Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates jus­tice, arts, mu­sic

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Front Page -

The in­au­gu­ral JAM Fest will fea­ture live mu­sic, crafts, arts and film ex­hibits, as well as chil­dren’s games.

UTICA, N.Y. » Cen­tral New York Ci­ti­zen Ac­tion will hold its in­au­gu­ral JAM (Jus­tice, Arts, Mu­sic) Fest on Satur­day, Oct. 14 in Utica.

It will be held at three ad­ja­cent venues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: DeSales Cen­ter (309 Ge­ne­see St.), Utica Pub­lic Li­brary (303 Ge­ne­see St.) and Kopernik Park (cor­ner of Ge­ne­see and Ea­gle Streets). Ad­mis­sion is free and open to the pub­lic.

The JAM Fest will fea­ture live mu­sic, crafts, art and film ex­hibits, speak- ers, chil­dren ac­tiv­i­ties, face paint­ing, non­profit, job, and health in­for­ma­tion, and com­mu­nity dis­cus­sions. Short films deal­ing with eco­nomic jus­tice, racial and gen­der in­equal­ity, im­mi­gra­tion, and other cur­rent is­sues will be shown at the Utica Pub­lic Li­brary.

Lo­cal non­profit agen­cies and busi­nesses will also have ex­hibits show­cas­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices. There will be free give­aways. Food trucks such as the Pol­ish Road House will be at the event. The Cen­tral New York La­bor Coun­cil will hold its 2017 Or­ga­nized La­bor Char­i­ta­ble Giv­ing Cam­paign for United Way and SEFA at the Fest. This is a non­par­ti­san event.

Per­form­ers in­clude Jenni’s Lit­tle Se­cret, Mark Khel, TOXIC, New Age Static, J. Sch­nitt, Trizzy Beats, The Taryn Jessen Band, Cas­san­dra and Kurt, JEasy, Lyfe, Dah­moe, Edel­weiss Schuh­plat­ters/ Gra­cie Schell of the Utica Maen­ner­chor, Bob & Betsy, Ir­ish Dancers, and Steven Zac­aroli, J. Sch­nitt, and Megg Faulkner. Lo­cal artists will show­case their work.

A com­plete sched­ule is avail­able at jam.cny­cia. org, www.face­book.com/events/1364661433631919, or cny­cia.org/un­cat­e­go­rized/in­au­gu­ral-jam-fest­sat­ur­day-oc­to­ber-14- inu­tica/

For more in­for­ma­tion, email cny­jam­fest@gmail.com, or call 315-725-0974.

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