2013-12-27 / Community

Wendy Williams Brings Cheer To Redfern PAL

By Alvin Haskin and Dan Guarino


Talk show host Wendy Williams arrives at Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway for a very special holiday visit. 
Photos byAlvin Haskin Talk show host Wendy Williams arrives at Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway for a very special holiday visit. Photos byAlvin Haskin The PAL Community Center at the Redfern Houses got an extra special Christmas treat when Wendy Williams came to visit on Friday, December 13th.

The talk-show host and personality, who arrived with a squad of elves and a truckload of gifts, gave out toys and well wishes to kids from the Redfern development.

She was greeted by more than 75 smiling children in Santa hats with their names on them.

Williams happily gave out presents and also sat down with the kids to do arts and crafts, creating popsicle stick Christmas trees.

The excited children were thrilled when Williams unveiled the recreational equipment she was donating to the center for the community’s use. They happily tried out the bicycles, air hockey, table tennis and table soccer game she brought.

The children in turn surprised Williams with a chorus of “Jingle Bells.”


PAL staff at the Redfern Houses center anxiously await William’s arrival. PAL staff at the Redfern Houses center anxiously await William’s arrival. The segment about the visit aired on The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday, December 19th. It can also be seen on YouTube.

It features an informative interview with the center’s director Denese Mars, who talks about the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the community and the work they are doing now.

Williams noted her 83-year old father attended PAL as a child and credits the program with helping make him the man grew up to be.



Williams and her staff happily give out gifts to the children. The kids later surprised her with a rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’. Williams and her staff happily give out gifts to the children. The kids later surprised her with a rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’.

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