FULTON, NY – After months of planning, CNY Arts Center ARTS Snow Day is ready for kick-off Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fulton Alliance Church, Route 48 S.
The community is invited to a full day of activities celebrating snow.
“A day off for snow usually means outdoor fun in the snow but with our mild weather there have been few snow days. We’re bringing the snow day theme to a full day of fun activities for families and children with our Arts Snow Day,” said Kiley Casper, coordinator of the event. “We had planned a snow-sculpture contest as the center of our activities but with a lack of snow, we’ve planned a few back-ups and amped up the fun in other ways.”
A children’s carnival will offer snow-themed games including ice fishing, snowball basketball, snowman bean bag toss, ice wall knockdown, snowmen ring toss, and snowball ping pong pitch. Plans are being devised for a snow sculpture contest with “indoor” snow with face painters on hand to create snowy faces.
Children will enjoy making art projects with snow-themes that include designing your own hot chocolate mug, constructing a snowman or making a beaded snowflake. Families can step in to a snowman backdrop and take pictures to celebrate the occasion. An art exhibit will be on display featuring the art of several CNY Arts Center members.
Storytelling will be an ongoing activity throughout the day with winter themed stories being delivered by guest readers. A poetry workshop with Jim Farfaglia will guide children to create their own snow-themed poem. The handwritten works of art will be collected into an anthology to commemorate the event.
Local entertainment will keep the mood lively with a full roster of musicians, dancers and singers including CRAZE Youth Band, Sounds of Brass, Christine Tupe and Friends, and Sean Martin Trio. A complete menu of hot soups and beverages, snacks and plenty of hot chocolate will also be available for sale.
“We are especially honored to have the support and participation of several local civic groups to help us out on this day. Sunrise Rotary will man the food concessions while Fulton Noon Rotary will oversee the snow sculpture contest outside. The Lake Country Quilt Guild is sending volunteers to help with children’s activities and the Fulton Alliance Church members are taking on a variety of responsibilities as building hosts,” said Casper.
General admission is free and carnival tickets are available at the door. In the event of sufficient snow, snow-sculpture teams can register online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com to compete for cash prizes.
In the event of a blizzard, Arts Snow Day will take place on Jan. 28.