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    Monday, August 08, 2022

    Polka Days returns to Ocean Beach

    Katrina Navrestad of Wisconsin and Jeremy Yarkoski of Nebraska dance Thursday, June 23, 2022, as the polka band Dynabrass plays during Ocean Beach Park Polka Days. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

    New London — Put on your dancing shoes, Ocean Beach Park Polka Days is back after a two-year hiatus.

    Katrina Navrestad of Wisconsin and Jeremy Yarkoski of Nebraska, who met as children dancing polka, decided to come to the festival for the first time this year. They were dancing Thursday as the band Dynabrass performed.

    "Every weekend in the summer, you drive to a different polka festival," Yarkoski said, "this week I just drove to an airport."

    Navrestad said it was a no-brainer to travel for the weekend: "The beach and polka, I'm there."

    For a full schedule, visit oceanbeachparkpolkadays.com.

    Katrina Navrestad of Wisconsin and Jeremy Yarkoski of Nebraska dance Thursday, June 23, 2022, as the polka band Dynabrass plays during Ocean Beach Park Polka Days. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    The Beat, a polka band based in New Jersey, performs Thursday, June 23, 2022, during Ocean Beach Park Polka Days. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Nik Yash plays the accordion Thursday, June 23, 2022, as fellow members of The Beat, a polka band based in New Jersey, look on during Ocean Beach Park Polka Days. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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