Posts Tagged: Arts

  • 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

  • Rockaway Street Art

    Rockaway Street Art

    While the rest of New York continues to be sanitized, a thriving street art scene is taking root in Rockaway. Thanks in large part to a post-Sandy project sponsored by Beautify Earth, as well as the tireless Geoff Rawling, and the Beach 116th Street Partnership, the entire peninsula is looking a lot more vibrant these

  • 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 

  • Meet Bill Foge, Rockaway’s first hipster

    Meet Bill Foge, Rockaway’s first hipster

    Rockawayist recently became aware of the work of locally renowned painter Bill Foge, and had an opportunity to speak with him this week. Foge, now 78 years old and residing in Kittery, Maine for the past ten years, may indeed be Rockaway’s first hipster. Foge arrived in Rockaway in 1983 during a blizzard. His studio