• Rockaway Beach Irish Festival 2014

    The 2nd Annual Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival is scheduled for May 31st and June 1st. Located at Beach 100th Street and Shore Front Parkway, the festival promises a weekend full of Irish music, dancing, food and crafts. Black 47 will be headlining.

  • A Taste of Rockaway Beach returns this weekend

    HEART of Rockaway Beach is sponsoring another food tasting event this weekend. The Taste of Rockaway Beach kicks off this Sunday, May 4th at noon. Most of the participating restaurants are along Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 87th Street uptown to Beach 102nd Street. In addition to the restaurants that participated in December, this food

  • Jane’s Walk in Rockaway Beach

    Jane’s Walk is coming to Rockaway Beach on Saturday, May 3rd. The walking tour will be led by local historian Vivian Carter, and kicks off at 11am in front of Cuisine by Claudette on Beach 116th Street. Admission is free, but please RSVP to Jane’s Walk is an annual event in cities across the

  • Rockaway’s answer to SantaCon

    Rockaway’s answer to SantaCon

    If your idea of holiday fun is stumbling around Manhattan dressed like a fratty Claus, then mark your calendar for SantaCon 2013. If you are looking for a low-key, fun alternative that will benefit local charities, check out the Rockapulco 5k Santa Shuffle. Rockaway’s running club was founded in 2001 as the Rockaway Gliders and

  • 3rd Annual NYC Honey Fest is coming to Beach 86th Street

    3rd Annual NYC Honey Fest is coming to Beach 86th Street

    The 3rd Annual New York City Honey Festival returns to Rockaway on September 7, 2013. Co-hosted by The Brooklyn Grange, one of the world’s leading rooftop urban farms, and Rippers, the boardwalk snack shack and juice bar, the festival drew over 2,000 visitors last year. According the Chase Emmons, the apiary director of the Brooklyn

  • Rockaway Beach: New York’s next tech community?

    Could Rockaway Beach be the site of New York’s next tech community? Mike Reen of MNX Connect, and a Rockaway native, thinks so. He writes on the MNX blog: We have been in communication with the representatives of businesses in Queens regarding launching a Rockaway Beach Incubator, which could help startups, small businesses, the tech community

  • Save the date! Rockaway Irish Festival 2013

    As Rockaway continues to repair itself during a fairly mild winter, the community is starting to look forward to the spring and summer months. The Parks Department has promised to have sections of the boardwalk rebuilt, and the concessions are expected to be fully operational. The Army Corps of Engineers will close the temporary waste