2008-06-27 / Community

St. Mary's, St. Gertrude's Celebrates Rockaway's Culinary Diversity

By Miriam Rosenberg

St. Mary Star of the Sea and its sister church St. Gertrude the Great, both of Far Rockaway, celebrated the area's culinary diversities with an International Feast last Sunday.

Children and adults wait their turn to sample food from Guatemala. Children and adults wait their turn to sample food from Guatemala. Parishioners and area residents got to sample different dishes from such Latin American countries as Guatemala and Puerto Rico at the event held outside of St. Mary's.

Families enjoy lunch courtesy of the many vendors who sold food from their native lands. Families enjoy lunch courtesy of the many vendors who sold food from their native lands. Flags representing various Latin American countries proudly flew over the tables at the open-air event. Flags representing various Latin American countries proudly flew over the tables at the open-air event. Those who attended the feast enjoyed a day out with family and friends. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Those who attended the feast enjoyed a day out with family and friends. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg All were welcome at the International Feast held in St. Mary's Parking Lot on June 22. All were welcome at the International Feast held in St. Mary's Parking Lot on June 22.

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