Monday, July 28, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Rockaway Taco often has a line down and around the block on the weekends. If you can stomach the wait, get a fried fish taco and some sweet plantains. Or try an arepa at Caracas, a warm cornmeal pita stuffed with avocado, beans, cheese, plantains.....mmmm. For coffee and fresh juices pop into the cool little corner shop, formerly Veggie Island. You might also catch an artisanal ice cream sandwich at Holland Helado later on.
Playland Motel is bustling with young "hipsters" and is a fun spot to have a drink, play cornhole out back, dance if you want to, and sleep. Their rooms are beautifully decorated by different artists. If you've got a car, stay at Truck-a-float, for the best night of sleep in a strange place. Make sure you go with someone you adore because quarters are close. If bound to Manhattan, stay at the W Hotel Union Square - they'll transport you out to Rockaway and provide you with the full beach experience.
The Wharf on 116th. You won't be able to find it because there is no signage and it's tucked away in a parking lot behind a gas station. The unappealing approach makes reaching the back deck even more refreshing. You'll get a stunning view of sunset and Manhattan...far in the distance.
Edgemere Farm is a community farm located in the 40s, offering cozy farm to table dinners on Thursday nights and Saturday farmers markets. Or, you can pop by to say hi and to learn more about urban agriculture - volunteers are always welcome too.
|Photo by John Suhar|
|Photo by Reece Pacheco|
Volunteer: Surfrider Foundation always has projects going on (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved). Pay for your waves and just pick up trash on your own - on Sunday evening there is plenty! Beautify Earth is an organization painting murals all around town.Tweet
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Monday, July 21, 2014
earn more). Attendees of this event can proudly show their support of NRDC Oceans Campaign by wearing the tshirt donated by Loomstate!
Need organic cotton blanks and custom graphic design for your event? E-mail GregHahn@loomstate.org for more information.Tweet
Thursday, July 17, 2014
W Hotel in Union Square, NYC is offering a Surf + Stay package, perfect for the traveler that wants to experience the energy, activity and buzz of NYC, while getting a refreshing, outdoors experience. Yes, you can surf in NY and Rockaway is a welcoming place to start.
Included in the package is a weekend stay in Manhattan, lesson from Locals Surf School, transportation to/from Rockaway Beach, a beach bag full o' goodies, lunch at Rockaway Beach Surf Club. Plus, 10% of your purchase will go toward Graybeard's Sandy recovery efforts.
We've partnered with Brooklyn's Imaginary Surf Co. to design the GLASSY surfboard above. It will be auctioned off at the end of the season with 100% of proceeds going to Graybeards - stay tuned for how to enter.
Here's a sneak peek of David shaping the board in his Brooklyn studio...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Last month we hosted a beach cleanup with Surfrider and Skraptacular in Rockaway Beach. We found A LOT of junk....but some junk was so beautifully salt-encrusted that we decided to make some sculptures out of our findings. This caught the eye of New Yorker Cartoonist Bob Eckstein, who captured the event in full color!
See the full New Yorker blog post here. Tweet