“NISKA-DAY 37…. Magic is in the air”
WOW….37 YEARS and still going strong!!!! It’s hard to believe this is the 37th year Niska-Day has been brought to the community by the Niskayuna Community Action Program (N-CAP). On May 19th, “Magic will be in the air” as we celebrate living, working and learning in Niskayuna! Magicians will be on hand all day to entertain and amaze us with illusions of all types. From the parade to the festivities at the Craig Elementary School grounds, the magic of Niska-Day will be felt.
The day will begin with a family fun run starting at Van Antwerp School, followed by our ever popular parade beginning at 10:00 AM from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, reaching Niskayuna High School around 11:30 AM. At Craig School, there will be a food court, craft vendors, an information tent featuring local not-for-profit organizations, a business tent with our many sponsors and local businesses and games and rides for children. Afternoon entertainment will include magicians, clowns, pony rides, a rock climbing wall, face painting, a petting zoo, caricatures, photo magnets, balloon animals and many other performers. The evening concludes with a gigantic fireworks display at 9:15 pm. The full schedule of events will be posted around May 1st.
Scenes from Niska-Day 36
Many other ideas are being considered that will enhance the day and promote the theme and, as always, we invite suggestions. We can always use an extra set of hands to bring this day to our community.
Circle the date now so you know where you will be for this day long celebration! The dedicated members of the Niska-Day committee are already at work behind the scenes making sure the day will not disappoint party goers of all ages.
The web site will be continually updated as plans for the day come together. For general information or to get involved, please contact the Niska-Day organizers.
Please remember that Niska-Day is a one day, outside event with NO rain date! History has proven that “if the tents go up…they will come”, regardless of the weather. You should therefore be prepared for all types of weather, from snow (in 2002) to sun and everything in between.