harborfest.jpgChildren's Musical Highlights activities at Novelis Family Park


Oswego, NY - The 2010 Harborfest Children's Musical, "The Three Musketeers" highlights three days of programming and entertainment at the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario. "The Three Musketeers", under the direction of Rocky Farden and Bobbie Palange, features an array of colorful costumes and scenery, is approximately 50 minutes in length and will be performed several times during Harborfest, including performance's on the Family Stage in the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24. "It has been exciting to work on the programming and activities, including health & fitness, that the children will be able to enjoy at the venue," said Sean Callen, Chairman of the Harborfest Children's Committee.  "Again this year, Novelis has made it possible for us to provide so many programs, activities, and fun for everyone attending the Family Park at Fort Ontario.  Without Novelis, the Harborfest Children's Committee, New York State Parks and Recreation and volunteers that are still needed, this event in our community would not be possible.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Novellis Family Park." Thanks to the support of the Children's Board of Oswego, world-renowned professional Ventriloquist, Comedian, Singer Sylvia Markson will entertain at the Family Park on Friday, July 23 for two shows at 1:30 PM and 4:45 PM. The Magic of Virgil returns to Harborfest with his combination of dynamic illusions and non-stop audience interaction.  Virgil has performed thousands of shows nationwide as well as places such as Bermuda, London, Mexico and Russia.  Virgil will perform Friday, July 23 at 2:15 PM and 5:30 PM. On Saturday, July 24, the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario will feature more great family entertainment.  Nels Ross is "Chief Executive Oddball" of the Buffalo-based company In Jest.  Ross presents several arts-in-education programs that blend physical theatre, variety arts, music and humor.  Ross will perform two shows Saturday, at 11 AM and 3:45 PM. Showman and Comedy Magician, Bob Gibbons will emcee the Family Stage at the Fort.  Sweetheart the Clown's zany antics will amuse everyone from toddlers to teenagers to those only young at heart.  Bob and Sweetheart the Clown will begin performing at 12 PM. Mike Kornrich has been performing Happy Music for Happy Kids for over 40 years.  His show is Swingin' Jazzy Blues, good old standards with a different feel.  His guitar, banjo and vocals are always fun and uplifting.  Happy Music for Happy Kids will be performed at 12:45 PM and 5 PM at the Novelis Family Park. Wrapping up the Saturday programming at Fort Ontario will be the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania, who were founded in 1970 as the Pocono Boy Singers.  The company consists of young artists, aged 10-14, selected from the ranks of it's training choirs who have been rigorously trained in vocal techniques, ear training and music reading.  The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania will close out Saturday at the Family Park with a 6:30 PM performance. In addition to the Family Stage entertainment and programming at the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario, festival-goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy PoppyTown Puppets & Music that combines the Magic of Puppets and the Excitement of Live Music.  PoppyTown Puppets & Music will perform at the Family Park on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 at 1, 2, 4 & 6 PM, and also at Breitbeck Park on Sunday, July 25 at 1, 2:30 and 3:30 PM. Steve Gyrb, the Pied Piper of Percussion will perform at the Novelis Family Park on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 at 12, 2 and 4 PM each day.  "The Rhythm is Going to Get you!" is and interactive percussion show for the young and the young at heart. The popular Snakes-n-Stuff with Dan Chase returns to the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario with shows Friday, July 23 (12:30, 3 & 5 PM) and Saturday, July 24 (12:30, 3 & 5:30 PM).  Through his displays and interactions, Dan Chase helps the audience better understand and appreciate the special nature of reptiles and their importance to the environment. On Sunday, July 25, the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario will host an Ecumenical Service at 9 AM.  The annual Senior's Concert will begin at 12 PM featuring Ron and Nancy OneSong followed by the Dan Elliott Quintet at 2 PM performing "The Great Song Book." "The Children's Committee has done a magnificent job lining up this year's entertainment," said Harborfest Executive Director Tom Van Schaack.  "There is a lot of behind the scenes work that most people don't know anything about that goes on in order for Harborfest to become reality every year.  The Children's Committee is just one of many committees full of people who are donating their time to ensure that Harborfest happens." Slated for July 22-25, the 2010 edition of Harborfest will feature plenty of food, fun and entertainment as venues on both Oswego's east and west sides will be used to deliver the excitement.  A wide variety of entertainment will be featured on stages throughout the city of Oswego including, the Jazz & Blues Stage in East Park, the Veteran's Stage on West River Walk, the Family Stage at the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario and the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park.


CONTACT: Tom Van Schaack (315) 343-6858 tvanschaack@oswegoharborfest.com