Some Things to Do


 Normally this page would be full of events and happenings around town.

With Coronavirus causing most, if not all events and meetings to be canceled, we can only list the events taking place remotely, or with social distancing in mind.


Cheers for  Essential Workers

Have you heard the noise at 7 p.m.?  You’re not hearing things. Every night at 7 p.m., all New Yorkers are encouraged to cheer, applaud, bang pots, play music or make whatever noise they can to show appreciation for all those working on the frontlines and other essential workers. If they’re not already, encourage your neighbors to join the fun and let our heroes hear you loud and clear!


Get Tested

Think you might have COVID-19? The Joseph P.

Addabbo Family Health Center is now offering testing at 1288 Central Ave. Testing takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.

to 2 p.m. for the general public. Senior citizens can get

tested on Mondays from noon until 3 p.m.

Call 718-945-7150 to request an appointment.


Assembly Candidates Forum

The NY State Assembly election is still set for June 23. Get to know who’s running and learn where they stand on certain issues with this virtual candidate forum sponsored by the Rockaway Youth Task Force.

It all goes down on Tuesday, May 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on


Tune in To Rockaway Times TV

The Rockaway Times is bringing you a little something extra. When you get your Rockaway Times by e-mail each Thursday, you’ll be directed to Rockaway Times TV where you can catch short clips of the various businesses that are open during this coronavirus pandemic, along with other short videos from around town to show what’s happening outside your homes. Tune in at 

 Lisa George, Rockaway’s Zumba Queen wants YOU to get up and dance. Every Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., Lisa and Michelle Rosas lead a livestreamed Zumba class on Facebook. Tune in to and get on your feet!


Free Counseling

There’s no doubt these are trying times and taking care of your mental health is just as important as physical health. To help make it easier, NurtureU Wellness is collaborating with local professionals to offer some free counseling services. On Thursdays throughout the month of May, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Mary Andrews, a clinical psychologist, is offering complimentary therapeutic services to all first responders and health care professionals. Call 646-220-7007 to schedule an appointment. On Fridays throughout the month of May, Majida Ritter, LCSW, is offering free group therapy sessions via Zoom for everyone. If interested, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive meeting Id and password.


Drag Goes Home School

Local drag queens Ginger Ladd and Dreamabelle, known together as the Rockaway Babes, can’t perform around town due to coronavirus shutting down nightlife, so they’ve brought their shows to those at home. Every Sunday at 8 p.m., tune in to @TheGingerLadd on Instagram Live for dance performances, lip syncing, laughs and good vibes.