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Wednesday, July 4 2012

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12:00 pm

The 34th annual Picnic in the Park celebration will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, in Centennial Park, located at Richmond and Ellicott avenues in the City of Batavia.

It is sponsored by the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (GO ART!)

Picnic in the Park is a free daylong event featuring activities for families and children, folk art events, entertainment and refreshment stands.

Picnic in the Park is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program. For additional information, call the GO ART! office at 343-9313 or email [email protected]

The Batavia Concert Band will perform at noon on the Fourth of July in Centennial Park in the city. The conductor is Phil Briatico.

Its repertoire is wide-ranging in origin, period and style: marches, Big Band and swing numbers, popular songs from musicals and movies, classical adaptations, rock favorites arranged for band, fun songs for kids of all ages … and everything in between.

The band consists of about 50 brass, woodwind and percussion players ranging from talented local high school students to 60-year veterans. Many have professional experience; the rest are advanced amateur musicians. All love to play.

Founded in the early 1920s, the Batavia Concert Band has brought musical pleasure to the region every year except during WWII. The band currently enjoys financial support from GO-ART!, concert sponsors, program advertisers, and individual patrons.

All concerts are free to the public of all ages. Light refreshments are usually available. Bring the family, some friends, lawn chairs or a blanket… and enjoy!

7:00 pm
Independence Day Celebration Post-Game Fireworks presented by Time Warner Cable. Pre-game concert featuring Mama and Papa Root. Presented by Time Warner Cable, Tim Horton's of Batavia, and New Buffalo Impact M&T Bank Family 4-Pack 4 General Admission Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 12 oz. sodas, and a program for only $30! Presented by M&T Bank
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