MONDAYS ARE ALL ABOUT AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced the all-new Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at Saratoga Race Course. The weekly family festivals will be held each Monday of the meet at the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Office near the Carousel, from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission to Saratoga Race Course is free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult any day of the meet throughout the season.

“Saratoga Race Course is a true family destination. We look forward to continuing this tradition with another season of fun for all ages each Monday of the meet in partnership with Berkshire Bank,” said The New York Racing Association CEO and President Chris Kay. “We hope the focus on family-friendly activities helps a new generation of fans to appreciate the history and charm of Saratoga.”

Each day-long event will include free face painting, arts and crafts, mascot appearances and bounce inflatables. Additional activities will supplement these weekly staples, as outlined in the following lineup (subject to change, current at time of release):

Monday, July 21: The first Berkshire Bank Family Monday will invite attendees to participate in a puppet building workshop with The Puppet People.

Monday, July 28: Families will get a glimpse at what life was like for children at the end of the 19th century with a mobile version of the “Days Gone By” exhibit from the Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum. The exhibit will feature various toys, game, appliances and horse-related items from the 19th century.

Monday, August 4: Kids and families will enjoy the Mad Science interactive exhibit with putty, slime, dry ice, and other hands-on activities.

Monday, August 11: The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology will present its educational and explorative Leaping Lizards and Rocking Reptiles exhibit. Kids will have a chance to meet the cold-blooded creatures, while learning about their behaviors, habitats and lifestyles.

Monday, August 18: Families will once again enjoy the “Days Gone By” exhibit from the Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum.

Monday, August 25: Saratoga Race Course will take a look to the future with a hands-on robotics demonstration from students at Shenendehowa High School.

Monday, September 1: On closing day of the 2014 meet, families will enjoy a special magic show and learn simple tricks from magician John Green.

For a complete and up to date listing of all special events at Saratoga Race Course, visit www.nyra.com/saratoga/information/events.