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Thursday, August 15,
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

FAMILY DANCE JUBILEE

Beach 59th Playground

Bring your best moves or join in on a dance clinic. Certificates awarded to the best couples costume, cutest couple, and best moves.

 

Thursday, August 15,
5 p.m.  to 9 p.m.

ROCKAWAY MAKERS MARKET

Rockaway Brewing Co.

415 Beach 72nd Street

Shop for local vendors, plus eat, drink and enjoy music.

 

Thursday, August 15,
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

LGBT OPEN MIC

6200 Beach Channel Drive

Join Out Rockaway and the LGBT community for a night of spoken word, poetry and singing.

 

Thursday, August 15,
8 p.m.

BEACH FLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

Beach 121st

Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy this family film on the sand.

 

Saturday, August 17,
8:30 a.m.

SHOREBIRD FESTIVAL

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy a day of hikes to the East and West Ponds, lectures by prominent shorebird experts, kids programs, and more. Learn about bird behavior, biology and how to identify shorebirds in the field. For info and reservations, call (718) 474-0896 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m.

AMPSURF CLINIC

Beach 67th Street

Amputees, veterans, and those with special needs can enjoy surfing with adaptive equipment. To participate or volunteer, register at AmpSurf.org or just show your support!

 

Sat., August 17, Sun. Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

BOARDWALK CRAFT FAIR

Beach 81st Boardwalk

Shop from dozens of vendors.

 

Saturday, August 17,
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

Beach 20th & Seagirt

Celebrate Carnival starting at Beach 20th Street with a parade of floats, steel pan bands, moko jumbies, and masqueraders, culminating with live performances at Bayswater Park, located at 701 Beach 32nd Street. Prizes for the best costume.

 

Sunday, August 18,
5 p.m.

CITY STOMPERS

Beach 17th Boardwalk

City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. 

 

Mon., Aug 19 – Thurs.,
Aug 22, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

BEACH SESSIONS
DANCE CLASSES

Beach 97th Concession

All week long, learn different dance routines at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. as part of Beach Sessions. All ages and levels welcome. For more info, see www.beachsessionsdanceseries.com

 

Thursday, August 22,
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

POSEIDON COSTUME
EXCHANGE

Beach 106th Concession

Thinking about this upcoming Poseidon Parade’s costume? Pick up or bring some pieces at this exchange.

 

Weekends,
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

RAA’S BEACH ELEMENTS

sTudio 7, Fort Tilden

See works of art inspired by the beach and its elements. Open weekends through August 15.

 

Monday Thru Friday,
1 p.m.

SUMMER MEALS

Seaside Library

116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Free lunches for ages 18 and under. Enjoy your meal while listening

to audio books and shows that discuss outer space!

 

Weds.,Thurs.,Fri., 8 a.m.

BEACH YOGA

Beach 105th Street

Join Soupy for a yoga class.

 

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

ZUMBA UNDER THS STARS

Beach 108th Hockey Rink

Join Lisa G for a free zumba workout.

 

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, 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.