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'Ride For Justice' to Honor Sean Bell This Weekend

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 23, 2013 4:57pm
 The annual Sean Bell event will take place this Saturday.
‘Ride For Justice’ to Honor Sean Bell
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QUEENS — Mourners will honor Sean Bell this Saturday by visiting and praying at the cemetery where he is buried in a motorcade of vehicles, said Nicole Bell, Sean’s fiancée.

Also that day, Bell’s nonprofit organization, "When it's real, it's forever," is hosting the annual Sean Bell Family Day at Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica.

The annual “Ride for Justice”, a motorcade, consisting of motorcycles, cars and SUVs, will travel from South Jamaica to Nassau Knolls Cemetery, said Nicole Bell, whose fiancé was killed in barrage of police gunfire in 2006, hours before their wedding.

The riders will pass by places important in Sean’s life, organizers said. After paying tribute to Bell, they will return to Queens to attend the annual Family Day.

“The 'Ride for Justice' is a peaceful ride that we as an organization have started to bring some hope to all families that are victims of senseless violence,” said Bell.

The Family Day hosted by the organization, Bell said, attracts hundreds of local residents every year. “The community comes together and there is a lot of positive energy,” she said.

Among the attractions for kids will be bounce houses, video game room, face painting, balloon clowns, music and dancing, Bell said.

The 6th Annual Sean Bell Family Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Baisley Pond Park Extension (North Conduit Blvd., at the corner of 150th Street). The public is invited to participate in the free event, which starts at noon and continues until 7 p.m.

Ride for Justice starts at 11 a.m. It's approximately 2 hours from start to finish. It begins at Baisley Park Ext. (Baisley Blvd., between Rockaway Blvd and North Conduit Blvd). There is $5 suggested donation to take part in the ride.