Candyland fun at MayDay Carnival

Spring is always a time for fun in the sun and the Student Association Programming Board (SAPB) plans on kicking springtime joy up a notch with their annual MayDay carnival.

"MayDay is a celebration of spring, May, and the end of the academic year," said Maximillian Gottfried, WNYO’s general manager.

During the carnival on May 3, there will be free food, games, music and inflatables out in The Quad.

This year, the theme for MayDay is "Candyland," and there will be "candy to go along with the theme and activities for the students to partake in," SAPB Assistant Director Giselle Guerrero said.

WNYO has been putting on a concert for the past several years for the MayDay festivities.

"In the past we’ve had bands such as Hit the Lights, Nightmare of You, June, and Big D and the Kids Table," Gottfried said.

"This year we’re putting on a free show again on May 3 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hewitt Union Ballroom, featuring an acoustic solo performance by Vinnie Caruana," Gottfried said. "He is currently the singer of the band I Am the Avalanche and was the singer of the popular Long Island-based band The Movielife."

Gottfried added that Caruana’s performance would likely be a blend of songs from his two bands and some covers.

This year’s carnival will also feature Greene Reveal, The Score, Kay Pettigrew, and Oswego-native group Jackson’s Kid Summer.

The Candyland Carnival is open to all Oswego State students and the general community. "A lot of people bring their families," Guerrero said.