Great American Boom

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Dept. hosted their 20th Annual Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park Thursday evening. The celebration included carnival games, food, pony rides, giant trampolines, inflatables, a concert and fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Dominic Sedlac, 8, of New Britain, takes a shot at the Full Court Press amusement attraction.

Dominic Sedlac, 8, of New Britain, takes a shot at the Full Court Press amusement attraction.

The event was busy since it opened at 5:00 p.m.

The event was busy since it opened at 5:00 p.m.

Sue Grasso, of Enfield, tries to gain the attention of the crowd with her bubble gun as she mans a novelty booth at the event. Grasso said she sometimes helps a friend with his booth which he brings in from Rhode Island.

Sue Grasso, of Enfield, tries to gain the attention of the crowd with her bubble gun as she mans a novelty booth at the event. Grasso said she sometimes helps a friend with his booth which he brings in from Rhode Island.

Frank Nancy Nichols, of wWest Hartford, take a self portrait to share with their daughters, who could not be with them.

Frank Nancy Nichols, of wWest Hartford, take a self portrait to share with their daughters, who could not be with them.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Fireworks capped the night festivities. Viewers lined the trails and pond to watch the fireworks.

Philip Patton, of West Haven helps Keyion Davis, 6, of Hartford, over a an obstacle course. Patton works for D&A Amusements, out of Cheshire, and was manning the booth when Davis needed a lift.

Philip Patton, of West Haven helps Keyion Davis, 6, of Hartford, over a an obstacle course. Patton works for D&A Amusements, out of Cheshire, and was manning the booth when Davis needed a lift.

Rob Nowobilski, left, of Simsbury and Dan Chowaniec, of Harwinton, battle to a draw at one of the attractions.

Rob Nowobilski, left, of Simsbury and Dan Chowaniec, of Harwinton, battle to a draw at one of the attractions.

The Amazing Andy, or otherwise known as Andy Charney, of Hamden, gets a high five from Aiden Georgakopoulos, 6, of Norfolk VA who was visiting his aunt in Bristol when they decided to come to the event.

The Amazing Andy, or otherwise known as Andy Charney, of Hamden, gets a high five from Aiden Georgakopoulos, 6, of Norfolk VA who was visiting his aunt in Bristol when they decided to come to the event.

Abraham Pecarevic, 6, of New Britain, yells out as he reaches new heights at an attraction sponsored by the city of New Britain.

Abraham Pecarevic, 6, of New Britain, yells out as he reaches new heights at an attraction sponsored by the city of New Britain.

Edward Lorsin, of New Haven, of the Thai Kitchen, also of New Haven, prepares rice for awaiting customers.

Edward Lorsin, of New Haven, of the Thai Kitchen, also of New Haven, prepares rice for awaiting customers.

Tanya Bird,  of New Britain, brought flags to the event because she thought it would be patriotic and unique.

Tanya Bird, of New Britain, brought flags to the event because she thought it would be patriotic and unique.

Haylee J. Rivera, 4, of New Britain, enjoys a pony ride available at the event. Rivera was at the park with her father and siblings.

Haylee J. Rivera, 4, of New Britain, enjoys a pony ride available at the event. Rivera was at the park with her father and siblings.

A worker prepares sausage for a sandwich in one of the many food carts at the event.

A worker prepares sausage for a sandwich in one of the many food carts at the event.

 

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