For the first time, the National Night Out Against Crime festivities for the 100 Precinct and Transit District 23 were held at Beach Channel High School rather than at the defunct Beach Club. Although there was no fireworks display to draw crowds this year, crowds showed up to enjoy the entertainment, the informative police-oriented displays and the food. Pictured, the organizers of the event are presented with a mayoral proclamation. From left, they are: Police Officer Brian McCabe, the community affairs officer for the 100 Precinct; Danny Ruscillo, the President of the 100 Precinct Community Council; Captain Charles Neacey, the Commanding Officer of the 100 Precinct, Y. Phillip Goldfeder, the Queens Director for the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit and Captain Juanita Holmes, the newly-appointed Executive Officer for the 100 Precinct.
|Residents joined in, trying their hand at the difficult double-dutch. Members of the Ruscillo family enjoyed the night out. City Councilmen Joseph Addabbo and James Sanders entertained the crowd. Stan's Pepper-Steppers, the world championship double-dutch team, performed. The kids from the Rockaway Theatre Company performed for the large crowds. Elmo entertained a young friend. Face painting was popular with the kids. Police officials at the event included, from left, Captain Phyllis Byrne, the Commanding Officer of Transit District 23; Captain Juanita Holmes, the Executive Officer of the 100 Precinct, Captain Charles Neacey, the precinct's Commanding Officer and Chief Thomas Dale, the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Queens South. Charles Jacobs, the President of a homeowners association at Arverne By The Sea with Jill Weber, the Rockaway coordinator for the Parks Department. Peninsula Hospital Center was represented by Liz Sulik, the hospital's Director of External Affairs, with one of the hospital's volunteers. Many politicians attended the event, including State Senator Shirley Huntley, second from left, shown with Neacey and Byrne. |