Hundreds of Abington residents will flock to Ardsley Park on Maple Avenue Saturday, Aug. 25, for a day of community-building fun at the inaugural Ardsley Family Day.
Ardsley’s Commissioner Dennis Zappone, who organized this event, said so far 200 tickets have been sold, and he expects a turnout of between 300 and 400 people.
The event, which will run from 1 to 6 p.m. — or later if enough residents decide to stay — has been in the works since Zappone began planning with a committee of ten community members in February.
The long list of activities that will take place during the day includes a DJ, games, raffles, a moon bounce, catering by Roslyn’s Riviera Pizza, and information tables for Ardsley residents. Additionally, representatives from Briar Bush Nature Center and the Edge Hill Fire Co., will be there.
Residents are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets and umbrellas.
Zappone said he’d been thinking about holding an event like this for quite some time.
“I wanted to get my ward together to get to know one another,” he said. “This is their day, this is family day.”
Zappone said he intends to make this into a tradition, and he has already begun thinking about next year.
Ardsley residents who are interested in attending may purchase a ticket at the Ardsley Community Center at 2828 Spear Ave. Tickets are available up to the day of the event, and cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for children ages 3 and under.