Mashad Holder sings some R & B for the crowd that gathered at the community center. The "Roc The Youth Tour", designed to engage the youth of the Rockaway community in a positive activity and to encourage an end to the violence that is endemic in the Far Rockaway community, made its latest stop at the Edgemere Community Center this week.
Tuesday's show consisted of professional and amateur local performers, including several youngsters from the area. The youth councils of the Far Rockaway NAACP and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation sponsored the tour, which will touch on other Rockaway venues in the future.
|Donovan Richards, the co-advisor of the NAACP Youth Council, welcomes representatives of RDRC and the NAACP, including Far Rockaway NAACP president Ed Williams. Lisa Emanuel, of the Far Rockaway NAACP, gives some encouragement to Ahdara Israel, as she recites a poem. Kahlim Cochran and Kahiem Chandler dance to hip hop music. They were the hit of the evening, as they brought spectators to their feet. The Rhyte Hitters rock the place as they sing about nonviolence and staying in school. True, of the Rhyte Hitters, gets the crowd into the act as they wave their hands exhibiting the peace sign. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg |