December 20, 2011

Skate Contest and Advocacy Wed Dec 21, 4pm

Join us Wed Dec 28 Wed Dec 21 at 4pm at Susan B 238 in Queens. Contest 4-5, Advocate for public access to public parks (including 12+A) 5-6pm.

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December 18, 2011

Please Welcome our New Director of Skateboarding Rob Campbell

For Immediate Release

December 18, 2011
For more information please contact: Paula Hewitt Amram,

We are pleased to announce that Rob Campbell, pro skater, NYC native, and owner of New Breed Skateboards, is the new Director of Skateboarding for Open Road.

Please join us in welcoming him at his upcoming work with us in our Skateboarding Physical Education classes, our annual skateboarding events, and our advocacy to ensure skate spots remain open to the public citywide.

Welcome Rob!

For more information:

December 12, 2011

Help get 12+A open to the public

join us Thur 4pm at the Rooftop, 350 Grand Street, NYC. RSVP to

December 2, 2011

12+A/Open Road Park

Donations from Vans this past summer 2011, were spent to pay Sean, Billy, Tim, East Side students and skaters to keep the park open under Paula's volunteer supervision, up until August 18, 2011. This public access for skaters and everyone else was led by Paula, Open Road/12+A founder, until the school shut down public access.

As of September 2011 Vans donations have instead gone directly to East Side. East Side is now saying the park is closed to the public. Please contact us at to advocate for public access.

Income: May to August 2011, 4 months x 1750 = $7,000

Payments: May to August 2011: $7,183.00

Funds paid from Open Road, May to August 2011 to
Sean Nguyen, Billy Rohan, Tim Rutgers, for work at Open Road Park/12+A from May 1, 2011 to Aug 18, 2011 and to summer jobs for East Side students/skateboarders: Maria Grant (East Side student/skater), Joshelly (East Side student/skater), Swing replacements for Park; parts and hardware: $400.00 (receipts)

Total: $7,183.00

Breakdown by person

Sean Nguyen, May 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011: $1,533.00

Billy Rohan, July 7, 2011 to August 18, 2011: $1,450.00

Tim Rutgers, July 7, 2011 to August 18, 2011: $1,400.00

Maria Grant and Joshelly: July 7 to August 18: $2,400

Paula Hewitt, May 1, 2011 to August 30, 2011: 10 hrs/wk for 10 weeks provided to supervise public access for skaters and everyone, volunteer