Community Partners and Programs
Celebration of Lights 2023
Amenia’s 12th Annual Celebration of Lights Parade
Bringing Our Community Together to Ring in the Holiday Season
Please join our celebration on Sunday, December 3rd from 3pm to 5pm. Fountain Square will be the main gathering place with music from our Webutuck Wildcats, complimentary refreshments from our local businesses, crafts in the library and followed up by Santa at the fireplace behind the Stoneleaf Construction building – follow the path to the North Pole! We will celebrate the Citizen of the Year, watch the beautiful Parade of Lights and following the exciting day, enjoy a complimentary drive in movie at Four Brothers, they will be featuring Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph.
Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Partners that make this day so magical!
Silo Ridge Partnership with Webutuck Students Work Based Learning Program
In 2023, the Silo Ridge Community Foundation, Amenia Wassaic Community Organization and Silo Ridge Field Club partnered with Webutuck High School Students Work Based Learning Program. The program started in our culinary sector of the club, learning from the front and back of house in the food and beverage industry. This is will open a path from here to give students the opportunity to gain life skills that will carry with them wherever they may go in life. Other areas of study will include philanthropy, horticulture, agriculture, finance, landscaping and more. We are pleased to work with the students and the district, the children are our future!
“Silo Ridge is one of the many business partners in our community that provides quality learning opportunities for Webutuck Students enrolled in the Work Based Learning Program. Students who participate in the program go out to many different businesses where they learn and explore different career paths. What better way to learn about a career then speak to someone who lives and breathes that profession every day. Students learn hands on from professionals in a field of interest and learn basic employment skills and strengthen the abilities the student already possesses. Local businesses like Silo Ridge provide an invaluable experience for our students and shape the future workforce.” –Jonathan Scarinzi – Special Education Teacher
2023 Hudson Valley Rodeo
The 2023 Hudson Valley Rodeo was an incredible success for the Silo Ridge Field Club and for the members of our community. The goal of the Hudson Valley Rodeo was to bring an event of such authenticity to the Amenia & Wassaic area that is powered by the Silo Ridge Community Foundation to support the Amenia Wassaic Community Organization.
Leland and team joined us from Montana and had many riders both in state and out of state bull riding, barrel racing and much more. Helicopter fly overs following the National Anthem, local non-profit involvement, vendors, first responders, children from the local schools all came together to make the day memorable. The Grammy nominated performer, Walker Hayes, was chosen as he brings such positivity in his music, showing his love for family, community, his faith and bringing peace to all. Walker met with many attendees and showed how truly humble he was off stage. We have heard chatter in the town that this was the best rodeo to date and we look forward to seeing what 2024 has to bring.
Thank you for your presence and if you were not there this year, we look forward to seeing you next year.
Of course, a little bit of country is good for the soul!
2023 Summer Camp
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual AWCO Summer Camp! Sponsored by the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and the Maplebrook School Community Outreach Pilot Program, children ages 3-11, are able to participate in the day camp in June 26 – August 4, 2023. The program provides an enriching and engaging recreational experience for children while enhancing their physical, social and emotional skills through a variety of group activities. The camp includes a full aquatics program, arts & crafts, S.T.E.A.M. activities, sports & games, and more. This is a community effort, made possible by Maplebrook School, the AWCO and Silo Ridge Field Club.
Webutuck Little League
The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization is proud to be a primary sponsor of the Webutuck Little League. With over 90 local children registered, we are happy to help with uniforms for the season that kicked off on Sunday April 23. Play ball!
The Wassaic Project Summer Benefit
The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and Silo Ridge Community Foundation have sponsored the Wassaic Project’s upcoming Summer Benefit as a “Business Underwriter.” We are proud to support this annual event as well as provide annual funding for their educational programs.
For more information: visit: https://www.wassaicproject.org/events-list
Angels of Light
People Helping Horses Heal People is the mission that guides Lucky Orphans. The AWCO is proud to continuously sponsor this organization.
For more information: visit: https://www.luckyorphans.org
Amenia's 11th Annual "Celebration of Lights" Parade
The 11th annual “Celebration of Lights” on Sunday, December 4, 2022 was a huge success!
The event featured family-friendly activities in Downtown Amenia, including snacks and refreshments, Tree Lighting Ceremony in Fountain Square, and Parade of Lights, and a visit from Santa! Check out event photos here!
Special Thanks to our sponsors: Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization, Silo Ridge Community Foundation, Amenia Fire Company, Silo Ridge Field CLub, Four Brothers Pizza, Amenia Recreation, Town of Amenia, Great Cape Baking Co, Fresh Town, Webutuck High School, A-W Toy Drive, Tienda Mi Esquina, Amenia Free Library, VFW and more!
2022 Summer Camp
The 2nd Annual AWCO Summer Camp was a huge success! Sponsored by the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and the Maplebrook School Community Outreach Pilot Program, children ages 3-11, participated in the 5 week-long day camp in July and August of 2022. The program provided an enriching and engaging recreational experience for children while enhancing their physical, social and emotional skills through a variety of group activities. The camp included a full aquatics program, arts & crafts, S.T.E.A.M. activities, sports & games, and more. This was truly a community effort, made possible by Maplebrook School, the AWCO and Silo Ridge Field Club. Additionally, support by and partnership with local businesses helped to make this important local program a big hit! Huge thanks to the whole team!
Amenia's 10th Annual "Celebration of Lights"
Amenia hosted the 10th Annual “Celebration of Lights” on Sunday, December 5, 2021.
The event included family-friendly activities in Downtown Amenia, including snacks and refreshments, Tree Lighting Ceremony in Fountain Square, and Parade of Lights, beginning at the Amenia Fire House and ending at Four Brothers Restaurant
The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and Silo Ridge Field Club were proud sponsors of this event.
View event photos HERE!
Holiday Toy Drive
The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization partnered with local community members to assist in planning and hosting a local toy drive for the children and families of Amenia and Wassaic. The toy drive was open to all local families and provided a safe and private location to collect gifts, ensuring that every family was able to have gifts under the tree for their children. The AWCO focused on purchasing gifts for teenagers, fulfilling the wish list needs of dozens of children to include: electronics, sports equipment, arts & crafts, bedding, makeup and games. Additionally, the AWCO purchased socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste for children of all ages, as well as gift cards to help parents fill in the gaps as needed.
The AWCO proudly supported the Amenia Lions Club on this year’s Hometown Hero banners. We are thankful for all of our veterans, past and present, and honored to be involved in this community project. Thanks to Millbrook Electric for their assistance hanging the banners.
The Hudson Valley Rodeo & Chris Janson Concert
On October 2, 2021, The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization hosted the 1st Hudson Valley Rodeo at Keane Stud in Amenia, NY. Supported by the Silo Ridge Community Foundation, the rodeo was topped off with an evening concert featuring country music star Chris Janson, along with special guest Ian Flanigan. All net proceeds from this community event benefited the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and its programs. The rodeo and concert were a sold out success! Stay tuned for 2022 event dates!
Great day yesterday at the Hudson Valley Rodeo and Chris Janson concert. Thanks to all who put the shows together, great job. @MilissaMahoney
Well put together event
Such a well put together event yesterday. The pulse is strong. Go Silo! @JessicaJayWolfe
So much fun!
So much fun! They’re doing amazing things for a great community cause— so awesome to see people come out to support them and have such a great time! @ErinBailey
The best day of my life!
I had the best day of my life and so did my friends thank you @hudsonvalleyrodeo @siloridge_fieldclub. @ava_little_love_luger
Can’t wait for the next one.
What a great time we had. Thank you so much for doing this. Can’t wait for the next one. @NancyLonigro
I look forward to coming again
I had VIP concert tickets for tonight. I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job you all did. The venue was just stunning. Staff were friendly. Food was amazing. Your bathroom attendee was just amazing at keeping things clean and safe. I felt very comfortable and that says a lot since I’ve not been out hardly at all since this pandemic started. I look forward to coming again if you do this again. Thank you for a fun night. @GinaWheelerZwart
This event was the first of what is slated to become an annual, event in the picturesque area of northern Dutchess County. The family friendly event featured Mutton Bustin’, Barrel Racing, Roping, Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding. After the rodeo, event attendees moved to the concert field where Saugerties musician Ian Flanigan, one of the top finalists of The Voice, opened the concert portion of the evening. Award winning country musician, Chris Janson, whose hits include Buy Me a Boat, Fix a Drink & Good Vibes, headlined the evening’s performance.
The Hudson Valley Rodeo was produced by Leland McMillan of LKC Rodeo Productions in Huntley, MT and Woodstock-based Chet-5 Productions, Inc. Sponsors include the Silo Ridge Community Foundation, Stoneleaf, Silo Ridge Field Club, Discovery Land Company, and Casamigos.
The Hudson Valley Rodeo & Brett Young Concert
The 2nd annual Hudson Valley Rodeo, presented by the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and powered by the Silo Ridge Community Foundation, will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Keane Stud in Amenia, NY. The rodeo will be topped off with an evening concert featuring award winning country music star Brett Young. All net proceeds from this community event will benefit the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and its programs.
The annual Rodeo, hosted in the picturesque area of northern Dutchess County, is a family friendly event featuring Mutton Bustin’, Barrel Racing, Roping, Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding. Some of the best cowboys from the east will compete against western cowboys in a nationwide competition of top hands. Doors open at noon and the rodeo begins at 3 pm. There will be a variety of local food trucks and libations for the adults as well as local vendors. Pre-rodeo activities include rodeo clowns, stick horse rodeo competition for young kids, barrel racing demonstrations, rodeo roping clinic, animal care conversations, face-painting, meet and greet photo opportunities with cowboys and cowgirls, and music from local country music artists.
After the conclusion of the rodeo, attendees will be admitted to the concert field where the concert portion of the evening begins at 7pm. Brett Young will take to the stage around 8:15 pm. Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. With an undeniable string of hits and two albums defined by a transcendent romantic spark, he has cemented his status as Country’s master over matters of the heart. The star broadened his emotional scope on WEEKENDS LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT THESE DAYS following his GOLD-certified sophomore effort TICKET TO L.A., which debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart. Young’s PLATINUM self-titled debut dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and has contributed to 5.5 billion streams globally. He was named ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year for his “melodic craftsmanship” (Billboard) and has also garnered nominations from ACM, Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA Awards. Racking seven consecutive No. 1 hits, Rolling Stone deemed Young “one of country’s most consistent radio stars.”
The Hudson Valley Rodeo is being produced by Leland McMillan of LKC Rodeo Productions in Huntley, MT and Woodstock-based Chet-5 Productions, Inc. Sponsors include the Silo Ridge Community Foundation, Stoneleaf Construction, Silo Ridge Field Club, Discovery Land Company, and Casamigos as well as over 20 local businesses. The 2021 Hudson Valley Rodeo was a sold-out success with over 3,000 people in attendance.
Tickets are being sold both as a package (Rodeo and concert) or individually for just the rodeo or the concert. For tickets and more information on the Hudson Valley Rodeo, visit HudsonValleyRodeo.com or @HudsonValleyRodeo. Tickets go on pre-sale on Wednesday, May 11 and general sales begin Friday, May 13. The rodeo sold out in advance last year, so fans are encouraged to buy their tickets early!
Amenia-Wassaic Community Outreach Summer Program
The first year of the Amenia-Wassaic Community Outreach Summer Program was a huge success! Sponsored by the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and the Maplebrook School Community Outreach Pilot Program, over 36 kids, ages 3-13, participated in the month-long program. The program provided an enriching and engaging recreational experience for children while enhancing their physical, social and emotional skills through a variety of group activities.
A Wonderful Program
After a very tough year this was a wonderful addition for our children! My boys woke up excited every day to come. Aimee put together a wonderful program and we are so thankful! ~ Jessica D
Incredibly Well Organized
This was amazing! This program was incredibly well organized. Each day was packed with fun, engaging, creative activities. Thank you for making their first summer camp experience amazing! They made so many fun memories. ~ Maggie E
The Program was a community effort, made possible by Maplebrook School, Silo Ridge Field Club, Amenia Free Library, Cousins Café, Fudgy’s Ice Cream and Four Brothers Pizza Inn. Huge Thanks to the team!
- Program Director - Aimee Wesley
- Assistant Program Director - Danielle Yeno
- Counselors - Lauren Ball, Robert Ball, Ashtyn Whitehead, Robby Caeners
July 4th Fireworks
In celebration of America’s Independence Day, The Silo Ridge Community Foundation, in partnership with the Amenia Fire Company and Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization presented a free firework display for the community.The display was put on by Fireworks Extravaganza, a professional pyrotechnics company who specialize in safe, beautiful fireworks shows.
“We are thrilled to bring this spectacular firework show to the Amenia-Wassaic community so that everyone can enjoy a safe and fun family celebration of America” says, Jamie Vitiello, board member of both organizations.
The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and the Silo Ridge Community Foundation are proud to sponsor the Troutbeck Symposium on April 28/29.
For More information visit: https://troutbeck.com/events/troutbeck-symposium/
Amenia Adopt A Family
This holiday season, The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and Silo Ridge Community Foundation supported Amenia Adopt-A-Family, a charitable organization that partners with local churches and businesses to provide food access to local families in need, with an increase of services and donations over the holidays.
Sharon Road Race
The Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization is pleased to be a Diamond Sponsor of the upcoming Sharon Classic Road Race. All proceeds of the event benefit the Sharon Day Care.
For more information: visit: https://www.sharonclassic.org