First Night Parade And Fireworks Cancelled, Festivities Still At Foothills

First Night Parade, Fireworks

Cancelled; Festivities Still On

ONEONTA – The show will go on.

Though the parade and the fireworks at Oneonta’s First Night celebration have been cancelled, the festivities at Foothills are still scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight, according to organizer David Hayes.

“Unfortunately, in Upstate New York, we are at the mercy of the weather,” he said. “But it was just going to be a wall of rain, and out of concern for people’s safety, we decided to cancel.”

The Foothills Atrium will open at 5 p.m. for pizza and a poetry reading and activities, with music starting at 6 p.m. and the full schedule of activities starting at 6:30. A make-your-own-sundae bar will open up at 7 p.m, and a donation from Five Star Subaru and First Night has made the event free for all.

“It’s a warm place out of the wind,” he said. “And this just means the parade and the fireworks will be bigger and better than ever at the 4th of July.”

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