2004-04-02 / Community

New Horizons Celebrates 17 Years Serving The Rockaways

By Miriam Rosenberg
Contributing Editor
New Horizons Celebrates 17 Years Serving The Rockaways By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

By Miriam Rosenberg
Contributing Editor


The day’s official DJ was case manager Robert Robinson. The director of New Horizon, Flora Bienstock, joins him as they watch the afternoon fashion show the clients put together.The day’s official DJ was case manager Robert Robinson. The director of New Horizon, Flora Bienstock, joins him as they watch the afternoon fashion show the clients put together.

New Horizon Counseling Center celebrated its 17th anniversary of serving the Rockaway community on March 24. Some of the highlights during the first of two days of special events for the adult day program included client talent and fashion shows, special meals and flashback videos helping every one reminisce about the years gone by.

New Horizon, located on Beach 20th Street, overflowed with clients and guests as members of the staff acted as DJ, make-up artists for the shows and videographer and photographer to record the events of the anniversary.

A carnival, disco and awards ceremony was scheduled for the next day.

Among the highlights of the second day was the presentation of an award in memory of Ida Straker, a counselor at New Horizon who died of cancer several years ago. The Ida Straker Award for Outstanding Achievement is presented to a former client who has successfully reintegrated into the community at-large.


Everyone in the room joined in as the participants of New Horizon’s talent show come together for a finale of “God Bless America”.	Everyone in the room joined in as the participants of New Horizon’s talent show come together for a finale of “God Bless America”.
Case manager and nurse Deidre Coye and clients Ishmael Ramos and Victor Acosta.Case manager and nurse Deidre Coye and clients Ishmael Ramos and Victor Acosta.Client Carolyn Robinson (left) and case managers Deidre Coye and Firma Peters joined other clients, staff and guests in celebrating New Horizon’s 17th anniversary.Client Carolyn Robinson (left) and case managers Deidre Coye and Firma Peters joined other clients, staff and guests in celebrating New Horizon’s 17th anniversary.

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