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RWA’s Aqua 101

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s (RWA) Aqua 101 program is still accepting participants. Aqua 101 is an active summer youth day camp program for kids, ages 9-13, that uses environmental arts and stewardship to engage young people. Participants will learn how to swim, surf, sail and kayak while learning about environmental conservation and local ecology. The Rockaway Peninsula has the longest stretch […]

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel. If you are a musician or member of a band and want to share with our readers, where you’re playing or what you’re […]

RWA Bicycle Parade

Rockaway was hit hard with rain on Saturday June 17,  but it didn’t stop the 6th Annual Rockaway Bike Parade from pedaling onward. The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance encouraged local individuals, school groups, and organizations to join in the fun festivities. This year’s theme was “Re-Use & Recycle,” as participants got the chance to show off their original talents by making […]

Looking Back

The Wave’s archives were largely lost to Hurricane Sandy. But through piecing together online sources, we are once again able to present this feature. There may be some gaps in the record, some years may be missing, but here’s What The Wave Said… 10 Years Ago… There were three shooting incidents in the past two weeks at New York City […]

WISL Celebrates 86th Annual Youth & Senior Scholarship And Awards

During its Annual Awards Luncheon, held at Antun’s on Saturday, June 3, 2017, the Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. (WISL) honored two senior citizens for outstanding church and community service: Deaconess Ethel Hampton of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Rockaway Beach, NY and Doris Threat of First Baptist Church, Far Rockaway, NY. In addition, four graduating high school students were […]

The Glorified Tomato

Left Left

I realized he was gone around 7 a.m. After a quick search under the bed, in the hall closet and downstairs on the mound of laundry, I got the treats out. I started shaking the bag. That always works. My three other cats came trotting in but Lil Lefty did not. My heart started pounding. I searched in every drawer, […]

Surf Bananas

Strike Mission

It’s 10 p.m. Monday night. Our friend and former Rockaway resident, Justin Fung, and I are debating our plan of attack for Tuesday’s swell… another late spring/early summer gift from Poseidon. Plan A: The easy option — wake before first light and pray that the early a.m. wind in Rockaway is light enough to not ruin the swell, given that […]


“The Women’s Balcony” – Breaking Bad

When the women’s balcony collapses at Orthodox Jewish Synagogue in Jerusalem, so do the rights of the women. Rather than repair the structure, young Rabbi David (Aviv Alush) decides to eliminate a female section entirely. The result is major protest. A smash hit in Israel, “The Women’s Balcony” has a lot to say about the patriarchal dominance of certain religious […]

RTC To Hold Auditions For “The Elephant Man”

The Rockaway Theatre Company (RTC) will be holding auditions for “The Elephant Man” on Sunday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Monday June 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. The play, which was written by Bernard Pomerance, will be directed by Frank Caiati, a longtime RTC performer and actor. For over nine years, Caiati has directed plays […]