June 2003, Sunday
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4th annual Stewart Buffer Bike Tour
Location: (Organizers did not provide a specific location, or time)
SPARC is hosting the 4th annual Bike the Buffer Tour at the Stewart State Forest (aka Stewart Buffer Lands). This will be a day when mountain bike enthusiasts from beginner to advanced can join together for fun, and at the same time, support various local charities. This year SPARC will be making a contribution to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

There will he three entry classes: Beginner/Family, 9 miles; Intermediate/Experienced, 16 miles; Advanced &Experienced) 18 miles. Lunch is included and those who pre-register will receive free T-shirts. Trail maps will be provided.

Contact: Ralph Grimaldi, Event Coordinator (845) 496-9487 for more information or visit our web-site at www.fron6emet.netkspasc.

Memorial UMC Hosts Group Hike in Rockefeller Park
Come enjoy a friendly springtime hike in scenic Rockefeller Park with Memorial United Methodist Church's "Mixed Bag" social group on Sunday, June 8.

The group will meet in the Outer Narthex of Memorial and carpool to Rockefeller State Park Preserve, where participants will hike along the 12 Bridges Trail. The church is located on Bryant Avenue between North Street and Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.

Wear hiking boots, dress properly, and don't forget to bring a water bottle, a snack, bug spray and sunscreen.

Who's invited? Singles, couples, adults, kids of all ages -- anyone who wants to enjoy nature among new friends. The hike is not too strenuous and is appropriate for all ages. The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is characterized by a variety of habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, meadows, fields and a lake.

If you'd rather meet at the park, you can hook up with the Mixed Bag group in the parking lot at the park entrance, as long as you call Martha Rice in advance, at (914) 948-6375 or (914) 949-2146 ext. 15 (MRice2283@aol.com).

The congregation at Memorial welcomes and respects persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, physical or mental ability, gender, family status, sexual orientation, age, theology, and economic circumstance. Its pastor is Rev. Joseph Agne.

Bike, Skate and Scooter Sundays
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bronx River Parkway in White Plains
A portion of the Bronx River Parkway closes to vehicular traffic and opens for bicycles, skates and scooters between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., excluding holiday weekends, in May and June. In the event of rain, the Bike, Skate & Scooter Sundays will be cancelled.

Admission is free; parking at the Westchester County Center is $4.

3rd Annual Arts Expo
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, 55 Railroad Ave., Garnerville, NY
After two immensely successful and popular Arts Festivals, the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center announces the 3rd Annual Arts Expo when talented artists and artisans will open their studios and workspaces.

On June 7 and 8, 2003, from 11-6 PM, sculptors, painters, woodworkers, composers, photographers, mosaic artisans, and other fine craftsmen invite the public to take a behind-the-scenes look at their skills and craft. See how an electric guitar is built by hand. Learn how life-size ceramics are fired in an envelope kiln. Watch a Virtual Recording Session, or discover the principles of green building with a resident architect. The Dye Works Gallery will again feature talented guest artists. Other highlights include a county-wide student art show, painting workshops for children, and a dog agility demonstration.


Join us for live music, entertainment, refreshments, and fun in a creative environment that is full of surprises. Rockland County. From PIP, take Exit 13 to Rte 202 East for approx. 2 miles; then left on Bridge Street. Local:Take Route 9W to West Railroad Ave. in West Haverstraw. For further information, please call: 845-947-7108 or e-mail us at: garnerartproject@aol.com

Art at the Gazebo
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Highland Falls Mayor Joseph D'Onofrio will be sponsoring "Art at the Gazebo '03," featuring the work of local artists, from Highland Falls, Fort Montgomery and West Point.

"This event is a great way for us to see what local talent we have right here in our community," D'Onofrio said. "I am a believer in 'You gotta have art' in your community to show the beauty and talent that so many of local artists have."

If you would like to participate in the show, please call the Mayor at 845 446-3400 or 446-3828.

There will be music and refreshments and this event is free and open to the public.

(Rain date is Sunday, June l5th.)

Friends of the Newburgh Free Library Book Fair
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Newburgh Free Library at 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY
The ever-popular annual Book Fair sponsored by the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library has been scheduled for the second weekend in June, with a Saturday evening Preview Sale, and the general sale on Sunday.

The Preview Sale will take place on Saturday, June 7th between 5 PM and 7 PM, after Library hours. This sale is a perk for active members and supporters of the Friends. Participants will have the opportunity to look over all the book offerings and possibly find and purchase some long-sought treasures. Refreshments will be served. Expect smaller crowds, and more room to browse. Non-members of the Friends, wishing to attend the Preview, can fill out an application at the door. For a donation of ten dollars, you can enjoy a one-year membership in the Friends, attend the Preview Sale and, perhaps, decide to become active in our group.

The annual Book Fair itself, which is open to the public, will be held on Sunday, June 8th, 11 AM - 3 PM, at the Library. This year, there are even more books than usual, with a wide assortment of current fiction, many nearly new, mysteries, non-fiction, reference, art books, foreign language and children's books. The early birds always have the best selections. Bargain prices range from fifty cents for children's books to one dollar for most hardcover books. A special selection of rare, unusual or oversized books will be offered individually at reasonable prices.

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