Hammels Hosts 2010 Census Rally
The U.S. Census Bureau is partnering with the Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation and with the resident councils of the Hammel Houses, Carleton Manor, Ocean Bay Apartments, Beach 41st Houses and Redfern Houses to raise awareness about the importance of obtaining a full and complete count of all residents of the Rockaways, particularly in the NYCHA Public Housing Developments. To promote these educational efforts, a rally was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at the Hammels Community Center at Beach 81 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The rally featured an information table about the census count with several representatives of the Census Bureau available to answer questions. There was also a live musical performance by a local drum group, a clown with balloons, giveaways, a health insurance information table and refreshments. Participants are pictured as they kick off the rally.