So its summer and no one is thinking about school right now, not even the Mayor (I boldly assume)!
My assistant saw him over the weekend at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on Sunday, July 19 2015. He was accompanied by his darling wife and seemed to be enjoying the festivities immensely as he towered over the crowd certainly more than 6 feet tall.
My assistant, quite the investigator that she is, found out that his wife, NYC first lady, Chirlane McCray is of Caribbean decent, so this adds further intrigue to the Mayor’s portfolio as I too am from the Caribbean. Seems I missed out on a perfect opportunity to speak to the Mayor personally about my concerns, (see previous post about NYC asking bi-racial families to only choose one race for school ethnicity survey) but he may not have been paying attention anyway, as food was the theme of the Sunday July 19th event. I was actually home taking a nap at the time my assistant met him. Bummer…
Well I know the good mayor has many huge projects on the way. A few include:
- Overhaul of Queens Boulevard ($100 Million)
- Making sure Uber doesn’t take over the world aka NYC (there’s currently a fear the rapid growth of the Uber Taxi Service will cause massive congestion in mid-town Manhattan, so the Mayor is willing to vote to ‘cap’ that expansion)
- Figuring out a game plan just in case Donald Trump becomes president (okay, okay, I made that one up, but who knew Trump was so callous. His recent remarks about immigrants and John McCain make me cringe).
So my letter probably hasn’t made its way to the top of the pile just yet. So we wait — Patiently — Pondering my next move. A petition was already suggested by Carrie (http://carrierubin.com/) but since I haven’t met any of the other parents yet, that may have to wait until schools starts in the fall (plus being an introvert means agony over talking to so many people, sigh…).
What do you think I should do now? Enjoy the rest of my Summer and keep a lookout for the good Mayor, that’s what! Perhaps I’ll see Mr Mayor
frolicking in NYC visiting another NYC event some day soon. And now that I have his Facebook page info I can probably reach out via that medium as well. But until then, Happy Summer everyone! Be safe and stay tuned.
For tickets to the Grace Jamacian Jerk Festival in 2016 click here: http://www.jerkfestivalny.com/tickets/
Contents written: July 18 2015 | Edited: July 22 & 24 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises