2004-08-06 / Community

NNOAC Events Blow Away West End Crowds


The 100 Precinct Community Council hosted the west end’s celebration of National Night Out Against Crime last Tuesday night at the Beach Club on Beach 116 Street. The event drew hundreds of people to the Beach Club for political speeches, children’s events and rides. A 9 p.m. fireworks display brought thousands to the boardwalk. Pictured, from left, Community Affairs Police Officer Ken Beecher, Jerry Rashkes, former community council president who celebrates his 85th birthday on Friday, Community Affairs Police Officer Pete Rahaniotis and 100 Precinct Council President Jate Doremus.
The 100 Precinct Community Council hosted the west end’s celebration of National Night Out Against Crime last Tuesday night at the Beach Club on Beach 116 Street. The event drew hundreds of people to the Beach Club for political speeches, children’s events and rides. A 9 p.m. fireworks display brought thousands to the boardwalk. Pictured, from left, Community Affairs Police Officer Ken Beecher, Jerry Rashkes, former community council president who celebrates his 85th birthday on Friday, Community Affairs Police Officer Pete Rahaniotis and 100 Precinct Council President Jate Doremus. One of the more attractive events, particularly for the young, was rock climbing.
One of the more attractive events, particularly for the young, was rock climbing. Captain McVeigh (center) is flanked by PO Ken Beecher and PO Pete Rahaniotis.
Captain McVeigh (center) is flanked by PO Ken Beecher and PO Pete Rahaniotis. Many locals organizations, such as Daytop Village, made informational presentations to the crowd.
Many locals organizations, such as Daytop Village, made informational presentations to the crowd. Chief Tom Dale, commanding officer of the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Queens South (PBQS) Command (left), with Jate Doremus.
Chief Tom Dale, commanding officer of the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Queens South (PBQS) Command (left), with Jate Doremus. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer enjoyed both the fireworks and the cotton candy.
Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer enjoyed both the fireworks and the cotton candy. The Cadwan Karate Center showed its stuff to the audience.
The Cadwan Karate Center showed its stuff to the audience. The gang from Arverne By The Sea came out in force for the event. Pictured, from left, Laura Sporny, Angela Devlin, Nivaldo Pejeria, Dolota Dluposz and Kathy O’Brien.
The gang from Arverne By The Sea came out in force for the event. Pictured, from left, Laura Sporny, Angela Devlin, Nivaldo Pejeria, Dolota Dluposz and Kathy O’Brien. PO Beecher with locals who made a sign commemorating the event.
PO Beecher with locals who made a sign commemorating the event. Lots of kids lined the boardwalk for the fireworks display.
Lots of kids lined the boardwalk for the fireworks display. Family and friends lined the boardwalk from Beach 110 Street to Beach 126 Street for the fireworks.
Family and friends lined the boardwalk from Beach 110 Street to Beach 126 Street for the fireworks.

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