Freedom Fairs is kicking off its inaugural community festival and amusement carnival at the Westfield Sunrise mall on Long Island this week. The fair includes amusement rides, carnival games, magicians and performers, live bands, food and craft vendors. Admission is free and the organization is giving out free ride tickets to young people who sign a voluntary community drug free pledge. The community-themed event includes an award ceremony for members of the community that have aided this cause.
Freedom Fairs Sets Up Community Festival and Amusement Carnival on Long Island Massapequa, NY, July 27, 2015 –(PR.com)– The organizing committee of Freedom Fairs has put together a community themed Fair slated to take place at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa July 30-Aug 2. The Fair is put together in conjunction with the Long Island Teen Challenge International (LITCI), Tutor Central Inc., Eminent Events LLC, and key members of Community Outreach at the Commissioner of Police office.
The Fair will feature over 20 different types of amusement rides, carnival games, food and craft vendors, family-themed magicians and illusionists, jugglers, contortionists and balloon artists, :and live music and bands. The plan is to have something for all ages, particularly focused on families in the community. Besides this, the fair is geared towards two goals.
Firstly, increasing awareness among young people of that pivotal first encounter where many have innocently made their first contact with some of the drugs that are devastating Long Island neighborhoods, and how to recognize and remove themselves early from such situations. Freedom Fairs has a pledge that helps bring this to focus and is providing free ride tickets to young Long Islanders between the ages of 14 to 24 who sign this voluntary, self-enforced pledge.
The pledge is available at http://www.freedomfairs.com/drugfreepledge.
Freedom Fairs is working with several Long Island drug prevention organizations on getting young members of the community to access this pledge. Hundreds of young Long Islanders have already signed the pledge, and received free ride tickets to the event.
Secondly, Freedom Fairs is working with the Community Outreach office of the Commissioner of Police. Their stated aim of this initiative is to help improve relations with the police and provide information to the public about the purpose of the community outreach office and how to contact them. To this end, there is a 30 minute award ceremony at 8pm, August 1st where several dignitaries have been invited. Two members of the community selected for the Freedom Fair Community award are Steve Labriola and John Capice. Steve is a former New York state assembly man and has been recognized for his work in the community including awards on child abuse prevention and is a Hall of Fame inductee of the Massapequa high school. John is a retired Nassau County Police chief and has been recognized for his work while at the Narcotics/Vice Squad which helped to reduce the amount of illegal drugs available in the community. It is expected that several members of the community that helped put together the event will also be acknowledged, including Angel Rios, assistant to the Commissioner of police in Nassau County.
The fair is expected to receive hundreds to thousands of visitors during its five day duration. Admission is free, enjoying the band and live music is free. So is parking. Food and craft will be available for sale by the various vendors, and rides can purchased through tokens available at the fair or the event website. Bands that have been confirmed include Randy Jackson formerly of Zebra, River of Dream – a Billy Joel cover band, Guilty Pleasures – an 80s cover band, School of Rock of Farmingdale, MKZ, Them Bones, The Fearless, Acme Dynamite, and TecNickeL.
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