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Beach dunes eats & arts grand opening Beach Dunes Eats & Arts Cafe celebrates its official opening with the community VIEW THE EVENT VIEW PRESS RELEASE


The Campaign Against Hunger, championed by Dr. Melony Samuels, is changing the food landscape in the Rockaways. Our new cafe and culinary arts center will offer meals with seasonally available ingredients from our urban farms, fresh produce, products from local businesses, and will serve as an education hub for aspiring chefs.

We accept all major credit and debit cards for payment, including SNAP


45-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

7am – 3pm

Thursday – Saturday
9am – 9pm



Beach Dunes Eats and Arts is located within Beach Green Dunes 11, a new affordable housing complex in the Edgemere community of Far Rockaway, Queens. Thanks largely to the generous support and advocacy of Queen Borough President Donovan Richards, the project will expand TCAH’s food distribution services to include a direct “farm-to-table” café that will bring affordably-priced fine dining to the community. The café incorporates ingredients sourced from our nearby Far Rock Farm and our local suppliers network.

Beach Dunes Eats and Arts launched as a café serving nutritious breakfast and lunch options and will evolve to include an immersive culinary arts job training program. This model will increase community capacity for highly skilled workers who will be trained in a number of food production, food safety, and food business practices.

Hunger and poverty are far too common in the Rockaways. Our collective engagement in community reinvestment and workforce development programs has the power to move people closer to achieving stable employment and a living wage. We are working to infuse this community with heart-healthy food options and economic opportunities to advance equity and fight to end hunger and poverty.

Join us in reforming this community’s foodscape in the most enjoyable way possible: eating good food!


Mharlin Germain

General Manager

Mharlin Germain is the General Manager of Beach Dunes Eats & Arts. In this role, he serves as the liaison between vendors, customers, and employees. With over 14 years of industry experience, Mharlin has expertise in customer service, team building, professional development, and strategic implementation, emphasizing a positive workplace culture. Mharlin’s previous experience includes managerial roles at Panera, T.G.I.F, and I.H.O.P, where he successfully implemented new procedures and processes to improve efficiency.

Tracey Johnson

Executive Chef

Originally from Jamaica WI., Chef Tracey Johnson has always loved the culinary arts, which she inherited from her family, who has been a part of the Hospitality and catering community for years. While Chef Tracey initially went to college for English Literature, in her last year of college she decided to pursue both passions. After Graduating with her Bachelors Degree in 2015 Chef Tracey Enrolled in ICC, formally known as the French Culinary institute, where She became a certified chef in French culinary Arts. After completing her culinary education, She worked as a line cook in a Southern Italian Restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn and shortly after became the Lead Chef for The Campaign Against Hunger.

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