A dead end on Beach 69th Street is looking more alive after a community effort to make the areas as beautiful as its bayside views.
On Sunday, October 25, volunteers from the Rockaway Bay Coastal Association, the Heart of Rockaway Civic Association, Ladies of Business Rockaway Beach, the Arverne Visionary Lions Club and others all came together at the Historic Arverne Fishing and Recreation Area on Beach 69th Street and the bay, to give it a fresh makeover and transform it into a place for the community to enjoy.
The volunteers spent the afternoon cleaning, painting, planting, brining tables to the area, creating inspirational signage and even hopscotch to beautify the area. Mazzone Hardware helped by donating supplies and Astoria Materials for the Arts donated paint for volunteers to utilize.
Photos provided by Dana Humphrey, Shane Kulman and Lisa George.
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