he sun was mercifully present for pretty much the entire five hours of Greystones’ first-ever Picnic In The Park today.
And that made for a much sunnier day than we’ve been getting around here of late.
And if the line-up for this fun-filled day in the great outdoors was a veritable Who’s Available? (why can’t these gigs feature live stalwarts like Woodsy, or Brian Meakin?), it was still a very fine day to simply sit back and relapse.
According to event organisers The Greystones Town Team, Picnic In The Park was put together as ‘a celebration of community and togetherness in the heart of Greystones‘.
And, bejiggers, so it proved to be. Because if there’s one thing that will bring Greystonians together, it’s free stuff. Like face painting, children’s game, live music, storytelling and this generation’s answer to cider-in-the-park, yoga.
And then there were the picnics themselves, everyone encouraged to bring their blankets and nibbles – and tipples – for this larger-than-life street feast in Burnaby Park.
Kudos to Café Gourmet, Jokers and Kitchen 28 for supporting the day, and to Codling Wind Park – on something of a PR blitz around here of late – for coughing up some moolah.
It made for just the kind of day the summer is all about, bringing out the best in people around here. And bringing out some of that community spirit that makes Greystones such a kick-ass town. When the sun’s shining.
The biggest thanks, as always, go to John McGowan, who got out of bed to capture all the guacamole, rock’n’roll and that Cheryl Cole spiritual rigmarole.