SHAKEOUT IV: Life Preservers

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SHAKEOUT IV: Life Preservers

Time: August 13, 2011 all day
Location: Marina 59
Street: 59-14 Beach Channel Drive
City/Town: Far Rockaway, NY 11692
Website or Map:…
Phone: 718-945-4500
Event Type: visual, art/performance/music
Organized By: Jessica Shaefer, Olivia Wyatt
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2011

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Shakeout IV: Life Preservers

Saturday, August 13, 2011 

From noon until midnight




New York, NY – This year marks the fourth incarnation of Shakeout, an annual group show organized by local artists and curators in Far Rockaway, New York that is free and open to the public.  Marina 59 owner Ari Zablozki, who was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article on the burgeoning art scene in the Rockaways, is pleased to host the free event for the second year in a row.  Shakeout IV: Life Preservers—co-curated by Olivia Wyatt, Jessica Shaefer, and Shaun Kessler—will take place on Saturday, August 13, from noon until midnight, and will feature site-specific art installations, live music and performances, food, boat rides, and much, much more.


As part of the show, a group of young New York-based artists were asked to create site-specific works within the marina, with a focus on socially- and environmentally-engaged work that allows audiences to further interact with the surrounding environment.  Some of the works include old, junked boats that are being painted and transformed into various art installations, some are incorporated into the marina docks themselves, and others are placed directly in the waters of Jamaica Bay and will be accessible by boat.  Shakeout IV will also feature artwork presented in Marina 59’s ArtBloc, a mobile exhibition and performance space that is currently in residency at the marina.


series of live performances and music shows will take place throughout the day and into the evening. Highlights include Sandflower Dyson, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Little Band of Sailors, Hunter Simpson, A’yen Tran and The Boat for Singing Together, Rob Bronco, Alice Shyy and her “Note-aoke” and a synchronized swimming performance especially created for Shakeout by Nicole Sciarrillo.  Local favorites Veggie Island and DiCosmo’s Italian Ices will offer food and refreshments for sale, and Zablozki’s bar in Williamsburg will provide a bar with drinks available for purchase. 


Shakeout will also feature artist Constance Hockaday’s “Boggsville Boatels,” recently featured in The New York Times, which will act as platforms for performances throughout the day and sleeping quarters for guests after 8pm.  All boatels are currently sold out for the event but Shakeout attendees are welcome to camp at the marina.  In addition, designer Mary Meyer will sell her handmade clothing at a pop-up shop especially created for Shakeout IV.



For more information on Shakeout IV: Life Preservers, please contact Jessica Shaefer at or Olivia Wyatt at


For more information on Marina 59, please contact Ari Zablozki at or 718.945.4500


[Image Courtesy of Andres Laracuente]

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