2019 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm
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Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Put on your festive Hawaiian shirt, pull on your dancing shoes and practice the limbo because it’s time for the Beach Party at Allegany State Park. The day kicks off at 3:00 p.m., August 16th, at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations. Come check out the many great things that are available in the local community such as handmade jewelry, bath and body products, all natural honey, and a variety of bake goods. Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS) will stop by before the music starts with some adoptable pets looking for forever homes.

The music begins at 6pm and kicks off with Artist-in-Residence Ken Hardley.  Ken Hardley is a musician, entertainer, and socialite from Upstate New York. A lifetime dedicated to restless explorations of a variety of musical and literary mediums makes Hardley a performer of broad musical taste and perspective. Whether hosting Rolling Hills Radio, fronting a band, emceeing an event, or playing solo, Ken Hardley creates an edgy, warm, funny, unpredictable, cerebral atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy.

At 7:30 p.m. the headlining group, the KoKoMo Time Band takes the stage. Established in 1999 with an Old School look to match their sound, the Kokomo Time Band is a family friendly, fun band playing 50’s 60’s & 70’s oldies and Beach Party tunes by Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys.

The KoKoMo Time Band holds the distinction of having played in the 2014 Buffalo Italian Festival, the 2015 & 2016 Falls Street events in Niagara Falls, 10 Taste of Orchard Park events, the 2017 Town of Niagara Concert Series, Seneca Nation of Indians Fall Fest (10 years), Lucy Fest (4-5 years), and the City of Jamestown events like the 2017 McCrea Park Dedication and 2018 Bridge Fest. The band was also honored to play during the Independence Day Celebration this past 4th of July on the Main Stage in the City of Niagara Falls.

The KoKoMo Time band offers a refreshing alternative in local music. With nearly 200 songs in their song list, they can tailor a list of tunes to make any concert and or party event a hit. Current members include Spencer Drake, plays virtuosic guitarist and bass, John Guras adds keyboards and vocals to the mix, Vince Micheche, bass and vocals, and Jim Steffan is the band founder & leader, plays drums and sings.

This family-friendly event will also feature activities for all ages. The foster families of Empire Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S.) will be at Red House Beach with adoptable cats and dogs. Park Naturalists will be on hand at the “Ask the Naturalist” table, so bring your nature-related questions and check out some cool interactive displays. There will be craft activities for the kids, and who knows? We might even break out the Limbo stick! Sign up for the family sand sculpture contest and put your creativity to the test. Building starts at 5:30PM and judging will be at 6:30PM.

The Red House Beach will be open to swimming from 11:00 a.m. through 7:45 p.m. J-Con Concessions will host a chicken barbecue beginning at 4:00 p.m. (until sold out). Come out for the day, stay for the evening and dance the night away! For more information contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236

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

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This event will be held at:

Allegany State Park
ASP 1 Park Rd. Red House Beach
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-354-9101 ext 236
42° 5' 58.3908" N, 78° 44' 26.2212" W
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