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Space, art and wine

Submitted by on 1, July 27, 2009 – 6:00 amNo Comment

upThis weekend the Island was a-rockin’, and thousands came knocking for a whole slew of events. And guess what? We took pictures. (Scroll down. They’re to your right.)

213First up are snaps of the USS Hornet’s big Splashdown event, which looked to have drawn twice as many people as anticipated, on Saturday alone. We stopped in with the kids on Saturday, the day Buzz Aldrin came to speak. By our estimate, there were about 5,000 people there. (The Hornet folks originally told us they expected about 3,000 for the whole event). When Aldrin spoke, the chairs were lined up about 50 folks deep.

Then on Sunday, we walked over to Park Street for their annual Art & Wine shindig, along with thousands of folks who packed up the kids and the dogs and unleashed their best summer sundresses to listen to live music, eat some festival-only treats (think funnel cakes and those huge sausages) and mill through art, food and craft booths with everything from skateboards to ceramics and handmade kiddie clothes (oh yeah, and folks might have been there to enjoy an adult beverage or two, too).

Hope you had a great time if you were there and if not, well … check it out. And if you’ve got pix for any of the events we missed, please feel free to send ’em along.

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