Saturday, July 25, 2015

Van Nest Family Day

This was what it was all about, Family Fun as Assemblymen Mark Gjonaj and Luis Sepulveda  who jointly represent the Van Nest area came out to help celebrate Van Nest Family Day.

There were free hot dogs, snacks, bottles of water, and even the Balloon Lady who made pretty animals out of balloons. 

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda brought his darling son, who just wanted to eat the snack bag rather than get a kiss from daddy.

As usual Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj had his bag of whistles that he was giving a whistle to all the children, and even some Adults.

Pictured here are Ms. Bernadette Ferrara President of the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance, with Executive board members Virginia Toreli, and John Messenger who stand around the two assembly members who represent their community. On a sad note I saw that the once thriving Catholic School that is on the corner of White Plains Road and Van Nest Avenue has closed and is to become PS 311 of the New York City School System. Everyone was unhappy when St. Dominick's church and school was closed by the Archdiocese, but there are hopes now that PS 311 will occupy the building.

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