In The Spotlight
“Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height…” Kites galore will take to the skies above Beach 84th Street on Saturday, July 20 as part of the Rockaway Kite Festival. As the kites fill the sky with color, many will be reminded of the colorful personality of the man who started it all—the late Billy Taylor.
Taylor was a man of many trades and talents, and one of them was purely unique—kites. In 2015, Taylor spearheaded the Rockaway Kite Festival, an event that many hadn’t seen the likes of
JUMP Dance Studio has many reasons to jump for joy lately.
JUMP Dance studio recently competed in Kids Artistic Review’s National Dance Competition, held at Foxwoods in CT from July 7 -12. The local kids danced their hearts out and were named First Place National Champions and won the Studio of Excellence Award in their primary and intermediate groups.
In addition to this, they just earned some high power rankings from the Star Dance Alliance. They earned first place for their Welcome Home
It’s 1899, and a rag-tag gang of ragamuffins, known as “newsies,” led by Jack Kelly, form their own union protesting newspaper titan Joseph Pulitzer for hiking the price of the “papes” they hawk to feed themselves. To borrow a quote from Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,”— “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…,” and the Rockaway Theatre Company’s
Folks, if you’re all about that jazz—Rockaway is calling you home for the Sixth Annual Jazz Music Festival hosted by local Tim Otto next Saturday, July 27, featuring three NYC jazz bands at Low Tide Bar at the Beach 97th Street concession. This lineup offers a range for jazz lovers, who like in a wedding—want something new, unexpected and of course, something straight-up traditional. Otto, a more than 30-year veteran saxophone player, describes himself as just a jazz aficionado, passionate