Star Party at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:15pm - 11:15pm
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Star Party at Allegany State Park

Join us on Saturday, June 24 at 9:15PM at Park Site #52 at the south end of Quaker Lake to enjoy naked eye viewing of our beautiful night sky. You are probably familiar with the Big Dipper, but can you find the Little Dipper? Did you know there is a graceful swan gliding across the summer sky? Jupiter, the king of planets, will be in our western sky. We’ll learn about these and other celestial wonders. Long time amateur astronomer, Bert Probst, will lead us on a tour of the splendors of the summer sky. Be sure to dress warm and bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Also, bug repellant is recommended. If you have your own binoculars, please bring them. Please; no pets or unshielded flash lights. Red cellophane covering a small flash light will provide adequate illumination and yet preserve our night vision. Please join us for an informative evening under the stars. In case of clouds or rain the event will be cancelled.

Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Allegany State Park Facebook page or contact Adele Wellman at 716-354-9101 x232 or Adele [dot] wellman [at] parks [dot] ny [dot] gov

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Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our 7th Annual Beach Party!

The fun will begin at 6pm at the Red House Beach area. Allegany's own Artist in Residence and Buffalo musician, Kevin McCarthy, will kick off the live music performances. McCarthy has twice been voted top solo artist and was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

McCarthy will be followed by Lancaster High School's Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. This unique, award-winning orchestra was established in 1974 and is the third oldest continuing steel drum program in the US. They perform locally, nationally and internationally, making up to 30 appearances each year. In addition to winning multiple awards, the group has released 3 popular CDs!

The evening will also feature Mark Baker of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center with his live birds of prey, activities for the kids, and a "Craziest Hawaiian Shirt" contest for all ages. We may even break out the limbo stick! There will be a chicken barbeque dinner available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own luau picnic supper. A spectacular fireworks display will light the skies over Red House Lake in the evening.

New this year, event attendees can check out a local vendor area sponsored by the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce.


Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236

- See more at: http://www.nysparks.com/events/event.aspx?e=73-13578.0#sthash.tsfCXfFN.dpuf

Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our 7th Annual Beach Party!

The fun will begin at 6pm at the Red House Beach area. Allegany's own Artist in Residence and Buffalo musician, Kevin McCarthy, will kick off the live music performances. McCarthy has twice been voted top solo artist and was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

McCarthy will be followed by Lancaster High School's Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. This unique, award-winning orchestra was established in 1974 and is the third oldest continuing steel drum program in the US. They perform locally, nationally and internationally, making up to 30 appearances each year. In addition to winning multiple awards, the group has released 3 popular CDs!

The evening will also feature Mark Baker of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center with his live birds of prey, activities for the kids, and a "Craziest Hawaiian Shirt" contest for all ages. We may even break out the limbo stick! There will be a chicken barbeque dinner available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own luau picnic supper. A spectacular fireworks display will light the skies over Red House Lake in the evening.

New this year, event attendees can check out a local vendor area sponsored by the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce.


Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236

- See more at: http://www.nysparks.com/events/event.aspx?e=73-13578.0#sthash.tsfCXfFN.dpuf

For more information on this event please visit http://www.nysparks.com

This event will be held at:

Allegany State Park
Park Site #52 Quaker Side
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236
42° 5' 59.676" N, 78° 44' 26.6676" W
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