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Buskers in the Bay

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  • Join us on Market Street in Alexandria Bay for this fun-filled weekend of LIVE street performances.

    Don’t miss this ever-growing event in Alexandria Bay, featuring performers from across North America! Shows will begin Thursday night at 6pm and continue through the weekend.

    You might be asking yourself: what exactly are Buskers? Busking, busker and busk are words that you don’t often hear in the United States. Primarily a British slang word, busking is defined as a person who performs in public for donation and possibly came from the Italian buscare, which means “to gain or procure.” Often times, buskers are portrayed as “street musicians,” but can encompass just about anything that a person wants to do publicly (typically for money). Impromptu poetry, living statues, jugglers, puppeteering, snake charming, pantomiming, caricature drawing and sword swallowing can all be considered busking!