Twentieth annual Ladies Night Out, set for Aug. 24, to benefit Safe Homes of Orange County

| 02 Aug 2017 | 11:58

— This year's downtown Warwick Merchants 20th anniversary of the traditional celebration of "Ladies Night Out" and "Queen for a Day" is scheduled for Thursday evening, Aug. 24, from 3 to 9 p.m.
The event has grown by leaps and bounds and is so popular that people have been known to reschedule their summer vacations to not miss it.
And for the seventh consecutive year, the event will benefit Safe Homes of Orange County, a nonprofit organization offering comprehensive support services to adults and children affected by domestic violence, as well as education and outreach programs for Orange County's communities.
Whether strolling through stores offering extended shopping hours, tasting the flavors of the fine restaurants, dancing or simply relaxing at one of Warwick's many outdoor cafes, Ladies Night Out has always been an opportunity to join with friends and family for an evening of summer fun.
'Queen for a Day'At 8 p.m., Mayor Michael Newhard will also crown this year's Queen for a Day.
Event Chair Corrine Iurato explained that Queen for a Day is an opportunity for a woman to be recognized by her family and friends for her generous spirit, caring heart and selfless nature.
Completed nominations in 250 words or less must be submitted to Peck's Wine & Spirits, 1 Bank Street, by Saturday, Aug. 12, for consideration by the Village of Warwick Merchants Guild.
The queen receives a generous basket overflowing with gifts provided by local businesses.
What to expectDowntown Warwick always buzzes with activity and excitement during Ladies Night Out.
Everyone is invited although the ladies, in particular, can expect to indulge themselves with specials, refreshments and treats offered by participating merchants.
Railroad Green will be closed for entertainment including a women's self defense demonstration, pole dancing, and other dance demonstrations.
In addition to the many specialty boutique stores in Warwick, there are also outside street vendors set up on Main Street and Railroad Avenue selling gifts, goods and services. The focus is on women's health, fitness, beauty and fashion.
Essential informationFor additional information about Safe Homes of Orange County, call 562-5365 or visit
Anyone interested in participating in Ladies Night Out as a vendor should contact Corrine Iurato at 845-986-9463 or email
- Roger Gavan