2005-07-15 / Community

Riis Park Guyanese Celebration Draws Huge Crowd


The Guyanese-American Family Fun Day drew a massive crowd of celebrants to Jacob Riis Park and Floyd Bennett Field last weekend. Although event organizers and Gateway National Recreation Area officials got off to a rocky start planning this year’s event, an NYPD source who was stationed at the park all day Sunday said it was “a great day.” Photo: Guyanese-Americas celebrate at Jacob Riis Park.The Guyanese-American Family Fun Day drew a massive crowd of celebrants to Jacob Riis Park and Floyd Bennett Field last weekend. Although event organizers and Gateway National Recreation Area officials got off to a rocky start planning this year’s event, an NYPD source who was stationed at the park all day Sunday said it was “a great day.” Photo: Guyanese-Americas celebrate at Jacob Riis Park.Cleanup crews worked hard on Monday to remove debris left behind by celebrants.Cleanup crews worked hard on Monday to remove debris left behind by celebrants.The U.S. Park Police Mounted Unit trotted in to Jacob Riis Park for the celebration. The NYPD, USPP and the National Park Service coordinated a complete public safety detail for the event.The U.S. Park Police Mounted Unit trotted in to Jacob Riis Park for the celebration. The NYPD, USPP and the National Park Service coordinated a complete public safety detail for the event.Traffic forms on Rockaway Beach Boulevard Sunday as sunset signals the end of the celebration.
Traffic forms on Rockaway Beach Boulevard Sunday as sunset signals the end of the celebration.

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