Flower festival accompanies Putnam Cycling Classic
The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce announces that it will host Pedal Into Spring, a two-day spring festival, sponsored by Putnam County Tourism and Philipstown.info/The Paper, held throughout the historic village of Cold Spring.
The event, which is set for Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will celebrate the arrival of spring with a flower festival, numerous local vendors, entertainers and live music. The entire event is free and open to the public and specials will be offered village-wide at shops, restaurants and cafes.
Sunday, May 5, marks the “pedal” part of the two-day festival with the Ridge Hill Putnam Cycling Classic (putnamcycling.com), sponsored by the Putnam County News and Recorder, which begins and ends in Cold Spring. Activities and events include a bicycle-decorating contest and parade for children, and an antique bicycle display by Go-Go Pops.
“It has been the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission in 2013 to bring our community together. We again will showcase all that makes our village an incredible place to visit and live,” said Vincent Tamagna, president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Main Street will be buzzing for two days with activities including a petting zoo, sun salutations by SkyBaby Yoga, visits from the Mad Hatter, featuring renowned storyteller Jonathan Kruk, and face painting. A Taste of the Secret Garden is set for Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a self-guided walking tour to cottage gardens in the village. There will be a diverse group of musicians both days from noon until 5 p.m. and educational seminars provided by Stonecrop Gardens, Glynwood, Therapeutic Equestrian Center, and the Cornell Cooperative Extention on Saturday.
Additional activities, including vendors, entertainers and events are still being finalized and will be updated on the website, pedalintospring.com.