Sunday, August 23, 2009

Rain? What Rain?

Not even Mother Nature could put a damper on the day, though she tried hard. Thank you to everyone who braved intermittent showers and waves of heat and humidity to attend Copake Falls Day. It was a spectacularly successful day and we are grateful to all our neighbors and friends (new and old alike) for making the 2nd Annual Copake Falls Day such a success.

Our new friend Bee Balm Gal took some beautiful photos of Copake Falls gardens. Take a look at them here: Bee Balm Gal's Blog. Check back soon for more great pictures.

We've got the date. Copake Falls Day is Saturday, August 21, 2010. See you then!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Copake Falls Day is a Go!

The ground is a little wet from last night's rain but it is NOT raining in Copake Falls this morning! So please join us for a great day, rain or shine! Our schedule is here: Copake Falls Day Schedule.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Copake Falls Day Schedule

Our schedule of activities, exhibits and events is firming up. Click here to see what we've got planned. We think you'll find something of interest!

Copake Falls Day is for kids too! - Click here to see the Kids' Schedule.

Find us on Copake Falls Day: Map

Copake Falls Day Run in the Wilderness, August 22nd at 9 am

Please join us for a 5K Road Race in the Wilderness, followed by a Family Fun Run on the Rail Trail. The Road Race in the Wilderness will take runners through some of the most scenic roads and trails of Copake Falls and the Taconic State Park.

(By the way, we love what Marilyn Bethany of Rural Intelligence said about Copake Falls in her coverage of Copake Falls Day: "its most salient characteristic may be that it is especially congenial for jocks—bikers, hikers, climbers, and, of course, runners.")

Anyway, here's the route:

Road Race in the Wilderness Route (8 am registration; 9 am start)

Begin at the Head of the Rail Trail on Route 344 in Copake Falls (adjacent to the Depot Deli and across the street from Bash Bish Bicycle). Follow the Rail Trail south to Valley View Road. Turn left onto Valley View Road and follow it to the intersection of Valley View and Route 344. Make a hard right turn onto Route 344 for a short distance before turning left onto the South Taconic Trail (the "white" trail). Follow the trail to the Taconic State Park headquarters, cross Route 344 and return to the Rail Trail. Finsh at the Trestle Bridge on the Rail Trail.

Family Fun Run (9:30 registration; 10 am start)

Meet at the Head of the Rail Trail for a one-mile Fun Run on the Trail.

Prizes will be awarded for all runners!

Email us for more information

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Copake Falls Day is for Kids Too!

Copake Falls Day offers lots of activities for kids. Here's the schedule - no sign up necessary except for the family fun run. Most events will offer prizes. You could win a new bicycle helmet, bell or pump, or a gift certificate for art supplies (to name just a few) !

All Day events - Wheelin' on the Rail Trail, History Hunt Map Quest, Face Painting, Paige's Donkey Photo Op, Blacksmithing demonstration and Fly Fishing demonstration at the Iron Works Museum, (visit the information table for details Map). Nature walks in the park and swimming in the ore pit!

10 a.m. - Family Fun Run on the Rail Trail.

11 a.m. - Nature Collage - create your masterpiece from nature.

1 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt in the Taconic State Park.

2 p.m. - Artwork for Kids (limit 20 participants). We supply the materials, you create the masterpiece! You will be judged!

Don't forget to look for the information table at the head of the Rail Trail for more info: Map

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thanks to you, we had a wonderful day!

By all measures, the First Copake Falls Day Hamlet Wide Yard Sale was a huge success. The weather was sublime, we netted several hundred dollars for the benefit of Copake Falls Day on August 22nd, and most important, we met many wonderful neighbors and visitors. Thanks go out to many people including (but not limited to!) Larry Proper and his amazing Copake Highway Department crew (they always make sure we do it right), the 25 vendors who set up shop either at home or at the Copake Ironworks Schoolhouse, the owner of the Schoolhouse who made the property available to us this year and who has offered it again for next year, the staff of both The Register-Star and the Columbia Paper, and especially, everyone who spent the day snapping up treasures throughout the hamlet. Thanks too, to our fearless leader in this event, Robin Bruce (pictured below) who brought a cool head, big brains and a phenomenal instinct for organization to the party. Robin says, "the success of this sale virtually guarantees a repeat performance next year. But don't forget, this is all about Copake Falls Day on August 22nd. See you then!"

That table was empty by the end of the day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Map - Copake Falls Village Wide Yard Sale, May 23 8am to 3pm (click on map for larger image)

Be sure to click on image to see a legible and printable size! Scroll down for locations by street name and number.
Large scale printed maps available on Saturday at the Copake Ironworks Schoolhouse ("headquarters") and at the Copake Falls Post Office, the Depot Deli and Bash Bish Bicycle Shop, all on Route 344.

Yard Sale Locations by Street Name and Number

COPAKE FALLS HAMLET WIDE YARD SALE
May 23, 2009 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LOOK FOR THE ORANGE BALLOONS!

All Locations Have Something for Everyone - Special Items are Listed Below

COPAKE IRON WORKS SCHOOLHOUSE – NYS RT. 22 and Bain Road:

ELEVEN yard sales- Women's clothes (designer and antique), jewelry, & books
storm doors; shutters for eyebrow windows; stroller; child’s
car seat, metal bed frames (twin) and misc

BREEZY HILL ROAD
1 Breezy Hill Road

CEMETERY ROAD
10 Cemetery Road Collectibles, Art, Pop Culture Memorabilia, & Tools

MILES ROAD
58 Miles Road “A little bit of everything”
37 Miles Road Clothing, toys, fabric, jewelry, and some furniture

MOUNTAIN VIEW STREET
111 Mountain View Street

NORTH MOUNTAIN ROAD
8 North Mountain Road Ethan Allen Maple Dining Room Set - 56" plus 2 15" leafs, 4 Side Chairs, 2 Captain's Chairs; Baby Crib; Baby/Toddler Clothing; Toys; Accessories; Pine Full-size Headboard, Dresser, & Nightstand; Hand Knit Children's Sweaters & Yarn
27 North Mountain Road Vintage items (some antiques), decorative items, books for older children & adults
43 North Mountain Road
73 North Mountain Road
106 North Mountain Road
394 North Mountain Road

STATE ROUTE 344
109 State Route 344 3 Yard Sales at this location
139 State Route 344
215 State Route 344



LUNCH BEGINNING AT 11 am at the Taconic Wayside Inn and throughout the day at the Depot Deli (both on Route 344)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

The 2nd Annual
Copake Falls Day
Saturday, August 22 2009
Events starting at 9 am


* * * THANK YOU * * *

The Copake Falls Day Committee extends many THANKS to all of our supporters, participants and buyers!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Copake Falls Town Wide Yard Sale

The map of registered participants for the Copake Falls Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 23rd is ready! Click here for map of yard sale participants. email us.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

What We're Planning for Copake Falls Day

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Click here for a map to Copake Falls Day Headquarters

  • Family Fun Run and Cross Country Race on the beautiful Taconic State Park trails
  • Opening ceremony at the Triangle – Presentation of 2009 Copake Falls Good Neighbor Award
  • Great Artists of Copake Falls at Burke Hall, Church of St. John in the Wilderness
  • Hidden Gardens of Copake Falls including Open Garden Day with Margaret Roach (visit her gardens on line at http://www.awaytogarden.com/)
  • Fire Truck – all aboard!
  • Historic Houses of Copake Falls Walking Tour
  • Special programs at the Copake Falls Iron Works Museum and throughout the Taconic State Park
  • Roe Jan Historical Society Museum exhibit – recreation of an early General Store
  • "Just for Kids" - Face Painting, Donkey Rides, Scavenger Hunt through the village
  • Lunch at the Taconic Wayside Inn
  • Bike activities on Harlem Valley Rail Trail
  • Farmers' Market at The Hamlet Green – all good things grown, crafted or produced locally
  • Exhibits throughout the day at the green across from Depot Deli
  • Concert at the Church of St. John in the Wilderness
  • Roast Beef Barbecue with Pit Master Kevin Silvernail
  • Square Dance

If you grow, craft or produce something locally, consider participating in our Farmers' Market.


Visit us at http://www.copakefallsday.org/.

Email us for more information.




Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Margaret said yes!

We're delighted to announce that Margaret Roach's gardens will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Copake Falls Day. Margaret is widely known for her gardening blog: A Way to Garden. Her garden tour was a highlight of Copake Falls Day last year and we are thrilled that she has agreed to participate again.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Join our Benefit Event for Copake Falls Day

The Great 2009 Copake Falls
Hamlet-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 23rd
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine!


You host the Yard Sale. We’ll take care of the advertising and publicity!


Have you thought of having a yard sale but wondered whether enough people might come to make it worth your while? Then you need to participate in the Great 2009 Copake Falls Hamlet-Wide Yard Sale.

Sponsored by the Copake Falls Day Planning Committee, the Hamlet-Wide Yard Sale will be advertised in multiple media outlets. We will include your address on a widely distributed map of the Hamlet and we’ll provide you with a big sign and balloons to let everybody know that you are an official participant in the Hamlet-Wide Yard Sale. We’ll also provide you with some tips on how to make your sale successful.

But wait! There’s more! If you don’t live in Copake Falls but want to participate you can set up your table at the Copake Ironworks Schoolhouse on Rte 22 just opposite St. Bridget’s Church and Peck & Peck Funeral Home. Plenty of parking, shade and passers-by!

To get started, print out the registration form below and send it along with your check for $20.00 to Copake Falls Day Committee, PO Box 25, Copake Falls, NY 12517. Registration must be received by May 19th or email us.
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The Great 2009 Copake Falls
Hamlet-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 23rd ~ 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $20.00 Deadline: May 19th

Name:__________________________________________
Address:____________________________ ____________
Phone:_________________________
Email:___________________________

____I’ll set up at the Copake Ironworks Schoolhouse
~or~
____I’ll set up at home

Checks to: Copake Falls Day Committee, PO Box 25, Copake Falls, NY 12517

Monday, March 16, 2009

Copake Falls Day is Saturday, August 22nd!

What Have We Got Planned? Something for Everyone!


*Family Fun Run and Cross Country Race on the beautiful Taconic State Park trails
*Opening ceremony at the Triangle – Presentation of 2009 Copake Falls Good Neighbor Award
*Classics in the Wilderness - antique car show on the Green at the Hamlet
*Exhibits throughout the day at the green across from Depot Deli
*Hidden Gardens of Copake Falls
*Fire Truck – all aboard!
*Historic Houses of Copake Falls Walking Tour
*Iron Works Museum and other special Taconic State Park activities
*Roe Jan Historical Society Museum exhibit –Recreation of an early General Store
*Stuff for Kids - Face Painting, Donkey Rides, Scavenger Hunt through the village
*Lunch available at the Taconic Wayside Inn
*Bike activities on Harlem Valley Rail Trail
*Farmers’ Market at Big Pink – all good things grown, crafted or produced locally
*Art Exhibit at Burke Hall
*Concert at Church of St. John in the Wilderness
*Roast Beef Barbecue with Pit Master Kevin Silvernail
*Square Dance


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SAVE THE DATE!

COPAKE FALLS DAY

Saturday, August 22, 2009
9 am to dusk

Antique cars, local artists and musicians, historic houses and local gardens tours, a Farmers’ Market, special iron making program at the Iron Works Museum in Taconic State Park, exhibits at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum, visit to a dairy farm, family fun run and bicycle events on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Barbecue and square dancing in the evening.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help:

Plan
Make phone calls
Bring ideas and suggestions
Assist at sites and activities on Copake Falls Day

Please Join Us!


Please let us know if you would like to participate as a Farmer’s Market vendor of locally grown or homemade products. Email Us.