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August 4, 2022 at 5:35 a.m.
South Regent Street resident Matteo Imbesi, 3, couldn’t be happier dancing on top of a Port Chester police motorcycle during the National Night Out event at Lyon Park on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The annual festival is meant to embolden the relationship between law enforcement and the community, and true bonds start young.
Who doesn’t love free stuff? With support for the force, soon-to-be Port Chester High School juniors Sofia Larizza (left) and Stephanie Nunez proudly sport their new “I heart PCPD” T-shirts, a popular giveaway item at the event.
Helena, daughter of Port Chester Police Officer Leonard Carriero, takes a big, juicy lick from a fluff ball of cotton candy while her friend Ava Pennella watches in awe. The 2-year-old buddies both reside in Port Chester.
Beacon residents who think of Port Chester as their second home due to their father Rev. Patrice Kemp’s presence as pastor of St. Frances AME Zion Church, Dominic Lide, 8, and his sister Ky-Leah, 4, are eager to meet K9 Officer Mac. As Mac’s handler, Officer Marcelo Pereira adoringly watches over their interaction.
The police car may be parked, but Port Chester Middle School rising seventh-grader Joshua Sam makes cruising around look cool.
Though initially hesitant to make the leap, 3-year-old Port Chester resident Oscar Aguilar has no regrets zipping down the tall inflatable bouncy slide. In fact, once he was finished, he wanted to go again.
Patiently holding still for an artful face painting session, Westchester Avenue resident Terry Kelly sits tight so he can transform into the superhero The Flash. The 6-year-old is the nephew of Port Chester Police Captain Charles Nielsen.
After offering his slice to Colony Grill food truck employees, Indian Road resident John Fragiacomo accepts their polite rejection and becomes a true New Yorker by thoroughly enjoying his first pizza experience at 16 months old.
In this game of cops and robbers, it looks like 8-year-old New Rochelle resident Jack Goldberg chose the wrong side.
On the long, scary trek up the ladder to the top of the bouncy slide, 2-year-old Valentina Sandolo of Stamford, Conn., stops to look back at her loved ones for some moral support.
Making a physical memento of a day to remember, Greenwich, Conn. resident Parineeti Gupta finds the perfect sticker for her paper police car at the arts and crafts table.