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

Deserving Queens NY teens to receive free prom dresses at Rochdale Village

Rochdale’s Youth Planning Committee recently teamed up with Operation Prom, a non-profit organization, to conduct the first ever Prom Dress Giveaway at the complex. Continue reading

Rochdale Village Opens Tech Center for Jamaica Co-op Residents

Rochdale Village  hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its tech center in the Jamaica Queens community.  The celebratory event was sponsored by Rochdale Village Social Services, New York State Assemblywoman Vivian E. Cook and the … Continue reading

RV’s 50th Anniversary Symposium: Thanks for the Memories

The following photo recap of the 50th Anniversary Symposium of Rochdale Village is presented for your viewing pleasure. This blogpost features a presentation that is totally interactive thanks to Smilebox.com so feel free to click on each of the images … 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

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

Rochdale Village 50th anniversary celebrates library’s history

In 1968, John V. Lindsay was Mayor of New York City, and the first battle of Saigon ended during the Vietnam War.  Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Apollo 8 enters orbit around the moon, and the … Continue reading

Rochdale Village Timeline: (1950’s – 1960’s)

Welcome to the Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary website.  This initial post of the Rochdale Village Timeline spans the 1950’s and 1960’s and is designed to familiarize readers with the historical significance of this revolutionary housing cooperative. This timeline also details … Continue reading