If my last blog post was about a quick trip to the Rockaways, this blog should give you a little more context about what’s going on over there:

Swimming Cities presents:

(photo by Lunar Camel Co)

The Last Nights of Constance Hockaday’s Boggsville Boatel and Boat-In Theater,

September 8-10

The New York Times gave it rave reviews, as did NPR and every other magazine and TV channel in America. (Photos) The Boatel has been SOLD OUT all summer long, but we’re auctioning off rooms here for ONE LAST WEEKEND! (All proceeds go to the Swimming Cities India raft project…we leave Sept 20!)

The Boggsville Boatel is a floating hotel and theater fashioned out of abandoned and re-claimed boats, all of which sleep 2-5 people. Six of the vessels are leisure fishing crafts from the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, ranging from 28 to 40 feet long. Another is a 70’s drifter houseboat remodeled into a rustic penthouse. Rooms include dinner and access to our GOING AWAY PARTY Sept 10 right next door at Marina 59, from 8pm-late. Kick it on your poop deck four blocks from the beach with cold beer, all of your friends and swim trunks—plus Cocktail Cruises in Jamaica Bay, Jerk Burgers & Pineapple Hot Dogs by Carnival Queen Lamar Iposa and Sea Shanty Karaoke.

And yes you’ll see a sunrise like that; and yes you’re only 4 blocks from the beach/ocean; and yes there is a bar; and yes there are film screenings; and yes you can swim there.