Thursday, December 5

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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,
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ROCKAWAY MAKERS MARKET

Rockaway Brewing Co.

415 Beach 72nd Street

Shop from local vendors, while enjoying food and beer at the Brewery.

 

Sunday, December 8,
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

TREATS WITH SANTA

Belle Harbor Yacht Club

533 Beach 126th Street

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, 2 p.m.

LITTLE NORTH POLE LIGHTING

144-03 Neponsit Avenue

Enjoy food, performances, surprises and a visit from Santa, with toys for all the kids, at this ceremony to light the Little North Pole. Donations support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m.

EXHIBIT OPENING:
OUR NATIONAL PARKS

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

See Jayne Holsinger’s series of gouache water color paintings of national parks “designed to inspire my fellow New Yorkers to embrace stewardship for the preservation of nature.” Meet and greet the artist at the opening reception. Exhibit displayed for two months.

 

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.

 

Monday, December 9,
7 p.m.

PARKS & PUBLIC SAFETY
MEETING

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Presentations on Nameoke Park and PS 104 playground turf.

 

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.

 

Thursday, December 12, 4:30 p.m.

FULL MOON SUNSET WALK

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

See the park after dark! Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger. Learn more about the nocturnal residents of the Refuge. Call 718-318-4340 to reserve a spot. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.