June 27, 2017
The Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library and Museum
presents the 2nd annual
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL
— with Dutchess County’s
ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative —
and a presentation of the first
FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
HUDSON VALLEY VISION AWARD
to Dutchess County Executive
Marcus Molinaro (Noon)
July 1, 2017; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Library Great Lawn
FREE PUBLIC EVENT
On Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present the 2nd annual FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL on the Library’s Great Lawn. This event is presented in association with Dutchess County’s ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative and will focus on inclusion for audiences with a diverse array of abilities and needs. Activities include circus acts, a hot air balloon, an iHeartMedia live radio broadcast, music, a raptor show, face painting, food trucks and the first FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HUDSON VALLEY VISION AWARD presentation (Noon). The Family Fun Festival is a free, public event made possible by the support of the Roosevelt Library Trustees, community partners and sponsors. The Library will also offer free admission to the museum from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 1, 2017.
At the center of the festival, the Library and Museum will present its first FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HUDSON VALLEY VISION AWARD at a ceremony at Noon on the Great Lawn. This award honors those working to improve the future of the Hudson Valley for ALL residents, through engagement and inclusion. Throughout their lives, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt worked to break down barriers for disabled and disenfranchised citizens of the World. It is in this spirit that the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present the first FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HUDSON VALLEY VISION AWARD to Dutchess County Executive, Marcus Molinaro.
Free, special offerings this year — for attendees of all abilities — include sensory sensitive museum time, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (with low lighting and low volume on audiovisual programs) and “Quiet Spaces” throughout the day in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center — in partnership with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District (with comfortable seating, books for attendees of all ages, tablets with interactive reading apps, and an opportunity to recharge).
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL sponsors include Health Quest, Poughkeepsie Journal, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Central Hudson, Marist College, Dutchess Community College, Hyde Park Brewing Company, Coppola’s Bistro, Anderson Center for Autism, Abilities First, Rocking Horse Ranch and Durants Party Rentals. Additional support provided by iHeartMedia and Rhinebeck Bank, Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.