MoMA PS 1’s big white dome at Rockaway Beach will stick around through part of the summer.
MoMA PS1 and the city Department of Parks & Recreation announced that the VW Dome 2, which opened in late March in Rockaway Beach in the parking field between Beach 94th and 95th streets, as a community and cultural center, will remain open with continued programming through June 30. The geodome had previously been scheduled to be dismantled by Memorial Day.
MoMA PS 1 opened the dome to act as an events space and community center and help the neighborhood hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. The south-facing section of the dome features translucent windows that look out over the ocean and destroyed boardwalk.
The dome has been the site of a number of events since its opening in late March, including video screenings, performances and programming undertaken by boroughwide organizations, including the Queens Museum and local groups, such as the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and Rockaway Beach Civic Association.