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A full day of free music and art set against the backdrop of the Hudson River–that’s what the second annual Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival promises.

On Saturday, July 11 from 12 noon – 6 p.m., Emeline Park plays host to four national and local bands: Jamie Block (Folk), Pablo Mayor Folklore Urbano (Modern Colombian groove), Mr. Breakdown (Rhythm & funk) and Jawbone (Americana), and professional artists creating sculptures on-site from brick, clay and stone.

Other highlights of the river-centric event are Mario the Magician headlining kid’s entertainment, face painting, crafts by Hudson Valley crafters and the best food trucks. As part of the celebration of the mighty Hudson River and its waterfront villages, environmental education will be presented alongside a guided history walk (in partnership with Keep Rockland Beautiful) that tells the story of “Bricktown,” when Haverstraw was the brickmaking capitol of the US.

Partners for the RiverArts Festival are The Town & Village of Haverstraw, The Haverstraw RiverArts Committee, Garnerville Arts Center, Keep Rockland Beautiful, and the Rockland Community Foundation. Event Sponsors are GDC Development Corporation, The Village of Haverstraw, Rohr Construction, Bricktown B&B and Orange & Rockland.

A day long party with neighbors, music, art and the Hudson—ingredients that add up to an unforgettable experience in the Village of Haverstraw. For more information, visit: http://www.haverstrawriverarts.org.

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