2008-10-03 / Community

RWA Holds Fundraiser At Riis Park

By Miriam Rosenberg

Jeanne DuPont, the president of RWA, talks with Jill Weber, the Rockaway administrator for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation, and Vivian Carter of The Wave. Carter is credited with the idea of bringing "City of Water" to the Rockaway's for a screening. Jeanne DuPont, the president of RWA, talks with Jill Weber, the Rockaway administrator for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation, and Vivian Carter of The Wave. Carter is credited with the idea of bringing "City of Water" to the Rockaway's for a screening. The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) held their first fundraiser last weekend with a reception and screening of the film, "City of Water," at the Riis Park Bathhouse. The film documents the history of New York City's waterways and presents different ideas to increase the use of the waterfront in the future.

The fundraiser was a way to get local advocates and supporters together "to create long lasting partnerships that support the waterfront," said Jeanne DuPont, the president of RWA.

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Arts Society produced the film, which has been shown on PBS.

The Fred Pratt Quartet entertains during the reception. The Fred Pratt Quartet entertains during the reception. Attendees at last Saturday's fundraiser watch the 45-minute film, "City of Water." Attendees at last Saturday's fundraiser watch the 45-minute film, "City of Water." Roland Lewis, right, the director of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, listens to questions from the audience. Lewis suggested that people let politicians know how important the issues concerning the waterfront are to them. Roland Lewis, right, the director of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, listens to questions from the audience. Lewis suggested that people let politicians know how important the issues concerning the waterfront are to them. Lewis, right, and Jasper Goldman, of the Municipal Arts Society and the director of "City of Water," join DuPont for a question and answer session following the film. Lewis, right, and Jasper Goldman, of the Municipal Arts Society and the director of "City of Water," join DuPont for a question and answer session following the film.

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