Assemblywomen Michele Titus and Audrey Pheffer marvel at the lights after lighting this year's tree. Also pictured are Donovan Richards, St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Eric Matza and Penny Chin, and RDRC's Kevin Alexander. A new Menorah for Hanukkah and Kinara for Kwanzaa will replace the missing ones in time for next year's event.
|Kevin Alexander, the executive director of Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp., welcomes everyone to the 10th annual holiday display lighting in the Far Rockaway business district on Tuesday evening. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Ashanti Jennings, 4, a student at the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, tastes a chocolate Santa given out by Madelaine's Chocolates as her mom looks on. Among those attending were James Glasser, the director of Far Rockaway's Social Security office; Teresa Scott, Community Coordinator for the Coalition for Far Rockaway; Assemblywomen Audrey Pheffer and Michele Titus; Donovan Richards, the district manager for Councilman James Sanders Jr.; and Jill Weber, Rockaway Parks Administrator for the city's Parks Department. |