Waterside Children’s Studio School PS 317Q (Rockaway Park, Queens, NY) – for $21,800 to purchase state of the art lighting equipment. This new equipment will allow student performers from Pre-K through 5th grade to be seen as they exhibit their talents and hard work. This will enable the community surrounding the school to see the kids as they perform the yearly play and twice yearly arts festivals, as well as dance and band performances in the auditorium via an improved lighting system. PS317Q Waterside Children’s Studio School is a public Title 1 elementary school in Rockaway Park, Queens, an outer borough of New York City that has seen more than its fair share of trauma, including concentrated losses in the 9/11 attacks, and 7 years ago, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the area, flooding the peninsula and the school. 68% of students are free-lunch eligible, and 79% are from minority populations, including 47% Hispanic and 23% African American. Through a variety of arts, including drama, the rigorous and progressive curriculum empowers all children to grow academically, creatively and socially.