PS 65 educators, parents and members of Engine Co. 285 and Ladder 142 gather for the Ozone Park school’s annual “Ray York Day,” in honor of the Howard Beach native and firefighter who died responding to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Joanne Karol, an art teacher, paints a heart on fifth-grade teacher Felix Regalado’s cheek.
Ray McNamara, a parent at PS 65 who was a good friend of Ray York, holds his jacket with badges honoring those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those who worked at Ground Zero afterward.
Children spent much of the day playing outside.
Sumayah Gokool, a third-grade student, shows off her newly painted whiskers.
Kindergarten students cheer after firefighters from Engine Co. 285 and Ladder 142, for which Ray York worked, teach them to call 911 in an emergency.
Parent Teacher Association President Jaime Barresi, left, and PTA member Lana Seodarsan prepare cotton candy to give to the youngsters.