Postwood Park Holds Fireworks, Dragon Boat Races, Narcan Workouts and Other Summer Events | arts and entertainment


HANNAWA FALLS – Postwood Park will host a variety of summer events in June and July.

The 37th Annual Robert Plumb Memorial Fireworks will take place on July 2 at dusk. The kiosk will be open until the start of the fireworks. The beach will close at 5 p.m. to allow time for the fireworks to be set up.

Registration for swimming lessons will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 26; 2 to 4 p.m. June 27 and 28; and 10 a.m. to noon on June 29. Anyone unable to make any of these hours or wanting more information can call 315-265-3118. Lessons will take place Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. from July 11 to August 5. Family lessons, parent-child lessons and swimming lessons for adults will also be offered. Classes are from 4 years old.

Postwood will continue its partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension. A CCE educator will be at the park from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays starting July 7. The weekly event is free and open to the public.

Potsdam Public Library’s Maria Morrison will be offering pop-up walks and storytimes over the summer. Check the Library and City of Potsdam Recreation-Postwood Park Facebook pages for details.

The dragon boat races will take place on July 16. The one-day event will see teams of 21 compete for the fastest time around a short course. Teams each consist of 20 paddlers and a drummer, with a helmsman at the helm using a gondola-shaped oar as a rudder. The tiller will be provided by the company that manufactures the boats, Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing LLC. In addition to the races, there will be food trucks, a vendor fair, health and wellness activities, and local musical talent. Anyone who wants to participate, bring a food truck, have a vendor booth or perform can call 315-353-6783.

St. Lawrence County Addiction Services will be offering Narcan training at 11 a.m. on July 16. The program is free and open to the public. Call 315-265-3118 to register. Narcan is a brand name for the drug naloxone, which is a nasal spray given to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

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