2013-06-07 / Community

All Around The Dome

The MoMA PS1 VW Dome has been a center point for community programs, films, kids programs, workshops, meetings and more. Photo by Dan Guarino The MoMA PS1 VW Dome has been a center point for community programs, films, kids programs, workshops, meetings and more. Photo by Dan Guarino Clearer skies and warmer temperatures have allowed more people to enjoy the sights, sounds and events that Rockaway has to offer.

The MoMA PS1 VW Dome has become a focal point for programs that run the gamut and appeal to a wide range of tastes, from children’s programs and avant garde films, music events and civic and group meetings.

Over the next two weeks, the following programs will be opened to all at the Dome.

Saturday, June 8th, 11 – 1p.m.
Arts in Parts

Rockaway’s own Arts in Parts presents kids’ activity and celebration of summer. Arts in Parts reaches out to kids in areas of New York City by bringing imaginative workshops directly into the community. After the effects of Hurricane Sandy, they saw a need in particular areas for children to be stimulated and engaged. All programs are led by artists, educators, and creatives, who are passionate about involving kids in diverse and unique learning experiences. Their hope is to empower young minds through creativity, critical thinking and curiosity for the natural world. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 8th, 2 – 5p.m.
YANA presents City Tech’s Advertising Design and Graphic Arts

The students of the Advertising Design and Graphic Arts Department of City Tech, CUNY, will show the design work that they did for the Rockaway based non-profit worker-training organization You Are Not Alone (YANA). The students worked for 15 weeks, pro-bono, to design YANA’s creative identity as a learning exercise, but also to benefit the Rockaway community. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 8th, 3 – 7:30p.m.
New Moon Horseshoe Crab Rituals

Join us on the deck outside for a discussion about the biology of the horseshoe Crab (they are living fossils that have barely changed in more than 450 million years, with seven eyes and blue blood). Make horseshoe crab carapace prints. Receive moon phase manicures or make your own moon phase calendar with a discussion about vernal tide pools and the role of tides in the spawning of the horseshoe crab. The crab eggs play an essential role in sustaining hundreds of migratory shorebirds of Jamaica Bay as they make their way from the equator to the arctic. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 8th, 8 – 10p.m.

Prince Rama premieres “NEVER FOREVER”. NEVER FOREVER” is the first ever Now Age psych-opera starring Prince Rama and featuring songs off their latest apocalyptic pop album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. Shot in only five days and directed by Lily X. Wahrman (Astral Projects), Never Forever takes you on a free-form journey through dimensions both surreal and virtual— from the glamorous, twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen to the nightmarish breakdown of a virtual reality robot turned pop star. Immediately followed by a Prince Rama DJ set. Free and open to the public.

Monday, June 10th, 7:30 – 9:30p.m.
General Meeting of the Rockaway
Artists Alliance

Open to all— mix, mingle and meet with the RAA. Presenter and/or musical presentation to be announced. Bring art work to share or just enjoy the evening.

Saturday, June 15th, 11 – 1p.m.
Saturday, June 22nd, 11 - 1p.m.
Studio in a School

The Studio in a School Association, Inc. will be offering their renowned children’s art workshops in the VW Dome 2. Collage: Use your hands as tools to experiment periment with a variety of beautiful shapes, colors, and textures. Discover your personal style as you compose an expressive collage of a person you admire, an animal, or whatever inspires you. 3-D Paper Sculpture: Fold, curl, bend, and twist strips of colorful paper. Use your imagination to create unique works of art that pop off the page inspired by futuristic architecture, playgrounds, or amusement parks. Oil Pastels: Experiment with blending, layering, and shading to unearth new possibilities in color and create original drawings inspired by nature. RSVP to: fvanhorn@studioinaschool.org RSVP by Monday, June 10th for the June 15th workshop. RSVP by Monday, June 17th for the June 22nd workshop. All workshops are free to the public!

Saturday, June 15th, 7:30 - 10p.m.
Lava Girl Surf Presents

A screening of Chasing Mavericks Rockaway’s Lava Girl Surf, along with Locals Surf School and Breakwater Surf Co., present a screening of Chasing Mavericks and a selection of short films. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 25th, 6 – 8:30p.m.
Town Hall

Town Hall meeting for the Rockaway, Far Rockaway and Broad Channel communities with Senator Joseph Addabbo and Senator James Sanders.
Residents are invited to come and ask questions and engage in dialogue on three
major topics concerning our community.
- Beach protection and restoration (boardwalk, seawall, jetties, etc.)
- Transportation
- Economic development
Sign-up to address the Senators starts at 6:00 p.m. the discussion begins at 6:30

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