Photos: Felder and COJO of Flatbush Sponsor Day of Free Fun for Thousands


Senator Simcha Felder and COJO of Flatbush co-sponsored a free Chol haMoed and Spring Break Fair on Tuesday, April 26, that allowed more than 3,000 neighborhood families and their children to enjoy free entertainment, free snacks and free rides all day long.

“COJO of Flatbush put together a beautiful event that really displayed what our neighborhood is all about,” said Senator Felder, who also distributed thousands of free Health & Fitness and Bicycle Safety activity books for the children. “This time of year, when expenses are so high, it’s wonderful to be able to provide a fun-filled day that doesn’t add to the financial burden of the parents. Grandparents, parents, teenagers and children of all ages came together to enjoy the free rides and music, food and friendship. It had threatened to rain that day, but even the weather was in a great mood. The sun was shining and everyone was smiling all day.”

“We are genuinely grateful to Senator Felder for co-sponsoring this terrific event,” said Larry Spiewak, chairman of the board of COJO of Flatbush. “Everyone had a memorable day.”

“It was a great pleasure being able to bring so many families together during the holiday and spring break.” said Louis Welz, CEO of COJO of Flatbush. “Admission was free, entertainment was free, and even the snacks were free. This was wholesome family fun that didn’t put the pinch on anyone and there was a great feeling of community all day long.”

Senator Felder recognized NY State Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein who attended the fair, as well as the Flatbush Shomrim and many other volunteers for helping the event run smoothly. He also thanked NYPD Captain James Polumbo and Community Affairs Officer Mike Smith of the 70th Precinct for their help and hard work in ensuring a safe and fun day for everyone.

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  1. It was a very nice and mechubedika event. It was a tremendous chesed for all of us. Thank you to all the askanim who put it together.