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Va va voom! V in the A-Z Challenge! I remember going to Van Cortlandt Park a few times whenever Mandy’s babysitter and her family threw birthday parties or family picnics in the summer.

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I met her through our mutual neighbor when Mandy was nearly three months old. A few months later, T introduced me to her brother and we hit it off. We spent nearly 6 1/2 years together. So, I was kinda family.

Entrance VC Park

Entrance to Van Cortlandt Park

Anyway, there would be no less than 20 people at these gatherings, and sometimes there would be as many as 60, depending on the occasion.

In addition to all the pot-lucked food (roast pork, arroz con gandules, potato and macaroni salads, etc.), there was an area reserved for barbecue. Two guys were charged with manning the BBQ station.

Most of the guys would play football, catch, or whatever with the kids, and the ladies would set up picnic tables, blankets, food, drinks, snacks, etc. Of course, we also did any and all decorating! 😀

Talk about good times…

Did you know the following people were born in the Bronx?

  1. Viterelli, Joe – Actor (1937-2004)
  2. Villar, Elliot – Actor
  3. Vale, Jerry – Singer, Actor (1930-2014)

Any memories you’d care to share from your favorite park or picnic area? Do you love potlucks as much as I do?

9 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge – VAN CORTLANDT PARK

  1. I can’t honestly say I ever remember going to a picnic. I guess I must have done at some time but then the weather in England was not really conducive to such activities. We used to go to barbecues at friend’s places or we would hold a pig pickin’ at our home in North Carolina. Does that count?


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