Directions

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

** In case of rain on the day of the Festival, check this website’s home page, or call Albert Wisner Public Library at (845) 986-1047 to see whether the Festival will be held or not.  There is no indoor alternate location for the 2021 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. to 3rd St. and you will see Stanley-Deming Park.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street (4-hr limit) or the parking lot directly across the street from the Chase Bank lot (3-hr limit.)  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.

Driving From Passaic County, NJ:

Follow route 94 North into Warwick, past the intersection with route 17A (landmark:  Warwick Valley Country Club on your left) and then look for Third Street on your right.

  • Take a right onto Third Street, proceed 1 block and you will see the park directly ahead to your right.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street (4-hr limit) or the parking lot directly across the street from the Chase Bank lot (3-hr limit.)  Then walk up South Street 3 blocks to Stanley-Deming Park.  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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 3 blocks.  You will see the park on your right.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street (4-hr limit) or the parking lot directly across the street from the Chase Bank lot (3-hr limit.)  Then walk up South Street 3 blocks to Stanley-Deming Park.  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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.  Then walk up South Street 3 blocks to Stanley-Deming Park.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street (4-hr limit) or the parking lot directly across the street from the Chase Bank lot (3-hr limit.)  Then walk up South Street 3 blocks to Stanley-Deming Park.  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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 1/4 mile to 3rd St.  The park will be directly ahead of you.
  • Parking:   We recommend the Chase Bank parking lot on South Street (4-hr limit) or the parking lot directly across the street from the Chase Bank lot (3-hr limit.)  Then walk up South Street 3 blocks to Stanley-Deming Park.  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.

Warwick Bed & Breakfast Inns are  listed below:  check their websites or call to inquire about availability.  (The Festival is not affiliated with any of these properties.)