3rd annual FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL Roosevelt Library Great Lawn and Home Grounds FREE PUBLIC EVENT, FREE HOME AND MUSEUM
The Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library and Museum
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
National Historic Site
present the 3rd annual
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL
and the presentation of the
FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
HUDSON VALLEY VISION AWARD
for environmental leadership
to Hudsonia (Noon)
June 30, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Library Great Lawn and Home Grounds
FREE PUBLIC EVENT, FREE HOME AND MUSEUM
HYDE PARK, NY — On Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site present the 3rd annual FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL on the Library’s Great Lawn and gardens and grounds of the Home. Activities include a Waterman Bird Club-led bird walk (register at www.fdrlibrary.org or CLICK HERE for 8:00 a.m. bird walk), a raptor show, performances by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, an iHeartMedia live radio broadcast, gardening and painting activities, cider pressing, tinsmithing, first responders’ demonstrations, music and dancing, face painting and food trucks. The festival is a free, public event made possible by the support of the Roosevelt Library Trustees, community partners and sponsors, including AT&T. The Home and Museum will also offer free admission on June 30, 2018.
At the center of the festival, the Library and Museum will present the FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HUDSON VALLEY VISION AWARD to Hudsonia — for their superlative work in environmental research, education, training and technical assistance to protect the natural heritage of the Hudson Valley and neighboring regions — at Noon on the Library’s Great Lawn.
Additional offerings — for attendees of all abilities — include sensory sensitive museum time, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 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 Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District (comfortable seating, books for attendees of all ages, charging stations, and an opportunity for attendees to relax and recharge).
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL sponsors include AT&T, Health Quest, the Poughkeepsie Journal, T-Rex Capital Group, Central Hudson, Marist College, Dutchess Community College, and Hyde Park Brewing Company; with additional support from iHeartMedia, the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, SplashDown Beach Water Park and Durants Party Rentals.
For additional information about this event please call Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation’s first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1941, the Library preserves and makes accessible to the American people the records of FDR’s presidency. The Roosevelt Library’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library’s archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org.
The National Park Service administers the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, New York. Visitors to the sites can enjoy guided tours of the historic buildings, beautiful gardens, lush green lawns, and miles of hiking trails. Special park events are offered throughout the year, and kids can participate in free junior ranger programs. For more information visit www.nps.gov/hofr.