Festival celebrates justice, arts, music
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/
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