A few hundred yards from the Far Rockaway beach, in Queens, New York, there is another, more lushly appointed urban oasis. The Palms, which just opened a couple weeks ago, is a 5,000-square foot outdoor event space with a stunning canopy of overhanging coconut palms. The plants were relocated from southern Florida to a block of the Rockaways that is quickly turning into the leafy heart of the area’s new scene. It’s the brainchild of David Selig, the restaurateur who launched the Rockaways’ current wave of gentrification with Rockaway Taco, with the help of the creative agency The MP Shift, who oversaw much of the programming. The Palms boasts a mud bath, a coconut-water shack, morning yoga classes, and a pop-up branch of beloved art book store Dashwood. Come winter, the whole lot will be encased in a glass greenhouse, but there’s still a little time to enjoy the outdoor screenings—programmed by none other than Greta Gerwig.