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‘Reading, Rolling & Rhythm’ coming to Livingston Manor

Kids can get their faces painted at this year’s Livingston Manor Labor Day Parade on September 1.
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August 28, 2013

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Labor Day Parade (formerly of DeBruce) will be held on Sunday, September 1, with the parade on Main Street, and entertainment and more at Renaissance Park, located at the intersection of Main and Pearl streets (at the traffic light). The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with the old-fashioned country-style parade starting at 12 noon.

“Reading, Rolling and Rhythm” is the parade theme, and Grand Marshal Lee Siegel will lead the way. The parade will feature floats, Livingston Manor’s own MountainTones Marching Band, and dozens of antique cars from the Any Model-Any Make and Catskill Regional Antique Auto Clubs. Many of the cars will be on display in the town parking lot after the parade. Also taking part in the procession are the Liberty Train Club, the Peace Horse, the Liberty Bike Club, the Hubba-Hubba Book Club, the Liberty Boy Scouts, Just Breathe Yoga and more.

Headlining this year’s day-long entertainment are Somerville and Little Sparrow, with performances by Steve Levine on banjo, a martial arts demonstration, Jim Red Fox storytelling, LightEXPO Hula Hoops, and Lorena the Spanish Dancer.

The party lasts all day with crafts for the children, face painting and plenty of family fun, including a colossal book sale, food, music and story-telling. Vendors and organizations include Gilson’s Native American Crafts, author Jim Red Fox, handmade dolls by Naomi Hurst, Catskill Mountainkeeper and Manor Ink. Pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and a bake sale will be available in Renaissance Park.

Don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket for the handcrafted queen-size patchwork quilt that will be raffled off at 3 p.m. The quilt is currently on display at Morgan Outdoors. Tickets, which cost $5 each, are available at Morgan Outdoors, Cafe 43, Willow and Brown, and the library, all in Livingston Manor.

Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the Livingston Manor Free Library. Call 845/439-5440.