Category Archives: The Arts and Entertainment
Avoid the Lines, Buy Images of America: Rockaway Beach, Early!
So you’d like to be one of the first to own a signed copy of Images of America: Rockaway Beach, my new book published on June 4 by Arcadia. The kickoff event was at Ciro’s Pastry Shop, 415 Beach 129 Street … Continue reading
Inspired at the Laundromat
There they go again! The unsung elves of our cherished local Rockaway Artists’Alliance have toiled to create inspiring public art in some of the most unexpected places. Discovering this kind of public art adds to the offbeat joy of living … Continue reading
In Praise of WFUV
One of my favorite cause buttons carries a simple message: “The best things in life aren’t things.” A fixture of my life these days is non-commercial radio and television, where I now get much of my news, entertainment and creative … Continue reading
Finding Fannie Holland
I’ve received the good news that Images of America: Rockaway Beach will be published on June 4, 2012. I’m planning two upcoming slide show events in Belle Harbor to preview some photos from the book, one which will feature coffee and pastry on a Sunday … Continue reading
Inspired by “The Search for Harmony Bay”
I submitted the final content for my upcoming book to Arcadia Publishing on the second day of 2012, and it was quite a relief! Time to post an entry on Oy Vey Rockaway. The outstanding visual artists of Rockaway never … Continue reading
Drum Roll, Please…
After three years of thinking about it, and six months after contracting to produce it, I am close to finished with writing Images of America: Rockaway Beach, to be published by Arcadia Publishing Company in June, 2012. The cover mock-up has … Continue reading
Tourists in Our Own Town
You’re almost at your destination when you see the first person walking down the block sporting a long, furry tail. You are within walking distance of a ‘comic-con,’ those wildly popular, so-called ‘geek conventions’ dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, … Continue reading
Working Artists Enliven Labor Day Weekend
It’s that holiday celebrating American workers–the ones who make the cars and run the hospitals, plus the creative geniuses who draw and write and paint. We’ve still got plenty of those, even if fewer of us have actual paying jobs. … Continue reading
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
I couldn’t resist featuring the stunning hydrangeas of Rockaway Park in the header photo this week. These bushes are located in the gardens that surround the apartment building at the north end of Memorial Circle (Rock. Beach Blvd. between Beach … Continue reading
Is Independence a Fiction in Bloombergville?
Independence Day is one of those American holidays celebrated with disparate emotions among the populace. Are you part of the investor class or a wage earner? Wage earners live for the weekends, particularly the three-day ones. Those of us who … Continue reading