Food & Fun in Far Rockaway, NY

It's that time again: #PhotoFriday is here and we have winner... On Dec. 7, photographer Kevin Palomino came out on top with his stunning Rockaway sunset. The Rockaway Park resident told The Wave that he loves living "between the Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Beach," a place close to his heart. "My main reason for getting into Photography is to be able to capture life's moments and share and relive it with others," Palomino said. "It is a great feeling to see and hear…

All skill levels are welcome. If you don't know how to knit, we'll show you how! Please bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and worsted-weight yarn if you can.

"My look is raccoon couture: Everything I'm wearing is castoffs and scraps and remnants, just little bits and pieces that I've come across."

Central Library is holding a name contest for the bronze Eagle statue in our grand lobby—and we need your help. The sculpture came from the headquarters of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper. The records of the newspaper have been at the Library since 1957 so the Eagle is kind of special around here. Over the years, the Eagle has nested in many places. It was loaned to the Brooklyn Public Library in 1997 by the Brooklyn Historical Society, and they’ve kindly made the…

Catalina Island is just off the LA coast and looks a lot like a lots like the Italian Riviera (with bison). Read this for tips from a travel journalist.

Cuisine By Claudette's Shitake Lentil Burger and Fries and Kombucha tea The Wave's food team arrived at Cuisine By Claudette's in the late morning on a Tuesday, and boy was it full. The communal table had people sitting around it engaged in conversation as they sipped coffee and nibbled on food; the tables along the side of the wall on the right hand side were all taken; there were two toddlers sitting at the coffee bar sharing an Acai Bowl; and there was…

The Flight 567 Memorial ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.For the 17th year since the tragic crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, family and friends of those who perished that day will come together at the Beach 116th Street Memorial on Nov. 12. On Nov. 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 fell from the sky into the Belle Harbor streets, taking the lives of five Rockaway residents on the ground, as well as all of the 265…

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Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Bilingual Birdies performance. They are New York's first and most outstanding foreign language and live music program for kids is coming to your library. Explore themes like transportation and nature through singing, and dancing.

This is a selection of my picture books along with a behind the scenes look at my art-making process. I make handmade separations with pencil, acrylic and gouache. These are scanned, assembled, and colored in Photoshop. It all starts from the movies, books and music I absorbed as a kid. I grew up in the 80’s and George Lucas / Spielberg continues to be a huge influence. My art is often seen as quiet which is probably a testament to one of my…

Banned Books Week (Sept 23-29th) celebrates books that are often challenged or banned from public and school libraries. In case you missed out, here are some great displays made in honor of Banned Books Week 2018 by your local Brooklyn Public Library staff!

If you have never tasted Jamaican food, I hate to say that you are missing the essence of Jamaica’s love. Jamaican food is an exotic blend of flavor, culture, people, music, and family showcasing their delicacies in large family gatherings or with friends. The main difference between Jamaican food and other foods of the Caribbean is the use of the spicy red small bell pepper called the scotch bonnet that adds a kicker to all their meals. Recently, Golden Krust, a Jamaican-owned fast…

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Use our telescope to look for craters on the moon, the rings around Saturn, or the four moons around Jupiter. What else will you see in the night sky? All ages welcome!

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