Concerts, parades, car shows and field days are among the events planned in Niagara County this Labor Day holiday weekend. Here is a sampling of the activities:
The Greater Lewiston Business & Professional Association will sponsor the Labor Day Jazz Weekend today through Monday, with various jazz groups playing at area restaurants and venues.
The Jazzmanian Devils perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today in the Four 90 Bar & Grill, 490 Center St.
Ron Corsaro will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Lewiston House, 432 Center St. Them Jazz Beards go on from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riverside Inn, 115 S. Water St. The Jerry Andres Trio will play from 7 to 9 p.m. that night in the Four 90 Center Bar & Grill, and Phil Simms & the Bourbon St. Band will begin playing at 6 p.m. in Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St.
Brian Bauer will perform from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Joette's, 400 Plain St.
On Saturday, the Brian Bauer Trio will perform on the terrace of DiCamillo's, 535 Center St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Ron Corsaro will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gazebo on Fourth and Center streets, and Night Rhythm will play from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Four 90 Center Bar & Grill.
The Ron Corsaro Trio will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston House, and Rich DeCorse will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at Carmello's Coat of Arms, 425 Center St.
On Sunday, the Riverside Inn will hold a jazz lunch with Chu Nero from 1 to 4 p.m. D.D. Elis will then perform from 4 to 8 p.m. The Ron Corsaro Trio will play from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. that evening at the Four 90 Center Bar & Grill.
The Vintage Trio will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Apple Granny, 433 Center St. Brian Bauer will perform in the yard of the Country Doctor Antiques, 500 Center St. from 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday evening, Night Rhythm will play from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Riverside Inn.
Town of Lockport
Warrens Corners United Methodist Church, 5293 Stone Road, will hold a chicken barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Several groups will hold fund-raisers and a concert band will perform Saturday along Main Street. The fund-raisers will include a breakfast by Boy Scout Troop 23 in the Masonic Lodge at 7 a.m. From 9 a.m. to noon in the canal side parking lot will be a Rotary Flea Market and Auction.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, the Junior Auxiliary will have a refreshment stand on Park Avenue. At 1 p.m. there will be a Legion Auxiliary cookie sale in the Village Green on Park Avenue. At 2:30 p.m. is the Kiddies Parade, which lines up at 2 p.m. at the school parking lot. A community choir will perform immediately following the parade.
At 4 p.m. Saturday there will be a chicken barbecue at the Middleport Methodist Church.
The Lockport Federation of Musicians Concert Band will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday along Main Street.
The Pendleton Center United Methodist Church will hold its second annual family cruise from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds, 6864 Campbell Blvd. Antique cars, show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.
Registration on the day of the event will be from 11 a.m. to noon, although preregistered vehicles are preferred.
The church members will also sell hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausage, fried dough and cold drinks.
A group called Watch Wilson Grow will hold a cruise night from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday along Young Street. There is no registration for the free event.
Food will be available along the street will include Italian sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, beef on weck and ice cream.
The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company will be host to Fireman's Field Days Sunday and Monday in Veterans Park. Sunday's activities will feature a ride matinee from 1 to 5 p.m. with a special price of $8 to ride during that time. The rides continue at regular prices from 5 to 10 p.m. The concession stands will be open from 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Alfonse Marra Bax's band will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, and fireworks will be displayed at 9:30 p.m.
On Monday, chowder will be ready at 10 a.m., with the concession stands and rides open from noon to 10 p.m. A parade will commence at noon. The band Slam will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. and fireworks will again be seen at 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
New to this year's events is the Labor Day Cruise '99 with registration for vehicles from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. In addition, Labor Day Lawn Mower Races will begin at noon Monday on the field day grounds.