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Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival 2007 to Land on Long Island

3-Day Festival Experience to Also Feature Bilingual Big Top Circus, Monster Truck Rally, Extreme Sports Expo, Skydiving Teams... and Much More

Brookhaven, NY, July 23, 2007 --( On August 10th, 11th and 12th, the Town of Brookhaven will host the Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival 2007 at Brookhaven's Calabro Airport. Produced by RE/MAX of New York, Inc. -- the state's leading real estate franchise network headquartered in Garden City, NY -- and directed by veteran promoter David A. Glicker, this spectacular event "reaches for the sky," delivering an array of exciting entertainment and activities for attendees of all ages.

"It is wonderful to have an event of this magnitude in the Town of Brookhaven," said Town Supervisor Brian X. Foley. "This Festival will attract families from across the Metropolitan New York area and provide them with thrilling and fun entertainment."

The Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival will feature more than fifty premier hot air balloons from all across the United States, including many spectacular "shaped," corporate, and sport balloons. Festival visitors will be able to enjoy “bagels and balloons” during the early-morning ascensions, and “BBQ and balloons” during the breath-taking early-evening glows and ascensions. The Festival will also include performances from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, with special guests Senses Fail and Head Automatica (Friday, August 10th), co-headliners Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Saturday, August 11th) and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with special guest Lennon (Sunday, August 12th). Friday and Saturday performances will be followed Grucci Fireworks Finales.

Beyond the excitement of the Hot Air Balloons and Music Acts, the Festival will also include:
• Garcia Bros. Bilingual Big Top Circus
• Huge Carnival Midway By Newton Amusements
• Mega Home Improvement Pavilion
• Golf, Ski & Vacation Expo
• Expansive Arts & Crafts Gallery
• Automotive & Motorcycle Showcases
• Metro Monster Truck Rally
• BMX, Skate and Moto-Cross Teams
• RE/MAX Skydiving Team
• The Human Balloon Feat
• Spectacular Firework Shows By Grucci
• NY Festival Food Court & Kiosks

Tickets are available through the Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival's online box office and at ticket outlets, including select RE/MAX of New York offices, Curves locations, and other locations specifically listed on the festival website. Special VIP “Party Like A Rock Star” festival packages and group-rates will also be available.

Admission policies and hours of operation will be as follows:

Advance General Admission: $20 (Adults), $12 (Ages 5-11), free for Children 4 & Under.
Reserved Concert Seating: $50-$65
*Reserved concert seating includes general admission.

Balloon Rides: Fly-Away and Tethered Balloon Rides will be available at the festival.
Balloon rides are wind & weather permitting

Reserved Hot Air Balloon rides - $215.00 per person (includes general admission ticket)
Tickets are available through the website .

Tethered Balloon rides - $15.00 per person
Tickets will be available for “day-of” purchase.

The Metro NY Balloon Festival is handicap-accessible. The Festival’s concerts, fireworks and special events schedule are subject to change or cancellation. All patrons should call or check the festivals web site for up-to-date information. For more information, please visit or call (516) 794-4444.

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Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival
Bill Corbett Jr.

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