2009-07-24 / Community

'Sunset In The Park'Set For July 30

Last year's fundraiser drew a large crowd. Last year's fundraiser drew a large crowd. On Thursday, July 30, the Friends of Tribute Park will be hosting "Sunset in the Park," a fundraiser for the memorial to those Rockaway people who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and to all of the firefighters throughout the city who died that day.

All proceeds from this annual fundraising event for Tribute Park, which is dedicated to the 70 Rockaway residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, goes toward paying off the remaining debt from the original park construction and ensure that there is funding for ongoing maintenance. The event is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Rain date is Friday, July 31.

The winners of the "Salute to Tribute Park" Photo Contest will be announced. First, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in three age categories was generously donated by HSBC Bank. All entries will be on display.

This year the FDNY fireboat will provide a water display on Jamaica Bay and arrive at approximately 8 p.m.

Two musical groups will be performing: Aerial acoustics, a guitar duo of original music; and Indaculture, a popular homegrown Rockaway band.

Wine will be provided courtesy of On the Rocks Liquor Store, beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and hors d'oeuvres are being catered by Ludwig's Catering.

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