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Orchard Beach draws crowds on weekdays, too

By Marisol Díaz
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Weekdays at Orchard Beach contrast with busy weekends. Handfuls of people dotted the beach on Monday, while thousands cram the shore on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Rafael Denizard, 35, and his daughter Adelisa Denizard, 2, splash in the water.
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Kevin Rodriguez, 12, and Gabby Rodriguez, 8, look for rocks and other objects among the gentle waves.
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Evan Gomez, 6, Chastidy Quinoñes, 13, and Andrew Santiago, 8, play.
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Andrew Santiago, 8, at Orchard Beach on Monday, July 28.
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Evan Gomez, 6, plays with his model plane at at Orchard Beach on Monday, July 28.
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Brian Kennedy, 57, reads and relaxes.
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Joshua Atwood, 6, playfully dashes out of the water.
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A flock of seagulls keeps watch over a lifeguard, who keeps watch over the water.
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Brigitte León, 59, and her nephew Ramon Cadete, 28, take a walk.
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William Atwood, 9, runs out of the waters of Orchard Beach.
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Gabby Rodriguez, 8, and Christopher Rodriguez, 5, swimming at Orchard Beach.
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A runner takes advantage of the tranquil setting and goes for a run at Orchard Beach on Monday.
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Abigail Hernandez, 3, feeds the seagulls at the end of the day at Orchard Beach on Monday.
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Telltale footprints leave artistic patterns in the sand.
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For many Bronx residents, Orchard Beach is a refuge from the day to day grind. Some come to relax with a book while others play in the sand or take a dip in the water. Still others walk or run along the waves.

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