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October 3-6, Various

VANS DUCT TAPE SURF FESTIVAL

Beach 92nd Street

A weekend of pro longboard surfing, movie festival, skate contests, board demos and more. Follow VansSurf on Instagram for times.

 

Oct. 4, 5, 8 p.m.

Oct. 6, 2 p.m.

RTC PRESENTS: THE GREAT GATSBY

See the Rockaway Theatre Company’s latest production of The Great Gatsby. For tickets, visit:  www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

 

Friday, October 4, 4 p.m.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

St. Francis Prayer Garden

Beach 129th and RBB

St. Francis de Sales Church will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the Blessing of Animals. All pets, Catholic and Non-Catholic, are welcome!

 

Friday, October 4,

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

VANS MOVIE NIGHT

Rockaway Beach Surf Club

302 Beach 72nd Street

A collection of films and art from women pro-surfers.

 

Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m.

FALL DUNE PLANTING

Beach 44th

Join the RWA in planting shrubs and grasses to reinforce the dunes. Community service hours available to students.

 

Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m.

COASTLINE ECOLOGY

Beach 86th and Shore Front

Join the Urban Park Rangers and explore the shore along Rockaway Beach and learn about the many different types of plants and animals that live along our coastline.

 

Saturday, October 5, 7 p.m.

VANS PRESENT ‘TAN MADONNA’

Rockaway Brewing Company

415 Beach 72nd Street

See the premiere of Alex Knost’s film “Tan Madonna.” Live music by Surfbort and Ice Balloons.

 

Sunday, October 6,

11 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

BUNGALOW FALL MARKET

120-05 Newport Ave

Buy some goodies from more than 15 local vendors at Betsy’s Bungalow.

 

Monday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.

REPUBLICAN CLUB MEETING

Belle Harbor Yacht Club

533 Beach 126th Street

Join to hear several speakers at the Rockaway Republican Club meeting.

 

Tuesday, October 8, 7 p.m.

PARKS COMMITTEE MEETING

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Update on Army Corps project, beach season recap, and more.

 

Thursdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 12,

2:15 p.m.

LIVE WELL, AGE WELL

Seaside Library

116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd

A 10-week program based on the National Aging Mastery Program designed to offer participants 50+ years of age or older, the skills and tools needed to achieve measurable improvements in managing health, remaining economically secure, and contributing actively in society. Free to seniors 50+. To register, call Susan Lavin at 718-368-5050.

 

Fridays, Oct. 11- Dec. 6,

3:15 p.m.

KICKOFF TO KINDERGARTEN

Peninsula Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

In this fun and educational 8-week program, caregivers and children will learn the skills they need to be successful before Kindergarten. Pre-registration is required. Please fill out an application at the library.

 

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

RAA PRESENTS ARTSPLASH

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

See a collection of artworks presented by local artists. Open weekends through November 10.

 

Saturdays, 10 a.m.

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Join NPS for an introductory nature walk where you will learn the essentials of birdwatching.

 

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

READ TO COCO

Seaside Library

116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Coco can’t read, but he is a great listener! Come and read to Coco the therapy dog. Children in grades K to 4 can sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the R.E.A.D. session. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call 718-634-1876 to register. Saturdays through Oct. 5.

 

Sundays, 2 p.m.

HISTORIC AIRCRAFT RESTORATION PROGRAM

Floyd Bennett Field, Hangar B

Join a park ranger on a trip back through time to learn about Floyd Bennett Field's rich aviation history as told through the historic aircraft in the hangar. Through November 10.