United4Thacher Albany Poets is very proud to be a part of this event to bring awareness to the closing of Thacher Park.  We have a long history with the park as the first two Albany Word Fest’s were held there in 2001 and 2002.  We are teaming with 518Fever.com to bring artists, musicians, and poets together for this great day of entertainment in Schenectady.  Local poets Don Levy, Dan Wilcox, A.C. Everson, Cara Benson, and Carol Graser will be performing at the Robb Alley stage from 6pm-8pm Saturday evening.

Here is the info from our friends at 518Fever.com:

UNITED 4 THACHER: A CELEBRATION OF THACHER PARK

518Fever.com is working with Proctor’s Theatre to put on a Support Event for Thacher Park.

Sponsored by 518Fever.com. Fly 92.3, Proctor’s Theatre, Gauchos Catering & DePaula T-Shirts.

We will have a Physical Petition Signing Table that will be mailed to the Governor’s office. This is Your Way to Show Your Support for Thacher Park!

– Friends of Thacher Park will be collecting donations

– Live Music Performances by:

GE Theatre:
Cathy Blanch & The Murres (5-5:45)
Joe Nacco Band (6-6:45)
What She Said (7-7:45)
Lunic (8-8:45)

Signatures Wine Bar Performers:
Taylor Fleming (6-7)
James Dowen (7-8)
Danielle Gaudin (8-9)

– Local Artists will be Displaying their Art in the Proctor’s Robb Alley courtesy of Schenectady Art Night

Children Activities from 5 – 8pm include:
– Face Painting
– Ladybug the Clown and Balloon Maker
– Storytelling
– The Puppet People

– Local Poets to Perform on Robb Alley stage courtesy of Albany Poets

– Bike show courtesy of Broadway Choppers

– Performances from Merritt Dance Center Performing Arts and Acro Team

– Flowers available from Fantasy Floral

– Various promotional tables, displays and exhibits from Local Businesses and Venues

This Event is in Need of your Support!
Volunteers, Sponsors, Entertainers, Performers, Artists and Promoters.

Please Support this Event by Inviting your Friends and Family to Attend as well.

You can find this event on Facebook as well – CLICK HERE

This is going to be a great event that hopefully can bring a lot of support for one of the finest parks in the country.  See you Saturday.