Friday, April 5, 2013

Swing into spring with a series of events in Historic Yorktown


Swing into spring with a series of events in Historic Yorktown
April 4, 2013
Ring in spring this year in Historic Yorktown, where events ranging from a kite demonstration to river sails on the waterfront and markets are sure to please everyone. 
The Schooner Alliance has returned, so don't miss an opportunity to set sail into history aboard Yorktown's 105-foot-tall ship. Sails continue daily through early November.
The Watermen's Museum is hosting the York River Floating Folk Jam series every second Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through June 12.  Join the museum for a fun-filled evening of sea shanties, maritime tunes and folk music. 
The Yorktown Kite Demo & Gathering returns this year on April 13 beginning at 1 p.m.  Join us at the Yorktown beach for kite demonstrations and an afternoon of kite flying.  Bring your kite or borrow one from Patriot Tours & Provisions.
Join Nancy Thomas Gallery for the Garden Party Open House on April 20 beginning at 1 p.m., featuring several guest artists, and a seasonal wine tasting and cheese pairing. 
National Park Week will take place April 22 through April 26 offering free admission to National Parks and other federal sites throughout the country, including Yorktown Battlefield. 
Carrot Tree continues with the Literary Tea featuring Brad Parks, The Good Cop, A Carter Ross Mystery on April 24 at 4 p.m.  Riverwalk Restaurant's April Wine Dinner to be held on April 26 will celebrate wines from France. 
A family favorite on April 27 is the National Park Service Junior Ranger Day. Bring the kids out to enjoy special activities while they work toward earning their Junior Ranger patches. 
            Two new events combining garden and arts take place the first weekend in May.  Yorktown's Hidden Treasures Garden Stroll on May 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature gardens, artwork, sculpture, demonstrations, refreshments and a plant sale.  Also, the first ever Poor Potter of Yorktown Pottery Show and Sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet some of the region's best contemporary potters.   
            Yorktown Market Days kicks off the sixth farmer's market season with the 3rd annual fitness market on Saturday, May 11, a program to support improving the quality of life for residents by educating citizens about the importance of healthy living and highlighting tools available to make healthy lifestyle choices. Shop the market and make your way to the fitness section for exercise classes, numerous vendors, health screenings such as spine/posture screenings and body composition, and free giveaways all tying in with the farmers market. Weekly markets continue through Sept. 28 featuring seasonal fruits & vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef & pork; fresh bread, cheeses, baked goods, peanuts, cut flowers, organic & gluten free products, potted plants, coffee, jams & jellies, artwork, musical entertainment and more.
Returning May 25 to Yorktown are the Serenity Pirate Cruises. Bring the kids to Captain Mayhem's School of Piracy aboard the Schooner Serenity. 
Spring is the perfect time to get out of the house and take in all the sights and sounds of the area. While in Yorktown, don't miss the opportunity to take a ride on the free Yorktown trolley. Event parking is available at Riverwalk Landing in the two-level parking terrace. Additional parking is available at York Hall, the County Administration Building and the Courthouse/Finance Building Complex, which are all within two blocks of the waterfront.   
For more information on these activities or any other events in York County, visit Please note: dates, times and activities are subject to change.
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