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Scrapbook: Summer photos from Schenectady – 1991 Festas and 1988 Central Park (10 photos)

Central Park is filled with balloons and people for Schenectady's "Tuesday in the Park" on August 2, 1988.
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Central Park is filled with balloons and people for Schenectady's "Tuesday in the Park" on August 2, 1988.

SCHENECTADY – Photos today from 1988’s “Tuesday in the Park” in Schenectady’s Central Park and 1991’s St. Anthony Church Festa and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Festa.

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The “Tuesday in the Park” was founded by Mike Iacobucci – known in the city as a county legislator and as the longtime proprietor of the former Mike’s Pizza Adobe – in 1983.

Thousands of people showed up for music, food, pony rides, sky divers and the giant fireworks show at dusk. Then Schenectady’s biggest show of the summer, “Tuesday” was held on the first Tuesday of August and coincided with the “National Night Out” crime-prevention campaign. The last “Tuesday” was held in 2003.

Photos from the 1988 gathering, and a few fun festa shots, are all part of the party in today’s Capital Region Scrapbook.

Gazette file photos

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Two food fans team up for a snack at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Festa in July 1991.

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A table for three well serves this family at the St. Anthony’s Church Festa in 1991.

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Two volunteers serve fried dough at the St. Anthony’s Church Festa in June 1991.

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Kids plan their next move at “Tuesday in the Park,” Schenectady’s big summer party, in 1988.

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Musicians from Mrs. Murphy’s String Band hit the right notes at “Tuesday in the Park” in Schenectady’s Central Park during the summer of 1988.

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Cool kids keep cool in Central Park on Aug. 2,1988.

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Central Park is filled with balloons and people for Schenectady’s “Tuesday in the Park” on August 2, 1988.

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Equestrians are all in line for Schenectady’s “Tuesday in the Park” on Aug. 2, 1988.

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Horse and driver make the scene at Central Park in Schenectady for the 1988 “Tuesday in the Park.”

 

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Horse and driver make the scene at Central Park in Schenectady for the 1988 “Tuesday in the Park.”

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