Youth Bureau Hosts Traveling Arts In The Parks This Summer

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau announces its 2011 schedule for the Traveling Arts in the Parks series. Each event is free and open to the public.

Glenn Colton kicks off the 2011 season with a 1 p.m. performance on July 5 at Scriba Town Park on O’Connor Road. Colton has performed thousands of energetic concerts for children, parents and teachers since 1992.

A performing artist, songwriter and author, Colton promotes the power of healthy choices through respect, responsibility, friendship, and good manners.

Doug Rougeux entertains audiences with BubbleMania! for two shows this summer.

The first performance is on July 5 at 1:15 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial on state Route 3 and the second show is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Hannibal Town Hall Pavilion on state Route 34.

Keeping bubbles fresh for two decades, Rougeaux coined the phrase, “soap bubbles bigger than your head,” and many other clever one-liners.

Magical John appears on July 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Granby Town Hall on county Route 8. This musical magic show is part illusion, part comedy, and all fun for the whole family!

The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) brings its Traveling Science Program to audiences for two shows this season.

“Sound” takes place at 10 a.m. on July 11 at the Cleveland Village Park on state Route 49 and “Splash” is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Fulton War Memorial on state Route 3.

Each demonstration features a colorful mix of science, education and entertainment.

Wacky Chad returns this summer with two lively performances.

The first show is at 10 a.m. on July 11 in Goettel Community Park on U.S. Route 11 in Central Square and the second is at 11 a.m. on July 12 at the David C. Webb Park on state Route 49 in Constantia.

Chad juggles torches and jumps rope while riding his seven-foot unicycle and telling hilarious jokes to kids of all ages. His antics have earned him spots on television programs such as, “America’s Got Talent,” “Live with Regis and Kelly” and South Korea’s “Star King.”

Traveling Arts in the Parks is funded by Oswego County, the Oswego Children’s Board, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and participating town and city municipal programs.

For more information about the series, call the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3451 or 1-800-592-3200 x3451.