Summer, warm days lift spirits on Larchmont

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

LOCAL NONPROFIT GROUPS sponsor booths explaining their schools, goals, programs and more. And sometimes have food for sale!

Sunny skies and a warm breeze mean summer is on its way. The city, county and state rules allowing all of us to function more fully, starting June 15, have also lifted spirits of shoppers and diners on Larchmont Boulevard.

Larchmont 100

Looking ahead to the fall, talks continue among Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA) members who are spearheading the Boulevard’s 100th anniversary celebration for October 2021.

Committees are in their early forming stages, and volunteers are being sought from throughout the community to help raise a glass to toast the Boulevard’s first century and kick off its next one.

In addition to the Sept. 30 publication of the October issue of the Larchmont Chronicle, including a special 100th Anniversary Souvenir Collector’s Edition with a history of the Boulevard from its founding in 1921, tentative dates being discussed for the main events focus on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24.

Under discussion is inviting neighbors from around the community to gather at a Larchmont 100 “Saturday Evening Open House and Street Party” on Oct. 23. It will be a time to greet friends and neighbors — in person — while enjoying Larchmont’s official Centennial Ceremony followed by mingling on the Boulevard with music and beverages. The plan is that many Larchmont retailer windows will be decorated to celebrate the Centennial, and restaurants and other eateries will be open for dinner. For information on participating on the Street Party Honorary Committee, contact Daryl Trainor Twerdahl at 323-697-1438 prior to July 15.

The concept being discussed for Sunday, Oct. 24 is for neighborhood families to visit the Boulevard the day following the Street Party, between noon and 5:30 p.m., for the annual (except 2020!) Larchmont Family Fair. The

SINCE 1966 (except 2020 because of COVID-19) the annual Larchmont Family Fair has been a neighborhood mainstay.

traditional family event will include nonprofit organization booths plus rides and other attractions, food for purchase, a costume contest and a talent competition! Assuming that the event will take place again this year, as hoped, the person for nonprofit organizations to contact now for more information about having a booth is Anne Loveland at 323-460-7606.

Editor’s Note

After the print edition of this June issue was on the press, the board of directors of the LBA settled upon an exciting combination approach for celebrating the Boulevard’s 100th anniversary in October.

The Larchmont Centennial Family Fair will take place on the usual Sunday preceding Halloween, this year, Sun. Oct. 24, between noon and 5:30 p.m. The LBA’s plan is to utilize the familiar and traditional event for not only a community gathering and Centennial ceremony, but also to focus on everything that local merchants have to offer in their stores and restaurants. There will not be a separate Saturday evening event, because the Centennial Ceremonies and similar activities will take place during the Fair.

Anne Loveland remains the person for nonprofit organizations to contact now for more information about having a booth. Call her at 323-460-7606.

Daryl Twerdahl, at 323-687-1438, remains the person to call by July 15 if you are interested in joining the Larchmont 100 Honorary Centennial Committee as a way to salute the Boulevard in its 100th year.

More good news

Good news on the Boulevard includes the possible return of a yoga studio in the former home of the Larchmont Center for Yoga. If that happens, it will be the result of some hefty community lifting from area residents. See the story starting on Page 1.

Finally, there is a new book that shares a young woman’s tales about life on and around the Boulevard in the 1960s and 1970s, when “Larchmont was like a small town, an island in the midst of the city.” Sort of like it is today. The story is on Page 6.

And that’s some of the news On the Boulevard!

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