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Neighborhood to Celebrate 22nd Annual Community Unity Fair Friday

(Photo courtesy of Brent O’Leary)

Aug. 9, 2018 By Tara Law

The community will gather in Hunters Point tomorrow for the 22nd annual Community Unity Street Fair. 

The fair, which will last from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 49th Street and Vernon Boulevard, will feature free food from neighborhood restaurants, a football demonstration by a former NFL player and a DJ.  

Other planned activities include two bouncy houses, a performance by the choir Joyful Noise, three clowns and an interactive dancing demonstration by Salsa in Queens, according to Brent O’Leary, president of the Hunters Point Civic Association, which is organizing the event with the Hunters Point Community Development Corporation.

This year’s event will honor former Development Corporation president Theresa Adams, who organized the event since its inception and passed away last year.

The event was first created 22 years ago as a Night Out Against Crime, but it has morphed over the

Theresa Adams and Brent O’Leary (Photo courtesy of Brent O’Leary)

years into a celebration of the neighborhood community O’Leary said.

“It’s a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and to get involved in the community,”  O’Leary added.

The event will feature a special guest appearance by Tony Richardson, a Long Island City resident and former NFL fullback. Richardson, a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, spent the last two years of his career playing for the New York Jets.

Richardson will be showcasing his passing, tackling and other skills, O’Leary said.

About 11 restaurants will be offering free food to fair-goers said O’Leary. Casa Enrique and Vernon Grille are among the donors.

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TWO bouncy houses?! Great, more luxury housing, just what we need. When will the overdevelopment STOP? Clearly DumBlasio is in the pocket of Big Inflatables.


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