Thursday, July 19, 2012
Who foots the bill for post-carnival cleanup at Hastings Park? Will the park become the annual Fourth of July carnival’s new home? You ask, Patch answers.
Over the past few days, a few followers of Lexington Patch have asked about post-carnival cleanup at Hastings Park and whether the carnival will continue to call Hastings home moving forward. The Short Answers: A Little Bit Longer Now Due to ongoing renovations and repairs to playing fields, the Lexington Lions Club’s annual Fourth of July Carnival this year relocated to Hastings Park from is previous location by the Center Fields across Worthen Road. The configuration and size of the carnival were altered slightly, but, for the most part, the arrangements were the same. Which means the Lions Club, as has been the case in the past, is financially responsible for any repairs and/or rehab for the grounds occupied by the carnival. (Yes, like …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Did you miss last night's Fifth of July fireworks display in Lexington? Here's a short video and a few quick pics shot from Lincoln Field.
Here's one from the ICMY file... As in, In Case You Missed It, here's a short video from the finale of Lexington's Fifth of July fireworks and a few quick picks from the 15ish-minute display. . From inside the track into the night sky, a post-Independence Day fireworks display light up Lexington last night. The fireworks display came on the third night of the Lexington Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Carnival, which occupies Hastings Park for two more nights.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Lexington Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Carnival opens at 6 p.m. today, July 3, but the equipment arrived Sunday took shape on Monday at Hastings Park.
Autobots they are not, but carnival rides came together pretty quickly on Monday, July 2, as Hastings Park transformed into the Lexington Lions Club's 56th annual Fourth of July Carnival. The carnival, which runs through this Saturday, July 7, will be slightly smaller than in years past, a result of its relocation across Worthen Road due to fields work at the Center Recreation Complex. However, a Fiesta Shows rep on-site Monday said the workers and rides were adapting well to the new digs. It's unclear exactly which rides or attractions were lost to the relocation, but many popular rides have returned from past years, including Freak Out, Vertigo, Tilt-a-Whirl and, of course, the carousel. Notably absent will be the Ferris wheel, which …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The annual Fourth of July carnival will be held at Hastings Park due to fields work around Lexington's Center Recreation Complex.
Construction has forced the Lexington Lions Club’s 56th annual Fourth of July Carnival to find a new location, and it’s just yards from its regular spot around the Center Playground. Nearby Hastings Park will be home to this year’s carnival, to open from Tuesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 7. According to plans presented at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, June 4, the carnival will be slightly smaller due the plot and configuration, but it’s unclear which rides will be affected or eliminated. The move to Hastings Park received approval from the Board of Selectmen on Monday, June 5. According to the plans, equipment will arrive on Sunday, July 1, with setup on Monday and the opening at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Fireworks are …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hastings Park: Home to evening entertainment for the last 40 years.
This is just a reminder and an invitation to hear some talented musicians. One of the Concerts in the Park is being held tonight at Hastings Park at the Levi Burnell Bandstand on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Wind Symphony performs under the direction of Lewis J. Buckley. Lexington began offering these free public concerts in 1971 and they’ve been there ever since. Bring a blanket or chair, a few snacks and bug repellant. Then enjoy. See you there!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Inn discussions, local Republicans meet and kids take over the farmers market today in Lexington.
1. The Conservation Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Town Office Building and its agenda includes in informal meeting involving the Inn at Hastings Park regarding rezoning and developing parcels on Massachusetts Avenue to accommodate an inn and restaurant. 2. Eat In, Act Out, an annual kid-driven component of the Lexington Farmers Market, takes place today. The kids will share their passion for cooking and eating locally with this day of events and contests and sampling frozen fruit flavored pops made with Mass Grown produce. 3. The Sustainable Lexington Committee meets at 7 p.m. tonight at the Town Office Building and its agenda includes discussions about water resources and residential energy efficiency. 4. Lexington's …