Family Night At The Spa - June 1, 2013
The first Saratoga 150 Signature Event, Family Night At The Spa, was held on June 1, 2013 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
-A $1,000 Picnic Contest.
-Music from four different bands - Irish, Italian, Polish and Latin. Performers are The Good Times Band, the Grafton Street Band, Mike Camacho Latin Jazz Quintet, and The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra.
-Small stage entertainment by various children’s performing groups such as Irish step dancing, singing, orchestral sounds, and ballet.
-Shows by Brad Zapp, a memory expert, juggler and circus-act teacher.
-Storytellers featuring Irish folklore, stories about life on the farm, and authentic Mohawk tribe tales by a Native American.
-A wildlife act.
-The Saratoga YMCA offered a myriad of children’s games and activities on the lawn, as well as a bounce house.
-Picture-taking was featured by the event’s sponsor, National Grid. Children took home a photo showing them “up in the air” in a repair bucket.
-The Music Studio Kids played instruments on the lawn in demonstration sessions entitled “Orff Chestra”.
-Groups of entertainers strolled the grounds, including clowns and stilt walkers, and strolling Saratogians providing the flavor of the 1860’s, along with barber shoppers who provided sounds of the era.
-An official heralding of the fireworks by Charles Wait, from the Saratoga 150 starting gate. The starting gate, which was re-designed as a parade and display attraction, was debuted to the public at this event. The fireworks display by Alonzo was accompanied by music.
-A ceremonial cutting of a large birthday cake, created by Mazzone Hospitality. The crowd was led in song by The Music Studio Kids with an enthusiastic rendition of “Happy Birthday Saratoga Racing”.
Video From The Family Night At The Spa Event: