In The Spotlight
Come Out & Rally Against Beach Erosion
Imagine standing on the boardwalk, looking out to the ocean, and suddenly discovering that the beach has disappeared? According to the organizers of the rally, Walk for the Shore II, this bleak outcome could be a reality with erosion swiftly happening in Rockaway Beach, and other parts of the peninsula’s oceanfront.
Whether you are a homeowner, renter or Rockaway visitor, the Friends of Rockaway Beach (FORB), Belle Harbor Property Owners Association
Get ready to hang ten, catch some air and rock out to some tunes. The 11th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Surf/Skate and Music Festival is Saturday, June 24.
Head down to Beach 92nd and the boardwalk on Saturday for an all day funfest celebrating surfing, skateboarding, live music and the Rockaway community. The surf action starts around 8 a.m., with the full festival kicking off at 10 a.m. and going to when the beaches close at 6 p.m., but there will be even more fun taking place with an after
If you were passing through Beach 20th in Far Rockaway last Saturday, June 17, your curiosity may have been aroused by a large crowd of folks congregated in the Plaza, some adorned with vibrantly colorful, feathered headpieces, and a man on mile-high stilts, (referred to as a moko jumbie), effortlessly gyrating to soca (Caribbean) music.
All the fanfare was organized as a backdrop to Senator James Sanders’ press conference officially announcing the first-ever Caribbean Carnival coming to
Time to rally, Rockaway. A neighbor is in need. Around Easter, Mary Ambery of Breezy Point had a terrible fall in her home, resulting in a severe spinal cord injury, which has left her paralyzed. Now friends and neighbors are doing what they can to help her.
“Anyone who knows Mary, knows she’s one of the strongest, most loving people and someone who was always there to help someone in need,” Maura Buckley said.
Ambery is currently in California, where she is participating in a clinical trial