It’s Happening At The Dome
Rockaway residents were pleased with the official announcement that the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 VW Dome will remain in place through June 30th.
The Dome has become a welcome focal point for children’s activities, workshops, music and literary events, film screenings, civic meetings and other activities.
This weekend the Dome again plays host to a number of interesting and fun happenings. Saturday, May 11th, 1 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rockaway Artists Alliance presents "Reaching for the Sky" and "Try a Little Texture."
The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents two art workshops for children. In "Reaching for the Sky," participants will create cityscapes with simple background washes and silhouettes. In "Try A Little Texture," children will create projects using textiles and weaving techniques. Both workshops are free and open to the public with limited seating.
Saturday, May 11th, 2 – 10 p.m.
Six Stair Films presents Skate
Sessions and Skate Films.
Rick Charnoski of Six Stair Films presents a day of skating, avocados and films: 2 – 5 p.m., Free-skate session with obstacles; 6 – 7 p.m., GUAC OFF guacamole contest; 7 p.m., Skate awards and raffle to benefit the Andy Kessler Foundation; 7:15 – 8 p.m., California avocado farmer Steve Bailey talks about avocados and the farm to table movement; 8 – 10 p.m., Rick Charnoski presents his selection of skate films, with guacamole and chips from Rockaway Taco. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 11th and Sunday,
May 12th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Rockaway Conservancy presents its first annual plant sale.
Saturday, May 18th, 7 – 10 p.m.
Rockaway Film Shorts
Rockaway filmmaker Sam Fleischner (director of Tribeca Film Fest entry "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors") presents a selection of short films focusing on Rockaway Beach, its many faces and moods. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 19th, 1 – 4 p.m.
Jamaica Bay Lives
Documentary producer Dan Hendrick discusses his film in progress, Jamaica Bay Lives, which was started in August 2011. Filmed before, during and after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, it shows the history of the Bay and the role that it plays in the lives of the dozens of neighborhoods surrounding it. Food magazine "Edible Queens" will provide complimentary refreshments courtesy of Queens food establishments, along with musical entertainment. Free and open to the public.