Save the date! Rockaway Irish Festival 2013


shamrock-imageAs Rockaway continues to repair itself during a fairly mild winter, the community is starting to look forward to the spring and summer months. The Parks Department has promised to have sections of the boardwalk rebuilt, and the concessions are expected to be fully operational. The Army Corps of Engineers will close the temporary waste transfer station that has been set up at Riis Park by March 31st.

However the most promising sign of Rockaway’s resilience is the announcement that the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, along with St. Camillus Parish, will be hosting an Irish festival on June 1st and 2nd.  The confirmed list of performers include Shilelagh Law, The Canny Brothers and Andy Cooney.

The organizers promise a family-style Festival that harkens back to Rockaway’s roots as the Irish Riviera.  Stay tuned for more details!

Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival