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'Slide The City' Canceled In Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas as last year's "Slide the City" event. He will
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas as last year's "Slide the City" event. He will Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Those planning to cool down and beat the heat by “ sliding the city ” this weekend are out of luck as the event in Mount Vernon has been canceled.

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced on Wednesday that “due to a combination of factors outside our control,” city officials have been forced to indefinitely postpone the “Slide the City” event, which drew a sizable crowd at the inaugural event last year.

The event had been scheduled for the upcoming weekend.

Beginning last year, local officials have made a concerted effort to join Mount Vernon firefighters and police officers to “stop and shake” hands with their neighbors at various events, including a “Stop the Violence” SNUG “pop-up” basketball tournament, barbecues and block parties.

Thomas said that “while large-scale outdoor events are great for the community, they can often be affected by logistics, weather and shipping challenges.”

“We remain committed to bringing you this this fun and safe family event,” he added. “We will continue to work with the Slide the City team to reschedule the event in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes open for follow-up information from the city. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at all our upcoming events.”

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