It has been 9 years since the ice bucket challenge went viral in 2014, but that doesn't mean people have stopped suffering from this horrible disease.
On June 2, 2023, Blue Barn Cidery will be donating 100% of the proceeds from Blue Barn draft products to the ALS Association!
Help us make a difference by joining us on June 2nd for Lou Gehrig Day at Blue Barn Cidery.
The MLB announced that June 2 will be known as “Lou Gehrig Day". The annual, league-wide event will be a time not only to honor and celebrate the legacy of the Hall of Fame first baseman but to raise awareness and funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the awful disease that ended Gehrig’s life and informally bears his name.
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Those afflicted lose their ability to walk, talk, eat and,
eventually, breathe. ALS can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time, and, while scientists are making some strides in understanding the disease and there are several potential treatments in late-stage clinical trials, there is no cure.
According to the ALS Association, more than 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with ALS each year, with an average life expectancy of just two to five years.
If you visited our farm any day from 1987 through 2012, you probably met Craig. He could usually be found out in the orchards, or talking to customers, all with a big smile and a hearty laugh. When he wasn't farming, he loved coaching Greece Little League, golfing, skiing, or fishing with family and friends.
Craig passed away in 2012 after a courageous battle with ALS; a battle he fought with spirit and dignity, without ever losing his incredible sense of humor.
Craig dedicated 25 years of his life to his love of farming and the outdoors. We continue to remember Craig by collecting donations for the ALS Association, in hopes that someday science will find a cure for this devastating disease.
BALLPARK THEMED MENU
Zweigle’s Hot Dogs
Blue Barn Plates
Loganberry Gin + soda water + rhubarb syrup + splash of lemonade
Lou Gehrig was nicknamed the "Iron Horse" during his time in the MLB. A nickname that reflected his toughness and work ethic!
*This event will NOT have a cover charge
Alex Kaminski is from North Greece, NY, and grew up playing accordion, piano, and guitar with his father. He started playing guitar around 8 and has always loved the classics with The Beatles topped his list. He plays classic rock, ‘70s, ‘80s, and a mix of acoustic songs from the ’90s and 2000s. Alex has played at the Cidery many times and we are thrilled to have him play here again for Lou Geherg’s Day.
Want to learn more about Alex? Check out his Instagram @alexanderkaminski1
Blue Barn Cidery is family-friendly! We welcome you to bring your families to this event to celebrate Lou Gehrig's legacy and raise money for the ALS Association!
No reservations are needed for this event. All tables are available on a first come first serve basis, blankets and lawn chairs are also welcome in our lawn area!
Blue Barn Cidery is pet friendly! For more information about our pet policy please Click Here!
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE
We can't wait to see you at Blue Barn on June 2nd! - The Blue Barn Team
ALS Association Donations
Are not able to make it to our Lou Gehrig Day Event? Still, want to help us raise money for ALS?
Per request, we are now accepting donations for the ALS Association online! 100% of donations made online will go directly to the ALS Association!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us through our first Lou Gehrig Day/ALS Fundraiser, we can't express our gratitude enough!