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Spend Some Fun in the Sun at ASP’s Annual Beach Party

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These are the dog days of summer. So why not spend some fun in the sun in beautiful Allegany State Park as they present the 8th annual Beach Party.

The day kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug, 19 at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce-sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations. Come check out the many great things that are available in the local community. While there, make sure you hit the beach for some fun in the sun!

At 6 p.m., park artist in residence Dave Stayner gets the music going. Stayner is a self-taught acoustic guitar player. He was part of the duo “Stayner and Neyerlin” for 25 years. After his partner retired, Dave launched his solo career. He plays a wide variety of acoustic rock tunes ranging from Simon and Garfunkel to Tom Petty. Stayner will be followed by headliners, and Western New York’s own Kokomo Time Band at 7:30 p.m. They are re-energized with more new looks and plenty of the “beachy oldies” that will get you up and dancing to the music. When it comes to fun, no one brings the perfect “Trop Rock” storm quite like the Kokomo Time Band!

This family-friendly event will also feature activities for all ages. The St. Bonaventure University Art Mobile will be making a special appearance from 6-8 p.m., offering cool art activities for the kids. Park naturalists will man an “Ask the Naturalist” table, so bring your nature-related questions and check out some cool interactive displays. A chicken barbeque will also be available for purchase.  And hey, be sure to dig out your best, ugliest Hawaiian shirt and hula your way into our “Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt” contest. Who know? We might even break out the Limbo stick!

But the night’s not over. Be sure to stick around as we end the evening with a beautiful fireworks display over the waters of Red House Lake –definitely a sight not to be missed! For more information ,contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or contact Katie.vecellio@parks.ny.gov.

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