2004-06-18 / Community

Fundraiser For Rockaway Museum Draws Hundreds To Pier 92

Fundraiser For Rockaway Museum Draws Hundreds To Pier 92


A large crowd turned out last Sunday evening for a Rockaway Museum fundraiser that included music, food and prizes. The proceeds will be used for the museum’s new exhibits as well as for its school outreach programs.A large crowd turned out last Sunday evening for a Rockaway Museum fundraiser that included music, food and prizes. The proceeds will be used for the museum’s new exhibits as well as for its school outreach programs.
Museum Chairperson and Wave Publisher Susan Locke welcomes the crowd.Museum Chairperson and Wave Publisher Susan Locke welcomes the crowd.Kathy O’Brien from Arverne By The Sea, with the new Chamber of Commerce executive director Joanie Omeste.Kathy O’Brien from Arverne By The Sea, with the new Chamber of Commerce executive director Joanie Omeste.

Liz Sulik (Peninsula Hospital Center), Ruth Graves (Rockaway Theatre Company) and Barbara Eisenstadt (Rockaway Music And Arts Council) at the fundraiser.Liz Sulik (Peninsula Hospital Center), Ruth Graves (Rockaway Theatre Company) and Barbara Eisenstadt (Rockaway Music And Arts Council) at the fundraiser.Museum volunteers Norma Allende and Lew Simon sell raffles to those who wanted to win the many pieces of art and other objects that were up for bid in the “Chinese Auction.”Museum volunteers Norma Allende and Lew Simon sell raffles to those who wanted to win the many pieces of art and other objects that were up for bid in the “Chinese Auction.”

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer chats with garden club president Nadia Murphy.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer chats with garden club president Nadia Murphy.Breezy Point resident Ed Deacy plays and sings for the crowd.Breezy Point resident Ed Deacy plays and sings for the crowd.

Both of the Arverne By the Sea representatives who came to the fundraiser won artwork in the auction. Kathy O’Brien (right) and Laura Sporny show off their prizes.Both of the Arverne By the Sea representatives who came to the fundraiser won artwork in the auction. Kathy O’Brien (right) and Laura Sporny show off their prizes.Participants of the fundraiser look at prizes that were auctioned off at the affair. Prizes included artwork from local artists, restaurant packages, a Brooklyn Cyclones prize and many other food and drink items.Participants of the fundraiser look at prizes that were auctioned off at the affair. Prizes included artwork from local artists, restaurant packages, a Brooklyn Cyclones prize and many other food and drink items.

Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore with 100 Precinct Community Council President Jate Doremus and museum docent Micki Coughlin.Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore with 100 Precinct Community Council President Jate Doremus and museum docent Micki Coughlin.Local Celtic musician Charlotte Ray and her accompanist, James Gilchrist, played for the crowd.Local Celtic musician Charlotte Ray and her accompanist, James Gilchrist, played for the crowd.

Local artist and author Steve Yaeger with his wife, Judy and Nancy Vardakis. All three are museum officials.Local artist and author Steve Yaeger with his wife, Judy and Nancy Vardakis. All three are museum officials.

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