2008-05-30 / Community

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F.R. Beaches Welcome Residents After Long Winter
By Miriam Rosenberg

People found plenty to do even though it was too cold to swim - whether it was sunbathing, walking on the beach or fishing.
With the Memorial Day weekend came the unofficial start of summer and, after nine long months, the opening of Rockaway's famed beaches. Despite the late afternoon cold winds coming off the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, Far Rockaway's hardy took to the beaches and enjoyed the end of the extended holiday weekend whether it was sunbathing, walking on the beach or fishing.

Late Monday, this Wave reporter took a walk from Beach 17 to Beach 15 Streets to get a sample of the Memorial Day activities.





They're Back! Parks Department lifeguards took their posts this past weekend. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg
Three youngsters don't let the fact it was too cold to swim Monday afternoon stop them, as they play at the water's edge while a lifeguard watches out for their safety.
On Beach 14 Street, a homeowner displays the colors on a day for remembering all those who gave their lives fighting for their country. 
At O'Donohue Park on Beach 17 Street, families and friends got together for the first picnics and barbecues of the 2008 summer season.

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