Saturday, September 22, marks the autumnal equinox, that day where the sun rides the equator and the day is just as long as the night. Last day of summer, first day of fall. Balance and harmony.
What better way to spend such a splendid day than to go the the 17th Annual Danehy Park Family Day! On the sloping 55-acre grounds of Danehy park in North Cambridge, the City of Cambridge hosted a free family festival, complete with amusement rides, arts and crafts and music, free picnic food and souvenir t-shirts. People enjoyed the picnic grounds, the soccer fields, and everyone got a chance to learn more about some of our valuable city services.
Rich Rossi, Cambridge's Deputy City Manager, and Sandra Albano, Executive Assistant to the Cambridge City Council, give us some information on the event:
One of our firefighters give us a tour of Engine Number Eight:
Sergeant Murphy tells us about police community relations services:
Jen talks about the Cambridge Public Library:
Non-profit organizations and volunteer groups set up their tents and handed out information, particularly about education and fitness. One of these groups included Coach Bolling from the City Youth Sports Training & Education Movement from the Frisoli Youth Center:
If you missed this great community-building event this year, don't worry. The 18th Annual Danehy Park Family Day is just twelve months away!
(photos by susana segat)