It was the ninth Annual Allerton Avenue Festival and International Food Show, and while there was no rain the heat made many stay in the shade. The large supermarket once known as Dalessio's then Met Food and finally Super Food and the Palombo Bakery were closed, as were one or two other small stores. That however is the way the Bronx seems to be going. As new stores open some older less modern stores are going to close, unable to compete with the new much larger stores with several advantages.
Above - The Dunk Tank, and Below - The Mark Gjonaj Wagon Ride were still main attractions.
Above - and Below - State Senator Jeff Klein was traveling between many events and stopped by to say a few words to crowd about his good friend Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj.
Above - Assemblyman Gjonaj welcomed 36th State Senate candidate Jamaal Bailey to the event.
Below - Mr. Bailey is pointing to the north side of Allerton Avenue that he hopes to represent, while State Senator Jeff Klein represents the south side of the street.
Assemblyman Gjonaj stands with 36th State Senate candidate Jamaal Bailey and Jason Laidley candidate Bailey's campaign manager in the blue shirt. Both the candidate and his campaign manager are holding informational material about candidate Jamaal Bailey.