Oct. 2, 2014 By Michael Florio
The carnival is coming to town!
New City Church, located at 46-28 Vernon Blvd, will be hosting its inaugural LIC Community Carnival this Saturday at Hunters Point Park South from 11 am until 3 pm.
Several businesses and local organizations are co-sponsoring the event adding to the family-oriented day.
There will be bean bag and grab bag games, pumpkin painting and face painting, all for free.
“There will be a lot of games for kids–ages four through eight,” said Patrick Thompson, Lead Pastor at New City Church.
Thompson said the church aims to make it an annual event.
“We want it to be an event people can look forward to every fall,” he said. .
Thompson said that there will be raffles, where participants can win gift cards from local restaurants.
There will also be a so-called ‘cupcake walk,’ a game where participants walk around in a circle until the music stops. A number is then drawn and the person standing on the winning number will receive cupcakes, provided by 51st Bakery & Cafe (5-33 51st Ave).
The church has teamed up with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy and LIC Landing by COFFEED to host the event.
Frank Raffaele, owner of COFFEED, will be providing the carnival volunteers with food.
Duane Reade will also be setting up a booth offering free flu shots.
The rain date is this Sunday, from 11am to 3 pm.