Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
June 26, Whale and Dolphin Watching, noon to roughly 4 pm (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until Aug. 28). Search for these beautiful mammals on an adventurous-yet-relaxing cruise. $45 adults/$35 seniors/$25 children. Rockaway Point Boulevard at Heinzelman Road, Breezy Point, www.americanprincesscruises.com
June 29, Rockaway! Opening Day, noon to 8 pm. A concert by Patti Smith concludes this launch of a large-scale, free public contemporary art festival that runs from June 29 through Labor Day at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Fort Tilden and at Rockaway Beach Surf Club. The event, which involves existing and new, site-specific works by local and internationally acclaimed artists, celebrates the re-opening of Fort Tilden and the recovery of the Rockaway. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 28, Rockstock And Barrels Festival, 10 am to nighttime. Two stages of musical performances, plus beach games and a surf contest at 8 am. Bands include Grim Pickens, Symptom 7, Shipwrecks and Indaculture. Free. Boardwalk at Beach 90th Street, Rockaway Beach, www.rockstocknyc.com
June 28, Disco Inferno, 9 pm. Featuring Melba Moore, Ms. Yvonne Elliman, Maxine Nightingale and more. $20-$75. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, www.rwnewyork.com