Oswego, NY (July 20, 2017) – the 30th annual Oswego Harborfest is proud to have Catskill Puppet Theater workshop and the t-shirt making workshops return for this year’s festival. These workshops offer a unique opportunity for festival-goers to create and learn through hands-on activities.
The Catskill Puppet Theater, founded by artists John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo, has been entertaining young and old with their magical blend of puppetry and storytelling since 1979. Their full sets, colorful scenery and large, masterfully crafted puppets transforms even the most basic environment into a wonder-filed fantasy world! Each play blends humor, mystery, drama and magical special effects, and is illustrated with a combination of original and traditional music. Their performance will be at the Novelis Family Park on Friday, July 28th at 1:00 PM.
At this year’s Harborfest, they will be holding a special puppet building workshop in Breitbeck Park on Thursday, July 27th, from noon to 3 PM, sponsored by Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In. This is an incredible way for festival-goers to capture the magic of the living tradition of the old traveling puppet theater troupes, and is not to be missed!
Youngsters are also given the opportunity to prepare their special Oswego Harborfest T-shirts at Breitbeck Park and the Novelis Family Park (West Park), throughout the weekend, sponsored in part by Mireille L. Watts, CPA, PC. Workshops in Breitbeck Park: Wednesday, July 26th from 3 to 4 PM, and Thursday, July 27th from 10 to 11:30 AM. Workshops in Novelis Family Park/West Park: Friday, July 28th from 2 to 5 PM, Saturday, July 29th from 11 AM to 6 PM and Sunday July 30th from 11 AM to 4 PM. T-shirts are $5, but if festival-goers bring their own t-shirts they can participate for free.
Harborfest is one of the few admission-free music festivals in the country. It was founded with the mission of creating nationally recognized festivals and events that attract and engage a broad and diverse audience, celebrate and build community, and advance economic development in Oswego, New York. It would not be possible to continue the event without the massive continued support received from the City of Oswego, businesses, organizations, government entities and individuals and family members. To learn more about these workshops, or to contribute to the support of this amazing region-wide event, contact the Harborfest offices at 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY 13126 or by phone at (315) 342-7120.
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