May 4, 2012 RSS feed / Community

Boardwalk For Books

On Thursday, May 17, the Queens Library is urging the public to join library supporters at the Rockaway boardwalk to protest the steep budget cuts to public libraries. More...

YMCA Showing Signs Of Promise

The highly anticipated Y construction is proceeding as scheduled with an expected 2013 opening date. The facility will be located at the corner of Beach 73 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Hendricks Produces Jamaica Bay Documentary

Jamaica Bay has a history rich in wildlife, Russian and Indo-Caribbean culture and an “unearthly” landscape to capture on film. More...

Ecowatchers Receive Prestigious EPA Award

The Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers (JBEW) received a very prestigious 2012 National Environmental Quality Award from the Environmental Protection Agency at a reception on April 27, held at EPA headquarters in Manhattan. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Works With Scholars’Academy

Plant Sale At Old Firehouse May 5

If you stop by Scholars’ Academy on any Thursday afternoon, you will find middle and high school students busy sawing wood, digging up dirt and pulling weeds. More...

Kelly Attends Annual 101 Pct.Medal Day

The top cop in the city was a special addition this year as the 101 Precinct held its annual Medal Day ceremony on April 26. More...

Relay For Life 2012

The American Cancer Society is partnering with the Rockaway community for the 12th annual fight against cancer. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Rings In Earth Day 2012

Last Saturday more than 100 people descended on the beachfront to take part in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance cleanup at Beach 59 Street and the beach boardwalk to prepare the area for next Saturday’s Earth Day Rockaway event. More...

Turner Meets With Fire Officials

Congressman Bob Turner with Chief John Tighe, vice president, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, following a meeting with fire chiefs representing the Firemen’s Association of the State More...

RCA Gets Parks Grant, Free Trees

The Rockaway Civic Association, formerly known as the Rockaway Park Homeowners and Residents Association, receives a $2,500 Parks Department grant towards planned Summer Film Series. More...

Jamaica Bay Osprey TaggedWith GPS Unit

The National Park Service, National Parks of NY Harbor Conservancy and the American Littoral Society teamed up to place a GPS unit on one of the nesting ospreys in Jamaica Bay. More...

Jacob Riis Comes To Peninsula Library

The life and times of author, photographer, social reformer, newspaper reporter, speaker and famous New Yorker Jacob Riis will come to life in “The Story of Jacob Riis and Jacob Riis Park,” in a multimedia presentation by historian Bernie More...

RWA Hosts Rockspot Bike Tour

Last week RWA hosted the first Rockspot Bike Tour of the season. Don Riepe, director of the American Littoral Society, led the tour which explored the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula. More...

Turner Applauds Blockwatchers

Congressman Bob Turner applauded a group of Rockaway residents for coming together to help the NYPD keep their neighborhood streets safe. More...

Cross Bay Bridge Lane Closure Begins 5/14

One of three lanes at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge heading into the Rockaways will be closed to traffic weekdays beginning Monday, May 14th between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for concrete repairs beneath the bridge. More...

Book Brunch With Abramson

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lorraine Abramson was a champion runner in the 1961 Maccabi Games in Israel, representing her homeland. More...

Scholars’ Represented At Sci Fair

On Saturday, April 28 the first annual Citywide Middle School Science Fair was held at NEST+m school in Manhattan. Three students from the Scholars’ Academy competed, two won first place for their grade level. More...

Cunningham Competing In Junior Pageant

Justine Cunningham of Far Rockaway was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen New York pageant competition that will take place on Sunday May 20. More...

Get Job Training For Free At Queens Library

Queens Library is offering free job skills training, along with free access to certification exams in many soughtafter software packages. More...

Rockaway Earth Day's Message: Take Care Of Planet

Demonstrations, lectures and activities for young people highlighted this year’s annual Rockaway Earth celebration last weekend. More...

Goldfeder Meets With Local Businesses

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder met with Tom Osbourne and the owners of the D Piper Inn to discuss issues affecting small businesses in our area. More...

Five Honored At Monthly 100 Pct CC Meeting

The 100 Precinct Community Council honored several of its own at the April 25 joint meeting of the 100 and 101 Precinct Community Councils. More...

Rockaway Civic Association And New York Restoration Project Hands Out Free Trees

The Rockaway Civic Association and the New York Restoration Project hosted a tree giveaway on Saturday morning, April 28, at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. More...


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