May 24, 2013 RSS feed / Community

Peapod And Family-To-Family Deliver

Through their Comforts Of Home campaign, the non-profit Family-to-Family organization along with online grocery service Peapod have already raised enough funds to provide more than 1,000 boxes of needed grocery staples to Hurricane Sandy-affected fam More...

BOC Holds First Post-Sandy Graduation

On May 13, BOC (Business Outreach Center) Network completed its 94th Child Care Means Business training class, the first class in the Rockaways since the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Point Breeze: Swarmed By Angels

Neither the gloomy weather nor the unrecognizable landscape could keep the smiles and feelings of hope away from the Point Breeze Firehouse on Sunday, May 19th. More...

Learn To Swim, Olympians Say

With May being National Water Safety month, the Swim Strong Foundation hosted its first summer water event in the Rockaways on May 18th at Far Rockaway High School. More...

In Their Words: The Voices of PS/MS 114 Students

Writing The Storm—The Students Of PS/MS 114 Make History

My dear students, years from now your stories and poems will be considered an essential chronicle of the time Superstorm Sandy hit The Rockaways. More...

Volunteers Help Restore Jamaica Bay’s Marshes

More than 100 volunteers and staff from the American Littoral Society and Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers spent last weekend helping, as part of a major effort, to restore eroding marshes in Jamaica Bay. More...

Storm Drain Gardens?

So when storm drains are so full of sand and soil that they start to grow grass, it might be time to clean them. More...

Big Sunday For Rockaway Artists Alliance

Bringing together images, words and music, the Rockaway Artists Alliance presented two events this weekend on Sunday, May 19th. More...

RWA Bike Parade Rocks And Rolls

On Saturday, May 19th, a large crowd of bike enthusiasts took to the streets of the Rockaways to ride in the 2nd Annual Rockaway Bike Parade. More...

Broad Channel In Bloom

Dozens of residents, volunteers, friends, neighbors and families came out Saturday, May 11th, for the Annual Adopt-A-Tree and Spring Planting hosted by the Broad Channel Civic Association’s Beautification Committee. More...

From The Parks Commissioner

On Friday, we mark an important annual ritual: the Memorial Day weekend opening of Rockaway Beach. More...

Memorial Garden And Friendships Flourish

A group of friends and neighbors who’ve been maintaining Memorial Circle on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 121st Street for decades gathered last Saturday for their annual planting and spruce-up event. More...

Goldfeder Helps OK

Taking his experience and knowledge of dealing with a natural disaster, Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder went to Oklahoma on May 22nd to provide help after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore. More...

Finding Nemo In Far Rockaway

There will be a fun, free and family friendly screening of the kids’ favorite “Finding Nemo” hosted by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) as part of its Summer Movie Nights throughout the city. More...

Scholars’ Holds Annual Sports Picnic

Sixth grade students from Scholars' Academy showcased their teamwork skills last week at their annual sports picnic which took place at Bergen Beach in Brooklyn. More...

Jamaica Bay Film Trailer Debuts

The trailer for the documentary “Jamaica Bay Lives” made its debut at a fundraiser at the MoMA PS1 VW Dome on Sunday, May 19th. More...

Sandy Sneaker Giveaway At Far Rock Library

Responding to the continuing post-storm needs of young people in Rockaway, Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) recently held a free sneaker giveaway event at the Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway. More...

Waterside School Gets Guitars

More than 180 excited students gathered in the PS 317Q Waterside Children’s Studio School auditorium on Wednesday morning, May 1st, for a very special presentation. More...

Seniors Display Art At JASA

JASA’s Rockaway Park Senior Center held its first Art Exhibit on Sunday, May 19th. Many seniors proudly displayed their masterpieces. The well attended event was followed by musical entertainment and a luncheon. A good time was had by all. More...

Vote For Your Library!

The Charles H. Revson Foundation has announced that five libraries will receive $10,000 each for outstanding service in the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. A call for nominations is now open. More...

Volunteers Needed

AmeriCorps NCCC team, Raven 5, has teamed up with the Rockaway-based nonprofit, Respond and Rebuild to complete Sandy recovery projects for the duration of May. More...

Commissioner Kelly Honors 100th Precinct

Recognizing their exemplary efforts before, during and after Hurricane Sandy, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly came to honor the men and women of Rockaway’s 100th Precinct. More...

PS 43 Holds Career Day

PS 43 in Far Rockaway held Career Day and a cross section of professionals offered insight and advice to the students. More...

Free Family Wellness Expo 6/1

NYC Parks and Recreation and Wellcare are hosting a huge Family Wellness Expo on Saturday, June 1st, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sorrentino Recreation Center in Far Rockaway. More...

Scene You Might Have Missed

The Rockaway peninsula is dotted with unexpected scenic pockets which you might miss as you drive by. More...


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