June 14, 2013 RSS feed / Community

Global Water Dances At The Dome

“We are an organization of movement and water enthusiasts who believe that dance, like water, has the ability to stir up society and catalyze a ripple effect of change,” says Global Water Dances on their website. More...

Stroke Award For St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines– Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. More...

Rockaway’s Bravest Honored By Mayor

On the night of the October 29th, 2012, off-duty Fire Lieutenant Thomas G. More...

Protective Barriers Or New Jogging Track?

The installation of TrapBag barriers began on Monday, June 10th. More...

Locals Playing Aqueduct Casino

Hailing from Rockaway, Broad Channel, Island Park and Long Beach, local musicians and singers Apryl Nebozenko, Melissa Biffer, Joanne Marnick, Dennis Guiney, and Dan Guarino will be appearing at the Resorts World Casino on Saturday, June 15th. More...

Free Summer Camp Registration

With the slogan “Play, Learn and Grow Together,” Millennium Development will be offering a free summer camp this year for children in grades 6 through 8. On Monday, June 17th, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Let The Sand Begin - Army Corps Awards Bid

Months after it was announced that sand replenishment would begin in June, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) announced on Monday that a bid winner for the project was named. More...

Life After Sandy Exhibit In Brooklyn

Lillian Gerson, familiar to many who’ve seen her pedaling up and down the boardwalk selling fruit in the summer, is more than one of the hardest working people in Rockaway. She’s an artist, too. More...

Volunteers Descend On Jamaica Bay Marshes

On Sunday, June 2nd, 185 volunteers were ferried out by boats to Ruler's Bar marsh island in Jamaica Bay to plant almost 20,000 plugs of Saltmarsh cord grass (Spartina alterniflora). More...

A Concert To Rebuild Belle Harbor

“The children of the congregants who moved to various areas in the metropolitan area still have the sand of Rockaways in their shoes,” said planners of a very special fundraising event planned for Sunday morning, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. More...

PSC Freezes National Grid Rates

The New York State Public Service Commission has adopted a proposal that freezes base delivery rates for 2013 and 2014, increases funding for low-income ratepayers, strengthens customer service performance measures and modifies, among other things, t More...

Calling All Artists For RAA’s 1st Exhibition

The Rockaway Artists Alliance is inviting all artists to be a part of their first exhibition at their Fort Tilden galleries since Hurricane Sandy. More...

Local Students Enjoy Fun-filled Day At Rockaway Children’s Festival

While many Sandy relief programs are focused on adults, local children had their own day to take their minds off of the recovery. More...

RWA Camping Adventure

Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, students from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Shore Corps program celebrated the start of the summer season with an overnight camping trip to Gateway National Park/ Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Wounded Warriors NYC Ride

The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride will arrive in New York from July 17th-21st. More...

A Storm Of Words - Poetry By PS/MS 114

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Kearney Graduates Rockaway Scholars

Spring is a time of graduations and several young women from the Rockaways were among the 142 Bishop Kearney High School seniors who graduated on June 1st. They were among the 71% of the class who received scholarships valued at almost $22 million. More...

Giovinco Speaks At RAA

Well-known contemporary fine art and landscape photographer, Steve Giovinco spoke at a one-of-a-kind Rockaway Artists Alliance meeting at the MoMA PS1 VW Dome on Monday, June 10th. More...

Men’s Health Awareness Festival Is On

The Rockaways have been described as a community plagued with violence, high unemployment and one of the highest rates of HIV in our city. June is Men's Health Awareness Month and is a perfect time to address issues that plague us. More...

Best of The Dome Ideas Selected

On May 24th, with a collective focus on imagining the future of a sustainable New York shoreline and a thriving Rockaway community, Rockaway locals gathered to screen the 25 selected submissions that have been on view in the VW Dome 2 over the past f More...

They’re Open!

Along Rockaway’s road to recovery, each business opening has been an important step forward. Week by week a growing number of banks, restaurants, concessions, bars and other enterprises have been bringing their business back to the area. More...

A Vision For 116th Street

Volunteer Architects Offer Future Path

A 4-person team of volunteers from the American Institute of Architects published a report at the tail end of a 4-day trip to Rockaway over the June 7th weekend. More...

Post-Sandy Rebuilding Conference

Sandy impacted residents are invited to a Post Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding Resources Conference on Tuesday, June 18th. Presented by COH-Coalition Of Hope, the free conference will take place, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...


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