Friday, Jul 12th

Greenacres July 4th Celebration Turns up the Heat

JoeaHundreds of Greenacres neighbors came together on Independence Day for the flagship July 4th celebration hosted by the Greenacres Neighborhood Association.

There were games, races, a patriotic program and fun for all.

Kids beat the heat as the Scarsdale Fire Department doused the crowd with their fire hoses to cap the morning's events with the famous Greenacres Gallop.

Scarsdale Mayor Justin Arest addressed the crowd. New York State Senator Shelley Mayer, Westchester County Executive George Lattimer and Deputy Westchester County Executive Ken Jenkins attended as well as Deputy Mayor Dara Gruenberg and Trustee Jermey Wise.

Fellow Greenacres resident Jack Binder, longtime bugler for the July 4th celebration, again performed for the crowd, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were also on hand to celebrate.

"There's no better place to be on the Fourth of July -- or any day of the year -- than Greenacres," said GNA President Kristen Zakierski. "We're thrilled that so many of our neighbors took part in this fun family event and are already looking forward to next year."

Nearly two dozen volunteers made the celebration possible.

Games and events included a 50 yard dash, foul shots, and potato sack, spoon and three-legged races. New this year for toddlers was a tot lot with toys, sidewalk chalk and bubbles.

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The July 4th celebration is one of several community events the Greenacres Neighborhood hosts throughout the year. The GNA also works to improve safety through better traffic control and pedestrian lighting, as well as beautify the neighborhood.

For more information visit greenacres10583.com.

Photos by Steven Schnur, text by Lauren Easton.

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