City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-Corona) will be holding a concert and cultural festival to benefit the Rockaway victims of Hurricane Sandy. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Corona Plaza on Roosevelt Avenue between 103rd and 104th streets. Donations of food, certain winter clothing accessories, baby items and first aid supplies are welcome.
There will be a ceremony by Danza de Mexico Tenochtitlan Kalpulli Tletl Papalotzin and performances by DJ Pampa (aka DJ Sol Aramendi), Bomba Yo (afro-Puerto Rican music /dance), Corona Youth Music Project (drum jam), The LAHM Stompers (jazz band), Karlis (soloist-singer), Pakarina Humbracuna (dance), Mosaicos del Peru (dance), Caporales Universidad de San Simon (dance) and Ecuador Sumagllacta (dance).
There will also be plenty of activities courtesy of: The Uni (mobile library), Jason Gaspar (Herb Garden for Action), Lia Zuvilivia (children's art workshop), Barrie Cline (urban planning for kids) and Seth Aylmer (sculpture workshop).
The following donations are greatly appreciated: winter coats and accessories (hats, gloves and scarves), most essential items (work gloves, batteries, flashlights, face masks, thick black contractor bags, warm blankets, toiletries and feminine hygiene products), first aid products in unopened containers (baby cough medicine, Band-Aids, Neosporin, Ace bandages, Advil and Tylenol), cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, shovels, bleach, Clorox and buckets), food items including gluten-free food (bottled water, orange juice, apple juice, granola bars, powdered milk, jelly, bread and pet food) and baby items (jars of baby food, formula, bottles, diapers and especially wipes).
For more information or if you are interested in volunteering with relief efforts, call Ferreras's office at (718) 651-1917.