The 4th on 53rd is a testament to marriages. From its onset it has been an event that has enjoyed the support and participation of all segments of our very diverse community. Young and old, rich and poor, powerful and not, black and white, Hispanic and Asian, all Hyde Parkers come out to march in the parade and picnic and play in the park. The 4th on 53rd has received generous backing, financial and other wise, of our local politicians, major businesses and institutions. It’s been the marriage of business and community; the marriage of town and gown; the marriage of politics and people.

An excerpt from a story on the 4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic from the Hyde Park Herald, written by Nancy Stanek on its 10th anniversary, 2002. Read more of the story >

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