Street party in Pedro Clisante
After the parade (27 February) through the streets of El Batey and Charamicos, where all students of different schools took part, the main road Pedro Clisante was closed to traffic. The street was transformed into a free market where individuals and local businesses people could sell their ice cream, jewelry, clothing, fruit and vegetables and even hot dogs. The restaurants and bars as Jolly Roger, Tipico Alberto, Cubana and Schnitzel Paradise had their tables and chairs put in the street.
For the children, there were also several activities like a bouncy castle, coloring, mask making, dunk tank, fishing game and much more. Especially the ‘dunk tank’ was highly appreciated by the children. Some volunteers (visitors of Jolly Roger) took place on a seat on a big disc connected to a lever where children threw projectiles at them. If the disc was hit, then a balloon filled with water was punctured above the head of the volunteer sitting on the seat. And loud cheers followed when the volunteer got wet by the exploding balloon.
The school of dance of Emily Watson did a terrific dance performance at about five thirty. At about 8 o’clock in the evening the carnival association ‘Ucaaplata tribe’ from Puerto Plata was supposed to do a performance. But just before the show, they suddenly demanded a 14,000 pesos fee. Tropical Show Cabarete took over their place and brought a rousing dance, drumming and a fire show.
For years now visitors and entrepreneurs ask the municipal government to partially close the main street Pedro Clisante for traffic passing through. During the party it became clear again how nice it is when the restaurants can put their tables and chairs in the street. How pleasant it is for the public not to be disturbed by the noise and exhaust fumes of mopeds and cars.
Source: Sosua News
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