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COMMUNITY-BASED EVENTS WILL RESUME POST-COVID STATE-MANDATED RESTRICTIONS

Your attendance is important! We all can lend a hand and keep shining a light on this disease! Fresh air on this issue will help us recover!

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Our

COMMUNITY-BASED EVENTS

aim to provide ongoing/regular/quarterly discussions to the larger community. This allows us to talk about the disease of addiction in an informed manner, find belonging within the support of the community, and change our perceptions about it.

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Kindness Rocks — The Rock Project

The winter that the O’Briens lost their son, Kevin, to an overdose on 12.02.16 — while walking along the beach at Cape Cod — the family (Nancy, Ed and Corey) came across a sight that surely was a sign: A rock that read “Save Me” alongside another rock that seemed to answer “I’m sorry I couldn’t save you.”

Stirred by this, Kevin’s mother began leaving rocks in his memory wherever the family traveled. Each rock was photographed and posted onto social media — as if Kevin journeyed with them wherever they went — always present, never to be forgotten.

Soon, these rocks became a means of turning pain into purpose. A group of bereaved parents and friends in recovery would gather to paint and decorate rocks with messages to distribute throughout the community. They called themselves “The Rockettes” and together they find healing through creativity. These rocks are now a part of Kevin’s legacy as well as for all those who have lost their lives to addiction.

Today, you can help be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic to help raise awareness about substance misuse, substance use disorder, and the disease of addiction. These rocks are a part of

ALUMNI IN RECOVERY’S

hands-on approach to help our community recover and heal as it is in giving we can put the broken pieces or our lives back together.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The Rock Project

Schedule of 2020 Events

OCTOBER 2020
OCT 10 BLACK POSTER PROJECT WINDWARD BEACH, BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ 2–4 PM
OCT 6 BLACK POSTER PROJECT ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, CLOSTER, NJ 7–9 PM
SEPTEMBER 2020
SEP 29 BLACK POSTER PROJECT VAN RIPER ELLIS BAPTIST CHURCH, FAIR LAWN, NJ 7–9 PM
SEP 27 RECOVERY DAY 2020 TALLMAN POOL & BEACH CLUB, SPARKILL, NY 3:30 – 7 PM
SEP 24 BLACK POSTER PROJECT TBA, CLOSTER, NJ 5–7 PM
SEP 22 BLACK POSTER PROJECT DUCK POND, DEMAREST, NJ 5–7 PM
SEP 17 BLACK POSTER PROJECT KENNEDY FIELD, NORWOOD, NJ 6–8 PM
SEP 15 BLACK POSTER PROJECT BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER, RIDGEWOOD, NJ 5–7 PM
SEP 13 BLACK POSTER PROJECT SCHIRRA PARK, ORADELL, NJ 2–4 PM
AUGUST 2020
AUG 30 OVERDOSE AWARENESS EVENT FRIENDS OF RECOVERY ROCKLAND, TALLMAN POOL CLUB, SPARKILL, NY 7:30 PM
AUG 27 BLACK POSTER PROJECT BOROUGH HALL, CLOSTER, NJ 6–8 PM
AUG 26 BLACK POSTER PROJECT DOBROW SPORTS COMPLEX, FAIR LAWN, NJ 6–8 PM
AUG 23 BLACK POSTER PROJECT VAN RIPER ELLIS BAPTIST CHURCH, FAIR LAWN, NJ 10 AM – 12 PM
AUG 22 BLACK POSTER PROJECT VETERANS PARK, WESTWOOD, NJ 2–4 PM
AUG 20 BLACK POSTER PROJECT ST. ELIZABETH’S CHURCH, WYCKOFF, NJ 7–9 PM
AUG 19 BLACK POSTER PROJECT KENNEDY PARK, NORWOOD, NJ 6–8 PM
AUG 18 BLACK POSTER PROJECT ORESKO MEMORIAL GREEN, TENAFLY, NJ 5–7 PM
AUG 17 BLACK POSTER PROJECT DUCK POND, DEMAREST, NJ 6–8 PM
AUG 15 BLACK POSTER PROJECT HILLBURN VETERAN PARK, HILLBURN, NY 1–3 PM
AUG 11 BLACK POSTER PROJECT MEMORIAL PARK, RIVER EDGE, NJ 6–8 PM
AUG 9 BLACK POSTER PROJECT OAKS PARK, OLD TAPPAN, NJ 2–4 PM
AUG 8 BLACK POSTER PROJECT GAZEBO PARK, BOROUGH HALL, NEW MILFORD, NJ 2–4 PM
AUG 7 BLACK POSTER PROJECT POLICE DEPARTMENT/BOROUGH HALL WASHINGTON AVE, BERGENFIELD, NJ 12–3 PM
AUG 6 BLACK POSTER PROJECT SACRED HEART CHURCH, HAWORTH, NJ 6–8 PM
AUG 1 BLACK POSTER PROJECT 300 HAWORTH BLVD, HAWORTH, NJ 1–3 PM

Gallery: Community Events

The Black Poster Project/2020 (Video)