Pheffer Amato Helps Bless the Fleet
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) helped with the 63rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet this past Saturday. For the first time ever, the Fleet blessing was held in Rockaway, with regional boat clubs’ vessels converging on the Wharf at Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park.
“What an amazing experience,” said Pheffer Amato. “Boating is such a huge part of our lifestyle for us natives; it’s how we do commerce and tourism and make memories for our children. It was an honor to be involved in helping sanctify our area’s maritime tradition. I’m thrilled that Rockaway got to host for the first time!”