Going strong for more than 40 years, Celebration of Summer (COS), marks the end of the school year and the beginning of vacation.  The festival has a rich history, attracting families from Morningside Lenox Park and surrounding intown neighborhoods for an evening of fun in Sidney Marcus Park.  The party features:

  • Music provided by local bands and DJs
  • Pony Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce Houses
  • Food and Beverages
  • Great Fun for the Entire Family.

This is a huge undertaking for the neighborhood.  Its success depends upon substantial support from sponsors and volunteers.

Show your appreciation for to the sponsors that made the 2016 Celebration of Summer one of the best ever.  Visit their websites and tell them you are grateful for their patronage:


Presenting Sponsor:

Dorsey Alston

Premium Sponsors:

Varuni Napoli

D.B.A. Barbecue


Sponsoring Celebration of Summer is a great way to promote your business to the neighborhood and beyond.   It regularly draws hundreds of families kicking off the summer in style.  COS offers an opportunity to highlight your products or services to this very desirable demographic.  Besides recognition at the Celebration, sponsors are featured in all mailings and emails advertising the party, along with space and a link to your website from the MLPA homepage during the event and on the Celebration of Summer page throughout the year.

Contact events@mlpa.org to find out how you can participate and take advantage of the benefits of sponsoring Celebration of Summer.


Volunteers are essential to making the Celebration of Summer happen.  Volunteers plan the event, take care of logistics, promote the event to neighbors and sponsors and ensure that the evening goes off without a hitch.

Contact events@mlpa.org to find out how you can contribute to the success of this wonderful neighborhood gathering.

*In case of inclement weather, check the MLPA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MorningsideLenoxPark) or Nextdoor for updates on plans.