Co-op City Hosts Pioneer Day

(l-r) Pioneers Riverbay general manager Noel Ellison; Eva Kindaicki Lazaar; Riverbay Board president Linda Berk; Fred Clark; Riverbay first vice president Bernard Cylick and Riverbay Board director Claudia Sampson welcomed everyone to the community celebration.
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To commemorate Co-op City’s 50th anniversary, the Co-op City History Committee and residents hosted ‘Pioneer Day’ on Saturday, June 22 to honor the original cooperators, ‘pioneers,’ for laying out the strong foundation of the community and thanking them. The special occasion featured live musical performances by Metropolitan Klezmer, Sky Caldwell, Soul Latin Line Dancer and The Lickety Split Band.

(l-r) American Legion Post 1871 veterans Lloyd Edmondson, Norman M. Thomas and Post 1871 commander Toba LaCrown.
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Congressman Eliot Engel (c) met with Riverbay general manager and Pioneer Noel Ellison (l) and Pioneer Charles Bishop during the festivities.
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Pioneers who moved into Co-op City in 1969.
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