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Festival-goers had the opportunity to participate in the (Credit: Jackie Salo)

Festival-goers had the opportunity to participate in the reptile show at the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway

Despite fundraising challenges after superstorm Sandy, the Village Foundation of East Rockaway held its annual Stars and Stripes Festival during Fourth of July weekend.

Josh Joachim, 8, of Valley Stream, won prizes
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Josh Joachim, 8, of Valley Stream, won prizes playing carnival games at the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

Siblings Liz and Andrew Bradley, of East Rockaway,
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Siblings Liz and Andrew Bradley, of East Rockaway, said they come every year to the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway to play carnival games and see friends. (July 6, 2013)

Mayor Francis T. Lenahan welcomes festival-goers to the
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Mayor Francis T. Lenahan welcomes festival-goers to the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

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Kaitlin King, 11, of Oceanside, cooled off from
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Kaitlin King, 11, of Oceanside, cooled off from the heat by enjoying the water rides at the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

Siblings Aiden, 5, left, and Madison O'Boyle, 6,
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Siblings Aiden, 5, left, and Madison O'Boyle, 6, of East Meadow, competed against each other while playing carnival games at the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

Debra and Marc Del Borrello helped their son,
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Debra and Marc Del Borrello helped their son, Marc Jr., 3, make a craft at the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

Andrew Bradley, 9, of East Rockaway, won a
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Andrew Bradley, 9, of East Rockaway, won a prize playing carnival games at the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

Festival-goers had the opportunity to participate in the
(Credit: Jackie Salo)

Festival-goers had the opportunity to participate in the reptile show at the Stars and Stripes Festival in East Rockaway. (July 6, 2013)

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