The quintessential carnival conjures up images of wild rides, games of chance, fried dough and young romance all packed into a bustling stretch. This past weekend’s Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club Family Fest & Carnival did not disappoint.
From Wednesday to Sunday, screams of joy and terror could be heard throughout Revere Park, coming from the adjacent parking lot that played host to the event. Families and groups of teens flooded the area packing the walkways.
The ephemeral amusement park had a tilt-a-whirl, a Ferris wheel, a carousel, a funhouse, two slides, several mini roller coasters, bumper cars, a drop-tower and several other vertigo-inducing rides.
Every night, live music could be heard floating from the lot’s west end, as performers ranging from hard rock bands to a Frank Sinatra-tribute singer lent their score to the neon-lit, warm summer nights.