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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Rockaway Mosaic map_it

  • Location: North and south sides of Ocean Promenade at Beach 116th Street entrance
  • Sculptor: Ann Evans; Mary Nell Hawke
  • Description: Three-wall mosaic with plaque on west wall
  • Materials: 145,000 Italian glass and ceramic tiles set into concrete
  • Dimensions: First wall 3'4" x 3'; Second wall 1'8" x 3'; third wall 1'8" x 2'2"
  • Cast: ca. 1981
  • Dedicated: October 22, 1981
  • Fabricator: Cityarts Workshop Mosaic Designs
  • Donor: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Inscription: Plaque on the west wall:

    MOSAIC DESIGNS BY ANN EVANS 1981 / PRODUCED BY CITYARTS WORKSHOP INC. / WITH A GRANT FROM THE NEW YORK CITY / DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMUNITY / ARTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE / OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC / DEVELOPMENT, O.E.D. FUNDED BY / THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY / DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. / MOSAICS PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS/ AND RECREATION AND THE CHAMBER OF / COMMERCE OF THE ROCKAWAYS.

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BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

NYC beach season has been extended through September 13. After Labor Day, beaches will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Rockaway Beach, the following locations will remain open for swimming: Beach 15 to Beach 18; Beach 29 and Beach 30; Beach 58 and Beach 59; Beach 77 and Beach 78; Beach 84 and Beach 85; Beach 96 through Beach 98; Beach 104 through Beach 106; Beach 115 through Beach 120; Beach 126 through Beach 131; and, Beach 136 through Beach 143. We may adjust swimming beaches on a daily basis due to site and surf conditions, so please observe all posted signs and flags and swim only where a lifeguard is present.

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