Earlier this month, Assemblyman John D. Ceretto (R,I-Lewiston) sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to make the Wallenda event free. Today, the Niagara Falls assemblyman was pleased to join the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in announcing that free vouchers will be available for Nik Wallenda’s June 15 tight-rope walk across the Niagara gorge. The vouchers will give tourists free access to the Terrapin Point area of Goat Island on Niagara Falls and will be available starting Friday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m.
“This is terrific news for Niagara Falls and the local tourism industry. I am pleased that the Governor and the state Park’s department decided on making this event free to the public,” said Ceretto. “The free vouchers will ensure that people from every income bracket can see the event live. Free access also follows the Free Niagara movement, which spurned Niagara Falls State Park becoming our nation’s oldest State Park.”
Assemblyman Ceretto noted that Terrapin Point will only be open to 4,000 spectators during the Wallenda event. That’s why he is encouraging people to sign-up online or call for vouchers on June 1st.
“Don’t miss your chance to receive free vouchers to this once-in-a-lifetime event. Sign up early on June 1,” said Ceretto.
Free tickets for public access to the Terrapin Point area will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for interested spectators who pre-order through the Walk the Falls website. Interested parties will be limited to a maximum of five free vouchers per e-mail address. There is no cash value for the voucher or wristband. People without computer access can call to request vouchers at 1-877-325-5787 ext. 337 beginning on June 1 at 9:00 am.
At the event, state parks will prohibit wristband holders from bringing coolers, bottles, cans or large bags into the event area. Spectators will be accommodated with lawn seating, and will be allowed to bring portable folding chairs or blankets into the Terrapin Point viewing area.