Large Turnout For Rockaway’s Third Annual Multicultural Festival
More than 3,500 people celebrated unity in Rockaway at the Third Annual Rockaway Multicultural Family Festival this past Saturday at O’Donohue Park. Those attending were treated to free entertainment and food, sporting competitions held by the PAL, a clown, face painting and horseback rides for children provided by the Federation of Black Cowboys.
The NYPD’s American Youth Passport Program provided parents with documentation should a child disappears and various agencies set up tables with information on services available to Rockaway residents.
Among the festival’s sponsors were Far Rockaway Weed and Seed, Addabbo/PRYSE, CURC (Collaboration for Unity in the Rockaway Community) and the NYPD. Planning for Festival 2005 begins in October.