COHOES, N.Y – As
temperatures begin to rise and skies begin to clear, the city will celebrate the
season with its first annual Safe Summer Festival in Lansing Park Saturday.
Cohoes Mayor George Primeau Sr.,
Albany County District Attorney David Soares and Pastor Charlie Muller will
host the free community event beginning at 3 p.m. until a fireworks finale at
dusk near the corner of Bevan and James streets.
City leaders say they are hosting
the event to spread the message of having fun while staying safe in the
The ENOUGH Program will highlight
anti-violence and public safety efforts of local government and law enforcement
throughout the day, including Safe Child Identification card registry by the
Albany County Sheriff's Office, Child ID Kits and safety tips for parents to
take home. Sheriff's Office will also announce anti-violence youth programs
that will be available this summer.
There will also be live
demonstrations from the NYPUM Motorcrosss Minibike Team and youth participants
of Albany Crossfit as they prepare for the 2013 Albany County Crossfit Youth
Olympicfood. There will also be food, a
bouncy bounce, prizes and games.