Monday, May 9, 2011

19th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Potluck and Celebration of the Arts

  • Every Memorial Day since 1994, Pompanuck Farm has hosted an “open house” event - a tribute to this day of remembrance and to the people of our greater community. The public is invited to enjoy a day-long arts festival and tour Pompanuck’s buildings and grounds. To celebrate the 20th anniversary ground breaking for the Roundhouse, there will be a special event to raise money for life skills retreats for young adults and to replace our greenhouse. Each $250 raised will provide one young adult the opportunity to attend a 3-day/2-night retreat.

There will be a raffle drawing with a chance to win three fabulous prizes: 1) an overnight at Pompanuck with dinner, wine, live music, and sumptuous breakfast prepared by Pompanuck chefs valued at $1,000. 2) A Spa Day at Pompanuck for four people, with hike, gourmet picnic lunch, therapeutic massage, sauna and swim for three couples valued at $700. 3) Two tickets and back stage passes to the Broadway musical, Chicago, at the Ambassador Theater in New York City valued at $300.

Raffle tickets are being sold for $5 each or five for $20.

There will be a silent auction throughout the day with an opportunity to bid on a variety of items including a painting by Arleen Targan, two Hubbard Hall subscriptions, each good for 3 plays, and a gift package from Over the Moon Beads and Gifts.

Over the years the Memorial Day Picnic at Pompanuck has become an annual festival of community building; play, meal sharing and a performance showcase for musicians and artists in varied media whose offerings often reflect the spirit of peace. Some of this year’s performers are: The Red Lions, Swear and Shake, Bruce Williamson and Friends and numerous local regional musicians.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring a dish and family and friends. This year, Pompanuck will hold its Memorial Day gathering on SUNDAY, MAY 29 –12:00 noon until dark. Rain or shine!

Pompanuck Farm is located at 494 Chestnut Hill Road in Cambridge NY. Call 518-677-5552 or email: for info and visit and

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