Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Friends & Neighbors,
Our Firemen’s Fair has been a summer staple in the community for the past 69 years. Generations of our community have celebrated the summer season each year by partaking in the food, games, rides and all that the fair has to offer. For some who have attended as a child, they now relive that experience with their own children or even grandchildren. The celebration has continued without hesitation despite the many obstacles that have presented themselves over the course of all these years.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced the cancellation or modification of many traditional spring and summer events in our community such the Memorial Day parade, River-Fest, High School graduation, and our community’s customary July 4th celebration. Unfortunately, our Firemen’s Fair is no different.
It is out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of each and every member of the greater Cornwall-on-Hudson area that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s edition of our Firemen’s Fair. After careful and thoughtful collaboration with our partners, who assist us each year with its presentation, we found that there was no alternative other than its cancellation.
We thank the Cornwall School District, Shamrock Shows, our local first responders, Village employees, Village Officials, the many businesses and you, our friends and neighbors, that have supported our Summer Fair each and every year. Without this support, we would not be able to conduct this event each year.
So, we ask that you all mark your calendar for the 71st Edition of the Annual Storm King Firemen’s Fair to take place July 21 -24, 2021. We promise that you won’t want to miss it.
Friday, May 29, 2020
So, the Mid-Hudson Region has met the seven benchmarks required by Governor Andrew Cuomo to start moving out of the COVID-19 pause. We began reopening with Phase I of four phases on Tuesday, May 26. Phase 1 includes: construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; retail (curbside and in-store pickup/drop-off); manufacturing; and wholesale trade.
The latest COVID-19 casualty is the Village’s own Firemen’s Fair. Thanks to Jeff Armitage and the Storm King Engine crew for their efforts in producing the much-loved community event through the years. So, we look forward to 2021 fair. As Jeff says, “You won’t want to miss it.”
The Village Board is waiting for guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding summer camps. So, we still don’t know whether we can proceed with the Village’s Summer Recreation Program.
Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. When we do re-open, you will see newly installed counter windows in the lobby to protect visitors and staff. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, right on Hudson Street in the Village, can always use volunteers (845-534-5344). The Food Bank supplies food pantries all over the Hudson Valley to feed the hungry. It’s essential work.
As we move forward, please continue to respect CDC guidelines: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.
Enjoy your weekend. Stay Healthy!
Brendan G. Coyne