2008-09-05 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Rockaway East Merchants Association Fair Draws Crowds

By Miriam Rosenberg

Paulie Smarts is one of several who performed during the afternoon. Paulie Smarts is one of several who performed during the afternoon. The Rockaway East Merchants Association (REMA) held its annual Street Fair last Saturday in the Far Rockaway business district. Vendors lined the walkway on Beach 20 Street. A fashion show and a variety of performers entertained the large crowd.

Among those lending their support during the afternoon were Councilman James Sanders Jr., Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Assembly candidate Donovan Richards and City Council candidates Valerie West and David Hooks.

Stacy Kitt, 15, of Rockaway performed two original poems, including one about the violent deaths of Far Rockaway youth over the last few years. Stacy Kitt, 15, of Rockaway performed two original poems, including one about the violent deaths of Far Rockaway youth over the last few years. Sugar Love entertains the crowd. Sugar Love entertains the crowd. A fashion show, featuring youngsters from the area, is always the big highlight. A fashion show, featuring youngsters from the area, is always the big highlight. Visitors to the REMA's annual street fair check out the many vendors who participated in the event at the walkway on Beach 20 Street in the Far Rockaway business dis- trict. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Visitors to the REMA's annual street fair check out the many vendors who participated in the event at the walkway on Beach 20 Street in the Far Rockaway business dis- trict. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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