Sunday, September 6th, 1 PM to 9 PM
All Day FREE Family Festival in Historic Kirkside Park
featuring Local Food and Drink, Historic Hamlet Walking Tours, Children’s Games, Area Artists, Photo Booth Fun
Music from the Woodshed Prophets
THE RETURN OF VINTAGE BASEBALL
This Labor Day weekend, Roxbury, NY’s historic Kirkside Park will resound with the excitement of a true Americana experience. In partnership with the MARK Project, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury Fire Department, GRLIC, WIOX, and the Greater Roxbury Business Association, the Town of Roxbury offers a full day of family fun. Roxbury Revelry will feature locally sourced food, walking tours, area artists, children’s games, a glorious fireworks display, music from the Woodshed Prophets, plus the triumphant return of vintage baseball. The 14-acre, exquisitely manicured park will be abuzz with community, friends, families, and fun, celebrating the unofficial close to the summer season, Catskills style. Admission is FREE.
The festivities begin at 1 PM with a baseball double header, when the Roxbury Nine – decked out in 19th century gear, and champing at the bit after a five-year hiatus – take the field against longtime rivals the Brooklyn Atlantics. The games will run through the afternoon. Rumor has it the Roxbury Nine veterans will fill their ranks with members of the Fleischmanns’ own Mountain Athletic Club.
Kirkside Park will resemble a rollicking, old-fashioned country fair, with sack races, a beanbag toss, and a corn-eating contest. Meanwhile, grown-ups can partake of fine craft beer from the local brewmeisters of Catskill Brewery. At 2 PM and 4 PM, Kirkside Park Director Carolyn Faraci will be leading walking tours through town, sharing fascinating historical details about the hamlet, which is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Throughout the day, plein air painters will capture the scenes on canvas and sell their work.
As the sun drops in the western sky, at 6 PM, Sidney, NY’s own Americana rockers the Woodshed Prophets will plug in and deliver two sets of exciting live music for all, inspiring barefoot dancing in the cool summer grass. Performances at 6 PM and 7:15 PM. Bring along a blanket or lawn seat, sit back, and enjoy.
At dusk (approximately 8:30 PM) the night sky will light up with a magnificent fireworks display, putting a colorful cap on the first annual Roxbury Revelry gathering, sure to be an ongoing tradition. MTC General Manager and Licensed Pyrotechnician Glen Faulkner and his team promise a memorable close to the season.
This FREE event is brought to you by the Town of Roxbury, in partnership with the MARK Project, the Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department, the Greater Roxbury Business Association, GRLIC, and WIOX Community Radio. Funded in part by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, Business Sponsors, and individual donors. Donations still graciously accepted. For more information contact Peg Ellsworth at 845 586 3500 or the Roxbury Arts Group at 607 326 3392 or visit www.roxburynny.com or visit Kirkside Park, Roxbury on Facebook.
1:00 PM: Vintage Baseball, the Roxbury Nine vs. the Brooklyn Atlantics
2:00 PM & 4:00 PM: Historic Hamlet Walking Tour, leaves from Gould Church
6:00-8:00 PM: Woodshed Prophets
All Day, beginning at 2:00 PM: Children’s Games and Activities
All Day – Great Food, Catskill Brewery, Photo Booth, Plein Air Painting
8:30 PM: Fireworks