Friday, September 30, 2022

New Windsor Community Day Expected to be Bigger Than Ever

This year’s Community Day in the Town of New Windsor is expected to be bigger and better than ever with activities resembling a fair. The only difference is the rides will be free.

The large-scale, all-day event will span over three football fields and will feature family fun. There will be no charges for parking, admission, and attractions.

The town will be celebrating its thirteenth year holding Community Day. It will be held at the Kristi Babcock Park on Mount Airy Road on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Fireworks will be launched at 8:30 pm.

Numerous carnival-type rides and attractions will be available for children all day long. These will include a carousel, motorcycles attached to another carousel, a tumble bus, RC car racing on a paved track, a scrambler ride, a roundup ride, a giant slide, a giant swing ride, a 95 foot radical run obstacle course, a 65 foot boot camp obstacle course, jousting, giant pong, and numerous inflatable activities.

Helicopter rides will be held from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is the only activity that is not free to the public. Rides will cost $50 per person.

Hot air balloon rides will be provided by ReMax. A bear exhibit and a race car will also be on display.

Two stages will feature live entertainment from live bands and more. On the first stage, Footworks Dance Studio will put on a performance from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm. The Hi-5 band will play 80’s and 90’s party music from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Hype band will play today’s party music from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The schedule for the second stage has not yet been finalized.

As always, a slew of food vendors are expected to be on hand. Civic groups, local businesses, and first responders will all have booths set up.

There will be a large amount of parking at the Kristi Babcock Park. Additionally, shuttles will be running from an additional parking area at the nearby Cornwall High School beginning at 1:00 pm.

For those who are handicapped, there is limited parking available at the park. When that fills up, handicapped people can notify a parking attendance that they are handicapped and an employee will come pick you up at your parking spot with a golf cart.

Pets are not allowed unless they are service animals. Plentiful restrooms, first aid, and a lost child stand will all be available.

Attendees may also bring blankets to watch the entertainment and fireworks. This year, the music and food field will be more wide open to provide space for the public to setup chairs or lay on their blankets.

Although the event is free, it is not costing New Windsor taxpayers a dime. It is sponsored by several local businesses. All proceeds go into paying for the Nancy Pullar Summer Concert Series, Recreation Department summer camps, and other activities.

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