2013-11-15 / Community

Rockaway Strong Event – Fun And Remembrance

By Miriam Rosenberg


Dominique and Travis, from Rockaway’s Teen Library, perform. Dominique and Travis, from Rockaway’s Teen Library, perform. One of the many observances of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway Strong, an event spearheaded by the Queens Library took place at Beach Channel High School on Sunday, October 27th.

It was put together as a community celebration of an area devastated by Sandy, but is still here and still together.

The family-oriented day included music, performances by youth from the Teen Library, activities for children, zumba, CPR training, and informational tables.

It concluded with candle-light ceremony, a reading of “A Poem to Hurricane Sandy,” written and read by Rockaway Collegiate High School junior Ashley Chavez and the singing of “I Believe I Can Fly” by the school’s concert choir.



The Rockaway Collegiate High School Concert Choir sang during the candle-light ceremony. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg The Rockaway Collegiate High School Concert Choir sang during the candle-light ceremony. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

Zumba got everyone up, including Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder. Zumba got everyone up, including Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder.

The Queens Library brought in science experiments. The Queens Library brought in science experiments.

A sign of the season – pumpkins and pumpkin design by young and old. A sign of the season – pumpkins and pumpkin design by young and old.

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