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A gorgeous day to glorify Port Chester
August 30, 2018 at 8:54 a.m.
Soon to be John F. Kennedy Elementary School second-grader Alexis Gonzalez tests his extreme basketball skills by trying to shoot baskets backwards.
While decorating a mini cornhole platform at the Home Depot craft table, 13-year-old Port Chester Middle School students Carol Conde (left), Hayden Slayton and Arlen Dominguez laugh about the gooey, messy paint.
Performing with the Connecticut-based Latin Jazz band Goza, Dulce Santana sings a sultry rendition of “Whatever Lola Wants.”
Locust Avenue 3-year-old Tessie Garcia sports her new Port Chester Fire Department hat while she plays with her 5-year-old sister Eileen Aparicio and their wooden fishing toy on the grass by the food vendors.
Four Port Chester volunteer firefighters brave the gorgeous weather to man their booth. Giving away plastic firefighter hats and helping people apply to be volunteers are Frank Gordiski (standing left), Harrison Batista, Andrew Mutz (sitting left) and Alessandro Calvera.
Highland Street resident and rising sixth-grader at Port Chester Middle School Eduardo Sanchez bounces down the huge inflatable slide during Port Chester Day at Lyon Park on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Longtime Port Chester resident Goldie Solomon is in sheer shock when Mayor Richard “Fritz” Falanka (left) and Ang Rubino call her up in front of the Showmobile for a surprise ceremony in her honor. In recognition of her continuous community involvement, Solomon received a plaque, flowers, chocolate and a Port Chester T-shirt.
With her new pink unicorn bubble maker in hand, 4-year-old Port Chester resident Alondra Aguilar is ready to spray passersby checking out various vendors.
Rye residents Mary Ruggiero and Stan Olszewski swing their held hands to the rhythm of Johnny Cash songs performed by Shadow Creek.
Even though there’s a Rico Dos Anjos karate demonstration behind him, 2-year-old Anthony Giorgi is preoccupied chasing bubbles. The Harrison resident is visiting Port Chester Day to hear his grandfather, Tommy, rock out with the Rye Brook-based band Grooves R Us.
At the Home Depot craft table, Traverse Avenue resident Melanie Garcia, 4, is hyper focused on coating the interior of her box sky blue.
While relaxing in the grass, Port Chester resident Isabel Gutiérrez decides it’s a prime time for a selfie with her daughters Annie Rodriguez, 3, and Marisabel Rodriguez, 11.
Members of the Port Chester Seniors Chorus sing some classic tunes under the direction of Ang Rubino.
Brice Schmaling shakes up a bag filled with cinnamon-sugar and fresh from the fryer mini-donuts to serve to a hungry customer.
Gaucho Burger Company employee Elena Tapia grills up whole chickens, burgers and sausages beside their food tent.