Saturday, May 20th, the Morningside Lenox Park Association presents the 43rd Annual Celebration of Summer.  This neighborhood wide event is a wonderful way to meet your neighbors and kick off Summer Vacation.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of the event and our sponsors help keep the celebration affordable.

The event is free and open to all.  To help cover the costs of the event, tickets are required for some of the attractions.  You can plan your purchase by reviewing the prices here.  You can eliminate waiting in line to purchase your tickets by prepaying here.  As an added incentive to buy tickets online, the ‘All You Can Play’ wristbands are discounted $3 for online purchases.

Going strong for more than 40 years, Celebration of Summer (COS), marks the end of the school year.  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.

You are welcome to pack your own cooler for the event or use tickets / money to purchase food and soft drinks.  This is a huge undertaking for the neighborhood.  Its success depends upon substantial support from sponsors and volunteers.

Show your appreciation to the sponsors making the 2017 Celebration of Summer  the best ever.  Visit their websites and tell them you are grateful for their patronage:


Presenting Sponsor:

Dorsey Alston

Premium Sponsors:


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 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 to find out how you can contribute to the success of this wonderful neighborhood gathering or sign up here.

*In case of inclement weather, check the MLPA Facebook page ( or Nextdoor for updates on plans.

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