FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2013
North Hempstead Welcomes Hundreds for 3rd Annual KidStock Festival
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North Hempstead, NY –Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board hosted the open-air family music festival, KidStock on Sunday, August 18th at North Hempstead Beach Park. Hundreds of families attended the star-studded event located steps away from the water in Port Washington.
The 3rd Annual KidStock featured musical entertainment from Grammy nominees Brady Rymer and The Milkshake as well as the Bari Koral Family Rock Band. Highlighted performances also included Rock City, an interactive program presented by Bach to Rock that taught young children how to use musical instruments.
For both parents and children alike, quite possibly the most prominent celebrity featured at KidStock was special guest Roscoe Orman, also known as Gordon from “Sesame Street”, who served as the MC for the event.
“North Hempstead’s KidStock is an event that brings families together,” said Supervisor Kaiman. “Both parents and children enjoy attending this festival, as each year we see it continuing to grow. With nationally acclaimed musical entertainment and interactive activities there is something fun for everyone.”
Other activities at the festival included free arts & crafts, face painting, strolling performers from The Big Apple Circus, a 50-foot bounce castle and bounce castle obstacle course, and athletic events like baseball, soccer and relay races provided by Unlimited Sports.
The day came to a close with a beach party hosted DJ Kev Dee and a drive-in movie, featuring the animated family film, “Escape from Planet Earth”.
(Left to Right) Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth, Roscoe Orman (Gordon from “Sesame Street”) and Supervisor Jon Kaiman attend the 3rd Annual KidStock festival at North Hempstead Beach Park.
Supervisor Jon Kaiman on stage with MC Roscoe Orman (Gordon from “Sesame Street”)
Grammy nominee Brady Rymer performs at the 3rd Annual KidStock Festival.
Children join the performance by dancing on stage with Grammy nominated “The Milkshake”.
“Escape from Planet Earth” played on a large movie theatre screen in the North Hempstead Beach Parking Lot.