Rochdale Village hosts 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, friends, family and volunteers will assemble to participate in Rochdale‘s first Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Jamaica, Queens.  The event kicks off in front of the neighborhood’s Community Center at 169-65 137th Avenue. Banners, … Continue reading

Bill de Blasio stumps at Rochdale Village before election

Only hours ago, mayoral hopeful, Bill de Blasio visited none other than Rochdale Village in Jamaica Queens to stump before New York’s general election. An impromptu rally was coordinated in Circle 5 on the complex grounds.  A media frenzy ensued … Continue reading

Rochdale Village Turns 50: 1963 in the Year of Audacity

The year 1963 could easily have been coined the year of audacity in many respects. Consider how the March on Washington focused the world’s attention on the inequalities of American life in August 28, 1963. Then consider how shortly thereafter, … Continue reading

Rochdale Village at 50: a legacy of communication

From the very beginning, Rochdale Village pioneers espoused the importance of maintaining transparency and keeping the lines of communication open. Even before the original cooperators took possession of their new digs, a newsletter had been created and circulated to bring … Continue reading

Rochdale Village at 50: School Days

The connection that Rochdale Village has with education is unmistakable. When the complex was first constructed by the United Housing Foundation, the plans were said to have included schools.  According to Rochdale Village pioneer Herb Plever, when the first cooperators … Continue reading

Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary Symposium: Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion Overview Rochdale Village is revving up for what is expected to be a monumental kick-off to this year’s celebratory anniversary festivities. On Saturday, June 29, 2013, the Anniversary Symposium being coordinated by the Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary Ad … Continue reading

Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary in Black and White

In the 1950’s and 60’s, the concept of blacks and whites willingly living together was completely unheard of.  Historically, tense racial divides still existed at that time. In 1959, efforts to implement a pilot study on the effect of fair housing … Continue reading

Ode to Rochdale Village

  This slideshow presentation represents images of Rochdale Village translated into art.  To accompany these interpretations is a reprint of the poem entitled “The Village” which originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of the Rochdale Village Bulletin newspaper.  The … Continue reading

Rochdale Village: The Timeline (1970’s and 1980’s)

The next segment of the Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary timeline examines some of the events that occurred at that time and have continued to shape the cooperative’s reality to this day.  Mind you, the seventies was a decade that was frequently … Continue reading

Rochdale Village: 50 Years of Renewable Energy and Green Spaces

It is no surprise that Rochdale’s brand identity has become synonymous with the great outdoors.  The cooperative’s logo, which has twin pine trees placed side by side and surrounded by a circle, says it all.  Since the cooperative’s opening in … Continue reading