RAA Presents ‘A Funny Thing…’

Humor and art will come together at the sTudio 6 Gallery at Fort Tilden as the Rockaway Artists Alliance presents their newest exhibition, “A Funny Thing…,” which runs from Saturday, October 18 to November 2. The opening reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, October 19 from 1-3 p.m. The exhibition brings together works that explore the humor […]

Souls Needed To Create ‘I Want My Mummy’

The Rockaway Artists Alliance is sending an open call for brave souls to create “I Want My Mummy,” a threenight free interactive Halloween event to be performed in building T-7 (sTudio 7), Fort Tilden. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate. Volunteers will be assembled every Friday night at 8 p.m., October 10, 17 and 25, to join master builders […]

Fall For Kids

Fall is a fantastic time to visit the refuge as animals prepare for winter, trees shed their brilliant leaves, and the weather is as crisp as a quick gust of wind. Children, ages 4 and up, can create their own piece of autumn with a parent and then go for a brief nature walk with a Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge […]

Church Hosts Annual Coat Drive

The Far Rockaway NAACP Youth Council and Mount Carmel Baptist Church will host its “Second Annual Coat Drive Kickoff,” in conjunction with hip-hop legend Ja Rule and J Records’ new R&B sensation Boxie on Saturday, October 18 at Mount Carmel Church, 348 Beach 71 Street, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of an admission price, a donated coat […]

QIFF ‘Filmmaker Spotlight On Robert Sarnoff ‘

The Queens International Film Festival (QIFF) has chosen to cast their “Filmmaker Spotlight on Robert Sarnoff,” at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, La Guardia, located at 104-04 Ditmars Boulevard, on November 8 at 1:30 p.m. Sarnoff’s films “No Room Lobby,” “The Irish Ropes,” and “Dispatch” will be screened as well as a short trailer of his latest endeavor, “The ROMEOWS” (Retired […]

Locals Remain At National Guard

Major General Joseph J. Taluto, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of Annette Laffose of Arverne and the reenlistment of Lashima Turner of Rockaway Beach with the New York Army National Guard. Laffose, serving with Company C 101st Signal Battalion has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Army National Guard promotions are based […]

Make NYC Greener, Plant A Tree In Bayswater Park

Join Earth Day New York’s Nurturing Nature Program at Michaelis-Bayswater Park on November 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will make NYC greener and greater, by planting 1800 baby trees as part of the MillionTreesNYC initiatives in Queens. Bayswater Park athletic facilities include handball courts, three basketball courts, six tennis courts, and a large baseball field located near […]

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago… Automobile accidents at Beach 73 Street in Arverne (one involving a fire truck) and a suspicious fire at 1018 Grassmere Terrace in Far Rockaway appeared to have ties last Friday, October 7. Members of the Rockaway Park Senior Citizen Center at Beach 121 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard were recovering from their second burglary when early this […]

Georgina E. Nichols

Georgina Nichols, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 6. Nichols, a telephone operator, was born in Mamaroneck, New York. She is survived by her sons, John McCloskey (Mary Kay) and Christopher Nichols; daughter, Margaret Mullen and Noreen (Thomas) Gallagher; sister, Mary (Donald) Giordano; good friend, Ann Lonnborg; grandchildren, James, Kimberly, Jean, Krista, Emily, Nora and Kevin; and great-grandchildren, John, Victoria […]

Wheelchair Races Celebrate 10th Anniversary