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Maplewood Fest Brings Malden’s Community Spirit Back in a Big Way

Last Saturday afternoon, Maplewood Square and the surrounding streets were closed off for Maplewood Fest. This old-time block party format was the perfect jump start for the community. Jugglers, bands, magicians, superheroes, and a variety of wares to shop and trinkets to buy made Maplewood Fest a huge success.

Dillon Walker and his Ninja Turtle balloon.
Graham Eilenberg gets a taste of his dad Michael’s ice cream.
Festive music made the event very special.
Jenny the Juggler kept the young ones entertained with a variety of special tricks.
Maria Foehner and Jullia Pinto with Batman, Sponge Bob, the Minion and Grover.
Little Spunky made the rounds with his bouncing balls.
Mayor Gary Christenson with Malden PD Captain Glenn Cronin and Police Chief Keven Molis.
Maplewood Fest organizing committee, Kevin Duffey of the Mayor’s Office, Capt. Glenn Cronin, Councillor Carey McDonald, Mayor Gary Christenson, Mr. Maplewood Joe Gray, Miss Suffolk County 2022 Molly Solano, Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy, Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis and Steve Wilson.
Adam Pazarbasi out for the afternoon with his mom Rachel.
Tsering Dolkar gets her balloon wand topped with a heart from Jonah the Balloon Artist.
Feeling lucky today, at the Planet Fitness Wheel, Bridget and Derek Hanson.
Jimmy Carabinis local TV personality was on hand for Maplewood Fest.
New York Life Agents, Iovani Genetti and Lisa DeOliveira.
Stand Up 8 Dance Studio had a group stretch session in Maplewood Square.

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