Events

  • The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The year got off to a promising start when Lonely Planet named Queens the top U.S. travel destination for 2015. While the guide heralded the ethnic diversity of the borough, it also cited the subway-accessible “Atlantic-kissed sands” of Rockaway. Residents and visitors were set to embrace “Hamptons without the fuss,” making the James Franco visit

  • Pawfest at Riis Park

    Pawfest at Riis Park

    Riis Park Beach Bazaar will host a Halloween pet costume contest this weekend. Sponsored by Riis Point Bar, Wild Feast Foods, and Rockapup, the Halloween Pawfest will kick off at noon on Saturday, October 31st, with the pet parade and free pumpkin carving. There will also be live music performances by The Supertones and The

  • Poseidon’s Parade

    Poseidon’s Parade

    Poseidon’s Parade, Rockaway’s inaugural “celebration of summer and the ocean,” went off without a hitch today. Under hazy but bright skies, ocean-themed revelers marched down the newly constructed stretch of boardwalk. The parade was led by local artist Geoff Rawling and the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade. More photos on flickr

  • The largest dog park in Queens is in Rockaway

    The largest dog park in Queens is in Rockaway

    At nearly two acres, the Rockaway Freeway Dog Run is the largest dog run in Queens. Located under the Rockaway Freeway at Beach 80th Street, this park offers a breezy respite and a large, unfettered play area for local canines. The Parks Department is organizing the following free events this summer: It’s My Bark Day,

  • Mardi Bra Night at CROM Physical Culture

    Mardi Bra Night at CROM Physical Culture

    CROM Physical Culture, along with Mary Beth Dawson and the Rockaway W.I.S.H. Foundation, are hosting a Ladies Night on Thursday, March 5th. Participants are asked to donate bras (new, with tags) or other feminine products, to benefit women in need. In return, you can take a free Shred! class or just mingle with a glass

  • Mark your calendar for Phil Collins Day

    Mark your calendar for Phil Collins Day

    Phil Collins Day is returning to Rockaway this month. According to their website, organizers will be holding a Viking funeral on Sunday, February 15th at 4.30pm, at Beach 90th Street and the ocean.

  • Your winter guide to Rockaway

    Your winter guide to Rockaway

    As a plentiful December recedes, the bleak reality of a New York winter starts to set in. If you need to throw off the seasonal blues, satisfy that craving for some open sky by heading out to Rockaway Beach. And bring your South Brooklyn and Rockaways Brokelyn Beer Book (now 20% off), because Whit’s End,

  • Ferry advocates condemn Mayor de Blasio

    Ferry advocates condemn Mayor de Blasio

    Photo courtesy of Linda Deckelman Chanting “No ferry, no votes!” a group of Rockaway residents last night condemned Mayor de Blasio’s failure to renew funding for the Manhattan-bound waterborne service. The raucous group of more than 100 residents gathered at the Beach 108th Street dock, joined by Public Advocate Letitia James, to greet the final

  • Rockaway residents fight for last-minute ferry reprieve

    Rockaway residents fight for last-minute ferry reprieve

    Photo courtesy of Laura Deckelman A group of Rockaway residents is waging a viral campaign to save the community’s ferry service to Brooklyn and Manhattan, which will cease operations this week unless additional funding is found. Laura Deckelman, of Rockaway United to Save our Ferry, has been pressuring public officials on Facebook and Twitter to

  • BattleRock 3: A Night of Muay Thai

    BattleRock 3: A Night of Muay Thai

    CROM MARTIAL TRAINING, the local Martial Arts and CrossFit gym, will host BattleRock 3: A Night of Muay Thai at Beach Channel High School on September 27th. Coming on the heels of two successful shows at the start of the summer season, BattleRock3 is expected to draw 700 spectators. The evening’s main event is a