Warwick. Founders’ Day celebrates ‘May Fair’ this Saturday, May 22

| 17 May 2021 | 01:47

On Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the annual Founders’ Day festivities will be held at the Gen. John Hathorn historic site at 21 Hathorn Road in Warwick.

The Friends of Hathorn have planned a fun “May Fair” of the games and amusements of the 18th century. It’s free. It’s fun - while still following COVID safety protocols. Masks will be required for this outdoor family event to respect the unvaccinated.

The activities will include:

A special Maypole in Warwick colors to celebrate the children, teachers and school staff of the area with performance by the students of the Warwick Center for the Performing Arts;

Robin Hood puppet show by Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets;

ALenape foods demonstration by Susan McLellan Plaisted of Hearth to Hearth Cookery;

Revolutionary War musket and camp life demonstrations the 5th New York Regiment of Revolutionary War re-enactors; and

Kite flying, quoits, “dough babies contest” as played at Baird’s tavern long ago, and many other games.

This free event is sponsored by The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Albert Wisner Public Library, Carrie Gifford and the owners of the Hathorn property, Arek Kwapinski and Sylwia Kubasiak, and is presented in partnership with the Warwick Historical Society and other local nonprofits.

For more information and to see the partner organizations, visit the event website at bit.ly/HathornFoundersDay or email hathornhouse@gmail.com.