Rockaway Family Fun Day Reigns On Beach 116th Street – The Wave

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The weather didn’t look promising, but the clouds parted just in time for The Wave’s Rockaway Family Fun/Health & Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct 1.

Developed in partnership with The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Beach 116th Street came alive with music provided by Posers and Fool’s Night Out, who entertained the crowd.

“I was going to go catch some waves, but the music was so good, I had to stay and listen,” said one wetsuit-clad surfer.

  • A Rockaway local gets her COVID booster shot.

  • Fool’s Night Out closed out the day with some awesome performances.

  • The Wave’s Walter Sanchez, the champ Reiner Cevallos, Meat Up Grill’s Michael Fiore, and The Wave’s Mark Healey present the big check to the champ.

  • Reiner Cevallos came, he saw, he ate the most burgers!

  • The crowd rooted on the burger eaters

  • The Burger Eating Contest Begins!

  • The Burger Eating Contest Begins!

  • Robert Intelisano Sr., Robert Intelisano Jr., and Fools Night Out’s Danny Moran were having fun.

  • As the weather cleared, the crowd got bigger

  • The bouncy houses were a big hit.

  • The bouncy houses were a big hit.

  • The bouncy houses were a big hit.

  • Posers made their Rockaway debut.

  • ABA Tree’s Laura Leonard (left) and her husband added to the fun with a spooky inflatable that wowed the kids.

  • Mary Doyle, Alison Kase, and Monica Glynn from The Wave.

  • Valhalla Medics’ Benjamin Franqui was on hand to answer questions.

  • Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center’s Liz Sulik, Maria Bustillo, and Sayeed Khaled exchange information with local resident

  • The sponsors who helped The Wave put together the Rockaway Family Fun/Health & Wellness Day

  • The sponsors who helped The Wave put together the Rockaway Family Fun/Health & Wellness Day

  • George Onuorah of EMU Health displays printed handouts offered at the Rockaway Family Fun/Health & Wellness Day

  • George Onuorah of EMU Health flanked by fellow sponsors Liz Sulik, Maria Bustillo, and Sayeed Khaled of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center

Vendors, including Addabbo Family Health Center, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Valhalla Medics, and ABA Tree, offered quick health check-ups and wellness tips.

“We are so happy to have been a part of this [event],” said Liz Sulik of the Addabbo Family Health Center. “Next year, the weather will be perfect and we look forward to participating once again!”

“We are committed to the health and well-being of all the families throughout the peninsula,” said Helen Montero, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. “It is important for us to offer our services at events like Family Fun Day as it is a part of our mission to provide exceptional healthcare and education to our communities. This event allowed us to provide nothing short of it- rain could not stop us from it!”

There were bouncy houses for the kids, a free recycling bicycle giveaway, and a burger-eating contest sponsored by Meat Up Grill.

Lisa Jackson, owner of Rockaway Properties said, “It was so great to be a part of this outdoor event for the community. We are thrilled the weather held out for us. Looking forward to more in the future. Rockaway strong!!”

“Alma Realty is incredibly proud and grateful for being a sponsor of this great event. The sense of community in the Rockaways is unmatched anywhere else and we are happy to support its bright future.” Nicholas Conway, Alma Realty

The highlight of the day was Reiner Cevallos’ burger battle win in a first-ever contest sponsored by The Meat Up Grill. Cevallos came equipped with his own cheering section – his fellow players from the Beach Channel Dolphins football team.

“The rain didn’t stop The Meat Up Grill’s first annual Burger Battle! Thanks to the contestants and The Wave for organizing such a fun event,” said Michael Fiore, The Meat Up Grill.

 


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