East Rockaway neighbors frolic in 54th annual parade


The East Rockaway Huckleberry Frolic returned for the 54th time this past weekend with community members enjoying the rich history of the community.

The event raises money for the Grist Mill Museum, which was built in 1688 and is a symbol of East Rockaway’s traditional roots. The Grist Mill Committee launched the first Huckleberry Frolic in 1969 to raise money for repairs and maintenance of the museum and bring the community together. This event is the only fundraiser that the Grist Mill Museum Committee runs to support the museum.

The Frolic’s success is always dependent on the generous participation of the clubs, civic, fraternal, veteran and social organizations, families, schools, religious, and business enterprises of the East Rockaway area. Because of the success, the event has continued since 1969 beside a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic.