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Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Mosaic map_it

  • 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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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The area of Rockaway Beach from Beach 116th Street to Beach 109th Street will be temporarily closed as the US Army Corps of Engineers begins sand moving operations. Once work begins in this area, we expect the closure to last approximately one week.

More information about the Army Corps’ work to replenish Rockaway Beach is available on their NY District website.


BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Work is starting on the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project. Read our April 2014 update for more information.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Weather

  • Mon

    55°F
  • Tue

    56°F
  • Wed

    53°F
  • Thu

    54°F

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