Tarab On The Beach
Join us for music, dancing, hookah, sun and fun as queer Arabs & SWANA’s (South West Asians and North Africans) take over the northern part of RIIS beach this Saturday, August 25th for Tarab On The Beach!
Tarab On The Beach starts at noon and ends at sunset (around 8pm). Bring a cooler with your favorite food and drinks or enjoy some of our offerings for a donation. This event is free but does cost a bit to produce, a donation of $5 or more is welcomed and appreciated. For directions via car or subway visit Google Maps . For more information about RIIS beach visit the NY Harbor Parks website.
When you arrive to the beach, head north (when you face the beach, north is left), towards the end of the beach before you see houses that start at 149th Street. Look out for Arab flags, blue canopies and listen for Arabic music, you can’t miss us! Please note, while alcohol may be consumed at the beach, glassware is prohibited.
Wondering what to bring, take a look at our sample list below!
- A Beach Blanket
- Snacks and Drinks
- Beach Umbrellas/Chairs
- Change of Clothes
Getting to RIIS Beach
While Google Maps will give the best directions and the MTA will always provide the most up to date information on train status, we recommend the following when using mass transit and coming from:
Manhattan/Bronx: Get to a brooklyn bound “2” train to Flatbush Ave, then take Q35 (Near Target) to Jacob RIIS Beach. Please note there is no “5” train service to Flatbush Ave this weekend but you can use the “3” train that is being rerouted to Flatbush Ave. OR “A” train to Shuttle to Far Rockaway to the last stop (116th Street) then transfer to the Q22 Bus to Jacob RIIS Beach 149th Street.
Queens: From Woodside take the B53 bus to Rockaway and transfer to the Q22 to Jacob RIIS Beach. From Jamaica
Brooklyn: B46 or B44 (Williamsburg) B47 (Bushwick) Bus to Flatbush Ave, then transfer to Q35 (Near Target) to Jacob RIIS Beach. OR “2” Train to Flatbush Ave (“3” is also going to Flatbush this weekend) then transfer to Q35 (Near Target) to Jacob RIIS Beach. OR “A” train to Shuttle to Far Rockaway to the last stop (116th Street) then transfer to the Q22 Bus to Jacob RIIS Beach 149th Street.
Staten Island: Unfortunately there is no bus service to the Rockaways from Staten Island, best to enter through Brooklyn or Manhattan and follow respective directions above.
See you at the beach!