Addabbo co-sponsors community toy drive and brings vaccine bus to Howard Beach this month

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

November 16, 2021

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is helping to co-sponsor a toy drive fundraiser for the community in Howard Beach with the Pizza Dance Foundation this November.

On Sunday, November 28, the Pizza Dance Foundation will hold their First Annual Toy Drive at Prima Pasta, located at 161-50B Cross Bay Boulevard, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where there will be a bunch of festivities for kids and adults.

Addabbo helped to secure the NYC Health + Hospitals Vaccination Bus which will be at Prima Pasta from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering free vaccinations to those who are interested.

There will also be live music with some special guest appearances, magician Stephen Roberts, Henna tattoos sponsored by Olivia, classic cars on display from East Coast Classic Cars, free pizza and pictures with Santa. There is no cover charge for the event, the organizers only ask for a donation to or to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive.

Participants will also be able to take their picture with Tony Modica, the creator of the Pizza Dance Foundation. Modica created the Pizza Dance Foundation 23 years ago as a way to bring peace and unity to all.

“It is a great feeling to be part of such a large holiday event for the community,” Addabbo said. “I was happy to help bring the NYC Health + Hospitals Vaccine Bus to this event for anyone who wants to get their first or second dose, or their booster shot. I look forward to this fun day and encourage everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy for their toy drive for the kids. I want to thank the Pizza Dance Foundation, Prima Pasta and all of their partners for creating this festive event to celebrate the holidays.”