Spring clean up has begun: Tuesdays, 8:30–10:00AM. Volunteers needed.

Concert in the Park
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Mosaic Repair
Friday morning, July 3rd repairs began on the mosaic in the park. Michael Solomon a local resident and an acrylic mixed media artist volunteered to provide his expertise, time and materials for the repair.

In addition to Bernie Warnock, Delores Orr and Richard Santaga all Friends of Tribute Park Board Members, The Wave sent reporter Angelia Roggie to report about the work in the park.

For more about Michael and his craft, go to: michaelsolomonart.com
photo credit: Richard E. Santaga
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Spring! 2015
photo credit: Richard E. Santaga
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The Park Through the Seasons
photo credit: Laura Deckelman
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Tribute Park in the middle of a blizzard. March 1, 2015
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Tribute Park, March 1, 2015
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Snow in Tribute Park. March 1, 2015
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Happy seagull on top of cupola. October 4, 2011
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Snow in Tribute Park. March 1, 2015
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Yawning seagull in the snow, March 1, 2015
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Tribute Park on a bone-chilling blustery winter afternoon. March 15, 2015
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 Tribute Park on another windy March afternoon, before sunset. March 18, 2015
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 Feel the chill!! March 18, 2015
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Br-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-rRRRRRRRRRRRRRR  March 18, 2015
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Freezing March afternoon at Tribute Park, March 18, 2015
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Lovely summer night at Tribute Park. June 28, 2009
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Tribute Park on a lovely spring day, May 14, 2013
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Tribute Park, September 12, 2011
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 Freezing but gorgeous morning at Tribute Park. January 1, 2012
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Moment of contemplation, Tribute Park. May 23, 2010

9/11 Memorial Ceremony Photos

photo credit: Richard E. Santaga
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Filming at the Park
Scott Elliot, is a documentary filmmaker making a film entitled The Trees which helps tell the story of the WTC memorial grove. In his research, he came across the work of US Forest Service research social scientists, Erika S. Svendsen, Ph. D. and Lindsay K. Campbell, Ph. D. and their work on the Living Memorials Project. He decided to expand his project to help tell the story of the many hundreds of memorials across the country that came before the WTC grove. On July 1, 2014 he visited Tribute Park with his crew and the social scientists to film and to interview the President of the Tribute Park board, Bernie Warnock.
For more information, visit:
www.livingmemorialsproject.net www.thetreesfilm.com

Bernie Warnock, President, Friends of Tribute Park Inc.

Erika S. Svendsen, Ph. D.
Research Social Scientist, U. S. D. A. Forest Service
Lindsay K. Campbell, Ph. D.
Research Social Scientist, U. S. D. A. Forest Service

Scott Elliott, Filmmaker,

Mark Evans, Sound Technician

Brad Rego, Cameraman
photo credit: Richard E. Santaga
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Spring clean up begins Tuesday, May 5th


Volunteers needed!


Any time you can give is appreciated.


In the days after the WTC attack on September 11, 2001, when it became clear that Rockaway was perhaps the hardest hit community in the city, a group of Rockaway activists sat down to plan a memorial for the locals who died in the attack.
Everybody agreed that the perfect site was a triangle on the bay at Beach 116 Street, an empty lot belonging to the city's Parks Department, from which many Rockaway residents watched the Twin Towers burn and then fall.
On November 6, 2005, after a lot of hard work, the park opened without its signature cupola
which was added five months later.

The Wave, September 2009


The park was created to serve as a tribute, not a memorial, to those Rockaway residents who died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The intention was to provide a place where community members can reflect on their lost loved ones and find comfort to move on with their lives.

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of Tribute Park.

since April 11, 2011

Friends of Tribute Park, Inc.
P.O. Box 940214
Rockaway, N Y 11694


Revised & Published On: - 7/9/15
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Rockaway, New York