Hoosick Armory Youth Center & Community Coalition |Friday, April 18, 2014
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HAYC3 is bringing back Hoosipalooza for a third year!


Join HAYC3 for Hoosipalooza•3, the Hoosick community celebration day that’s jam-packed with all kinds of activities for kids, grown-ups, and families, on Saturday, March 1st.

Start the day at 11:00am with a walk in Wood Memorial Park and hear a soothing symphony of harmonious sounds, the collaboration between wind chimes created by local artists and the wind.

The always exciting, fun and funny Bed Race follows at 12 noon. Bed racers will set off from Village Primary Care up Main Street to Wood Park. Everyone is a part of the bed race. You’ve made one, you’re riding on one, you are pushing one or you’re cheering them on. Prizes are awarded for fastest, funniest and most creative designs. If you want to enter the race, visit hayc3.org for rules and registration forms.

And what’s more community than HFCS Jazz Band? You never want to miss the opportunity to hear Mr. Bill Brown lead his students in playing all the crowd favorites.

It’s Hoosipalooza. There has to be something artistic happening. On-going starting at 1:30pm, this year’s project is related the fabulous community-wide Hoosick Barn Quilt Project. Small squares of paper and drawing supplies will be available for anyone who wants to draw a small quilt block, and every drawing will be added to the art installation in The Armory. Wow! It will be awesome!

HAYC3 and Hoosipalooza are proud to present Otha Day and his “Drum to the Beat” Drum Circle. Otha facilitates fun and lively drum/rhythm circle events from the deep belief that rhythm has the power to build community, promote well being and create joy. A Drum Circle is a highly interactive group of people playing drums and percussion instruments together to create in-the-moment music. Playful and accessible rhythm activities, games, traditional ensemble pieces, songs and most importantly improvisation, Drum To the Beat Drum Circles are fun for young and old. Through the experience of rhythm and sound we come to understand what it means to beat as one heart: we become a vibrant community. As a participant in one of his drum circles said after participating, “Thank you for drumming with us, that was way COOL!” No experience is necessary. All ages can participate. “If you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm and you can drum!”

Top off the day with a dazzling performance of Hoosick’s very own, the one and only Twirlettes. Watch these wonderfully talented girls perform the baton routines that they’ve been practicing for months. They’re sure to win your hearts!

P.S. Don’t forget to start looking for the HooOwl starting Saturday, February 15th. Clues for the HooOwl Hunt will be posted daily on the HAYC3 website (hayc3.org). The first to find him wins the big prize!

There will be free hot dogs and hot chocolate in The Armory for everyone.