2010-09-17 / Community

Family Day A Success, Despite Inclement Weather

By Miriam Rosenberg

These two little ones asked to have their pictures taken and then requested, “Let me see it.” Center: A bounce house provided children with an opportunity for loads of fun during the afternoon. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg These two little ones asked to have their pictures taken and then requested, “Let me see it.” Center: A bounce house provided children with an opportunity for loads of fun during the afternoon. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Cool and inclement weather kept the turnout low for this year’s annual family day sponsored by State Senator Malcolm Smith, held at O’Donohue Park on Sunday. Those who did attend the September 12 event enjoyed a day filled with entertainment, free food and, courtesy of Smith’s office, free Mets tickets. In addition, there was a giveaway of free books donated by Scholastic Books and Peninsula and St. John’s Hospitals. Each provided free medical screenings for blood pressure.

Smith and his spokesperson Tai White get down to the music. Smith and his spokesperson Tai White get down to the music.
A singing group was also on the day’s agenda. A singing group was also on the day’s agenda.
All ages got up on stage to dance. All ages got up on stage to dance.
Free hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon for all. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon for all.
Dr. Bob Lee (right), a WBLS on-air personality and the station’s community affairs director, was the host for the afternoon. Here, Lee talks with some of those who came on stage to show off their talents. Dr. Bob Lee (right), a WBLS on-air personality and the station’s community affairs director, was the host for the afternoon. Here, Lee talks with some of those who came on stage to show off their talents.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (pictured) and Peninsula Hospital Center provided free blood pressure screenings throughout the afternoon. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (pictured) and Peninsula Hospital Center provided free blood pressure screenings throughout the afternoon.
Denean Ferguson, the vice president of the 101 Precinct Community Council, and her family pose with Smith. Denean Ferguson, the vice president of the 101 Precinct Community Council, and her family pose with Smith.

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