After 12 years in Pemberwick Park, the Pemberwick Glenville Association has moved the Annual Pemberwick Glenville Day “Party in the Park” to the Benheim Western Greenwich Civic Center Park.
The first Annual “Valley Jam” will be held Saturday Sept. 29, 12:00 noon – 7:00pm.
With kids games and activities, a dance performance, four bands, food trucks, raffle prizes, a showcase of Civic Center programs and local organizations, Valley Jam will be a fun-filled, grass roots celebration for all ages.
Generous local sponsors have stepped up once again for free admission!
“We got the message from the Town and the budget process about public-private partnerships, that any community improvements considered “wishes” would get done much sooner if we could raise some private funds to kick-start a project,” said Vin DeMarco. “This first Valley Jam will result in the installation of Total-Access water fountains in the playgrounds at WGCC and Pemberwick Park. We are confident that all attendees of the event, and even those who can’t make it, will chip in to make this happen.”
Entertainment for every age on stage and on the field – starting with the Trummytones, Interactive musical fun for the little ones and parents, followed by a Hip-Hop and Jazz performance by The DancePointe, Moshing with the Pocket Hotties band, Rocking with Local Talent, and finally, R&B with Billy and the Showmen.
There will be a free yoga session with WGGC tenant Constance, of the Breathing Love Center between bands, and attendees can jump in on a Boot Camp session with Kelly, and Zumba with Ruthy, also tenant programs in the civic center.
There will more activities for kids, and adults, and it’s rumored there will be a dunk tank…
Glenville Vol Fire Co will raise the big flag over the field from Tower 1, Scout troop 35 will lead the pledge of allegiance, and Mindy Smith of Music by Mindy will sing the national anthem.
GEMS will have an ambulance on site for tours along with Tower 1, and another rumor has it the Army National Guard may bring a helicopter, too.
The PGA asks only for donations of any amount to help fund a special addition to the
playgrounds at the Civic Center and Pemberwick Park.
As there is little parking in the area, all party-goers are urged to walk, bike, ride-share or take the free shuttles from designated satellite parking lots.
There is limited parking available near the civic center. People are encouraged to walk, bike, or take the free TAG Shuttles from one of two remote parking sites.
The lots and shuttle route are prominent on the Valley Jam website: www.valleyjam.org