Here is the essential information for fireworks in the Brockport area this 2017 Fourth(ish) of July:
Towns of Sweden/Clarkson
There will be fireworks at dusk on Monday, July 3 at the Sweden/Clarkson Recreation Center, 4927 Lake Road, Brockport.
Good viewing areas are the recreation center hill and sidewalks/grassy areas between and at the recreation center and the Wegmans plaza.
Prior the the fireworks there will be free entertainment and games and food (for purchase) on the lawn of the recreation center beginning at 7 p.m.
There will be fireworks at Hamlin Beach State Park at 10 p.m., Saturday, July 1. Prior to the fireworks the Blue Sky Band will perform from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m.
There is also an Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration (no fireworks, but lots of other cool things including a children's parade and cake walk) at the Morgan Manning House in Brockport on July 4. Click here for more information.
The popular Brockport tradition of an Old Fashioned Fourth of July returns to the Morgan-Manning House for the 36th year this July 4, 2017.
This year’s event begins at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the house (located at 151 Main St.) with a flag raising ceremony and songs by the Brockport Summer Community Choir (directed by Liz Banner).
The Children’s Parade begins immediately after, at about 10:30 a.m. It features families and kids of all ages in patriotic attire riding or pushing tricycles, bicycles, strollers, carriages, and pulling wagons also suitably decorated. Join the parade around the block starting in front of Morgan-Manning House.
Following the Children’s Parade, a concert will begin around 11 a.m. The Brockport Community Concert Band (directed by Shawn Halquist) will play patriotic tunes, marches, movie themes, and
At 12:15 p.m., The Brockport Big Band will perform sounds of composers like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Stan Kenton from the 1940’s Big Band Jazz era.
Various Activities through the day include:
The Western Monroe Historical Society sponsors the Old Fashioned Fourth of July. Admission is free. For more information call (585) 637-3645 or visit www.morganmanninghouse.org.
The Brockport Community Rowing Club has appointed their board members, finalized bylaws and begun drafting financial procedures.
Board members are: Margay Blackman, Secretary; Marleen Cain, Vice President/Membership; Erica Linden, Treasurer; Brooke Starkoff, Director of Facilities and Equipment; Cathy Houston-Wilson, President; Archie Kutz, Director of Safety, Deb Moyer, Director of Public Relations, Andrea Parker, Member at Large and Nina Barbero, Director of Coaching.
The mission of the Brockport Community Rowing Club is to serve as a community-based and volunteer-driven organization, dedicated to developing rowing for a diverse population, while accessing the Erie Canal and gaining an appreciation for this historic resource.
The Board is currently working through the 501(c)3 process and is making plans to build a dock and a boathouse near Commissary Park at The College at Brockport. Funding has been received through grants and donations.
Brockport Central School librarians are gearing up for their summer Book Mobile!
"We have been working for two years to put together a mobile library to visit students during the summer and allow them access to great reading material," said Jennifer Nather, Library Media Specialist at Ginther Elementary School. "It is our hope that the Book Mobile will help prevent 'the summer slide.'"
The summer slide is when students lose some of the academic achievement they made during the school year.
All Brockport students in grades Pre-K through 12 are invited to stop by the Book Mobile to check out books and for snacks, goody bags and free books.
The Book Mobile will be at the following locations on each of these dates and times:
July 6 & 20 and August 3 & 17
The Brockport Central School District's Board of Education has appointed Steven Small as the new director of food services.
Small will be responsible for the day to day operation of the food service department, such as menu planning, budget preparation and state and federal lunch programming.
Small has more than 30 years of food service experience, most recently as the general manager of Sodexo. Prior to that, he monitored summer food service programs for the New York State Education Department. He also spent 15 years as the food service director for Jamestown Public Schools.
“Steven Small’s passion and dedication to the food service field is evident. He brings a wealth of food service knowledge and experience with him to Brockport Central School District. His experience specifically in school district food service undoubtedly makes him an exceptional addition to our district leadership team,” said Superintendent Dr. Lesli C. Myers.
Small began his role in the district on June 5
The Brockport Community Concert Band and Summer Community Choir are seeking musicians to perform in the annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration held at the Morgan Manning House on Tuesday, July 4.
Community members are invited to join the band, choir or both. Instruments are available to players who need one.
The band is comprised of area residents of all ages who have band instrument experience. The repertoire for the concert includes patriotic music, movie music, Disney and Broadway tunes.
Rehearsals will be held Sunday and Monday, July 2 and 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brockport High School Band Room and the performance will be at 11 a.m. on July 4.
For more information regarding the Brockport Community Concert Band, contact Shawn Halquist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Community Choir is also made up of residents of all ages and Brockport High School Choir members. Rehearsals will be held Sunday and Monday, July 2 and 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Brockport High School Choir Room and the warm-up will be held at 9:45 a.m. on July 4. The performance begins at 10:15 a.m.
To sign up, contact Liz Banner at email@example.com.
Participants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue on the day of the performance.
Over 1,000 athletes from 18 districts competed in the track and field games of the Monroe County Public School Athletic Conference, presented by Special Olympics New York on Thursday, June 8.
The games were hosted by the Brockport Central School District and held at their A.D. Oliver Middle School track and next door at the College at Brockport’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium.
The stadium, formerly known as Special Olympics Stadium, was used for the 1979 Fifth International Summer Olympics, in which Muhammad Ali helped light the flame.
This year the torch was lit by Special Olympian Jomar Barriero, a student at the Fred W. Hill School in Brockport after being escorted into the stadium by members of the New York State Police and Brockport Police Department.
The Special Olympics is an international organization that promotes understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. It was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
The Special Olympics New York’s State Summer Games will be held at Siena College in Albany from June16 to 18. Nearly 2,000 athletes who have qualified at the local level and their coaches will travel to Albany from around the state to compete in Olympic-style sports including track and field, basketball, gymnastics, tennis and cycling.
Nearly 1,000 student athletes from 18 school districts will compete in the Special Olympics’ Monroe County Public School Athletic Conference Spring Track and Field Games on Thursday, June 8.
The games will be held on the Brockport Central School District and College at Brockport campuses.
Participating districts and schools include Batavia, Brighton, Brockport, Churchville-Chili, East Irondequoit, Fairport, Gates Chili, Greece, Hilton, Monroe #1 BOCES, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Pittsford, Rush Henrietta, School of the Holy Childhood, Spencerport, West Irondequoit, Webster and Wheatland Chili.
Opening Ceremonies kick off at 9:30 a.m. at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on the college campus (football stadium). The opening ceremonies will feature the parade of athletes, torch run and singing of the National Anthem.
Competition is scheduled to begin at 10:10 a.m. and conclude by 1 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies and games to cheer on the athletes.
If you're interested in volunteering to help at the event click here.
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, everyday around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics is providing opportunities for more than 4.7 million athletes in 169 countries.