Posts categorized as Rockaway

A Place Like Know Others

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The off-season cafe, Others, located at the Beach 97th Street concession wrapped up last weekend until next year. Others brought us the combined culinary talents of Washed Up Beach Cafe (washedup.nyc) and Brothers (@brothersrockaway) eatery. We were fed otherworldly offerings, the strongest steaming hot coffees, breakfast burritos infused with tater tots, creamy ricotta toast delicately topped with sweet carrots, warm pesto eggs sandwiches, so many sweet treats, Zak Daddy smash burgers, and pop-up specials featuring mouthwater foods from guest chefs. A beautiful, etched glass memento of the LOG was gifted […]

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Beach Walks Inspire Business – It Was Kismet.

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In our close-knit town, nothing goes unnoticed. When wooden flower boxes suddenly adorned the building at the corner of 91st street this summer, my curiosity was piqued. I needed to find out more. I entered through the side door and was greeted by the soothing, soft scent of incense. I smiled when I discovered this was a new brick and mortar boutique, housing beautiful, hand-crafted offerings. The flower box signaled care and commitment, telling signs, to the larger story… Last year, Rockaway resident Nicole Dubensky opened Kismet. A cozy shop […]

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Arverne East Urban Nature Preserve

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Fall is the best time to hike, walk, spy migratory birds, and embrace the changing leaf landscape. And we don’t have to make a trip up to Hudson to enjoy all that. NYC Parks offers us diverse natural and urban landscapes with endless exploring and learning opportunities. Would you guess we have over 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation areas throughout the five boroughs? I was impressed to read that number. I’d estimate a few hundred of those green spaces are in Rockaway. It’s fair to say we’ve all noticed the […]

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Celebrate Animals And Nature in Harmony At ANIMAL ROCK 2023!

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Expand your understanding of the animal world at this year’s ANIMAL ROCK event. Open your mind and learn how animals teach us, how they heal us, how to connect deeply with your pets, and how humans can live in harmony with all creatures. ANIMAL ROCK is this Sunday, October 1, from 10am-4pm, under the dome at 94 Street and Shore Front Parkway. From personal experience working with Jill Lauri, Founder of ANIMAL ROCK and my cat Lefty, I’ve come to understand that animals possess a unique power to heal and […]

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Pie Party! B91 Community Garden Fundraiser

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The Beach 91st Street Community Garden is hosting a Pie Party Fundraiser and I want to share the details with you because there are some pretty fun and tasty things happening! The Pie Party is this Saturday (tomorrow!)  Sept. 23rd, from 12-4pm. The event will be held in the beautiful garden courtyard – 136 Beach 91st St., Rockaway Beach (Beach Block). Bring a picnic blanket and dress like you’re heading to the country fair (if you want)! The Food: Delicious, homemade pies baked fresh by your neighbors for sale! Come […]

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2023 Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Underground Competition!

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Bodysurfers rely on the natural power of the waves to propel them, creating a strong connection to the ocean and its energy. It’s an organic and unadulterated way to ride the waves. Witness this unique link to the water – tomorrow, Saturday, September 9th at the 2023 Rockaway Beach Bodysurf Underground (RBBU) Competition. The first heat rides at 10 a.m. Get your blankets, beach chairs, and bathing suits, and pack a lunch for the day-long event. Set up on the sand at The Box (East jetty at Beach 84th Street). […]

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Domingo World At Edgemere Farm Brings Community Vibrancy to Far Rock

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Music, visual art, and dance movement integrated within a field of vegetables is the stage for Domingo World. Domingo World is a music and art residency held at Edgemere Farm on the first Sunday of every month throughout the summer. Have you been yet? Teresa Farrell and Gio Fernandez-Kincade are the co-creators of the explorative collective which features a different artistic experience each month. Feel the community joy this weekend on “the day of the Lord.”’ From 1-5 p.m. meditate in the music of Galazyworld (@galaxyworldz) and Agua De Gio. […]

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The Bird Event Of Beach 91st Street

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It was the day after the “apocalypse.” The dangerous air quality conditions from the Canadian wildfires cleared. It was safe to breathe the air again. I went outside to check if the backyard garden needed watering, but I was distracted by a “honking” nose. I looked towards the sky and there, I saw a flying dinosaur! It launched from the roof of my neighbor’s house into the towering tree of heaven in the corner of my yard. It landed on a long branch, settling in next to its lover. A […]

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A Long Island board for a Long Island Girl

I learned how to properly wax a board, finally

My first session with my new 8’4 Faktion shaped by Hawk, at Beach 90th (Rockaway Beach) I’ve been long-term borrowing an 8’0 Torq. I’ve learned so much on it this past year. I really like how it rides. I have a sentimental connection with it, but I’ve been drifting towards a change… I put the word out and my friend saw a board for sale on Instagram that looked like a fit for me. Strictly Surf (@strickly_surf) is three hours out in Amagansett, Long Island. We contacted the shop and a […]

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2 Plant Sales, 1 Weekend!

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Garden nerds unite! There are two spring plant sale events this weekend – The Beach 91st Street Community Garden is hosting a plant sale tomorrow, Saturday May 6, from 11am-2pm. On Sunday – the following day – head to Edgemere Farm for more plants of different varieties and music. Below are the details for both community happenings. B91 Garden Plant Sale – Saturday, May 6 from 11am-2pm For sale find veg starters and herbs – many varieties of tomatoes, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, soybeans, basil, sage, parsley and more. Add […]

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