2004-09-24 / Community

Rockaway Music Fest Draws Crowds To Far Rockaway

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

By Miriam Rosenberg
Contributing Editor

Barbara Smith, President of the Deerfield Civic Association, welcomes everyone to the event.  Standing to Smith’s left is Ed Williams representing Congressman Gregory Meeks.
Barbara Smith, President of the Deerfield Civic Association, welcomes everyone to the event. Standing to Smith’s left is Ed Williams representing Congressman Gregory Meeks.

  • Rockaway Music Fest 2004 – featuring live performances, food vendors and a wheelchair race (sponsored by Multiviz Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services) – took place in the parking lot of O’Donohue Park in Far Rockaway on September 19. Sponsors included the Deerfield Civic Association, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) and St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Local politicians – Councilman James Sanders, Jr., Assemblywoman Michelle Titus, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, State Senator Malcolm Smith and Congressman Gregory Meeks – were also sponsors of the event.
  • RDRC’s Executive Director Curtis Archer poses for The Wave’s camera with Andrea Chester. Chester’s mother, the late Assemblywoman Pauline Rodd-Cummings, started the event.
RDRC’s Executive Director Curtis Archer poses for The Wave’s camera with Andrea Chester. Chester’s mother, the late Assemblywoman Pauline Rodd-Cummings, started the event.

    The beat of the music make some spectators want to dance. 
The beat of the music make some spectators want to dance. A band with a Cuban beat gets Music Fest 2004 off to a rousing start.
A band with a Cuban beat gets Music Fest 2004 off to a rousing start. Those attending Music Fest take advantage of several vendors selling food and drinks at the event.
Those attending Music Fest take advantage of several vendors selling food and drinks at the event. The large group of area residents in wheelchairs who attended enjoy the music before either competing in, or watching, the wheelchair race sponsored by Multiviz Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services.
The large group of area residents in wheelchairs who attended enjoy the music before either competing in, or watching, the wheelchair race sponsored by Multiviz Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services.

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