aug. 23
Deadline for Queen for a Day nominations is Aug. 15


File photo by Roger Gavan Activities on Railroad Green during last year's "Ladies Night Out" in the Village of Warwick. This year's event will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 9 p.m.

WARWICK — The Warwick Merchant's Guild has scheduled its 21st Annual "Ladies Night Out" for Thursday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 9 p.m. in downtown Warwick
Once again the event will benefit Safe Homes of Orange County, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate all forms of domestic violence through education, outreach and provision of services to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse.
"Ladies Night Out" is one of the most popular summer events attracting people from near and far, as downtown Warwick buzzes with activity and excitement.
Stroll, shop, dance, relaxThe Warwick Merchants Guild invites everyone, but in particular, the ladies, to come downtown and indulge themselves with specials offered by participating businesses.
"Ladies Night Out," said Event Chair Corrine Iurato, manager of Peck's Wines and Spirits, "is a night to join with friends and family for an evening of summer fun whether strolling through stores offering extended shopping hours, tasting the flavors of the fine restaurants, dancing to the music of our DJ or simply relaxing at one of Warwick's many outdoor cafes."
One of the highlights of "Ladies Night Out" is the crowning of a "Queen for a Day" by Mayor Michael Newhard.
The long tradition recognizes a special lady and her generous spirit, caring heart and selfless nature based on nominations.
And the Queen will receive a generous basket overflowing with gifts provided by local businesses.
Completed nominations in 250 words or less must be submitted to Peck's Wine & Spirits, 1 Bank St., by Wednesday, Aug. 15, for consideration by the Warwick Merchants Guild.
Demonstrations and activitiesDuring the celebration Railroad Green will be hosting several activities such as a self-defense demonstration, workout demonstrations, and other dance demonstrations.
In addition to the many specialty boutique stores in Warwick, there will also be outside street vendors selling gifts, goods and services. The focus is on women's health, fitness, beauty and fashion.
Ladies Night out and the crowning of the Queen has grown and become so popular that people have been known to reschedule their summer vacations to not miss it.
For additional information, call Corrine Iurato at (845) 986-9463 or email corrineiurato@gmail.com.
- Roger Gavan