2008-06-27 / Letters

Don't Move The Summer Concerts

Dear Editor,

My husband and I are very disappointed about the closing of the summer concerts in Fort Tilden.

Lisa Eckert, the superintendent of Gateway Jamaica Bay Unit and the federal government need a wake-up call and get the concerts back to where they belong, not in some stuffy place in Riis Park, but in a beautiful environment like Fort Tilden. Fort Tilden has the perfect place because of its beautiful lawn and wide-open spaces and it is perfect for any form of entertainment. They have it in Central Park, Prospect Park, and Sheepmeadow Park. If Lisa Eckert could just look around and see that having concerts in Fort Tilden is much better than a closed-in environment. Lisa, think about how happy you would feel knowing that Rockaway people would feel more confident in you if you changed your mind. You have to realize if you don't you will make a lot of people unhappy. You wouldn't want that would you? Think about this before you make your decision.

[By the way], the Rockaway Music and Arts Council are an intricate part of this community; they do wonders for this community.

MAXINE KAMIL

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