2020-21 Wish Your Way Northeast New York

Wish Fest 2021

Wish Fest is a community music festival started four years ago to help create wishes for local children battling critical illnesses. It has grown from its humble beginnings into a major fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Northeast New York ... thanks to you.

​YOU have the power to create hope for Make-A-Wish Northeast New York wish kids. Wishes are not just brief moments of hope and joy, but instill a strength and confidence long after a wish is granted. Whether it be a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort, meeting a celebrity, having a room makeover, getting a swimming pool or other heartfelt wish, a child's imagination is unleashed by a wish. Its impact can be lifelong.

This year, Wish Fest will kick off at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 10, at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam. The stage will feature musical acts Madison VanDenburg, David J, and The Rock Junkies, and there will be plenty of food, drink and activities for all ages. The event, which will also feature a performance by the X-Squad Water Ski Show Team, and will be capped by a fireworks show.

Riverlink Park is located on the banks of the Mohawk River. There is plenty of room to walk, or set up your lawn chair and blankets for a great day for a great cause.

Here is the schedule of events:

  • 2 p.m.: X-squad Water Ski Show Team performance
  • 3:30 p.m.:  Opening Ceremonies 
  • 4 p.m.: The Rock Junkies
  • 4-6 p.m. Astoria Landing VIP Tent
  • 6 p.m.: David J 
  • 8 p.m.:  Madison VanDenburg ("American Idol" alum) 
  • 9:45 p.m. Fireworks!
  • Parking

    Free parking is available at 25 Bridge St. (off Route 30, just off Exit 27 of the New York State Thruway), a very short, scenic walk from the event. (Accommodations will be made for those needing assistance.)

    There is a dock with electric hookups right at the park! Just pull up, tie up and kick back!

    Every dollar matters. Every wish matters. YOU matter. We hope to see you Saturday ... at Wish Fest!

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    Wish Your Way™ Fundraising
    Fundraiser Captain:
    Wish Your Way™ Fundraising
    Fundraiser Captain:

    GOAL REACHED!

    Raised:

    $50,192.00

    Goal:

    $50,000.00

    Donors:

    TOP TEAMS
    AFD
    $100
    Alex
    $5
    Alison Shuler
    $25
    Amanda
    $100
    Amanda Selby
    $25
    Amsterdam Charities
    Amsterdam Masonic Lodge #84
    Amsterdam PBA
    $100
    Anonymous
    $250
    Anonymous
    $87
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $25
    Anonymous
    $25
    Anonymous
    Antonio Johnson
    $100
    Arbor Counseling Services
    Aunt Cake
    $50
    Beanie Valenti
    $20
    Bethany Schumann-McGhee, Attorney at Law
    $500
    Bev Mosher
    $25
    Brent Phetteplace
    $100
    Brie Iannotti
    Brown's Ford Johnstown
    CareNet
    $300
    Carlsbury Gonzalez
    $100
    Carly Cirillo
    Carol Matiasovic
    $25
    Carolyn Farrell
    Casey Ryan
    $300
    Casey Ryan
    $160
    Cayla Cahoon
    $100
    Chris Wertman
    $300
    Christine Sherlock
    Congressman Paul Tonko
    Cotugno Dental Associates
    $100
    Darlene Cherubin
    $30
    Deborah Liggero
    $40
    Don and Stephanie Boyd
    $50
    Donna Krajewski
    $100
    Dr. & Mrs. Rao, Neena Rao Charitable Corporation
    Dr. and Mrs Donald Ruch
    $25
    Dylan Evarts
    $25
    Elaine Rubenstein
    $100
    Elaine Slater
    Ellen Bugbee Gregory
    $50
    Evan Fronk
    $50
    Everett Auto Repair
    $1,000
    Falotico Family
    Five Corners Mobil
    Fred and Molly Quist
    Friends of Justin CHaires
    Gail Bruce
    $100
    Gallucci Family
    $100
    Gina
    $25
    Grandma
    $45
    Herk's Tavern
    Hoffman Car Wash
    Hudson Grimaldi
    $100
    In honor of Carissa Hickey
    $100
    J5 Family
    $100
    James Cole
    $100
    James Thompson
    $100
    Jean Gawlak
    $50
    Jenna Dodd
    $50
    Jes and Dave Hennel
    $25
    Jess Cappadonia Swanker
    Jess Ricciardi
    $60
    Joe & Johonna Nolan
    $50
    Joe Sterling
    $100
    John & Angela Fedullo
    $100
    Junell Realty
    $1,000
    Kathy & Paul Peluso
    $50
    Katrina Bramer
    $25
    Kelly Bocketti Hoff
    $50
    Larry and Elayne Frank
    $50
    LEGACY COMMUNITY WORKOUT!!!
    $245
    Lila Perez
    $50
    Linda Jurica
    $25
    Lorelei Schiller
    $100
    Lorenzo's Southside
    Lorraine Diamond
    $150
    LuAnn and Ron Danboise
    $100
    Lynn Seahorn
    $50
    M&M Nellis
    $25
    Madison VanDenburg biggest fan forever
    $100
    Malinda shake
    $50
    Mark & Jacqueline Wertman
    $50
    Mary jane
    $25
    Mary Maines
    Matt & Sherri Derby
    $100
    Matt Ossenfort
    MCT Federal Credit Union
    Meg Mulholland
    Megan Togaila
    $20
    Michael and Hayarpi Dayian
    $600
    Michael and Rosemary Cinquanti
    Mike & Nicole Bruno
    $50
    Mike Nichols
    $250
    Montgomery County
    Montgomery County Department of Public Health
    Mr. Sean Bell
    $50
    Mrs. Elizabeth Mahon
    $50
    Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Vonderheide
    $55
    Mrs. Shannon Argersinger
    $50
    Ms. Joleen Bruyette
    Ms. Tracy Hojohn
    Music Man Entertainment
    $100
    Nancy Ladd-Butz
    Nataleigh Huber
    $50
    Nelsy Gonzalez
    $50
    Newkirk Excavating & Trucking
    NYSPIA
    Ortiz Architzel Family
    $50
    Pam Culver
    $25
    Patrick Parkes
    $20
    Patriot Power Parts
    Patty and Paul Newkirk
    Paul & AnneMarie Comber
    $50
    Paula Pierro
    $50
    PNA Amsterdam
    $100
    Ray Gawlak
    Rebecca Gregory
    $50
    Riverfront Foundation
    Rob Zyzes & Friends
    $4,850
    Robert Brockman
    Robert Swanker
    Sarah and Harry Quist
    $100
    Scotia National Bank
    SGA Talent
    Shallie sudler
    $20
    Sheriff Jeff Smith
    $100
    St. Mary's Healthcare
    Stewart's Shops
    Sue, Brennen , Ava
    $25
    Susanne Swanker
    $75
    Tanya Camacho
    $15
    Team Taylor Keller Williams
    Team Teresco
    The Goebel Family
    $25
    The Grady family
    $50
    The Hall Family
    $100
    The Kostro Group
    $50
    The Kowalczyk Family, & wish recipient Kevin
    $250
    The McNally Family
    $15
    The Perry Family
    $100
    The Puliafico Family
    $25
    The Sentinel of Amsterdam
    The Thum
    $5
    Therese Raco
    $100
    Thomas Bellinger
    $100
    Tom Disonell
    $250
    Towne Decorators
    Tyler Moorse
    $5
    Upstream HR
    VICTOR MANGENEY
    $20
    Victoria Randolph
    $100
    Vincent J. Giaimo, D.D.S., L.L.C.
    $50
    Wal-Mart Distribution
    Wish Fest
    Yankee Hill
    Zachary Pierce
    $50

    Team Roster

    GOAL REACHED!

    Raised:

    $50,192.00

    Goal:

    $50,000.00

    *Gifts made through this fundraising campaign are a gift to the entire Make-A-Wish mission. The needs shown are symbolic of the common wish elements associated with each wish and are only representative of our many wish-granting activities. Gifts made will not actually be used to purchase the item or grant the wish described. All gifts will be pooled to meet the needs of Make-A-Wish.

    Team Roster

    DONORS

    TOP TEAMS
    AFD
    $100
    Alex
    $5
    Alison Shuler
    $25
    Amanda
    $100
    Amanda Selby
    $25
    Amsterdam Charities
    Amsterdam Masonic Lodge #84
    Amsterdam PBA
    $100
    Anonymous
    $250
    Anonymous
    $87
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $50
    Anonymous
    $25
    Anonymous
    $25
    Anonymous
    Antonio Johnson
    $100
    Arbor Counseling Services
    Aunt Cake
    $50
    Beanie Valenti
    $20
    Bethany Schumann-McGhee, Attorney at Law
    $500
    Bev Mosher
    $25
    Brent Phetteplace
    $100
    Brie Iannotti
    Brown's Ford Johnstown
    CareNet
    $300
    Carlsbury Gonzalez
    $100
    Carly Cirillo
    Carol Matiasovic
    $25
    Carolyn Farrell
    Casey Ryan
    $300
    Casey Ryan
    $160
    Cayla Cahoon
    $100
    Chris Wertman
    $300
    Christine Sherlock
    Congressman Paul Tonko
    Cotugno Dental Associates
    $100
    Darlene Cherubin
    $30
    Deborah Liggero
    $40
    Don and Stephanie Boyd
    $50
    Donna Krajewski
    $100
    Dr. & Mrs. Rao, Neena Rao Charitable Corporation
    Dr. and Mrs Donald Ruch
    $25
    Dylan Evarts
    $25
    Elaine Rubenstein
    $100
    Elaine Slater
    Ellen Bugbee Gregory
    $50
    Evan Fronk
    $50
    Everett Auto Repair
    $1,000
    Falotico Family
    Five Corners Mobil
    Fred and Molly Quist
    Friends of Justin CHaires
    Gail Bruce
    $100
    Gallucci Family
    $100
    Gina
    $25
    Grandma
    $45
    Herk's Tavern
    Hoffman Car Wash
    Hudson Grimaldi
    $100
    In honor of Carissa Hickey
    $100
    J5 Family
    $100
    James Cole
    $100
    James Thompson
    $100
    Jean Gawlak
    $50
    Jenna Dodd
    $50
    Jes and Dave Hennel
    $25
    Jess Cappadonia Swanker
    Jess Ricciardi
    $60
    Joe & Johonna Nolan
    $50
    Joe Sterling
    $100
    John & Angela Fedullo
    $100
    Junell Realty
    $1,000
    Kathy & Paul Peluso
    $50
    Katrina Bramer
    $25
    Kelly Bocketti Hoff
    $50
    Larry and Elayne Frank
    $50
    LEGACY COMMUNITY WORKOUT!!!
    $245
    Lila Perez
    $50
    Linda Jurica
    $25
    Lorelei Schiller
    $100
    Lorenzo's Southside
    Lorraine Diamond
    $150
    LuAnn and Ron Danboise
    $100
    Lynn Seahorn
    $50
    M&M Nellis
    $25
    Madison VanDenburg biggest fan forever
    $100
    Malinda shake
    $50
    Mark & Jacqueline Wertman
    $50
    Mary jane
    $25
    Mary Maines
    Matt & Sherri Derby
    $100
    Matt Ossenfort
    MCT Federal Credit Union
    Meg Mulholland
    Megan Togaila
    $20
    Michael and Hayarpi Dayian
    $600
    Michael and Rosemary Cinquanti
    Mike & Nicole Bruno
    $50
    Mike Nichols
    $250
    Montgomery County
    Montgomery County Department of Public Health
    Mr. Sean Bell
    $50
    Mrs. Elizabeth Mahon
    $50
    Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Vonderheide
    $55
    Mrs. Shannon Argersinger
    $50
    Ms. Joleen Bruyette
    Ms. Tracy Hojohn
    Music Man Entertainment
    $100
    Nancy Ladd-Butz
    Nataleigh Huber
    $50
    Nelsy Gonzalez
    $50
    Newkirk Excavating & Trucking
    NYSPIA
    Ortiz Architzel Family
    $50
    Pam Culver
    $25
    Patrick Parkes
    $20
    Patriot Power Parts
    Patty and Paul Newkirk
    Paul & AnneMarie Comber
    $50
    Paula Pierro
    $50
    PNA Amsterdam
    $100
    Ray Gawlak
    Rebecca Gregory
    $50
    Riverfront Foundation
    Rob Zyzes & Friends
    $4,850
    Robert Brockman
    Robert Swanker
    Sarah and Harry Quist
    $100
    Scotia National Bank
    SGA Talent
    Shallie sudler
    $20
    Sheriff Jeff Smith
    $100
    St. Mary's Healthcare
    Stewart's Shops
    Sue, Brennen , Ava
    $25
    Susanne Swanker
    $75
    Tanya Camacho
    $15
    Team Taylor Keller Williams
    Team Teresco
    The Goebel Family
    $25
    The Grady family
    $50
    The Hall Family
    $100
    The Kostro Group
    $50
    The Kowalczyk Family, & wish recipient Kevin
    $250
    The McNally Family
    $15
    The Perry Family
    $100
    The Puliafico Family
    $25
    The Sentinel of Amsterdam
    The Thum
    $5
    Therese Raco
    $100
    Thomas Bellinger
    $100
    Tom Disonell
    $250
    Towne Decorators
    Tyler Moorse
    $5
    Upstream HR
    VICTOR MANGENEY
    $20
    Victoria Randolph
    $100
    Vincent J. Giaimo, D.D.S., L.L.C.
    $50
    Wal-Mart Distribution
    Wish Fest
    Yankee Hill
    Zachary Pierce
    $50

    2020-21 Wish Your Way Northeast New York

    Wish Fest 2021

    Wish Fest is a community music festival started four years ago to help create wishes for local children battling critical illnesses. It has grown from its humble beginnings into a major fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Northeast New York ... thanks to you.

    ​YOU have the power to create hope for Make-A-Wish Northeast New York wish kids. Wishes are not just brief moments of hope and joy, but instill a strength and confidence long after a wish is granted. Whether it be a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort, meeting a celebrity, having a room makeover, getting a swimming pool or other heartfelt wish, a child's imagination is unleashed by a wish. Its impact can be lifelong.

    This year, Wish Fest will kick off at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 10, at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam. The stage will feature musical acts Madison VanDenburg, David J, and The Rock Junkies, and there will be plenty of food, drink and activities for all ages. The event, which will also feature a performance by the X-Squad Water Ski Show Team, and will be capped by a fireworks show.

    Riverlink Park is located on the banks of the Mohawk River. There is plenty of room to walk, or set up your lawn chair and blankets for a great day for a great cause.

    Here is the schedule of events:

  • 2 p.m.: X-squad Water Ski Show Team performance
  • 3:30 p.m.:  Opening Ceremonies 
  • 4 p.m.: The Rock Junkies
  • 4-6 p.m. Astoria Landing VIP Tent
  • 6 p.m.: David J 
  • 8 p.m.:  Madison VanDenburg ("American Idol" alum) 
  • 9:45 p.m. Fireworks!
  • Parking

    Free parking is available at 25 Bridge St. (off Route 30, just off Exit 27 of the New York State Thruway), a very short, scenic walk from the event. (Accommodations will be made for those needing assistance.)

    There is a dock with electric hookups right at the park! Just pull up, tie up and kick back!

    Every dollar matters. Every wish matters. YOU matter. We hope to see you Saturday ... at Wish Fest!

    View More