Performing arts center on the Rockaways - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Performing arts center on the Rockaways

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

People had something to celebrate in the Rockaways on Friday. The art community brought something beautiful to an area still trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Rockaway Beach resident Patti Smith played from inside the dome, a new art space that was once a makeshift tent used to coordinate volunteer cleanup after the storm.

"After sandy it made us aware that there was a need to have a beautiful space to meet, perform, and just meet and have educational programs," said Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1.

Volkswagen donated the material for the dome. The VW Dome 2, as it is known, has water views and art installations.

Some rockaway residents thought it was too soon after Sandy to focus on a cultural space.

But Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer said: "When you have exhibits, when you have talks, people will come to the rockaways and hopefully spend money in the Rockaways."

So the relief effort goes in the Rockaways but Friday with are and a little bit of rock and roll.

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:02:35 GMT
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
  • NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:22 GMT
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:47:08 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices