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A full day to celebrate Port Chester Pride
August 29, 2019 at 7:21 a.m.
With a massive smile, Alessia Facciola waves at her family on the other side of the gate as she comes around on the swing ride. The Bedford 3-year-old is visiting her King Street-residing grandparents to enjoy Port Chester Day at Lyon Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.
As soon as Iron Man gets his gear on, Pietra Moradi quickly steps up for a superhero selfie. The 9-year-old Irvington resident is checking out the festivities while her father David promotes his Port Chester-based business, Westchester Tae Kwon Do.
Dreaming big, 9-year-old Angelina Romano hammers together a plant starter set holder at the Home Depot craft table with the help of her father Bryant, the John F. Kennedy School assistant principal and Port Chester resident.
Students in the Westchester World Tae Kwon Do Association diligently follow orders as instructor Russell Fulmore, of White Plains, gives commands during a martial arts demonstration.
Port Chester Middle School rising sixth-grader Angie Garcia gets air as she bounces down the giant inflatable slide.
Elected officials or 18th century royalty? Port Chester Mayor Richard “Fritz” Falanka and Town of Rye Clerk Hope Vespia have fun with the antiquity photo stand ins at the Port Chester Historical Society booth.
With her face pressed up to the glass, Violet Van der Wateren’s belly growls as she watches Brice Schmaling fry up mini donuts. Don’t worry, the King Street School rising second-grader got her own bag of cinnamon sugar BT Donuts shortly thereafter.
As Westchester World Tae Kwon Do Association instructor Russell Fulmore holds a wooden plank steady for a martial arts demonstration, 10-year-old Luis Diaz chops it into two pieces with his foot.
The band Mighty Tight plays a brass-infused rendition of “My Girl” by the Temptations on the Showmobile.
After Reliance Engine & Hose Company volunteer firefighter Chris Santucci lets Aria Rivera explore the fire truck, the King Street School rising first-grader takes a big jump to exit.