When MoMA PS1‘s VW Dome 2 at Rockaway Beach made its debut as the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged community’s makeshift cultural center back in March — with a performance by Patti Smith — it was slated to come down sometime in mid- to late-May, but yesterday the institution and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation extended its run through June 30.
In light of the tremendous success of the Dome’s programming to date, including presentations, events, and activities by the Queens Museum, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, and more, PS1 opted to keep the geodesic pop-up art pavilion between Beach 94th and Beach 95th streets, near the site of the boardwalk that was washed away in the storm, until the end of June.
During that extra month the dome will maintain a full schedule of performances, events, workshops, and screenings, making for a perfect way to unwind after a day at the beach.
— Benjamin Sutton
(Photo: Charles Roussel.)