In The Spotlight
The Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy, partners of The Rockaway Hotel/7 Group and other volunteers all teamed up to help keep our beaches clean.
On the morning of Monday, August 10, 25 volunteers showed up on Beach 108th Street to help clean the beach and areas around the boardwalk. Despite a hot, sunny morning, the volunteers put in a lot of hard work, cleaning up 360 pounds of trash in 30 bags.
Photos by Arcilia Derenzo and JBRPC.
And that’s a wrap! The Rockaway Times Photo Contest was another success. This year’s grand prize winner is Theresa Racine, with her Endless Summer-vibe photo of a surfer walking on the beach at sunset.
After narrowing down hundreds of photo entries submitted through April, the photo contest came down to a top 30, which were displayed in poster-size along the boardwalk and ferry landing. A pool of judges then narrowed that down to a top 10. On Friday, August 7, John Cori, who first suggested
The 7th Annual 3 on 3 by the Sea will be on Friday August 28 in the St. Francis de Sales schoolyard. The event was started by Rockaway basketball legend Clare Droesch, and continues now in her memory. This year's event will be different due to COVID-19 restrictions, but a great day is still expected. All teams must register prior to August 26.
There is a limit to how many teams can be accepted, so register early to make sure your team is in the running. Teams consist of either three or four
When sitting on the beach and looking out on to the horizon, it’s rare to have a day where you don’t see large ships upon the Atlantic. Many of these ships enter New York’s waters to dock at piers in New York City and New Jersey. But the ship captains don’t do it alone.
What many may not know about are the Sandy Hook Pilots. Retired NYPD Transit Chief Joe Fox, recently brought attention to this important organization on local Facebook page, Friends of Rockaway Beach.
The Sandy Hook Pilots