State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Northville Waterfront Park Committee, SVAN, and the Northville Civic Association for a night of Art in the Park and Summer Fun and Safety Fair on Friday, July 7th, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the new Waterfront Park located behind the Main Street businesses in Northville.
This event is being held in conjunction with the new park's official grand opening. Gary Van Slyke, a Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) musician, will perform "Songs of Summer" from 6 to 7 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Actors Company, a local drama organization that funds college scholarships, will perform selections from their upcoming production of "Titanic" at 7:30 p.m.
As part of an outreach effort, Senator Farley said his District Offices typically take part in health fairs or help host festivals. Last fall, Senator Farley teamed up with the Tribes Hill Fire Department and held a Fire Safety Expo. On June 10th, Senator Farley is helping the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department host a Home Safety Day on Route 30 in Amsterdam.
"This Summer Fun and Safety Fair is another exciting event that will also educate people on safety issues and also on what services are available in their community," Senator Farley explained.
Any group or non-profit organization interested in hosting a table at this event can call Senator Farley's Amsterdam District Office at 843-2188. Participants include: Northville Fire Department, Northville-Northampton Joint Youth Commission, Fulton County Sheriff Department's DARE officer, Fulmont Community Action Agency, ASAPP's Promise, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, and Literacy Volunteers of Fulton County. The State Department of Environmental Conservation's Smokey the Bear will also be on hand.
The Northville Public Library will also host a booth and create balloon animals for children. The Rev. Kirianne Weaver will be selling portraits and SVAN will have its quilt raffle table. Actors Company will also be selling tickets to its "Titanic" shows scheduled for July 21st and 22nd at Northville Central School's auditorium. Several SVAN artists will also be displaying their work.
For more information on the event, call the Northville Village offices at 863-4211 or Senator Farley's District Office at 843-2188.