WEEHAWKEN AND BEYOND -- Bunches of Weehawkenites flocked to the Waterfront Complex in front of a stunning Manhattan skyline to fly kites Monday night the eve after a night that would have had Benjamin Franklin envious, but would have perhaps discouraged the new record turnout.
Children young and old brought kites big and small, beautiful and downright odd. The intermittent breezes caught and dropped the levitating amalgams of hollow sticks and colorful fabrics with a 2,800 year old history of flight. In its third year, Weehawken's Kite Night united families and kite aficionados alike, with the sounds of giggling, giddy children and their parents punctuating the air as the sun set behind the Palisade cliffs.
"It's such a fantastic night for kites," Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner said, hair blown by the breezes that fueled the fun. "The community really rallies around this event, and it's great to see everyone come together."
For more on the revelry, read this weekend's edition of the Weehawken Reporter. -- Gennarose Pope