Senator Malcolm A. Smith Hosts Ribbon Cutting For Red Fern Community Center Re-opening

Malcolm A. Smith

July 03, 2008

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) will be joined by local elected officials and community organizations as they re-open the Red Fern Community Center. The center will offer residents, especially the youth, recreational programs during the summer months. This initiative is a part of Operation S.N.U.G.  and was largely due to community outcry following the fatal shooting of 15-year old Brandon Bethea.

WHO:          NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Queens District 
                    Attorney Richard Brown, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, 
                    Assemblywomen Michele Titus and Audrey I. Pheffer, 
                    Councilman James Sanders, Jr., NYC Housing Authority 
                    Chairman Tino Hernandez, Queens District Attorney’s Office, 
                    Red Fern Tenants Association, Ocean Bay, JCCRP, Weed and 
                    Seed, NAACP-Far Rockaway Branch, and Sorrentino Parks 
                    and Recreations. 

DATE:            Monday, July 7, 2008

TIME:            10:00 AM

LOCATION: 1456 Beach Channel Drive 
                        Far Rockaway, NY

The Press is encouraged to attend.