2006-09-22 / Community

RMAC Hosts Annual Fall Festival At Riis Park

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) hosted its annual Fall Festival last weekend at Riis Park. With lots of food and activities for children in addition to the beautiful weather and the beautiful fine arts and crafts, more than nine thousand people visited the fair during the two-day event. Pictured, King's Chorus, a Brooklynbased barbershop quartet group, sang for the crowds.

Local watercolorist Arlene Cornell won a first-place award from the judges for her work. Cornell (center) is presented with her award by Barbara Eisenstadt (left) and Barbara Rudnick. Local watercolorist Arlene Cornell won a first-place award from the judges for her work. Cornell (center) is presented with her award by Barbara Eisenstadt (left) and Barbara Rudnick. Two young boys make fish prints at the New York Aquarium's table. Two young boys make fish prints at the New York Aquarium's table. Ronald McDonald was on hand to entertain the kids. Ronald McDonald was on hand to entertain the kids. Officials from the US Post Office were present to issue stamps and other goods and to discuss problems with locals. Postmaster George Buonocore left) is shown with his public information officer, Scott Klein. Officials from the US Post Office were present to issue stamps and other goods and to discuss problems with locals. Postmaster George Buonocore left) is shown with his public information officer, Scott Klein. Face painting is always one of the festival's big draws for both adults and children. Face painting is always one of the festival's big draws for both adults and children. Local artist Eliot Martha Killian displays her paintings, many of them of local venues.  Local artist Eliot Martha Killian displays her paintings, many of them of local venues. The Shore Garden Club teamed up with the Belle Harbor Garden Club for a beautiful flower show in the famous bathhouse The Shore Garden Club teamed up with the Belle Harbor Garden Club for a beautiful flower show in the famous bathhouse The Sand Art tables were kept busy all weekend long by the young and the young at heart. The Sand Art tables were kept busy all weekend long by the young and the young at heart. Steve Yaeger, another local artist and writer, famous for his pen and ink renderings, with a painting of feral wolves. Steve Yaeger, another local artist and writer, famous for his pen and ink renderings, with a painting of feral wolves. Garden club officials Phyllis Rogoff (left) and Nadia Murphy sold chances for a quilt made by the membership.  Garden club officials Phyllis Rogoff (left) and Nadia Murphy sold chances for a quilt made by the membership.

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