In The Spotlight
In tradition, surfers mourn the loss of one of their own by holding a paddle out. On Saturday, June 17, they did just that, but this paddle out was for the beaches that are now closed, and more than mourning, the event was more of a way to bring awareness to the issue itself and call for immediate action.
There have been many protests since the Parks Department announced the closures of Beach 91st through Beach 102nd due to safety concerns caused by erosion, from a mock funeral that
Summer is officially here and this weekend is the perfect time to celebrate everything great about Rockaway—surfing, shopping, skating, music and the boardwalk. You’ll find it all at the 12th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Surf, Skate and Music Festival on Saturday, June 23.
Head down to the Beach 90th Street boardwalk from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday for an all-day fun fest brought to you by St. James Clothing, Boarders and Into the Whip Records. From surfing and skateboarding contests to
It’s no secret that New York’s population is growing and with that, more developments are popping up all around us. In the past few years, Rockaway has definitely been a part of this growth, with more homes and condos being built. Arverne by the Sea LLC, a joint enterprise between developers, The Benjamin Company and Beechwood Organization, has been constructing many new properties in the area. With the big surfing community nearby and more people looking for beachfront living, many people are
With his lilting rich Irish brogue, red hair and twinkling blue eyes, Niall Connolly indubitably is a Cork-born-and-raised lad, but his passionate love for the peninsula, relentlessly drove him and his fellow raven-haired folk singer/songwriter and musician, E.W. Harris, to finally bring the Big City Folk Music Festival to Rockaway — and folks, according to these gregarious raconteurs — get ready to experience musical magic.
For the first time in its 11-year history, the Big City Folk