By Tom Momberg
Friends of Fort Totten Park, the city Department of Parks and Recreation and Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) are gearing up for their 11th annual Family Fun Day on the grounds of Fort Totten Park. The event is slated for Saturday, June 13, from noon to 3 p.m.
It was originally planned for the Fort Totten Parade Grounds on 33rd Avenue, but now community leader Phil Konigsberg said organizers can now hold Family Fun Day on the Fort Totten Park grounds, because the new Little Bay parking lot is set to be open by then.
“I am very excited to be a part of this event for the second year,” Vallone said. “And actually we expanded it. Between Family Fun Day and activities like Movies Under the Stars, those programs are being expanded to College Point, Crocheron Park and Little Bay.”
Event sponsors are touting this year’s Family Fun Day festivities as having something for everyone: families, young adults, teenagers, children and even family pets.
The sponsors are bringing back arts and crafts, face painting, games, inflatable play equipment, children’s storytelling, adult health screenings, safety and educational programs, Child ID programs, pet adoptions and other family activities.
Central Veterinary Associates will also be sponsoring a free microchipping clinic for people’s pets. The microchip can be purchased with a $25 donation in addition to a registration fee.