Niska-Day 33!

The Niskayuna Community Action Program (N-CAP) is pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s annual community day will be “Niska-Day 33 Goes Tropical” on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Steel drums and grass skirts will set the tone for another fun filled day of celebrating living and working in Niskayuna.

The day will begin with a family fun run starting at Van Antwerp School, followed by our ever popular parade kicking off at 10:00 AM from St. Kateri Tekakwitha (formerly St. Helen’s), reaching the Niskayuna High School parking lot around 11:30 AM. At Craig Elementary School, there will be craft vendors, an information tent featuring local not-for-profit organizations, games for children, rides, a day long food court and a gigantic fireworks display. Local businesses will again be present to promote their products and services. Other favorites returning will be karaoke, clowns, photo magnets and caricatures. Musical entertainment for the day is still being developed, but rest assured, it will appeal to all.

Scenes from Niska-Day 32

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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.

Header ocean/sky photo credit: alone by Leon Wilson, on Flickr