Ed Day, Rockland County Executive


March 1, 2017
Contact:Marianne McCarney-Haesche (845) 638-5166


19th Annual Kids Expo – March 12, 2017 at Rockland Community College in Suffern

NEW CITY, NY -- Calling children of all ages! YouthFest 2017 promises to be the "Fun-est Place in Rockland County" on Sunday, March 12, 2017, when thousands of families are expected to flock to Rockland Community College in Suffern for a fun-filled day of fabulous entertainment, stimulating activities, interactive educational exhibits, great food and more.

In its 19th year, YouthFest highlights include live performances by local arts organizations; Nyack Hospital's Teddy Bear Hospital; Inflatable Party Adventures and the Dikki The Clown formerly of the Big Apple Circus. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RCC Fieldhouse. Admission is free. Parking is free.

"We're planning a bigger and better YouthFest than ever before," said County Executive Ed Day. "Along with an impressive list of activities and entertainment, YouthFest offers our residents key information about safety, health and wellness, special needs, education, summer camps, financial and college planning and other important family-related topics. One of our goals is to help parents and caregivers make informed decisions for their children by giving them easy access to some of the best local services, programs and products available to them."

As part of YouthFest, Rockland County Government Day allows visitors to view interactive demonstrations and informative displays and meet with over 25 Rockland County Government Departments, including the Youth Bureau, Fire and Emergency Services, County Executive, Social Services, Health, Public Transportation, Highways, Personnel and Elections. Departmental representatives will be on hand to answer questions and/or concerns. Government Day is a great way to learn about all the programs and services offered by Rockland County.

Sponsorship support for 2017 YouthFest has been provided by the following leading community businesses and organizations: Crystal Run Healthcare, the County of Rockland, Rockland Community College, Good Samaritan Hospital & Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Sterling National Bank, Nyack Hospital, Health Sav, Active International, Apple Bank, M-Tech Printing, Rockland County YMCA, M&T Bank, Palisades Federal Credit Union, All Bright Electric, Dominican College, Head Start of Rockland, Rockland 21st Century Collaborative, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Orange Bank & Trust Co., Rockland Realty, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Rockland Parent Magazine, Rockland County Solid Waste Management, Computuners, Cool Candles, My Elder Advocate, Tastefully Simple, Volumetric Fund, and Young Chefs Academy.

YouthFest is organized by a volunteer committee comprised of representatives from the following organizations: The Rockland County Youth Bureau, Rockland Community College, Liberty Mutual Insurance, New Horizons Twirlers, Hudson Valley Boy Scouts, AM/PM Consulting, Bon Secours Charity

Health System, and JA Media.

About the Rockland County Youth Bureau
The Rockland County Youth Bureau is a community resource dedicated to an active and assertive process of creating the socialconditions that promote the wellbeing of children, youth and families.