2007-05-24 / Top Stories

Annual Canarsie Community Festival Bridges The Gap

Why, sure! That's the famous Sesame Flyers Steel Drum Band!
Why, sure! That's the famous Sesame Flyers Steel Drum Band! If there had been any gullies, rivers or mountains that needed to be surmounted, you can be assured they were gulfed last Sunday, when the Canarsie Bridges Community Festival was staged on St. Jude's Place behind the Hebrew Educational Society.

Featuring the P.S. 115 Glee Club, the Sesame Flyers Steel Drum Band, carnival rides, live D.J.s and even a health fair, the event promised fun, fun, fun for the whole family - and lived up to its billing.

Besides all the events, prizes were given for the winners of the Canarsie Bridges Essay Contest, where children from the community schools were to write on the topic: "Canarsie: A Caring Village."

There were two First Place winners, two Second Place winners and one Third Place winner:

First Place: Maurice Marrow and Ayah Shahin;

Second Place: Verdi Degbey and Jabari McNichol.

Third Place: Anthony Licea.

The P.S. 115 Glee Club lends a musical air to the proceedings.
The P.S. 115 Glee Club lends a musical air to the proceedings. With rides (and food galore!), those who attended said they enjoyed themselves so much they already looked forward to next year's festival.

Photos by Bennett Silverman


Michael Freeman (the Smart Clown) and Jasmine Tiamfook.
Michael Freeman (the Smart Clown) and Jasmine Tiamfook. Yes, that's former Nets basketball star Albert King presenting an autograph to Tori Barclay of Mill Basin.
Yes, that's former Nets basketball star Albert King presenting an autograph to Tori Barclay of Mill Basin. Zakirah McGillivary, 6, received a faceful of paint.
Zakirah McGillivary, 6, received a faceful of paint.

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