Friday, November 29

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Friday, November 29,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BLACK FRIDAY BEACH CLEANUP

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Join the National Park Service, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, American Littoral Society and NYC Audubon as they host Leave No Trace and REI for a #OptOutside Black Friday Shoreline cleanup. All ages welcome. RSVP at www.jbrpc.org/events or call 347-690-0931.

 

Saturday, November 30,

5 p.m.

BEACH 116TH TREE LIGHTING

Beach 116th near Firehouse

Enjoy music, carols, treats, food, photos with Santa and more at the annual Beach 116th Street Christmas tree lighting.

 

Tuesday, December 3,

6:30 p.m.

KAYAK NAVIGATION

Ryan Visitor Center,

Floyd Bennett Field

Way-finding in a kayak made easy. Participants will understand how to use a chart and a compass to take bearings, determine heading and course and to prepare a useful float plan. Be ready for summer kayaking. Space is limited; call 718-318-3799 to make

a reservation.

 

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.

PREPARED PADDLER

Ryan Visitor Center,

Floyd Bennett Field

Interested in going paddling in Jamaica Bay? Get an overview of paddling best practices. Learn about the skills and equipment you will need, so you can plan your next trip. Space is limited; call 718-338-3799 to make a reservation.

 

Friday, December 6,

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE

Belle Harbor Yacht Club

533 Beach 126th Street

Shop from more than 40 vendors, plus raffles, live music and more.

 

Saturday, December 7,

9 a.m.

ROCKAWAY READY

RESPONDERS

34-11 Beach Channel Drive

The Arker Companies, World Cares Center and Ready Rockaway are sponsoring a 'Rockaway Ready Responders' event for people to come together and discuss how to promote resiliency for the future of the Rockaways. Registration at 9 a.m., followed by flood response training. RSVP required. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 212-563-7570.

 

Saturday, December 7,

10 a.m.

LATE FALL NATURE HIKE

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Search for cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers, white-throated sparrows, and more. Learn about the birds that make their winter home here and the techniques they use to survive the cold.

 

Sunday, December 8,

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

TREATS WITH SANTA

Belle Harbor Yacht Club

533 Beach 126th Street

Rockaway WISH presents Treats with Santa. DJ, face-painting, crafts and of course, Santa. Special sensory hour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for kids with special needs. Free, but donations of an unwrapped toy welcome.

 

Sunday, December 8, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

BROAD CHANNEL

TREE LIGHTING

BCAC Memorial Field

125 Cross Bay Blvd

Enjoy carols by the New Life Choir, dance performances, treats, a visit from Santa and more. Donations of an unwrapped toy welcome.

 

Tuesday, December 10, 7:15 p.m.

COMMUNITY BOARD 14

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Monthly CB14 meeting.

 

Wednesday, December 11, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

ROCKAWAY HOLIDAY MARKET

RISE Center

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Large selection of local Rockaway-based vendors. Products include locally-made soap, baked goods, jewelry, stationary, and much more. If interested in being a vendor, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Weekends,

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

BEACH TOWEL ART EXHIBIT

sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden

The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents Beach Towel, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Evan Mazellan. Open Saturdays and Sundays through November 30.