App Assignment: The Sights and Sounds of Summer

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 04:28 PM

Alani Williams, 4, from Midwood having some ice cream at the beach at Coney Island. Image of a warmer summer: 4-year-old Alani Williams in 2011 at Coney Island. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The summer has arrived. Our kids have been let out of school. The sun still hangs low in the sky when we leave work. Our heavy sweaters and thick coats have been pushed aside for sleeveless shirts, shorts, and airy dresses. We seek refuge from the heat under the shade of trees in the park, or by the ocean at the beach. The smell of grass permeates the air. The familiar sound of the ice cream truck never seems to be that far away during the day, replaced at night by the songs of crickets.

Summer is all of these things and so much more. We want to know, what sights and sounds mean summer to you? Download the Takeaway iPhone App to send us photographs, video, and audio of the things that signify the summer to you. We'll play the audio on air, and post your videos and photos to our website.

Listener "Adel" shows a summer drive through Northern Michigan with Yemeni music playing: 


And check out this piece of video sent from listener Marek Belmas, of fish in the Hudson River!


Here's one from our host John Hockenberry, featuring some nice shots of New York Bay from his neighborhood in Red Hook, Brooklyn. 


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