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Niagara Falls: 'Summer In Your City' schedule announced

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Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:20 pm

Family-friendly events hosted by City of Niagara Falls

The City of Niagara Falls is hosting and promoting community events throughout the months of July and August. The "Summer In Your City" Series features outdoor events within the city's parks and waterways.

"This local series provides family-friendly activities in our neighborhoods, and will get the community together in our public parks," said Seth Piccirillo, director of community development.

Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Andy Touma added, "We hope our local families have a safe summer and enjoy all the events that the City of Niagara Falls has to offer."

"Summer In Your City" features four free, outdoor movie nights with concessions and bounce houses for the children; a free kayak tour and water bike rentals at Hyde Park; and promotes existing summer events, including Buffalo Niagara River Keeper kayak tours at Griffon and Hyde parks, the Niagara Falls Youth Bureau's annual "KaBoom! Day" at Liberty Park, the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative's "Pop-Up Park NF!" events, the city's second annual "PLAY BALL" events in association with Major League Baseball and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Niagara Falls Youth Bureau's full schedule of summer events within the park system.

"There will be fun-filled events in every corner of the Niagara Falls community, directed at the people who matter the most: Our citizens," Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti said.

Piccirillo said the City of Niagara Falls is excited to include the openings at four public park facilities scheduled to be completed in 2016. Play days at the NF Skate Park, new Hyde Park Playground, Center Court Park and 70th Street Park will be part of the "Summer in Your City" series. Dates will be scheduled based on the completion of construction.

In addition to providing family-friendly events, this series highlights the city's significant investment in Falls parks and public spaces. Since 2011, 20 park improvements have been completed, with seven more improvement projects planned for 2016. All of these projects are consistent with the adopted Niagara Falls parks master plan.

Piccirillo also said the "Summer In Your City" series is paid for with tourism fund dollars, as opposed to the property tax revenue or casino funds, turning the city's growing tourism industry into an engine for quality of life improvements that benefit local families, building on the success of the outdoor moving night hosted at Hyde Park in August.

A full listing of the events can be downloaded HERE (PDF).

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