The Planotones Keep The Spirit Of Doo-Wop Alive



Kenny Vance and The Planotones will play the Leon S. Locke Memorial Concert on July 26 at Riis Park as part of the Rockaway Music and Arts Council Summer Concert Series. Songs from their original recordings of classic doo-wop sounds and vocal styles will highlight the second of three summer concerts. The Rockaway native says there is nothing like playing […]

MGP Section Complete With Clean Fill



New Traffic Light Installed



Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer recently met with Jonathan Gaska, District Manager for Community Board #14, at the recently installed traffic light at Beach 84 Street and Shore Front Parkway. The community has long fought for the traffic light due to the high volume of traffic and increased number of accidents at this location. “I am pleased that New York City Department […]

Doggie-Donor Wants Rockaway’s Help



Michael Feldman’s daughter, Alexis, who is 17, came to him one day with a request. She wanted him to help her with a school assignment to plan a non-profit business. Since Feldman, a real estate broker in Brooklyn, always wanted to work with animals, he suggested collecting money to assist those who needed veterinarian care for this pets but could […]

Fresh Air Fund Gives Queens Kids Free Summer Vacations



July 2, 2009 marked the beginning of Fresh Air summer vacations for hundreds of New York City children, including many Queens residents. The excited youngsters left Port Authority Bus Terminal to visit volunteer host families in rural and suburban communities throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada. They will enjoy up to two weeks or more of simple summertime pleasures such […]

Fee Free Weekend At Riis Park



On Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, Jacob Riis Park, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, will be participating in the nationwide Fee Free Weekend at America’s National Parks. Riis Park, located on the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, has no entrance fee, a beach parking fee of $5 per car is being charged between Memorial Day and Labor […]

Rhyte Hitters Rock The Crowd

Play O'Donahue Park July 4

Dancing Under The Stars



The season has officially started for the highly-popular Dancing under the Stars program. The program comes to Rockaway each Tuesday evening with a session at Beach 84 Street and Shorefront Parkway, running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday evening, the program moves to the air conditioned VFW Hall at Shad Creek Road in Broad Channel, from 7 to 9 […]

A Day On The Water For Warriors



Manny Pina is an adventurous guy. During the winter months, he works as a ski instructor near his home in Pennsylvania. His plans for the near future include becoming a certified scuba diver. The fact that he has one leg has no effect on these activities. “Just because I lost a leg, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the […]

Gala Parade Welcomes Wounded Warriors To Rockaway