June 24, 2018

Duanesburg Day


Duanesburg Day is a community-wide celebration sponsored by the Duanesburg Central School District and the Duanesburg Historical Society. The free annual event was established in 2004, to help develop a sense of awareness and pride in the area's local history, heritage and culture.

Eight annual Duanesburg Day is Saturday, March 5


Are you a history buff? Do you like tasty food? Or are you someone who likes to view the artistic displays and performances of Duanesburg's talented students? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you need to attend the eighth-annual Duanesburg Day celebration on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Snow date, March 6, noon to 5 p.m.)

The day-long celebration recognizes the community's local heritage and culture--past, present and future--as well as celebrates the community's youth.

Duanesburg Day is a collaborative project project between the Duanesburg Historical Society, Duanesburg Area Community Center (DACC) and the Duanesburg School District.

Entertainment for all
Families, friends and community members are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day, including playing the music video game Rock Band. Perform music from the world's biggest rock artists as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone props. A nominal fee will be charged to play the game, however, prizes will be awarded with all proceeds benefiting the yearbook.

The DACC will offer physical fitness activities, including tae-kwon-do, kickboxing and aerobics.

Watch members of the Cub Scout Pack 51 and Boy Scout Troop 51 compete in the Pinewood Derby, a racing event in which scouts, with the help of their parents, build their own cars from wood. Following the derby, children will be invited to race cars.

For history buffs, the Duanesburg Historical Society will be selling a wide range of pu8blications. in addition, community members may have their historical stories recorded for the society's archives.

Unique opportunities abound
Talent abounds in Duanesburg as local artisans and crafters display and sell their wares.

Parents and guardians may obtain free Operation Safe Child ID cards on the spot from the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department. Cards contain the child's name, biographical information and a fingerprint image of both index fingers, and are extremely helpful to law enforcement officials in the event a child is reported missing.

Student projects on display
Student projects continue to be a mainstay of the annual event. Visitors will find a variety of entertaining and informative student projects on display throughout the hallways and the MOCC.

Bring your appetite
To keep your hunger satisfied, the Class of 2014 will be selling food and beverages throughout the day. Make sure you save room fro snacks and homemade desserts! Money raised will help fund the senior class trip and other end-of-the-year activities.

Schedule of Events/Points of Interest

- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Cub Scout/Boy Scout Pinewood Derby
- noon to 3 p.m.: Operation Safe Child Cards
- All Day in hallways: Local & State Government Leaders
- All day in main entrance: Duanesburg Historical Society
- All day in hallways: Student Art & History Projects
- All day: Free 5x7 iSmile photos sponsored by PTSO
- All day: Rock Band sponsored by Yearbook Club
- All day: Fife and drum performances
- All day: DACC physical fitness demonstrations
-All day: Free antique appraisals