2005-06-03 / Community

Far Rockaway Memorial Day Portends Lazy Summer Days


Two children enjoy a romp in the water on a hot, sunny afternoon the day before Memorial Day 2005. The beautiful weather, added to a holiday day, prompted many to begin the summer on a high note, taking in the beach and having picnics in local parks.  Photos by Miriam RosenbergTwo children enjoy a romp in the water on a hot, sunny afternoon the day before Memorial Day 2005. The beautiful weather, added to a holiday day, prompted many to begin the summer on a high note, taking in the beach and having picnics in local parks. Photos by Miriam RosenbergThe Sunday before Memorial Day a couple takes advantage of the beautiful weather on a beach in Far Rockaway.The Sunday before Memorial Day a couple takes advantage of the beautiful weather on a beach in Far Rockaway.The nasty weather late in the afternoon on Memorial Day is the cause for the sparsely filled beach, but this fisherman isn’t letting the elements stop him from attempting to catch a fish or two.The nasty weather late in the afternoon on Memorial Day is the cause for the sparsely filled beach, but this fisherman isn’t letting the elements stop him from attempting to catch a fish or two.A rite of summer for children and adults is a visit with the Good Humor man such as this vendor who parked in front of O’Donohue Park.A rite of summer for children and adults is a visit with the Good Humor man such as this vendor who parked in front of O’Donohue Park.The sun, the surf and a chair on the beach, what more could anyone ask for as the beaches open for summer 2005.The sun, the surf and a chair on the beach, what more could anyone ask for as the beaches open for summer 2005.O’Donouhue Park on Beach 17th Street is filled with people barbecuing, children playing and families getting together on the unofficial first weekend of summer.O’Donouhue Park on Beach 17th Street is filled with people barbecuing, children playing and families getting together on the unofficial first weekend of summer.Lifeguards bundle up to keep warm on a cold, windy Memorial Day afternoon.Lifeguards bundle up to keep warm on a cold, windy Memorial Day afternoon.Among the boats in the water on Memorial Day is this fishing boat anchored off the Far Rockaway coast.Among the boats in the water on Memorial Day is this fishing boat anchored off the Far Rockaway coast.

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