Unity In Rockaway Community Celebrated
Gray skies and occasional rain didn’t stop Rockawayites from "Celebrating Unity in the Rockaway Community" last Saturday at the Second Annual Rockaway Multicultural Family Festival held at O’Donohue Park on Beach 17 Street. The main sponsors of the event were PRYSE (Project for Rockaway Youth in Safety and Education), The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Healthy Center Inc., Weed and Seed, and the New York Police Department.
The celebration was combined with the National Night Out activities that the 101st Precinct had canceled earlier in the week due to bad weather. Throughout the day, services as fingerprinting children and crime prevention tips were made available by the NYPD to those came to Donohue Park.
The Festival brought the citizens of the Rockaway Peninsula together to celebrate each other’s culture through music, dance, games and information about vital programs that are available for all of those living in the Rockaway.