Posts categorized as Community

This Friday – Ye Mighty Wave @ Epstein’s

ye-mighty-wave-at--Epsteins-rockaway-beach

This Friday Ye Mighty Wave is playing at  Epstein’s (88-02 Rockaway Beach St Far Rockaway, NY 11693)! We’ve had a nice quiet spell here in Rockaway so I’m ready for a loud night of live music. I hope to see you there!    

tagged in music, rockaway

Through the Threshold of Zingara Vintage

Zingara-Vintage-Rockaway-1

Previously published in The Wave. I walked in Zingara Vintage the other day and my eye was drawn to a sparkling multicolored sequined blouse from the 80’s. The wide sleeves were shaped like the wings of a butterfly. An image of my Grandmother Pauline flashed in my head and I had a comforting feeling. Many items at Zingara Vintage remind me of my Grandma’s closet, filled with all its treasures. She had a wonderfully impactful, eclectic style– gold costume jewelry, lace shawls, retro sunglasses, big brimmed hats, long beautiful dresses.  […]

I’m pledging #zerowaste

unloading-the-brown-bins

I was working on a menu design in my home office when I heard a truck pull up outside. Being nosey and easily distracted, I peeked out the window. It was a white truck and behind it was a sanitation car. The back gate of the trailer rolled up and two men started unpackaging dozens of brown bins. Finally, our composting starter kits were here!! I grabbed my phone and ran outside, immediately instagramming a picture, tagging @nycsanitation. I’ve been eager to participate in the NYC Organics Program. The purpose […]

tagged in b91, community, recycle

Got’em!

An-angry-LJ-after-sugery-in-his-holding-room

Living in Rockaway means sharing our space with our feline friends. I didn’t make a conscious decision to get involved with cat rescue and fostering, It happened out of necessity. It all started with a tuxedo cat named Obama. Rumor on the block has it  that people moved out across the street about 4 years ago and left him behind. He made himself at home when our house was under renovation. We were residing, so there were plenty of openings for him to get inside. He’s a good cat and […]

tagged in cats, cats of rockaway, tnr

Poseidon’s Parade 2017

Oh… I have such a great idea for a costume for the parade this year I had to sign up. And I’m going solo (unless you want to join me?)! There’s still time to register! And of course if you’re not marching, you must watch all the theatrics this Saturday noon-4pm. It starts at Beach 105. Here’s some photos from a few years back to get you  in the spirit! Photo via Facebook / Poseidon’s Parade 2017  

tagged in community, rockaway

tonight at Epsteins

Ye Mighty Wave

Want to see a trapeze artist tonight in Rockaway? Come to the Ye Mighty Wave and Tan Brown rock show tonight at Epsteins. Show starts at – 10:00. $5 at the door. @ Epsteins 88-02 Rockaway Beach St FB Event

tagged in music, rockaway

Manfeet of Rockaway

 Previously Published in The Wave. Manfeet are neglected, and rightfully so.  But no matter how unseemly they may appear, they are still among God’s creations and merit consideration. Walking on the boardwalk, you’ll see them variously clad, and that’s got me thinking: how do the men of Rockaway feel about summer footwear? Of course, many Rockaway men are sworn devotees of the traditional flip-flop. Most appropriate, right? Some locals wear flip-flops well into November. Local legend John Sica is one of those men. He explains this preference, “I hate laces. Heat […]

tagged in fashion, summer

ANIMAL ROCK 2017!

A few weeks ago I wrote about how my cat Lefty went missing. I had spoken to my neighbor Jill Lauri about his disappearance. Jill is an animal communicator and her words truly comforted me, easing my anxiety throughout the ordeal. After speaking with Jill, she went home and connected with Lefty. She took the time without being asked, and wrote me these beautiful words… “Lefty says that he is fine and exploring. He is not far away and plans to return home. Lefty says that initially a noise startled […]

tagged in animals, events, rockaway

The Block Party!

partygoers

  Previously Published in The Wave. I believe I was 8 years old. We were at my Aunt Katherine’s annual block party on Herbert St. in Greenpoint. I was running for dear life down the middle of the block screaming because my cousin Tommy was chasing me. He had a bucket of ice in tow. Tommy was 5 years older than me, so naturally, he caught up quick, even with the ice bucket. He grabbed me tight around the waist and threw the ice down the back of my shirt. Ice […]

tagged in b91, memories, party, rockaway

Max Power: The Man, The Music, The Meme

Max Power Meme via facebook.com:mememaxpower

Max Power at The Rockaway Beach Brewery Previously published in The Wave. The man. “Don’t move upstate. Move to Rockaway. It’s like the Costa Rica of Queens. You can help us at the bar this summer.” Rashida Jackson urged Matt Preis, more famously known as Max Power*, music promoter extraordinaire, pet guru and overall rad dude. Max has known Rashida Jackson and Patrick Flibotte (owners of Sayra’s Wine Bar) for over a decade. They met when Rashida worked at Maggie Brown, a now-defunct restaurant in Clinton Hill. Max was there often, […]