Posts Tagged ‘community’

Maureen’s in The Wave – Veterans’ Circle

Very proud of my Mother-in-law Maureen (and Tomato Gal contributor!). She’s been recognized in The Wave for her dedicated service in the beatification of Veterans’ Circle. Check it out! Photo Credit Dan Brown: https://www.facebook.com/skininkmag    

Grand Opening – End of the A’s Tea and Coffee Bar

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January 2nd is the grand opening of END OF THE A’s  tea and coffee bar. It’s located inside the shop! Sounds delicious right? Make sure to check it out in the coming weeks. Source @endofthea END OF THE A 437 Beach 129th street Rockaway Park, NY Facebook

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Inaugural Poseidon’s Parade – Spectacular Success

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As the parade approached the 97th street stretch of the new boardwalk, I immediately thought, “This is like a New Orleans second line!” The Poseidon’s Parade was a block party in motion. The parader’s merged with the spectators and everyone just started dancing. The old and the young and everyone in between partied in celebration of Rockaway and the end of an awesome summer! Congratulations to the organizers (the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade) for their hard work in creating a truly special community event. I have know doubt that the Poseidon’s Parade will become a longstanding Rockaway tradition.   The creativity […]

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PVC Fences Turning Yellow in Arverne By The Sea

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Recently on my morning jogs around Arverne By The Sea, I’ve noticed in some areas the bright white PVC fencing is turning yellow. I thought at first it could be from a fertilizer spray or some kind of pesticide. Today I asked a homeowner. The resident explained that part of the sprinkler system now uses well water. The areas affected are those homes closer to Shore Front Parkway. It’s unclear what substance in the well water is causing the reaction. The resident also pointed out that some homes and sidewalks are discolored as well. We’ll update when we […]

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Rockaway Roasters Seeks Artist Submissions

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Credit: Rockaway Roasters, Facebook Great news… Rockaway Roasters our first gourmet coffee shop on restaurant row  (92-06 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) is open (!!!) and they’re seeking submissions for their first art exhibit. The theme of this exhibit, Rockaway Life is the visualization of life in the Rockaways, through a focus on culture, landmarks, people, imagery, activities and landscapes. For submission guidelines contact Liorr Karasanti: liorrk[at]hotmail.com. Submission Deadline: April 7th Source: Rockaway Artists Alliance newsletter

Update: patriotic johnny pumps appear in rockaway beach

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When I wrote about the patriotic Johnny pumps appearing in Rockaway somehow I missed this one. It brings to mind a kind of patriotism Andy Warhol would have approved of. We’re not sure who is responsible for these paintings. Maybe it’s the Rockaway Civic Association, the RAA, or one very patriotic Rockawayite? Contact us if you have any information about these wonderful public art displays.      

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beach 116 gets some garden love

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This past weekend the 116th Street Partnership, community volunteers and the NYC Parks Department gathered to brighten up Beach 116 with garden accents. The Wave often notes about these local events. Also, information about community cleanups can be found on the NYC Parks Department website. Get involved and support your local businesses. The Beach 116th Street Partnership was founded by business owners along the Rockaways’ central business corridor to address the destruction after Hurricane Sandy. What started out as a response to a disaster has transformed into an effort to build a better and stronger community […]

Keep Community Clean

keep community clean

Said the Gnome.