Poughkeepsie’s newest waterfront gathering place, Upper Landing Park, will host its third annual Community Day Celebration, this Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Bardavon has pulled together a terrific roster of family-friendly entertainment on two stages, and thanks to the generosity of the Dyson Foundation, admission is free!
At 11:30 a.m., Arm-of-the-Sea Theatre will perform its environmental puppet fable The City that Drinks the Mountain Sky. Live music will include Mexican music and dance from Jarana Beat at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Kim & Reggie Harris at 12:15 p.m., the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK) and the Energy Dance Company at 1 p.m. and the infectiously danceable salsa of Soñando at 2:30 p.m.
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will supply a roaming troupe of stilt-walkers, unicyclists, hula-hoopers, jugglers and contortionists, and the Two by Two Petting Zoo will be on hand as well. The day’s fun wraps up with a rock concert from the Costellos, followed by a free Movies under the Walkway screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! at 7 p.m.
There will be many children’s activities and lots of affordable food options, among them Kosiner Brothers Hot Dogs, La Azteca, Chilly Willy and Ma and Pa Kettle Corn. Free parking will be available at the Metro North and Waryas Park parking lots.
Upper Landing Park is located at 83 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie, just north of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and convenient to the Walkway’s new waterfront elevator. For the full schedule and other information about the Community Day Celebration, visit www.upperlanding.org. or www.bardavon.org.