The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation recognizes the importance of effective and ongoing communication and outreach to its stakeholders, businesses, property owners, visitors, elected and government officials. RDRC uses multiple channels of distribution to share the organizations work; promoto community partners campaigns, brand the neighborhood, and providing economic resources to strengthen local business. We distribute a weekly electronic FarrockLive Newsletter highlighting community news, businesses, and happenings in the Queen’s Peninsula. Subscribers also receive periodic email communications such as invitations to special events, business opportunities and programs as well as other resourceful important information. RDRC Numbers – weekly e-newsletter, 2.8k subscribers, + social media, reaching 4k followers and growing. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram at @Farrocklive, – Please, Say “Hello” – we’d like to hear from you!
Robin Hood COVID-19 Relief Fund: (for 501 c3 Organizations ONLY) Download Application
Odessa’s Event Planning “1st Annual Rockaways Halloween Trunk or Treat”/In-Partnership w/Rockaways Hip Hop Community Committee: Trunk-or-Treating, is simple: Odessa’s Event Planning along with the Rockaway Hip Hop Community Committee, the NYPD 101st Precinct Community Affairs, and a host of Rockaway Community Businesses, collectively rounded up parents with cars, or trucks to deck their trunks with Halloween decorations, similar to “Pimp My Ride”. The event, held Saturday, October 31st from 2pm- 5pm, at the Papa John’s Pizza parking lot, located at 49-01 Beach Channel Drive, in Far Rockaway, NY, is for the kid’s ages 2-11 to dress up in their fav goolie Halloween costumes; while meandering from car to car, collecting candies and all sorts of Halloween goodies.
Rockaway Jet Ski: Rockaway Jet Ski, located in the Rockaways, an amazing way to enjoy the sun, and water with family and friends; moreoer, create a social capital bonding with co-workers during the after office hours. Read more on Rockaway Jet Ski, and become one with the community.
Community Partners Happenings & Services
Friends of Diversity Plaza 37th Road: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 2020
Friends of Diversity Plaza 37th Road in partnership with RDRC and a recipient of the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund administered by City Parks Foundation.
Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation: Presents “Promoting Healthy and Safe Communities” with Healthfirst, CVS Pharmacy, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) within the Far Rockaway Queens New York. FREE Flu Shot, RSVP to Ebony Beaty, at 929.377.6476. OPEN TO ALL!!! Healthy and Safe Dates/Locations: Oct. 15th Hammels; Oct. 22nd Carleton Manor; Oct. 29th Redfern; Nov. 15th Beach 41st Street; Nov. 12th Oceanside; Nov. 19th Ocean Bay
LISC NYC: Small Business Grant Opportunity – Round 2 Application Process: Mon. Oct. 19th – Fri., Nov. 6th. LISC NYC is accepting applications for this excellent grant opportunity! The Rockaway Development & Revitalization’s Business Resource Center will be assisting businesses interested in applying for the grant. To find our more click here. We also highly encourage DFR/Queens Local Businesses to contact Victoria Stukes, RDRC’s Business Resource Center Specialist at 718.327.5300 concerning application details.
LISC NYC: LISC NYC is sharing an upcoming day-long virtual conference, Black Business Owners Forum 2020: Primed4Success, taking place on Thursday, October 15, 2020. LISC NYC is offering Black-Owned Businesses, a unique Code for FREE REGISTRATION. The 1st 30 Businesses to use the Unique Code will Register at NO COST. Visit LISC NYC Black Owned Business Forum for detailed registration information.
United States Census 2020: Shape Your Future….Complete Census 2020 Here
Diversity Plaza 37th Road/RDRC: RDRC in is excited to share as a recipient of the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund administered by City Parks Foundation in partnership with Friends of Diversity Plaza 37th Road – managed by Bill Meehan and Eirik Gislason, a coalition of neighborhood organizers and activists – formed with the mission of protecting and promoting Diversity Plaza in its infancy, and to help make it an accessible and welcoming space for the entire community. The NYC Green Relief & Recovery Campaign, effective as of July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, to host various activities at the Plaza located at 37th Road Diversity Plaza (73rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue – Jackson Heights, Queens). See photos of Diversity Plaza, along with pictures from Diversity hitting it big with a Time Magazine Article, July 11th-18th 2016, for your reference.
The Port Authority of NYNJ: PANYNJ Request For Qualification Statements “RFQS”; JFK Redevelopment Program Request For Qualification Statements “RFQS” (Extended to Aug. 27th 2pm)
Queen Strategy Partners Tuesday Webinars: “From The Ground Up” Real-Time Issues w/Real-Time Solutions: Every Tuesday, @9am Live – See Upcoming & Past Webinars