2005-07-01 / Community

St. Mary’s Celebrates Fiesta International In Honor Of St. John the Baptist


Festivalgoers roam the food area of the Fiesta International – St. John the Baptist at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Far Rockaway on Sunday. The two-day celebration featured native dishes from such countries as Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile and Puerto Rico. Also offered were cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, music, games and rides. Photos by Miriam RosenbergFestivalgoers roam the food area of the Fiesta International – St. John the Baptist at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Far Rockaway on Sunday. The two-day celebration featured native dishes from such countries as Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile and Puerto Rico. Also offered were cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, music, games and rides. Photos by Miriam RosenbergA table and umbrella near Chile’s food booth make for a perfect spot to relax and grab a bite.A table and umbrella near Chile’s food booth make for a perfect spot to relax and grab a bite.A man samples a Guatemalan dish as others look on. A man samples a Guatemalan dish as others look on. A piña colada makes for a perfect drink on a hot summer’s day.A piña colada makes for a perfect drink on a hot summer’s day.Children have fun on a giant blow-up slide, one of the many activities available for young people at the festival.
Children have fun on a giant blow-up slide, one of the many activities available for young people at the festival. Spectators gather around the ‘twirl spin’ ride.Spectators gather around the ‘twirl spin’ ride.Knock down the bottles and win a prize – that’s what many attempt to do during the fiesta’s first day.  Knock down the bottles and win a prize – that’s what many attempt to do during the fiesta’s first day.

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