Beach 116 Street Ceremony For Beverly Baxter Renaming
A ceremony was held on Saturday morning at Beach 116 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard to honor the memory of Rockaway icon Beverly Baxter. The stretch of Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 108 Street and Beach 116 Street was renamed in honor of Baxter. Owen Baxter sings a song he wrote for his deceased wife. Councilman Eric Ulrich (right) hosted the ceremony, which included a song from Baxter’s husband, Owen Baxter (center), and some words from Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. Ulrich presented a copy of the sign which will mark the street to Baxter’s mother and father. Baxter’s nephews release a bunch of green balloons over Beach 116 Street. A crowd gathered on the corner for the short ceremony. Baxter’s mother speaks of the importance of Rockaway to her deceased daughter as Baxter’s sister and Ulrich look on. Owen Baxter pulls a string that removes the covering on the sign designating the street in memory of his late wife. Beverly Baxter’s family watches the ceremony. Beverly Baxter Boulevard.