Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunken Meadows aka Seniors Gone Wild


Salsa! Salsa! Salsa!

It was another glorious picnic and a wonderful day in Sunken Meadows State Park on the north shore of Long Island. There were so many judges manning the grill stations that you'd have to wonder whether there was any court today. I'll have my steak medium rare, Mayor Bloomberg!

Most importantly, the seniors got their dance on just after Vito and the rest of the crew took turns thanking the seniors, thanking the Ridgewood Bushwick staff, and thanking each other. Also, it was Angela Battaglia's birthday and there was even a cake that Andy Marte baked! Brilliant!

A few other surprises. We had appearances by Governor David Paterson, AG candidate Kathleen Rice, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, State Senator Carl Kruger, Sen. Marty Dilan and Marty Markowitz, Councilmen Steve Levin, David Greenfield, Brad Lander, Public Advocate Bill De Blasio, about half a dozen civil court judges, District Leader candidates Hope Reichbach and Warren Cohn, both Weprins, and the DA himself.

Nobody and I mean nobody wanted to touch Chuck Hynes, who was busy fleeing his bedbug-ridden office.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to eat the steak. Guess we'll have to wait for Thanksgiving.