2006-09-08 / Community

Labor Day,2006: The Summer Ends With Red flags And Barbeques

While it's unusual to see horses in the North Fork Bank parking lot on Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 19 Street, the pony rides were all part of the Ocean Park Apartments Tenant Association's Labor Day celebration that included food and music for the building's residents. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

A man feeds the pigeons on the promenade by Far Rockaway Beach as his companions look on. A man feeds the pigeons on the promenade by Far Rockaway Beach as his companions look on. From Beach 18 Street down to Beach 9 Street there were some open beaches giving people one final chance for the beach experience in 2006. From Beach 18 Street down to Beach 9 Street there were some open beaches giving people one final chance for the beach experience in 2006. Although red flags (like the one shown), indicating closed beaches, lined the Far Rockaway shoreline from Beach 19 Street on up the coastline on Labor Day, many people found other ways to enjoy the holiday as they took to recreational boats in the waters off Rockaway's beaches. Although red flags (like the one shown), indicating closed beaches, lined the Far Rockaway shoreline from Beach 19 Street on up the coastline on Labor Day, many people found other ways to enjoy the holiday as they took to recreational boats in the waters off Rockaway's beaches. We're not sure if they were ever told to 'go fly a kite,' but that's exactly what these people are doing on a Far Rockaway beach Monday afternoon. We're not sure if they were ever told to 'go fly a kite,' but that's exactly what these people are doing on a Far Rockaway beach Monday afternoon. Toward late afternoon on Monday, youngsters jump rope as O'Donohue Park fills with people for barbecues and get-togethers to mark the end of summer. Toward late afternoon on Monday, youngsters jump rope as O'Donohue Park fills with people for barbecues and get-togethers to mark the end of summer.

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