Saturday September 23, 2017 was a gorgeous beach day in Rockaway. Unseasonably warm, stellar waves, and a fun filled street party that Avoid The Day was lucky enough to participate in. The Rockaway Business Alliance organized Rock-A-Block Blvd along Rockaway Blvd between Beach 89th and Beach 94th streets. Represented at this fest were a ton of awesome local businesses. Avoid The Day Bookstore Pop-Up was set up inside CROM Physical Culture's space, but we also had a therapeutic coloring table set up on the street all day that got A LOT of love.
Sarah and Chris Romulo were gracious hosts and the Pop-Up's aesthetic got a serious coolness upgrade being set up in their fantastic gym. We had a lot of interested out-of-towners who came in for the weather and the block party. We also had the opportunity to hear Chris Romulo talk about his book "Champions Uprising" and inspire all of us to do more and put our heart into everything we attempt. Kids and Adults alike came out later that day to hear Marie Barret read from her book "Sandy Can't Get Me Down." As always we are happy to have been able to facilitate these local authors getting the word out about their books.
The only regret we have is that we were too busy working to enjoy all the other fun activities at Rock-A-Block Blvd. But everyone has another chance to enjoy it on October 7th. We wont be there but if you come, you are bound to learn about yourself, eat amazing food, hear some kicking music, and find some treasures to bring home with you.