Because the weather forecast calls for rain with a good chance of thunderstorms, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has decided to postpone the inaugural Eastern New York Soccer Festival until Saturday, May 19.

This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Delano-Hitch Recreation Park in Newburgh, N.Y.

“Eastern New York is really happy to come to Newburgh for our first-ever soccer festival and we hope to see many local kids there, especially since there is no admission fee and everything is free of charge,” ENYYSA president Richard Christiano said.

This Soccer Open House will show children from the local area the positive things that youth soccer offers, including the health benefits, making new friends and learning ideals such as teamwork and sportsmanship.

The children and teenagers can play pick-up games on the four inflatable fields, test their skills on the half-dozen exhibits while some of Eastern New York’s nationally licensed coaches help the kids with their skills. Volunteers from both Eastern New York and the East Hudson Youth Soccer League will make sure the day runs smoothly.

The New York Red Bulls Street Team will appear from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The team will perform freestyle tricks, sign jerseys and have their photos taken with local kids.

There also will be giveaway items donated by ENYYSA sponsors.

For more information about the Eastern New York Soccer Festival, contact the ENYYSA office at 516-766-0849.