Directions

Warwick is in Orange County, NY, about 55 miles northwest of Manhattan in the picturesque lower Hudson Valley.  Try to arrive at the Festival by 12:00pm to see the beloved Uncle Brothers Band perform a free, lively concert for children on Railroad Green. The concert is outdoors; bring a blanket or a lawn chair to sit on.  Picnicking on the Green is welcome, and there are several restaurants and cafes on Railroad Avenue and very nearby for family-friendly dining.  Scroll down for a list of local Bed & Breakfast inns.

Notein the event of rain, the Festival will be held at Warwick Valley Middle School (225 West Street, Warwick, NY) and the Uncle Brothers 12:00pm concert will be held there.  If the weather is questionable, please check the home page of this website to verify the location on the morning of the Festival.

By bus from Port Authority:  consult New Jersey Transit bus schedules. The last stop of the bus route into Warwick is 1 block from Railroad Avenue.  (The bus departs back to Port Authority from this same stop.)  

Driving from Manhattan, Brooklyn or Long Island:

  • George Washington Bridge (I-95 South) to Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) North.  Take the upper level of the bridge and stay in the far right-hand lane for easy access to the PIP.  The entrance ramp is on the far right exiting the bridge.
  • Exit 18 off PIP onto Long Mountain Parkway / Route 6.  This is a left exit.
  • Follow signs for Route 17 West and proceed on 17W for almost 10 miles.
  • Exit 126 (Chester) off 17W.  Take a left at end of exit ramp onto Route 94 West.
  • Continue on 94W 4 miles toward the village of Florida, taking a left at the 4-way intersection in Florida (landmark:  Dunkin Donuts) and proceeding on 94W into Warwick, another 7 miles.
  • About 1/10 mile after first set of traffic lights in Warwick (by Key Bank) take a slight (diagonal) left onto South Street (landmark:  Queen Village Cleaners).  Proceed down South St. about 2 blocks.  Park in the lot on the left side of South Street, behind the small red brick Chase Bank.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street.  (Do not park in the lot across the street from Chase Bank, where there is a 3-hr. limit.) Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.  If rain forces the Festival indoors at Park Avenue School, there is ample on-site parking there.

Driving from Passaic County, NJ:

  • Take Route 94 North (which changes names to Oakland Avenue at the intersection with 17A) straight into the village.
  • Take a right onto First Street, proceed to the end and take a left onto South Street.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street.  (Do not park in the lot across the street from Chase Bank, where there is a 3-hr. limit.) Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.  If rain forces the Festival indoors at Park Avenue School, there is ample on-site parking there.

Driving from Bergen County, NJ:  2 options:

  • Either take Route 17 North -> NYS Thruway (87 North) to exit 16 (Harriman tolls/17 West) and follow instructions from Manhattan (above), OR:
  • Route 17 North -> NY 87 North to exit 15A. Take a left off the exit ramp and follow Route 17 North through Sloatsburg and Tuxedo.  About 1.5 miles past the Tuxedo train station, bear left onto 17A, proceeding through Sterling Forest and Greenwood Lake and following signs into Warwick. Take a right onto South Street and proceed  6 blocks into the village.  Railroad Avenue will be on your left.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street.  (Do not park in the lot across the street from Chase Bank, where there is a 3-hr. limit.) Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.  If rain forces the Festival indoors at Park Avenue School, there is ample on-site parking there.

Driving from Westchester County, NY:  2 options:

    • Either take Tappan Zee Bridge/NYS Thruway (87 North) to exit 16 (Harriman tolls/17 West) and follow instructions from Manhattan (above), OR:

Take Tappan Zee Bridge/NYS Thruway (87 North) to exit 13 (Palisades Interstate Parkway North).  Follow PIP to exit 18, a left exit, onto Route 6 / Long Mountain Parkway.  Proceed over the mountain and onto 17 West, then follow instructions from Manhattan (above).

Driving from Ulster County, NY;  Albany, NY area:

  • Take I-87 South to exit 16 – Harriman tolls.
  • Follow signs for Route 17 West and proceed on 17W for almost 10 miles.
  • Exit 126 (Chester) off 17W.  Take a left at end of exit ramp onto Route 94 West.
    Continue on 94W 4 miles toward the village of Florida, taking a left at the 4-way intersection in Florida (landmark:  Dunkin Donuts) and proceeding on 94W into Warwick, another 7 miles.
  • About 1/10 mile after first set of traffic lights in Warwick (by Key Bank) take a slight (diagonal) left onto South Street (landmark:  Queen Village Cleaners).  Proceed down South St. about 2 blocks.  Park in the lot on the left side of South Street, behind the small red brick Chase Bank.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street.  (Do not park in the lot across the street from Chase Bank, where there is a 3-hr. limit.) Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.  If rain forces the Festival indoors at Park Avenue School, there is ample on-site parking there.

Driving from Connecticut/Massachusetts:

  • From Massachusetts, depending on your point of origin, take either 90 West or 91 South to its intersection with I-84.
  • Take 84 West to exit 4E (Middletown) onto Route 17E toward NYC.
  • Take exit 124 off 17E and at the end of the exit ramp, a left onto 17A / 94W.  Proceed about 12 miles, through the village of Florida and into the village of Warwick.
  • About 1/10 mile after first set of traffic lights in Warwick (by Key Bank) take a slight (diagonal) left onto South Street (landmark:  Queen Village Cleaners).  Proceed about 2 blocks.  Railroad Avenue will be on your right immediately over the railroad tracks.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street.  (Do not park in the lot across the street from Chase Bank, where there is a 3-hr. limit.) Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.  If rain forces the Festival indoors at Park Avenue School, there is ample on-site parking there.

Railroad Avenue, where the Festival will be held, is in the center of the village.  It connects Main Street with South Street.  Information on how to locate Warwick Valley Middle School – the Festival’s alternate location in case of rain – will be posted here if necessary.  Warwick Valley Middle School is located at 225 West Street in Warwick.

Warwick Bed & Breakfast Inns are  listed below:  check their websites or call to inquire about availability.