2006-08-25 / Community

Kite Festival Lights Up Skies Over Riis Park

The annual New York Kite Festival came to Riis Park last weekend and once again showed why it has become one of Rockaway premier summer events. The skies were filled with kites of all types and sizes, many of them flown by professionals and others, of the homemade variety, by children and their parents.

The event, sponsored by the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, KeySpan Energy and Gateway National Park, drew thousands for the two-day event. Music was provided by such local groups as "Patrick and Linda" and "The Solid State Band."

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