YouthFest 2014 – Fun for the Whole Family

Sixteenth annual event to be held March 30 at RCC Field House; Government Day to take place in adjacent building 

The 16th Annual YouthFest on Sunday, March 30, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rockland Community College is about to open, offering fun and information for the whole family.

Some highlights of the Youthfest include performances throughout the day from area organizations such as Big Apple Circus, The Bossy Frog Band, Cheer Mania, Chuckie Cheese and more. The top picks from Rockland’s Youth Got Talent will perform in the stage area.

Exhibitions include Nyack Hospital’s Teddy Bear Hospital and Inflatable Party Adventures. Admission is free. Parking is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

As part of this annual event, Rockland County Government Day allows visitors the opportunity to view interactive demonstrations and informative displays and meet with over 20 Rockland County Government Departments, including the Youth Bureau, Social Services, Health, Public Transportation, Sheriff, Highways, Personnel and Elections. Departmental representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions and/or concerns.

“YouthFest is an outstanding opportunity for businesses, non-profits and government services to reach out to families in our community,” said YouthFest Co-chair Marianne McCarney of the Rockland County Youth Bureau.

Rockland Community College also holds its annual Open House during YouthFest with a special section of the Field House dedicated to RCC admissions, scholarships, sports programs and more.

YouthFest 2014 major sponsors include: County of Rockland, Sterling National Bank, Nyack Hospital, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Rockland County YMCA, TD Bank, M-Tech Printing, Inc., Key Bank, Putnam County Savings Bank, Imagine Properties, KLS Transportation Services, HealthSav, Inserra Supermarkets, All Bright Electric, Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Dominican College, Interstate Toyota, Orange and Rockland Utilities, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Rockland Parent Magazine, and Head Start of Rockland.

YouthFest is organized by a volunteer committee comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Rockland County Youth Bureau, Rockland Community College, H&S Sales Consultants, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance, Hackensack University Medical Center, New Horizons Twirlers, Hudson Valley Boy Scouts, AM/PM Consulting, Imagine Properties/Spotlight Advertising and Rockland 21st Century Collaborative for Children and Youth.