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Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.

FRIEND IN NEED BENEFIT

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Fundraiser for Bridget O’Connor. Live music by Wine With Sue, DJ Chris Long, raffles, 50/50, light fare, beer and wine. $50 at the door.

 

Friday, May 10, 8 p.m.

STARGAZING

Floyd Bennett Field Community Garden Join the Brooklyn Amateur Astronomers Association to stargaze. Canceled if overcast.

 

Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m.

MOTHER’S DAY RUNS

Rockaway Gliders 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Join for a half marathon starting at 8 a.m. or 5K starting at 11 a.m. Races start and end on Beach 116th boardwalk. To register, head to rockapulcorun.com

 

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Attend guided birding walks, participate in family-friendly activities and participate in a beach cleanup. For more info and schedule, call 718-318-4340.

 

Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m.

BUGALOU SERIES:

 THE RASCALS

St. Francis de Sales

219 Beach 129th Street

See Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals perform. Opening by Squid. Tickets at bugaloumusic.com

 

May 12, 10 a.m.

FREE MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Waterside School

Beach 110th Street

Celebrate Mother's Day with House on the Rock Church. Bring the whole family to celebrate mom with a blessing and a free breakfast and a gift giveaway for mom. A free gift will be given to every mom.

 

Sunday, May 12,

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

STEVE BRILL FORAGING TOUR

RISE Center

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

"Wildman" Steve Brill leads one  of his world-famous foraging tours of the Far Rockaway seashore. Learn about local edible plants.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 7:15 p.m.

COMMUNITY BOARD

 14 MEETING

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Discuss Downtown Far Rock's commercial needs assessment, land use issues concerning O’Connor Funeral Home and Beach 9th Street development and more.

 

Wednesday, May 15,

 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

COOK & CHAT

RISE Center

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

How does locally grown food promote a sustainable food system? What are the benefits of choosing locally grown food? What are "food miles" and why do they matter? Learn the answers to these questions and make a meal from 100% locally grown ingredients. Space limited. Register at www.rwalliance.org/rwa/events

 

Friday, May 17,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JOB FAIR & CAREER EXPO

Rockaway YMCA

207 Beach 73rd Street

Learn about jobs from a variety of  unions, government agencies, local organizations and more. For more info, call Senator Sanders’ office at 718-523-3069.

 

Sunday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.

BUCKLEY’S-KENNEDY’S RUN

State Road, Breezy Point

Raise money for HeartShare with a 5K in honor of John Kelly. Picnic celebration to follow. To register, see www.heartshare.org/events

 

Weekends,

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

PAINT CLASS ART EXHIBIT

sTudio 6, Fort Tilden

An exhibit of the paintings from Joseph Perez’s painting class. On view weekends through May 12.

 

Tues., Thurs. & Weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FIRST TRANSATLATNIC FLIGHT EXHIBIT

T7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

Learn about the first-ever transatlantic flight that took off from Rockaway 100 years ago.

 

Sundays, 10 a.m.

FORT TILDEN WALKING TOUR

Fort Tilden Building 1

Join a park ranger for a walking tour of Fort Tilden’s fortifications, and learn about the fort’s role in defending New York Harbor through two world wars and the Cold War.