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Niska-Day 35!

May 21, 2016 will be the day to grab your sombrero and maracas and head up to Craig Elementary School to join in the festivities!  Bright colors, tacos and piñatas will provide the theme  for “Niska-Day 35….Let’s Have a Fiesta”.  All the favorites will return with a new surprise or two to enhance the day as we gather to celebrate living, working and learning in Niskayuna.  

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, 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 clowns Sparkles and Bon Bon, pony rides, a rock climbing wall, face painting, a petting zoo, caricatures, Merdwin the Mediocore, photo magnets, balloon animals and many other performers.  Evening entertainment will be provided by Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra.  The evening concludes with a gigantic fireworks display at 9:15 pm.  Click here for the entire schedule for the day. 

Scenes from Niska-Day 34

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.