10th Annual Rockstock & Barrels Festival
Saturday, June 18 is the Tenth anniversary of the Rockstock & Barrels Festival. Boarders and St James Clothing have been bringing this event FREE for 10 straight years with the help of the NYC Parks Dept., all the fantastic bands over the years and then you, all the patrons that attend and make this one of the best events on the Rockaway Peninsula, hands down! Last years’ RockStock and Barrels Festival was attended by almost 8,000 people!
There will be a surf contest sponsored by the Rockaway Beach Surfer’s Association, events include Men’s Open, Women’s Opens, Boy’s 16 & Under, Girls 16 & Under (age as of 7/1/16). Sign up on the beach 8 am at the 90th street jetty.
Skaters from near and far will be performing and competing all day as well SK8 Pro Demonstrations. This is the major extreme sporting event in the area in the newly built, community funded and hand-built park. A Mini Bowl is the latest feature in this park on the beach with mega thanks to Jimmy Dowd for all his efforts with other organizations.
While there will be a plethora of fantastic tents showcasing all the local talented people’s goods on the boardwalk, the real highlight is the music festival Jimmy & Walker put on the stage on the boardwalk. (See next week’s Rockaway Times for the line-up).