PHOTOS: Scenes from the solar soiree at Edgewater Park

The Associated Press called it "the most-observed and most-photographed eclipse in history," and Edgewater Park certainly played its part in that—attracting thousands of Northeast Ohioans for a lively lakefront watch party. Cleveland manufacturer Astrozap donated 2,000 pairs of protective eclipse glasses to the cause, which revelers happily rocked to safely observe the first coast-to-coast eclipse in almost a century. Next stop? 2024, when Cleveland will be in the path of totality of the next solar eclipse.

In the meantime, check out these on-the-scene photos from Edgewater Park's solar soiree—taken by Fresh Water's Bob Perkoski.

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In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for Le Femme Mystique Burlesque and also designed Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology as well as Balanced Living magazine (through 2008). His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.   Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now calls the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood home. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.   
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