2004-07-09 / Community

Scenes From Rockaway On A July 4 Weekend

Scenes From Rockaway On A July 4 Weekend


The beach at Roxbury in Breezy Point was crowded most of the weekend, especially for the fireworks display on July 4 evening. Pictured, the scene on Sunday afternoon.The beach at Roxbury in Breezy Point was crowded most of the weekend, especially for the fireworks display on July 4 evening. Pictured, the scene on Sunday afternoon.
The majority of beachgoers struggled to find places right along the shore, leaving the area nearby the boardwalk to those who just wanted a suntan.The majority of beachgoers struggled to find places right along the shore, leaving the area nearby the boardwalk to those who just wanted a suntan.Beach Volleyball seemed to be the game of the day as this game on Beach 118 Street proved.Beach Volleyball seemed to be the game of the day as this game on Beach 118 Street proved.

On Sunday, the majestic Fuji Film Blimp lifted off from Floyd Bennett Field and scored a field goal through the uprights of the Gil Hodges Memorial, Marine Parkway Bridge.On Sunday, the majestic Fuji Film Blimp lifted off from Floyd Bennett Field and scored a field goal through the uprights of the Gil Hodges Memorial, Marine Parkway Bridge.Lots of kids came to see what was going on at the Coast Guard station.Lots of kids came to see what was going on at the Coast Guard station.

People from all over the area flocked to the beach to watch the downed small airplane brought in by the Parks Police.People from all over the area flocked to the beach to watch the downed small airplane brought in by the Parks Police.Lots of emergency response boats, including these NYPD and FDNY craft, congregated at the old Coast Guard, Rockaway station to escort the US Park Police boat that brought in the downed plane that crashed off Breezy Point.Lots of emergency response boats, including these NYPD and FDNY craft, congregated at the old Coast Guard, Rockaway station to escort the US Park Police boat that brought in the downed plane that crashed off Breezy Point.

The media swarmed all over the coast guard station, trying to get a picture of the plane and its pilot.The media swarmed all over the coast guard station, trying to get a picture of the plane and its pilot.

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