Beyond What's Known: Meditations at the Edge of the Metropolis

ROCKAWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE is proud to present a solo presentation of work by Michelle Zassenhaus, the winner of our 2018 Solo Show Competition. Zassenhaus’ work in Beyond What’s Known is the culmination of a “self-styled” residency the artist completed at Rockaway Beach this winter season. Whilst grappling with life-changing events, for which the show is a metaphor, Zassenhaus creates a handful of personal surveys of the landscape at the water’s edge.

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Exhibition Dates: May 12-27, 2018. Gallery Hours Sat & Sun, 12-4p.

Location: sTudio 6 Gallery, Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden Rockaway Point

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Free Meditation with Joseph Giacona of Williamsburg Meditation

  • Rockaway Artists Alliance Studio 6 Gallery sTudio 7 Gallery, Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden Rockaway Point, NY 11695 (map)

We're honored to have Joseph Giacona of Williamsburg Meditation lead us in meditation. Joseph is not only an esteemed teacher in the Kadampa tradition, but he's a resident of Rockaway Beach. No experience necessary! Come sit with us as we ponder inner peace at the ocean's edge. View facebook event or RSVP below.


Joseph Giacona first met Buddhism in 1992 while attending university. Spending his free time between classes in the Barnes & Noble Buddhism section he encountered Geshe Kelsang's books and was astonished by their clarity and practical, personal presentation. After meeting Geshe Kelsang in 2001, he began classes at KMC-NYC where he joined the Teacher Training Program, a comprehensive study and meditation program. Joseph has a thorough understanding of Modern Buddhism and has attended regular meditation retreats. He began leading meditation classes in Williamsburg in 2005 and is well-known for his engaging and humorous teaching style.

Getting there
By Car (best): Free Parking is available directly beside the structure. 

By Ferry:
Take NYC Ferry from Pier 11 (Manhattan) or Sunset Park (Brooklyn) (30-40 mins); immediate and free transfer to westbound shuttle to Fort Tilden (10-15 mins).

By Subway/Bus:
“A” train to 116th street; then B35 bus to Fort Tilden. *Check schedules before embarking as there is planned work on this line.
Or, B35 bus from Brooklyn (runs down flatbush) - to Fort Tilden

If you take the bus/shuttle, you’ll need to walk about 400ft to the sTudio 6 structure.

Earlier Event: May 20
Free Yoga with Rachel Krieger