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TOUR: Storming Queens
Submitted by taya on September 1, 2005 - 11:27pm.
It's been a long, long week in Queens. Well, very long train rides at least! In our efforts to truly storm the whole city., we've been going to the furthest stretches of every single borough. Last night was our last night in Queens and we went all the way out to Little Neck Park--but it was definitely worth it!
Here's little Sophia--this just might be my favorite Cute Kid Pic of the whole summer. She was hanging out with her mom at the the "Dancing Under The Stars" finale, a great program put together by Janice Melnick.
The program offered free ballroom and swing dance classes followed by open dancing every Wednesday this summer. As a special treat, the finale featured live music by the Lou Piccardi Orchestra. Lou is pictured here with Councilman Tony Avella, who helped fund the entire project.
Doesn't the band look great in green?? They were amazing!
A great looking pair demonstrates a foxtrot.
Despite ominous clouds the dance continued to fill up as the sun set.
This little cutie wasn't participating in the dancing but he seemed to be having a good time with his dog anyway.
We were all pretty tired on the way home but the staff is always up for a mug shot--from l-r, here's Mari, John, and Matthew. We're pretty lucky these three are going to college in the city and are able to help us finish the campaign.
While we were waiting for the train to start the long ride back to the city, we had a great conversation with this MTA employee who just so happens to be named Parker! He's a big fan & promises to wear our button on his vest every day.
I just can't get these guys to stop working....Actually, everywhere we go people (kids) are asking us for a button or sticker. We're happy to oblige but pretty soon everybody else wants in too. Mari & Matthew got busy passing out palm cards & stickers to everybody we met on the way back from the Mets game. Sounds like the Mets had a tough night so their fans were all glad to have something else to talk about on the way home.
So that's it for Queens! Brooklyn is next on the Parkstorming Tour--hope my fellow Brooklynites can take some time to JOIN US for an hour or two. And we'll have our brand new, limited edition Parks1 whistle-flashlight-compass-keychains starting tomorrow so if you see the team be sure to get one from us!
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Maria del Carmen Arroyo (Incumbent)
Candidate for City Council District 17
Maria del Carmen Arroyo (Incumbent) has pledged to make New York City's parks #1 in the nation.
In 2002, New York City spent only $25 per resident to operate all of its public parks.
Las Vegas spent $62
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