UTICA, NY – The first-ever Hawk Fest took place Saturday afternoon outdoors in the Quad at MVCC’s Utica campus.
It was a chance for students and the local community to get together and enjoy the last bit of nice weather, while still maintaining their social distance.
There was definitely something for everyone to see and do at Hawk Fest.
From a demonstration by chainsaw carving champion Mark Tyoe, to family-friendly entertainment like a roaming magician, and a juggler.
There were also food trucks, and live music provided by Kenny the Promo Guy.
The little ones got the chance to show off their artistic abilities with a sidewalk chalk drawing contest.
MVCC’s Assistant Director of Events and Guest Services, Erica Carrock, says they would like to be able to more events like this at the college, but the coronavirus is not making it easy.
“It’s tough. You want a lot of people to come, but you have to be careful of how many do come. It’s wearing your mask, keeping 6 feet apart. The theaters still aren’t open, so that’s been tough on us. We usually have movies, and concerts, and other performances, but we can’t do that right now. We’re just trying to find different things to keep everyone busy, but also safe at the same time.”
MVCC officials say they would like to see Hawk Fest become an annual tradition for the college.