Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Arab American Service Day in Sunset Park

This year, the Sunset Park Recreation Center hosted Arab American Service Day. I had no idea it was going on, but on my way to a park-side coop's stoop sale (that never materialized, what a tease!), a neighbor informed me that there were lots of activities up in the park.

There was a free market with tons of clothes and items; I saw many people leaving with trash bags full of clothing.


There were dancing demonstrations.


And, most importantly for my kid, there was a very pleasant woman creating animals out of balloons. Sadly, she seemed to think that a flower balloon he wanted was inappropriate for my son, so he settled for a dog balloon. Maybe she had run out of the other ones. Oh! There was also a prize wheel that had mini first aid kits and bags as prizes, among other things.

You never know what you'll find when you venture into Sunset Park.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

This makes me wonder -- where's the best place to drop off used clothes, books, and household items in Sunset Park? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

SPAN is trying to start a monthly free market in the area. In the meantime I just leave boxes of stuff in or by the park, with a sign of course.