Family Day To Benefit The Rockaways & The Graybeards
The Benefit will begin with a Children’s Program from 1pm-4pm and an Adult Program from 4pm-10pm at club Fête and also an After Party 10pm-1am at Nick-A-Nee’s. Come help us fundraise for the Rockaway with kid friendly and adult fun, Live Entertainment, Raffles, Special Appearances, Special Guests of Honor (The Graybeards & Community Coming from NY to RI) and Arts from RI to NY because Rhode Island Loves The Rockaways!.Sandy’s aftermath in the streets, homes and businesses of Rockaway were submerged in 6-11′ of ocean water, sewage, sand, and oil from dislodged tanks, wet asbestos, fiberglass insulation, boardwalk and all sorts of things floating around. The day after Sandy hit, the Graybeards, a local volunteer group, (who rebuilt the community once before after a plane crashed 2 weeks after 9 /11) sprang into action. Graybeards distributed gift cards from Home Depot, Stop & Shop and have helped more people than one can count, list, sadly imagine or want to remember. The entire community has been affected by this and no one was spared experiencing the devastating effects. Many lost either the contents of their home/business and some lost their home and business altogether. All over New England the Sandy stricken Rockaway of NY will be remembered, as we send money to help with relief efforts and will always love.
Hear more about our Producer’s journey to send “BIG HUGS” from the “HUG SHACK” in hope for “Big Recovery” for her community of family, friends and neighbors still in NY rebuilding. Her “Hug Shack” Tribute will involve the creation of cards made by the children of Rhode Island, to send big hugs to the children of Rockaway who have lost all their toys, books and more. A small effort to help raise spirits for all the Rockaway community has lost and will rebuild again with love.