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Thursday, December 19,

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PAJAMA/COAT DRIVE

RISE Center

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Food, fun and music. Coats and pajamas for kids age 4-12. Must register at Pajamacoatdrive.eventbrite.com

 

Thursday, December 19,

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

ST. JOHN'S HOLIDAY PARTY

Rockaway YMCA

207 Beach 72nd Street

Free toys for kids and more at St. John’s Episcopal Hospitals’ Children’s Holiday Party.

 

Friday, December 20,

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

BOARDWALK CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Beach 94th Boardwalk

Join House on the Rock Church for a night of caroling and fun.

 

Friday, December 20,

 6:30 p.m.

PRE-HANUKKAH PARTY

West End Temple

Celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah with a service and play by West End Temple’s religious school students.  Plus enjoy a pot luck supper for $10 per family. Bring a dish for at least 10 people to share. Consider bringing an unwrapped toy to be donated. Bring boxes of pasta to make a Hanukkah Menorah. Must RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 718-634-0301

 

Saturday, December 21,

10 a.m.

WINTER SOLSTICE YOGA & WALK

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Celebrate winter solstice by relaxing. Find ease and freedom of movement through full range of motion in the body. A meditation closes the class. Bring a mat. Chairs are available. All ages are welcome. With a renewed sense of contentment, join a park ranger on a nature walk after the class.

 

Saturday, December 21,

2 p.m. - late

ROGERS 100TH ANNIVERSARY BASH

203 Beach 116th Street

Help Rogers celebrate its centennial with an all-day party. Music begins at 2 p.m. with Brooklyn Bards,  5 p.m. with Walter Ensor and 8 p.m. with Wine With Sue.

 

Saturday, December 21, 3:15 p.m.

JR. RANGER OWL PROWL

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Kids can join a Park Ranger on an owl adventure. Learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  Reservation required. Call 718-318-4340 to reserve a spot.

 

Sunday, December 22,

3:45 p.m.

BEACH 116TH MENORAH

LIGHTING

Beach 116th/ RBB

Join for a community menorah lighting, singing, hot chocolate, jelly donuts, chocolate gelt and more.

 

Sunday, December 22,

1 p.m. TO 5 p.m.

LBRB HOLIDAY PARTY

164 Beach 91st Street

Join the Ladies of Business Rockaway Beach for a holiday fundraiser and boozy potluck brunch.

 

Wednesday, January 1,

11 a.m.

NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK

Fort Tilden Chapel

Greet the New Year with a brisk hike along the beach, dunes and wood-lands of Gateway's Fort Tilden. Meet at the Chapel just inside the entrance to the fort. After the hike enjoy champagne, coffee, and cookies at the Rockaway Artists Alliance bldg. For information, call 718- 474-0896; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free. All ages welcome.

 

Fridays, 11:30 a.m.

MORNING STORYTIME

Peninsula Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Join for an all ages storytime. Read books, sing songs, do finger plays, and more! All ages are welcome to participate.

 

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

SHAPE UP: ULTIMATE CARDIO FOR ADULTS

Seaside Library

116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Shape Up NYC instructor Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility using high energy and motivating music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. First come, first serve.

 

Mondays-Fridays,
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

STACKS: HOMEWORK CENTER

Peninsula Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Homework Center for Grades 1-8. Help with homework and
projects in all subjects.