Fans flock to each The Puppet People’s three shows at our festivals. This touring company hand crafts all the puppets, scenery and scripts. “Will the Puppet People be back?” is a common question we hear. The answer is always? Yes, of course! MVP Health Care is the performance sponsor for all three shows.
Back by popular demand is the Dance Me studio’s Elite Team of dancers. Learn the difference between an arabesque and a soubresaut and all the positions in between. Dancing is perhaps the most heART healthy activity we can do. Don’t miss their 2 p.m. show.
Mike Purcell is a mainstay at our festival. Shown at left he gets the Jay Street joint jumpin’ every year with tunes and dancing. Numerous academic studies support the positive effect of music in schools. We know Mike makes everything more fun! Joan Gould, one of the founding members of this festival, is the performance sponsor for all of Mike’s activities.
Fantastic student musicians will truly hit a high note this year! Starting at noon the Oneida Middle School Jazz group, under the direction of Rob Aronstein, leads a parade along Jay Street. The student musicians will then entertain the crowd with a recital that showcases their hard work and the lessons they’ve learned all school year. This performance is sponsored by the new Courtyard Marriott.
Mr. Twisty! Chad Curren gets down to kid level with youngsters during a show he put on at last year’s Kids’ Arts Festival. We are fortunate he’s on our calendar again.
In the beginning, you’re never sure whether you might end up with a balloon hat, balloon flower or a balloon animal, but you are guaranteed to also get a smile.
Rain or shine, this festival goes on! Rain location is inside Proctors! If we need to go inside, we will take up the the GE Theatre, Robb Alley and more.