Flying high

Residents celebrate 10th Weehawken Kite Night

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Kite-flyers of all ages came out to the 10th annual Weehawken Kite Night at Waterfront Park on Aug. 22. Officials try to run three nights a year—one in April, another in summer, and a third in fall, depending on other recreation events. The last one was in April.
“It feels great,” said Kate McMahon, the town’s recreation coordinator, of the event’s landmark anniversary.
She was instrumental in bringing Kite Night to residents. “We were looking for a whole family experience where everybody can come down and not have it be expensive,” she said. “We have this big, beautiful field.”
First Ward Councilwoman Carmen Silvestri-Ehret regularly brings her grandsons and friends to the event.
“All our festivities are down here,” she said. “It’s almost the end of the summer; everybody’s kind of winding down, getting ready for school. This is the great scenery, and the wind is here. If you’re going to fly a kite, here’s the place.”
She estimates that 30 to 50 kids attend the event each year.

Hannington Dia can be reached at hd@hudsonreporter.com