Rockaway Business Alliance Hosts #EatShopSurfRock

On Saturday May 19th, the Rockaway Business Alliance will host #EatShopSurfRock, a digital scavenger hunt around the Rockaway peninsula to showcase Rockaway ConneX, a technology project funded by NYC SBS’s Neighborhood Challenge Grant. Participants will visit RBA member businesses, using their phones to engage with beacon and QR code technology to collect clues and treasure. The scavenger hunt will begin at the NYC Ferry Landing at B108 and Beach Channel Drive. There will also be several other starting locations around the peninsula (TBD). Participants will connect with a beacon and/ or QR code at the starting location, which will link to a map of all participating locations. From there, they can “choose their own adventure,” traveling around the peninsula by foot, bike, car or public transportation and engaging with Rockaway ConneX to receive hidden clues and special discounts at local businesses. The first clue will be available starting at 9am on Saturday May 19th, but participants can join anytime between 9am and 3pm. The event will also partner with LadyBo’s 2nd Annual Rockawy Beach Fitness Crawl – scavenger hunt participants can drop into abbreviated fitness class at participating RBA member businesses (schedule TBD). We’ll join the fitness crawl afterparty at 4pm at The Wharf for snacks, drinks and prizes! See Facebook event for up-to-date information and details: https://bit.ly/2JdLsI4

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