The annual Madonna Carnival returned to Main Street Wednesday. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the carnival's opening night had to be postponed due to the heavy rain in Fort Lee.
Father Carey, the pastor of , said that since everything was saturated the rides couldn't operate. It's an old joke that when the Madonna Carnival starts up in Fort Lee, so do the spring rains.
In fact, at last week's regular meeting of the Fort Lee Mayor and Council, Councilman Joseph Cervieri quipped, "Bring out your umbrellas because it’s that time of the year; Madonna Carnival is starting next week."
"It’s an event that can’t be missed," Cervieri said. "It’s right here next to the library so come out and support your local church and see your neighbors and have some good food."
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Luckily for all who attended Wednesday, it was a beautiful night, made special by the glow of the rides and the buzz of the crowd. Plenty of residents came out to enjoy the variety of food, including everything from Korean dumplings to the perennial favorite zeppoles.
The carnival takes place on the lawn of the Madonna Church and continues through Sunday, May 20.
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