Support our Ongoing Work

The Occupy Sandy community has changed the face of disaster relief. Our network of more than 50,000 volunteers provided over 300,000 meals, remediated over 1000 homes, and provided over a million dollars’ worth of donated supplies by working with our neighbors to provide mutual aid throughout the rebuilding process. Next week, we begin our second year. Some folks have returned … Continue reading


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sandy Memorial Sculpture Unveiling Ceremony Saturday, October 26th

Contact Person: Sarah Quinter (347) 583-7177 Arverne, Queens: After more than ten months in the making, the Sea Song sculpture team has announced the unveiling ceremony of their collaborative Sandy memorial sculpture. The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th, just in time for the one-year anniversary of the storm. Numerous Rockaway residents as well as Sandy recovery volunteers … Continue reading


Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy Victims

  Join percussionist/composer Doug Hinrichs as he hosts a benefit concert on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.  Doug lost his home, music studio, and most of his possessions in the storm, but was fortunate enough to be able to rebuild.  Thousands of people have not been so lucky, so he is producing this concert to lend a hand to those … Continue reading


July 24th: Stop the Post Superstorm Sandy Land Grab in NYC! All the People into the Streets! Flood the Hearing with Our Demands!

The people of New York City are in the fight of our lives.  Bloomberg and his Housing Authority want to build luxury towers on the parks and playgrounds of Lower East Side and Harlem public housing projects.  On July 24th, public housing residents will take over the NYCHA Draft Annual Plan hearing to demand that NYCHA immediately terminate the plan.In order … Continue reading


Update from Our Friends at the Sea Song Sculpture Team

Greetings Friends, Supporters and Hurricane Sandy Recovery Workers!  A collaborative Sandy memorial sculpture project made from salvaged storm debris is in progress, and an installation site in The Rockaways has been secured. The project coordinators, artists and community builders have been working hard to finish the half-ton steel substructure, and we are very excited to announce that it is nearing … Continue reading


The Story Beyond The Boardwalk: Occupy Sandy Shines A Spotlight On The Real New Jersey Story

Memorial Day, the traditional beginning of tourist season at the Jersey Shore. According to Governor Chris Christie and other high ranking officials, New Jersey is “open and ready for business.” While we do not want to discourage tourists from coming to the shore—which is critical to New Jersey’s long-term recovery—we feel it is important to tell the true story of … Continue reading

Volunteers Wanted: Video Editing and Transcription for the SandBox Project

Are you an experienced documentarian, film or sound editor, transcription wizard, or web designer? The Sandy Toolbox project could use your help! The Sandy Toolbox project is a documentation project which aims to share lessons learned through Occupy Sandy’s volunteer based disaster response. With the ever increasing likelihood of similar climate disasters occuring nationwide, we hope that the project will … Continue reading

Rockaways Residents Respond to MoMA’s PS1 Design Competition

Rockaways Residents tell MoMA to “Ask First” In mid-February, MoMA PS1 announced a “Call for Ideas” on how to create a sustainable waterfront in the Rockaways. Soliciting artists, architects, urban planners and designers to submit proposals, they organized a series of lectures, preesentations, and exhibits to highlight the submissions in a “Relief and Cultural Dome” in Rockaway Beach. Josh Kogan, … Continue reading

Occupy Sandy Party & Friends of Rockway Needs Volunteers

The Living Theatre is hosting an Occupy Sandy Party Wednesday, March 27th at 10PM Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10022 We’ll be collecting donations at the door to continue our long-term muck out, rebuilding, and community-strengthening work in Sandy-affected areas. Plus, we’ll have some fun together in between the hard work! The Living Theatre … Continue reading

Occupy Sandy/Beacon High School Need Your Help Today 3/21 & Respond&Rebuild Announces T-Shirt Design Competition

Occupy Sandy in conjunction with the Beacon High School completed a territory-wide canvass last Thursday and Friday.  Our people in Staten Island need help entering some of this data! What:  Data entry! Where:  Project Hospitality, 100 Park Ave, Staten Island When:  Thursday March 21st, 3pm – 8pm Required:  A laptop or tablet Why:  Because you love helping people! Contact: … Continue reading

From the Rockaways to DC!

After hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers came together to occupy the biggest climate change disaster to ever hit our city. This Sunday, February 17th, Americans across the country are coming together in Washington, DC for the biggest climate change rally ever. There, we will call out the cause of Sandy: The fossil fuel industry, projects like the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline, … Continue reading