Arts in parts was established in
december 2012

After Hurricane Sandy, many schools in Rockaway, NY closed due to major storm damage. A group of artists and farmers felt the urgency to provide the youth of Rockaway with resources for learning and creating in the wake of their school closures.

The founders set out to create a program that uses our natural environment as a classroom where young people develop teamwork and creative problem solving skills.

By offering free workshops, the hope was to eliminate the barriers that often keep youth in low income areas from accessing the highest quality educational opportunities.

photo by Matt Webster

photo by Matt Webster