2011-07-08 / Community

Tribute Park Fundraiser July 22

On Friday, July 22, the Friends of Tribute Park will host “Sunset in the Park.”

This annual fundraiser for the park, which is a memorial to those from Rockaway who died on September 11, 2001, as well as the 343 firefighters who died trying to save them, begins at 6 p.m.

The rain date is Saturday, July 23.

This year there will be two bands performing – Hi Lite Vibes, a steel pan trio, will perform calypso, reggae and contemporary classics with an island vibe; Wine With Sue, the popular Rockaway band that plays rock covering the 1970s through today’s biggest hits.

Firefighter John Burke of Ladder 137 on Beach 116 Street is a band member. “Because of Tribute Park’s significance to firefighters and to all those affected by 9/11, it will be an honor to play at this event,“ says Burke.

All proceeds from the event will go toward paying off the remaining debt from the original park construction and to funding ongoing maintenance of the park.

The FDNY Marine Unit will provide the water boat display.

Tickets are available from Brown’s Hardware, John Burke at the Beach 116 Street firehouse, Nadia Murphy and Bernie Warnock.

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