Thousands of people used to come to Mike Iacobucci’s summer parties. Adults came for the Italian and German food, the softball games, the musicians and dancers. Kids looked forward to pony rides, sky divers and the giant fireworks show at dusk. Tuesday will never be the same for longtime Schenectady resident Iacobucci — he’ll always remember the “Tuesday in the Park” gatherings in Central Park.
From left, Susan Sanford, Johnna DeRusso and Rachel DeLorenzo, members of the High Performance dance group, prepare for the 1986 edition of “Tuesday in the Park.” The women demonstrated clog dancing and tap dancing during the picnic in Central Park, which was held Aug. 12. The annual gathering was once a regular part of summer in Schenectady.
Square dancers showed up and showed off at the 1985 “Tuesday in the Park” in Schenectady.
People who attended the 1985 “Tuesday in the Park” toured Central Park — thanks to two equine friends and a flatbed wagon.
The Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q table is a popular stop for picnic fans at the 1987 “Tuesday in the Park.”
A volunteer at the 1987 “Tuesday in the Park” party takes a snack break.
Joshua Canceo, 5, of Schenectady makes all the right moves on a self-propelled cart — one of the kiddy rides at 1989’s “Tuesday in the Park.”
McGruff the “crime dog” takes a break from taking a bite out of crime by meeting young fans at the 1989 “Tuesday.”