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See photos from the third annual Sprinklerfest (slide show)

On Friday, August 16, Staten Islanders got a little help escaping the summer heat thanks to dozens of sprinklers on the Snug Habor lawn.

We can’t think of a better way for city kids to cool down than with dozens of sprinklers spread out across a verdant lawn—so it’s no wonder that Sprinklerfest on Friday, August 16 at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center was a huge hit with Staten Island families. Besides plenty of opportunities to run through the water jets (sans a fire hydrant in sight), the third annual fest came with a performance by local teen band Radio Active, pipe cleaner bug crafts, farm tours with Farmer Gus, a chance to dunk Snug Harbor staffers and food trucks selling summery sweets like old fashioned Italian ices and cotton candy. Click through our photos to see all the festivities.

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Sprinklerfest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center


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