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Nightly party on Perry Avenue
June 11, 2020 at 7:49 a.m.
Michael and Linda Pastore happily join 12 of their neighbors on Perry Avenue on Sunday, June 7, in making noise by cheering and banging pots and pans. Each night, street residents join outside at 7 p.m. for the ritual recognizing essential workers.
Dominic Bencivenga, who fought COVID-19 and started the Perry Avenue celebration in April to honor the medical professionals in his family, joins in the noisemaking with his neighbors.
Halina Menifield and her daughter Amber smile as they bang on pots with the rest of their neighbors.
Making a family event of the night, Elcira Cayetano helps her 1-year-old grandson Jackson bang on a pot while Aubrey, 4, stands by their side tapping a pan.
On the corner Perry and Irving avenues, Sue Hine stands on her balcony and clatters with her neighbors at exactly 7 p.m.
The loudest on the street, Port Chester Middle School eighth-grader Matthew Palma plays the trumpet to keep his Perry Avenue neighbors energized.