2010-08-27 / Community

Crowd Fills O’Donohue Park For Rockaway Resource Day

By Miriam Rosenberg

Sarah’s Warriors, of the Arverne Cancer Support Group, distributed information on cancer. Sarah’s Warriors, of the Arverne Cancer Support Group, distributed information on cancer. The NYPD held its annual Rockaway Resource Day at O’Donohue Park on August 20. Vendors included city, state and federal agencies and local organizations such as Addabbo Family Health Center, Queens Legal Services, WRAP (Weatherization Referral and Packaging Program) and members of Rockaway’s CERT emergency team. The NYPD and the 101 Precinct Community Council provided free food and a fashion show and performers kept the entertainment going throughout the day.
Under the watchful eyes of members of the NYPD, youngsters attempted to get to the top of the climbing wall. Under the watchful eyes of members of the NYPD, youngsters attempted to get to the top of the climbing wall.
Youngsters spin the wheel and answer questions about traffic safety from a Department of Transportation representative. If they were right, they won a prize. Youngsters spin the wheel and answer questions about traffic safety from a Department of Transportation representative. If they were right, they won a prize.
Sandy and Ariel from the Far Rockaway and Arverne Libraries, respectively, provide information about their facilities. Sandy and Ariel from the Far Rockaway and Arverne Libraries, respectively, provide information about their facilities.
The Fire Department of New York’s Fire Safety House was among several service providers parked in the lot on Beach 17 Street. Others included Senator Malcolm Smith’s community service van, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Educational van and a New York City Blood Center blood drive vehicle. Congressman Gregory Meeks’ staff also provided information to residents.  The Fire Department of New York’s Fire Safety House was among several service providers parked in the lot on Beach 17 Street. Others included Senator Malcolm Smith’s community service van, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Educational van and a New York City Blood Center blood drive vehicle. Congressman Gregory Meeks’ staff also provided information to residents.
Rockaway residents, the family group Revelations performed. Singer ANS was among others who entertained. Rockaway residents, the family group Revelations performed. Singer ANS was among others who entertained.
Jackie, left, from Rockaway’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) team gave talks and passed out information about what residents should do in case of an emergency. Also pictured is Rockaway CERT team representative Pesach Osina, left. Jackie, left, from Rockaway’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) team gave talks and passed out information about what residents should do in case of an emergency. Also pictured is Rockaway CERT team representative Pesach Osina, left.
They may have been singing to the Jackson Five, but the moves were all by the PAL J5. They may have been singing to the Jackson Five, but the moves were all by the PAL J5.
A Rockaway favorite – Stan’s Pepper Steppers, performed for the crowd. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg A Rockaway favorite – Stan’s Pepper Steppers, performed for the crowd. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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