Summer is finally making its way to Astoria and what better way to kick off the warm weather and sunshine then a carnival in Astoria Park. Beneath the Triboro Bridge the sounds of squeals and screams, the smells of sausage and peppers, cheese steaks and cotton candy. The roar of a roller coaster and the driving beat of music filled the Saturday afternoon air.
Children ran wild clutching prize toys they had won, teenage girls giggled and the boys swaggered through the crowds but, both rushed to the fastest, scariest rides and shrieked equally long and loud. The whirling carousel whipped its riders round and round, and the Himalaya swirled at dizzying speeds.
It was a day well spent surrounded by people having fun and thoroughly enjoying themselves and I so look forward to those “lazy hazy crazy days of summer.”