Artists Battle for Top Prize at Creative Time’s 2nd Sandcastle Competition

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Sun, sand, and creativity—along with food, drink, and an after-party—are the order of the day at public event at Rockaway Beach.

• Friday, August 9, Noon – 9pm •

Creative Time is hosting its second annual artist sandcastle competition in Far Rockaway. A group of ten selected artists and their teams will gather on the sand near the Beach 86th Street boardwalk on Rockaway Beach, in Queens, to battle it out for special prizes from esteemed judges. The day will kick off at noon with sunbathing and beach fun; castle building will start at 2pm and judging and prizes at 5pm. At 6pm, the party will move from the beach to the boardwalk for burgers, beer, and a dance party at Rippers.

Local food vendor favorites—including The Big Banana, Caracas Rockaway, Citysticks, DiCosmo’s Italian Ice, Rockaway Taco, and more—will be onsite throughout the day to keep artists and audience well provisioned with summer snacks and refreshments. This event, which is sponsored by Melissa Shoes and Société Perrier with support from Rockabus and Veggie Island, is free and open to members of the public of all ages; children and families are encouraged to attend!

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: David Brooks, Sebastian Errazuriz, Ghost of a Dream (Lauren Was & Adam Eckstrom), Jamie Isenstein, Natalie Jeremijenko, Esperanza Mayobre, Rachel Owens, Duke Riley, Christopher Robbins, and Marc Andre Robinson. Judges include Shelley Fox Aarons, Waris Ahluwalia, Klaus Biesenbach, Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, and Dana Farouki. Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson will act as master of ceremonies. After party music will be provided by DJ Lucas Walters of Tutu’s in Bushwick.

LOCATION: Rockaway Beach at Beach 86th Street (in front of Rippers), Queens, NYC

DIRECTIONS: Take the A train to Broad Channel station, followed by the Shuttle (S train) to Beach 90th Street station.

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