Sandy recovery a focus at Bayfest 2013 in Sheepshead Bay

The annual waterfront celebration of Bayfest in Sheepshead Bay took on a different focus this year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The 22nd annual

The annual waterfront celebration of Bayfest in Sheepshead Bay took on a different focus this year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The annual waterfront celebration of Bayfest in Sheepshead Bay took on a different focus this year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (5/19/13)

BROOKLYN - The annual waterfront celebration of Bayfest in Sheepshead Bay took on a different focus this year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The 22nd annual event was held today and offered live performances, food and activities for children. This year's festivities were a reminder of how badly the area suffered when the powerful storm blew through last October.

Still, community leaders are optimistic. "Sheepshead Bay is going to be better than ever," says Steve Barrison, president of the Bay Improvement Group. "We want these small businesses and residents that need help to know that the resources are here."

Organizers of today's event say it was smaller than previous years because of the inclement weather. Another event for Sandy relief is being planned for the coming weeks.

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