Holiday Shopping Galore


‘Tis the season to shop and there will be plenty of chances at holiday boutiques around town.

On Thursday, November 30, and again on Thursday, December 7, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., shop ‘til you drop as more than 40 vendors take over two floors of the Belle Harbor Yacht Club (533 Beach 126th Street) for the 17th Annual Holiday Boutique. You’ll find everything from unique crafts to clothing and jewelry to even toys and pet gifts.

The Broad Channel Crafters and the American Legion Auxiliary present their 29th Annual Craft and Christmas Gift Sale this weekend at the American Legion Hall (209 Cross Bay Boulevard). There will be plenty of handmade goods from jewelry and ornaments, decorations and even baked goods. There will also be raffles, and all the proceeds benefit the American Legion Comfort Warriors. The sale will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 1 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 2.

From noon until 4 p.m., on Sunday, December 3, head to Building T149 in Fort Tilden for the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s Holiday Marketplace, which will feature crafts, art, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, embroidery, goodies and more.

St. Camillus Catholic Academy’s Christmas Boutique will be on Saturday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Springman Hall on Beach 100th Street. There will be dozens of vendors, crafts, raffles, baskets, food and more.

Looking for more goodies than goods? Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Holiday Market is your go to. Head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3 for fresh produce, Oceanside Pies, Diwa’s Bread, tea  by Rockaway Herbs, baked goods by Rockaway Beach Bakery, pantry items from the Rockaway Buying Club, gluten-free goodies by Alexa, plus soaps from Goldies.

If you’re a late shopper, Riis Park Beach Bazaar is hosting their Holiday Market on Sunday, December 17, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Several artisan vendors will be selling items ranging from candles to crafts to vintage clothing and more.

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