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Friday, May 25, 11 a.m.

OFFICAL BEACH OPENING

CEREMONY

Beach 17th Street Boardwalk

Join Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver as he officially declares the beaches open for summer.

 

Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.

MEMORIAL DAY CAMPFIRE

Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Join an NPS ranger for a beach campfire to kick off the summer season. Music, stories, s’mores and more. Bring a beach chair or towel.

 

Saturday, May 25, 12 p.m.

TAP DAY PERFORMANCE

Beach 94th Street Boardwalk

Free tap dance and acoustic concert in celebration of National Tap dance day! Great community event.

 

Saturday, May 25, 7 p.m.

LOCALS MEMORIAL DAY

KICKOFF

Rockaway Beach Surf Club

302 Beach 87th Street

Party with Locals Surf School. Music by DJ Tony Williams & Fernandito Ferrer. Enjoy the tacos, cocktails, beers and music.

 

Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m.

BCVFD MEMORIAL SERVICE

Broad Channel VFD

15 Noel Road

Join the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department as they remember the members of the department who have responded to their last alarm.

 

Monday, May 27,

After 11 a.m.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Rockaway Beach Blvd.

American Legion Post #272 begins the day with a Mass at St. Francis de Sales at 10:30 a.m. A ceremony will be held at the four chaplain’s monument outside of the church. The parade will proceed from Beach 129th to Memorial Circle at Beach 121st Street. Another ceremony will be held a half hour later at the Beach 94th Doughboy monument.

 

Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.

HOUSING & LAND USE

COMMITTEE

Bayswater Jewish Center

23-55 Healy Ave

Discussing the proposed redevelopment plan for the Peninsula Hospital site.

 

Wednesday, May 29,

7:45 p.m.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEET

 & GREET

Beacon Rehabilitation Center

140 Beach 113th Street

Join the Good Government Regular Democratic Club to meet candidates such a Melinda Katz for DA, Elizabeth Crowley for Boro Prez & more.

 

Thursday, May 30, 5 p.m.

ACTION AGENDA:

FLOOD WORKSHOP

RISE Center

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Be part of the ACTION AGENDA, a free workshop series intended to engage the community in conversations about climate change in Rockaway. Hear from climate change experts and discuss. For more info, contact Daniel Borrero at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 718-327-5919.

 

Tues., Thurs. & Weekends,

 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT EXHIBIT

T7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

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

 

Mondays, 4 p.m.

MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Seaside Library

116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Join for a seasonal selection of movies that adults will enjoy. This month features The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films to celebrate the upcoming

documentary, “Tolkien.”

 

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

FREE ZUMBA WITH LISA G

Far Rockaway HS Campus

8-21 Bay 25th Street

Registration begins at 7 p.m., class begins at 7:30 p.m. Free Zumba workout with Lisa G.

 

Saturdays, 8:15 a.m.

BEACH YOGA

Beach 108th Street

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Ocean Bliss yoga in this beginner Hatha Yoga class. Bring a bottle of water, a mat, and a large towel or blanket. Free.

 

Sundays, 10 a.m.

OSPREY WATCH WALK

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Learn all about the amazing Osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail.

 

Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WALK UP AND PADDLE

Riis Landing

Kayaking for beginners. Open to the public, ages six and up with an adult. No reservation is needed.