Beach 117th Street & Newport Avenue
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
AUNTS/Beach Sessions at The Castle at Rockaway
AUGUST 25 and 26, 2018
A group of over a dozen artists will transform the neighborhood and take over three diverse locations – the beach, the boardwalk, and Rockaway’s architectural marvel, The Castle – for a two-day performance with multiple performers, open dance parties, multidisciplinary, body/non-body based, time orientated, finished/experimental/process art. Audiences will be able to join, follow, wander and experience as many as or as few performances as they choose, creating their own experiences through chance encounters.
Saturday, August 25 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
AUNTS @ ROCKAWAY
Free and open to the public
5:00 pm: Biba Bell, Hustle on the sand | On the sand at B110th Street
5:30 pm: AUNTS Procession | B110th Street to The Castle
6:00 pm: Evening performances at The Castle | B117th Street and Newport Avenue
Lily Gold + mary read
Zavé Martohardjono + J Dellecave
Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS + Kristina Hay (Dance) with Lamy Istrefi Jr. (Music)
DJ set by Brother Nature and Baby Love
Sunday, August 26 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
FLIP IT AND REVERSE IT
2:00 pm: Afternoon performances at The Castle | B117th Street and Newport Avenue
(Same program as August 25)
4:00 pm: AUNTS Procession | The Castle to B110th Street
4:30 pm: Biba Bell, Hustle on the sand | On the sand at B110th Street
To B110th St:
Train: Take the “Far Rockaway” bound A train to 105th street, walk to the beach (5-min. walk), and up to Beach 110 on the sand.
Ferry: Take the Rockaway-bound Ferry to B108th street, walk to the beach (10-min. walk), and up to Beach 110 on the sand.
Landmark: Beach 106th Street Food Concession on the Boardwalk
TO THE CASTLE:
Train: Take the “Far Rockaway” bound A train to 116th street, walk towards Beach Channel Drive to B117th St and Newport Avenue (5-min walk)
Ferry: Take the Rockaway-bound Ferry to B108th street and walk 10 minutes up Beach Channel Drive to B117th St and Newport Avenue, or you can hop on the free shuttle.
Beach Sessions Funders and Partners: The series is funded by Black & White Project Space, Black Flamingo, Playday LIC, Rockaway Retreat House, ZOCA Lotion, Off Season, Caracas, and individual donors. Additional support is provided by City Parks Department and Rockaway’s The Castle