Live music, food, films, arts, kid activities

Central New York Citizen Action will hold its inaugural JAM (Justice, Arts, Music) Fest on Saturday, October 14 in Utica. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DeSales Center (309 Genesee St.), Utica Public Library (303 Genesee St.) and Kopernik Park (corner of Genesee and Eagle Streets). Admission is free and open to the public.

A nonpartisan event featuring live music; crafts; art and film exhibits; food trucks (such as the Polish Road House); free giveaways; speakers; children’s activities; face painting; nonprofit, job, and health information; and community discussions, the JAM Fest aims to bring people together to showcase local art and music as well as create a common public space for a dialogue on how we can bring about positive and progressive community change. Local nonprofit agencies and businesses will also have exhibits showcasing products and services. The Central New York Labor Council, a co-sponsor of the event, will hold its United Way Labor kickoff at the Fest.

You, your organization, or your business can get involved as a performer, artist, volunteer, vendor, or sponsor. Contact cnyjamfest@gmail.com. 

Central New York Citizen Action (Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.), is the local chapter of Citizen Action of New York. Established twenty years ago, it is a social justice advocacy organization which promotes progressive values of democracy, freedom, shared prosperity, tolerance and inclusion, justice, and equity.

Download Inaugural Jam Fest Press Release