• NYC’s 1st Annual Ruck March: What to expect

    NYC’s 1st Annual Ruck March: What to expect

    VEThack will be holding New York’s first ever Ruck March on September 3, 2014, to raise awareness around the issue of Veteran suicide. After returning from heavy combat in Iraq, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Gene Wu lost one of his Marine brothers to suicide. Wu was determined to reduce the rate of Veteran suicides to

  • Live music on the bay at Fish Dog

    Live music on the bay at Fish Dog

    The Fisherman’s Dog will be hosting a day of free live music, shopping and great food at their bayside location. End of the A will be on site as well, offering some wonderful clothing and accessory items from their mobile boutique. Live music is scheduled to start this Saturday, August 16th, at 1pm, and the

  • Winner: Citysticks waffle sundae eating race

    Winner: Citysticks waffle sundae eating race

    A new Rockaway tradition kicked off this weekend with the first annual waffle sundae eating race. Terence Oben was the winner of the competition, hosted by Justin Harter of Citysticks NYC at the Beach 97th Street concessions. Waffle sundae eating race on Flickr

  • Rockapulco Run summer schedule

    Rockapulco Run summer schedule

    The Rockapulco Run summer series continues on Saturday July 12th, with the Firecracker 10 miler. The race kicks off at 8:30am at Beach 17th Street. Go here to sign up. The running club is also hosting a 5k on July 18th, and a half marathon on August 30th. The 27th Annual George Timmins Memorial Sugar

  • Le Fooding Beach Club

    Le Fooding, a Paris-based gourmet dining and events company, is coming to Rockaway for their first ever Beach Club dining event. The three-day picnic event pairs local chefs such as Andrew Field (of the ubiquitous Rockaway Taco) with chefs from Momofuku Milk Bar, Ivan Ramen, Trois Mec and Cosme. According to a Le Fooding press

  • Citysticks Waffle Sundae eating contest

    Citysticks Waffle Sundae eating contest

    While Coney Island has their annual hot dog eating contest, a new Rockaway tradition kicks off on July 5th. Citysticks, the ice pop purveyor located at the Beach 97th Street concessions, is holding a waffle sundae eating contest. There will be two contests, one for kids aged 8-15, and another for those 16 and older.

  • Patti Smith exhibit at Fort Tilden

    Patti Smith exhibit at Fort Tilden

    The long-awaited Patti Smith art exhibit, Resilience of the Dreamer, has opened today in Fort Tilden. Sponsored in part by MoMA, the exhibit features a number of black-and-white photos by the godmother of punk. There is a separate installation of a “gilded four-post bed with pure white linens…that will wear down physically over time…a visualization 

  • Fort Tilden

    Fort Tilden

    Rockaway!, kicks off on June 29th with a concert by legendary punk rocker Patti Smith in Fort Tilden. The summer long arts event is sponsored by MoMA and will showcase local as well as internationally known artists through September 1st. Fort Tilden is a decommissioned U.S. Army Base and is now part of the Gateway

  • Rockaway!


    Rockaway!, a summer-long urban art festival, is scheduled to open on June 29 with an appearance by legendary punk rocker Patti Smith in Fort Tilden. Sponsored by MoMA PS1, the sponsor of 2013’s Rockaway Dome, along with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, and the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, the event promises a summer full of innovative

  • Rockstock and Barrels Festival

    Rockstock and Barrels Festival

    The 8th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival is scheduled for June 28, 2014. The festival was founded in 2006 as a way to celebrate Rockaway’s surf and skate culture.  In addition to a surfing contest, the festival includes art, clothing and food vendors. Festivities start at 10am at Beach 90th Street, with live music from