For decades, people have flocked from New York and beyond to Rockaway Beach for its cityscape surfing. The Rockaway Hotel sits mere blocks away from the only surfing designated beach in New York City limits, offering the rare beauty of city skyline views within the surf break and our programming partners will provide access to the vibrant local surf culture - effortlessly cool and open to all.
The hotel serves as an anchor for the Rockaway Beach community - a gathering place for locals and an opportunity to bring Rockaway Beach’s surf, art and music scene to guests through cultural experiences.
The Rockaway Hotel is founded upon the core values of experience, community and environment. We activate these values through arts and cultural programming, strategic partnerships and a commitment to public service.
MoMA PS1’s Warm Up
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Custom Spotify Playlist: MoMA PS1 Warm Up x The Rockaway Hotel
WARM UP RETURNS ON SEPT 5 2020 WITH ONE-DAY LIVESTREAMING PROGRAM BROADCAST ONLINE AND AT OUTDOOR VENUES ACROSS NEW YORK CITY
Lineup Features Exclusively NYC-Based Artists and Collectives to Celebrate Our Local Music Communities
Jamaica Bay Festival
September 12, 2020
Join The Rockaway Hotel, Art Production Fund and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy for a special viewing of “Liberty Bell” by Nancy Baker Cahill at The Rockaway Hotel rooftop. Commissioned by Art Production Fund and presented in partnership with 7G Foundation and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Liberty Bell is an animated, monumental, and richly sonorous augmented reality (AR) public art project experienced on smartphones and tablets through Baker Cahill’s free 4th Wall app. The Rockaway Hotel is the official Liberty Bell Rockaway project hub.
Swim Initiative Pilot
SWIM INITIATIVE PILOT
WITH THE RISING TIDE EFFECT
In October 2020, The Rockaway Hotel partnered with Rising Tide Effect to place deserving students with limited financial resources into an intensive four-week pilot program which offered essential swimming skills and water safety training to a group of 7 students from St. Johns Residence for Boys.
The Big Yard Mural
THE BIG YARD MURAL
October 7, 2020
Friends of Seaside Playground (FOSP), in collaboration with 7G Group, are pleased to announce Shantell Martin as the artist chosen for the Big Yard Mural. Martin’s proposal will transform the “The Big Yard,” located at Seaside
Playground on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and B109 Street in Rockaway Park, Queens, into an oasis...
WATERSIDE CHILDREN'S STUDIO SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COLLABORATE WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTIST CES ON PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
Art Production Fund & Fort Gansevoort are pleased to present the fifth iteration of Art Sundae in collaboration with contemporary artist CES and the students of the Waterside Children's Studio School.
April 2021 - Ongoing
Lilac Jam is a curated evening of live performance at The Rockaway Hotel. The series celebrates and provides a platform for artists working in a diverse range of mediums including poetry, music, dance, acting, DJing, activism and other performative arts.
Seascape With The Fabulous Plant of Rejuvenation In The Abzu
SEASCAPE WITH THE FABULOUS PLANT OF REJUVENATION IN THE ABZU
BY IVAN FORDE
Ivan Forde’s first large-scale public work poeticizes Rockaway’s history and depicts an underwater seascape of literary characters alongside local fish and birds.
Baxter St on The Rock
BAXTER ST ON THE ROCK
June 18, 2021
On Friday, June 18, Baxter St, the oldest lens-based NYC organization, will honor Harper's Bazaar EIC Samira Nasr, Tariq “Black Thought" Trotter, and emerging photographer Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. for Baxter St on the Rock, its fourth annual benefit.
Art For Change
ART FOR CHANGE
AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT PARTNERSHIP
March 2022- Ongoing
The Rockaway Hotel + Spa, an urban beach getaway for cultural enthusiasts, has partnered with ART FOR CHANGE to offer limited-edition artwork by both established and emerging artists in select guest rooms. Connecting socially conscious art collectors with accomplished contemporary artists, ART FOR CHANGE’s print collection will complement The Rockaway Hotel + Spa’s rotating selection of works from both locally and internationally renowned artists currently found throughout the hotel.
Pop Ups at The Rockaway Hotel
The Rockaway Hotel is thrilled to showcase small businesses right here in our Lobby. If you are interested, be sure to fill out our Pop Up Form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.