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Nov 24, 2022

Rhapsody Players Ready To Rock ‘One-Night Only’

A big sound is coming to Rockaway this Saturday, November 26, at 8 p.m., as the Rhapsody Players hit the Rockaway Theatre Company stage for a post-Thanksgiving celebration in song. The eight accomplished vocalists and six-piece band will be performing powerhouse hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and more at RTC’s Post Theater at Fort Tilden, with all tickets available directly at the door. For the group, it marks a welcome return. “We’ve got to do a show in Rockaway,” said the Player’s John Heffernan recently at a Bay Ridge benefit concert. Speaking to many Rockaway friends and fans who …

Nov 24, 2022

The New York Dippers Club Makes a Splash

Before filling your bellies with warm turkey and all the fixin’s, consider starting your holiday in an invigorating way, with a cold-water dip. The New York Dippers Club (NYDC) is taking off, and are welcoming all to join in on their daily dips into the Atlantic, or at the very least, for a gratitude dip on Thursday, November 24 as a warmup to their upcoming Full Moon Charity Dip on December 7. Graham Cullis, a content creator, artist and philanthropist from the UK, took charge of this dipping mission just two days after arriving in Rockaway on October 5 to visit a friend. After creating…

Nov 24, 2022

Waterside & Jump Team Up To Give

Waterside Children’s School recently spent a morning GIVING in honor of Thanksgiving. Ellen McDonough and the entire kindergarten grade partnered with JUMP Dance Studio on Beach 116th Street to help fill the food pantry in the Rockaways. The children learned a lesson in the spirit of helping their own community and they were so excited to be a part of giving this season. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Nov 24, 2022

St. John’s Gains Ground as Premier Healthcare Facility

St. John’s Episcopal is on a roll. The hospital is steadfastly gaining ground as a recognized premier health faciltity. A recent upgrade by the Leapfrog Safety Grade adds to the hospital’s recent achievements which include a Gold Plus with Elite Status for stroke care from the American Heart Association; recertification for stroke care from the Joint Commission; Planetree International Silver Certification for committment to person-centered care and special designation by the World Health Organization and UNICEF as a baby-friendly organization.   And according to EHS Vice President and Chie…

Nov 24, 2022

The Anabas Boat Club An Upright Ship on the Right Course

Back in July, The Rockaway Ti­mes shared a story of a group’s mission to save the Anabas Bo­at Club in Broad Channel, a 121-year-old club that had seen better days. Less than five months later, we’re happy to report that the sinking ship has been righted and is on course to becoming something great once again. On Sunday, November 20, the Anabas at 1820 Channel Road was packed with folks enjoying the Road Kill Country Outlaws playing some jams at the club’s latest fundraiser. The club itself looked a lot different than it did five months prior. It was brighter, cleaner and finally back to…

Nov 24, 2022


My brother-in-law likes to emphatically state: “There are no do-overs in life. This is not a rehearsal!” At this time of THANKSGIVING, it’s a good idea to take inventory of some things to be grateful for. If you are trying to sell your home, then there is some comfort in that the supply of homes on the Rockaway market remains relatively low. Prices in Rockaway may be down a bit from their all-time highs, but they are still high by historical standards. If you are trying to buy a home in Rockaway, then you can be thankful that prices here are still very attractive when compared with other…

Nov 24, 2022

Tech Incubator Opens in Rockaway

On, Thursday, November 17, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tech Council were joined by business, government and community leaders to celebrate the opening of the Queens Tech Incubator at 1 Beach 105th Street in Rockaway.  The Rockaway location and the Queens Tech Incubator at the Greater Nexus in Jamaica are the first two spaces to open as part of this initiative, with plans to open additional locations in Flushing, Long Island City and Forest Hills. “Supporting a strong tech ecosystem requires more than just attracting the world’s most prominent tech companies to Queens, w…

Nov 24, 2022

32 Guns Collected at Buyback

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz and the NYPD announced that 32 guns were collected on Saturday, November 19 at the Church of God Christian Academy in Far Rockaway. The gun buyback events seek to curb gun violence and the destruction it causes by accepting working unloaded firearms – with no questions asked – in exchange for compensation. The event was co-sponsored by the NYPD, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Office of the State Attorney General Letitia James, City Council Majority Whip Selvena Brooks-Powers, Church of God Christian, Academy, First Church of God and Food Bazaar Superm…

Nov 24, 2022

Travels With Bob MET’S MAYAN MAJOR

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the foremost cultural destinations in the world. It easily holds its own amongst other museums such as the Louvre in Paris, the Prado in Madrid and others. Its displays are incomparable. The Met, as it is familiarly known, has a reputation for presenting some of the best exhibits ever shown by any museum anywhere. Currently “Lives of the Gods, Divinity in Mayan Art is on display until April 2, 2023. The display features amazing works from Mexico, Guatemala and neighboring countries. To reach the second floor for the Mayan display, you se…

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