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Films now flicker in Johnson Park

Bennett believes that movies have the power to bring together people of all backgrounds.

“The Smith, Fernandez, Ciotti, Lee and Jacobson families will come together to watch the movie,” Bennett said. “To see these diverse families who may not know each other greet each other, laugh together and enjoy each other’s company in peace is a beautiful thing. Communities need the feeling of togetherness, and this is a step that we’re taking to bring that feeling to Syracuse.”

For info, visit FunFlicks.com, or call Bennett at 663-5005.

Legion Field Days

American Legion Post 188’s Field Days will transform Washington Park into a tilt-a-whirling amusement park this weekend, July 26, 27 and 28. Families will flock into the park from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, and the rides roll on from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Jazz in Clinton Square

The Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest, presented by CNY Jazz Central whose executive director is Larry Luttinger who lives in Liverpool, gets underway on at 5 p.m. Friday, July 26 in Clinton Square with music by Brownskin at the World Beat Pavilion.

Friday’s headliners include Blowin’ in the Wind at 6:30 p.m. followed by Atlas XXXIII at 8 and 10 p.m.

The festival’s Mardi Gras Tent will feature Dixieland music by the Soda Ash Six (with trombonist Bobby Morris, who also lives in Liverpool) at 5, 7:30 and 9:15 p.m.Friday, and R&B by TrumpTight 315 on Saturday night.

On Saturday afternoon the Stan Colella Parks & Recreation All-Star Band will perform at noon, followed by the annual “Battle of the Community Bands,” emceed by yours truly. Tradewind takes the main stage at 1 p.m., followed by the Jazz Kats at 2 p.m., The Rhythm-Airs at 3 p.m. and the Easy Money Big Band at 4 p.m. The “Battle of the Community Bands” is co-sponsored by Eagle Newspapers.

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