Madonna took some time out from upsetting the entire continent of Europe to lend a helping hand in Queens, specifically the Rockaways beach community which was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy. Sporting a really awesome gorilla snow hat and a solemn look on her face, Madonna got hands on over the weekend with Museum of Modern Art curator Klaus Biesenbach. Biesenbach has a home in the Rockaways and has been inviting celebs to join in on the relief effort since the hurricane hit.
Madonna joins a long list of musicians who've lent their support to the area including Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga, to name a few. Though Madge was born in Michigan, she moved to New York when she was 19 to pursue a career in entertainment - it worked out pretty well for her. After Hurricane Sandy left much of the outlying areas of New York in need, Madonna, along with other New York artists, signed a letter to Mayor Bloomberg highlighting the importance of the Rockaways and its contribution to New York City as a whole.
If you're in New York and helping out a community in need isn't enough motivation to get you out to Queens, maybe the chance of seeing a huge pop star will make your trip worthwhile. Whatever it takes!