ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State and Price Chopper are teaming up again to present New York State’s 39th annual Independence Day celebration at the Empire State Plaza.
This year’s festivities will run from 3 until 10 p.m. on Friday, July 4.
“We are excited to, once again, be partnering with Price Chopper to put on an event that has been an Albany tradition since 1976,” Commissioner Destito said.
Helping to cap off the festivities will be a performance by renowned rock and rollers Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals.
The focus of this year’s festivities is to keep the plaza a family-friendly environment.
New activities and performers this year will include:
-Watkins Glen International – A new sponsor for the event, Watkins Glen will bring a stock car and give away hats and lanyards.
-Silent disco with D.J. JoeE – Get on the dance floor or watch as people put on headphones and dance to the music in their heads.
-Miniature golf by FunPutt – A family favorite.
-Roaming singers from Capitaland Chorus of Albany - Quartets from this award-winning all women’s barbershop chorus will sing traditional favorites around the Empire State Plaza.
-Roaming magician – Eric Thee Illusionist, a seasoned magician who specializes in children’s magic will delight and amaze.
-Elvis tribute artist – Drew Dyal, otherwise known as DD King, pays homage to the King of Rock and Roll.
Free parking is available in the visitor and “P” lots under the Empire State Plaza, the East Garage, and the Grand Street and Elk Street lots.
For additional information about Summer at the Plaza events, including directions and ground rules, visit www.ogs.ny.gov.