Children's Museum 2003 Friday Nite at Baggs Square
& Genesis YP's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball
The Children's Museum of Utica, NYThe Children's Museum of Utica, NY

About the Events
Friday Nite at Baggs Square
Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball

Early arrivals to CM's 2003 Friday Nite at Baggs Square view artwork available

The wine vendors have their table set up

O'Connor's unveils their fruit, vegetable, cheese & crackers arrangement

Guests start enjoying the delicious food

The park was beautified & came alive

The crowd grew

Inside the building, art work was displayed

Mirage entertained us with style

The Matt Brewery team ready to roll

Left: Committee member Sarah Kilian helped guests check in; Above: they then milled around with other guests

A view of Main Street from inside the park

Wow, this is fa neat evening!

Judge Ralph Eannace & Laura at the event

Checking out the silent auction artwork

Enjoying each other's company

Fire Marshall Trevisani & Asst. Chief Brooks

Asst. Fire Chief Russ Brooks & wife

Board member, UPD's Joe Ruggerio & wife

Four of our most loyal CM supporters

A view of the park from inside the building

Paul Perry & Director Marlene Brown chat

O'Connor's Caterer serving volunteers

Friends enjoy conversation under the stars

Dick Mattia & our lovely Gaffney neighbor!

Views of the park from our Children's Museum newly opened 4th floor

O'Connor's staff & chef working out of our CM kitchen; Artists & Staff enjoy the museum

Joe Ruggerio, Mayor Tim Julian, County Executive Joe Griffo, CM Director Brown

County Exec Griffo addresses the crowd

Laurie Julian enjoying her husband's speech

Mayor Julian addresses the crowd

CM Board member & committee member Gail Scalise & husband with her sister & husband.

CM Board members & committee member Katie Drake & Chair Sharon Hieber w/Mirage

The following day, Gus Macker participants took to the streets of Utica in the 3-on-3 event

Basketball team players enjoying

The lady scored with this shot!

Everyone involved enjoyed

The City of Utica's new Sound Stage

Players of all ages competed in this first time to Utica national event, the brainchild of Atty. John Snyder of GYP

GYP Spark Plug Betsey Snyder & CM Director Marlene Brown discussing the neat event

Volunteer referees adding their expertise

A delightful weekend event in the city of Utica

August 22nd, Friday Nite in Baggs Square Park featured wine & beer tasting, catered food, & neat art in a silent auction. It was a joyous summer evening where guests enjoyed each other's company, the beauty of the park, and toured the museum. Plus they got to purchase really neat art items in a silent auction. Tickets were purchased in the Children's Museum, or by calling 315-724-6129 & purchasing by credit card or emailing us to do so. Download flyer.

August 23 & 24th, Gus Macker's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament came to the streets of Utica, sponsored by Genesis II to benefit the Children's Museum! This is the 30th year for this family festival that has been held in over 65 cities throughout the U.S. Gus Macker made its debut in Utica this year. The limit of 150 TEAMS was met! Teams came from as far as California. Downtown Utica was abuzz with excitement. Chairs John Snyder and Betsey Snyder made it a reality. Download flyer. View their website.


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