“FUN ON THE ROCK” 2013August 9, 2013
On August 9, all NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) programs based in the Rockaways celebrated the 8th annual “Fun on the Rock” day. The event addresses the unique challenges of the Rockaway DYCD providers, including ongoing recovery in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and being in an isolated community that has limited social and recreational venues for youth. “Fun on the Rock” gives young people in the Rockaways an opportunity to connect with their neighbors, make new friends, and enjoy healthy recreational activities. This year, Fun on the Rock will be held indoors at Aviator Sports and Events Center, the largest facility of its kind in New York City. Communitybased organizations participating include Bergen Basin, New York Junior Tennis League, Safe Space, YMCA/Cross Island, Police Athletic League, and The Action Center.