OSWEGO, NY – The children who visit the Novelis Children’s Park during Harborfest this year will again benefit from the generosity of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.
This year’s grant will be used to sponsor the Robotics and S.T.E.A.M. Station, which hosts a variety of exciting, hands on activities that span the worlds of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
The award also is an acknowledgement of the way the family-oriented summer festival has inspired and supported the city’s youth for 30 years.
Present at the official announcement were Harborfest Executive Director Peter Myles, Chairman of the Children’s Park Chena Tucker, and the Richard S. Shineman Foundation’s Executive Director Karen Goetz.
The Children’s Park will be open July 27 – 30.
“Each year that I have been involved with the Novelis Children’s Park I am truly inspired,” said Chena Tucker. “We could not do what we do without the hard work of our volunteers and generous support from businesses and community organizations like the Shineman Foundation.”
“The Shineman Foundation is proud to support the Children’s Park again this year,” said Karen Goetz, executive director. “We have been very impressed with its expansion and quality of programming the past three years.”
The Shineman Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change to enhance the quality of life in Oswego County.
With that vision in mind, the foundation focuses its funding on non-profit organizations that are located in or benefit Oswego County.
Harborfest is one of the few admission-free music festivals in the country.
It was founded with the mission of creating a nationally recognized festival that attracts and engages a broad and diverse audience, celebrates and builds community and advances economic development in Oswego.
It would not be possible to continue the event without continued support from the city of Oswego, businesses, organizations, government entities, individuals and family members.
To learn more about the Novelis Children’s Park, or to contribute to the support of the event, contact the Harborfest offices at 41 Lake St., or call (315)-342-7120.