Rockaway, New York

Sponsored by Friends of Tribute Park
P.O. Box 940214
Rockaway, NY 11694

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(Photographs compliments of the WAVE unless otherwise noted)

Apr 11

April 11, 2008
Small American Flags line the Firefighters' Memorial at Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive.

Photo credit: Miriam Rosenberg
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Apr 25

April 25, 2008
Tribute Park Gets Spring Cleaning
By Miriam Rosenberg
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Volunteers filled Tribute Park on Tuesday to get it ready for the summer season.
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Even the youngest picked up brooms to help.
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Gary Grady of Parks and Recreation and Tribute Park President Bernie Warnock raise new MIA and American flags during the cleanup.
As the sun shone down on them, adults and some of Rockaway's youth spent part of their day on Tuesday cleaning Tribute Park and getting it ready for the summer. Among those taking part were students from the Scholars' Academy, MS 114 and members of the 100 Precinct Explorers. 
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Students from the Scholars' Academy, MS 114 and members of the 100 Precinct Explorers take a break from the cleanup to pose for a photo.
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With the firemen's memorial in the foreground, community members spruce up the water's edge in the park.

May 30

May 30, 2008
Youth Committee Donates To Tribute Park
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Jul 11

July 11, 2008
Family Movie Night Draws Crowds To Tribute Park
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Jul 25

July 25, 2008
Sunset In The Park To Be Held At Tribute Park

Friends of Tribute Park is once again hosting "Sunset in the Park," the annual fundraising event for Tribute Park, which is dedicated to the 70 Rockaway residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The event will be held on Thursday, July 31, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a rain date for Friday, August 1.
Two musical groups will be performing
to enhance the event: Aerial acoustics, a guitar duo of original music; and Indaculture, a homegrown Rockaway band that will entertain from the "Dragon Boat" in Jamaica Bay.
Wine will be provided courtesy of On the Rocks Liquor Store and hors d'oeuvres are being catered by Ludwig's Catering.
All proceeds will go toward paying off the remaining debt of $30,000 from the original park construction and ensure that there is funding for ongoing maintenance.
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Aug 8

Aug 8, 2008
Tribute Park Fundraiser Draws Crowd For Sensational Sunset

The Friends of Tribute Park hosted a fundraiser on Thursday, June 31 at the Beach 116 Street park, which is a memorial to those locals and those firefighters who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. More than 200 came to honor those lives and to help the organization in its mission to maintain the tribute.
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Seeking A Spectacular Sunset In The Park
Locals find tranquility among tinkling wine glasses and pleasant conversation at a fundraiser for Tribute Park on Thursday, July 31. The Friends of Tribute Park hosted the wine and finger food fundraiser to pay off some of the park's debts, officials said. Approximately 200 people showed up to enjoy the music, the food and the spectacular sunset.
Photo by Howard Schwach

Sep 11

Sept 11, 2008
Solemn Ceremony Marks 9/11 Anniversary At Tribute Park
9/11 Memorial Day Ends With Sunset, Taps, Silence

September 11 was memorialized in two ceremonies at Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive last Thursday. The final ceremony took place at sundown, with the lowering of the American flag and the playing of Taps. 
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