NEW CITY, NY — Calling all Rockland County residents! The 16th Annual YouthFest will be held, in conjunction with Rockland County Government Day, on Sunday, March 30th, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. inside the Fieldhouse at Rockland Community College in Suffern.

YouthFest highlights include performances throughout the day from local organizations including The Big Apple Circus, The Bossy Frog Band, Cheer Mania and Chuck E. Cheese. In addition, the top picks from Rockland’s Youth Got Talent competition will perform in the stage area. Exhibitions include Nyack Hospital’s Teddy Bear Hospital and Inflatable Party Adventures.

As part of the annual event, Rockland County Government Day allows visitors the opportunity to view interactive demonstrations and informative displays and meet with over 20 Rockland County government departments. The Board of Elections will conduct a mock election and residents can register to vote, the Office of Fire & Emergency Services will allow children to wear Hazmat suits and identify hazardous materials and the Department of Public Transportation will have a TOR bus on display, including the latest in electronic farebox technology. Departmental representatives will be on hand to answer resident questions and/or concerns. Government Day has become a hands-on way for people of all ages to learn about the taxpayer funded, vital services offered by Rockland County.

Rockland Community College will also hold its annual Open House during YouthFest, with a special section of the Fieldhouse dedicated to RCC admissions, scholarships, sports programs and more.

Admission and parking are free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

YouthFest 2014 major sponsors include: County of Rockland, Sterling National Bank, Nyack Hospital, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Rockland County YMCA, TD Bank, M-Tech Printing, Inc., Key Bank, Putnam County Savings Bank, KLS Transportation Services, HealthSav, Inserra Supermarkets, All Bright Electric, Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Dominican College, Interstate Toyota, Orange and Rockland Utilities, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Rockland Parent Magazine, and Head Start of Rockland.

YouthFest is organized by a volunteer committee comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Rockland County Youth Bureau, Rockland Community College, H&S Sales Consultants, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance, Hackensack University Medical Center, New Horizons Twirlers, Hudson Valley Boy Scouts, AM/PM Consulting, Imagine Properties/Spotlight Advertising and Rockland 21st Century Collaborative for Children and Youth.

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