Irondale Schoolhouse opens season with events

on May 25 and June 9

MILLERTON — The Irondale Schoolhouse, located at 16 Main St. in Millerton, will open for the season with two family-friendly events on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, June 9. Attendees of all ages are welcome to enjoy the festivities and tour the 1858 one-room schoolhouse from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An open house will be held at the Irondale Schoolhouse on Saturday, May 25. Bee Bee the Clown will entertain children with balloons, puppets, magic and more from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Sunday in the Country Food Drive will offer sliders and hot dogs off the grill. Paintings by Millerton artist Ray Loper will be on display in the building, with 20 percent of the sales from the art show benefiting the schoolhouse.

In celebration of National Children’s Day on Sunday, June 9, children are invited to decorate their bicycles and join a parade on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail that culminates at the Irondale Schoolhouse, where free ice cream will be provided by Stewart’s Shops. Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated bicycles. Parade participants should gather at the parking lot on South Center Street near the Rail Trail at 10:45 a.m. and will ride together to the schoolhouse at 11 a.m., where Jonathan Grusauskas of the Music Cellar will perform children-friendly songs until 1 p.m. and outdoor games can be enjoyed by all.

The Irondale Schoolhouse is open from late May to mid-October on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can learn about the building’s history and the restoration project that saved the structure from demolition and relocated it to the village center as a tourist destination. Learn more at www.irondaleschoolhouse.org.