Accessible Festivals will be presenting an Inclusion Day at Musikfest on Saturday August 7th in Bethlehem, PA in partnership with the non-profit organization ArtsQuest!
Saturday, August 7th will be dedicated to Inclusion Day on the SouthSide Arts District, featuring ASL Interpretation and Audio Descriptions for the ‘Start Making Sense’ and ‘Cinnamon Jones’ shows, as well as a ASL interpretation for Steven Page and Jim Tews (comedy). A livestream production with live captioning for ‘Start Making Sense’ will also be featured along with a sensory-friendly listening lounge and BassPaks donated by Silent Sound System.
Additionally, during most of Musikfest, which takes place Aug. 6-15, 2021, space within the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will be converted into The Inclusion Zone, a sensory-supportive space that will provide services, tools and amenities to benefit individuals with sensory-processing difficulties of all ages and abilities. The Inclusion Zone will operate Monday-Friday from 4-10 p.m., Saturday from 12-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-8 p.m.
Inclusion Zone’s Health and Safety Practices:
Capacity in the Inclusion Zone will be limited to half at all times, not to exceed 100 individuals (guests and staff).
When using the Inclusion Zone, the use of masks is strongly encouraged regardless of vaccination status when a distance of more than six feet cannot be maintained. Additionally, any guest visiting the Inclusion Zone may request that all other parties be masked for the duration of their visit.
Respect for the personal space of others is required.
Children under thirteen years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The use of improved air ventilation systems.
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
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