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Brooklyn Senator Roxanne Persaud says hundreds of families last Thursday supported her 2019 Annual Family Fun Day at Canarsie Park, a free event for the community.

The 2019 Family Fun Day was Persaud’s fourth annual event.

“Hundreds of families came out and enjoyed activities like life-sized board games and carnival attractions – including rock-climbing wall – as well as a variety of refreshments, giveaways and raffles, and helpful information and resources,” said the Guyanese-born Persaud, representative for the 19th Senatorial District, which included Canarsie.

In addition to numerous vendors and organizations, Persaud said the event was held in partnership with a number of organizations and agencies, including ASPCA, BMS Family Health, Broadway Stages, Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn USA Basketball, DSNY, FDNY, Jersey Lynne, Jetro Cash and Carry, Midget Squadron, Millennium Development, NYC DoE, NYPD, NYC Parks, Pagano Melon, Shoppers World, Sunrise Adult Health Care Center, UTZ and Tropical Fete Stilt Walkers.

“There are always things happening in Senate District 19,” said Persaud at the event. “I believe our constituents deserve access to opportunities that are not only affordable but enjoyable, too.

“Too many families in the district face the challenge of finding fun activities for their children and loved ones that are cost-efficient,” she added. “So, I am delighted to host events like these that provide family-friendly entertainment and spread the word of the vast amount of resources available to the community.”

Persaud said her Family Fun Day has become “an event that residents look forward to attending every summer, and one that we always strive to deliver as best we can.”

Posted 5:21 pm, August 21, 2019
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