Canada Day in New York takes over chunks of Central Park tomorrow, Saturday, June 29th, with a combination of FREE and ticketed events. These are the FREE ones, including hockey games, samples of fine Canadian cheeses and other food, photo ops with real Canadian Mounties, and the chance to win a new BlackBerry from the Canadian company that makes them. Also, there are FREE dance performances by members of First Nations tribes, the Canadian name for what we below the border call Native Americans.
These Canada Day events are at the Naumberg Bandshell and the Rumsey Playfield, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here is a partial schedule. Check the event calendar for additional details.
- 11:00 – Meet the Mounties and Cooking Demonstration
- 12:00 – First Nations Performance on Bandshell Stage
- 13:00 – Meet the Mounties and Cooking Demonstration
- 13:30 – First Nations Performance on Bandshell Stage
- 14:00 – Cooking Demonstration and Hockey Matches 5-8
- 15:00 – Cooking Demonstration & Photo Opportunities with the Mounties on Bandshell Stage
- 16:45 – Hockey:Finals, through 18:00
- 18:00 – Canada Day Concert and First Nations Performance