Some Things to Do
Normally this page would be full of events and happenings around town. With Coronavirus causing most, if not all events and meetings to be canceled, we can only list a limited number of events that are virtual or with social distancing in mind.
The Community Boathouse is back! Kayaking programs are now taking place at Bay Breeze Park on Beach 88th Street and the bay. Open paddles are now taking place every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome to walk up, sign up and spend some time exploring Jamaica Bay by kayak. Kayaks and lifejackets provided. Social distancing and masks required when in groups. Weekend paddles are also expected to start soon. Follow the Community Boathouse Rockaway Beach on Facebook for more info.
Support the NYPD
On Saturday, July 11, members of the community are holding a march to show support for the New York Police Department. The march will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 121st Street and will continue along the boardwalk and up to the 100th Precinct on Beach 95th Street. Friends and families are welcome to bring flags and homemade signs to show support. There is no political agenda behind this event, so please leave those at home.
Say Farewell to Office Campbell
After 21 years, Officer Kevin Campbell, longtime Community Affairs Officer of the 101st Precinct, is retiring. Join at the 101st Precinct (16-12 Mott Ave) before 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 to celebrate and wish him well.
Find a Job
The Queens Borough President is hosting a virtual Queens Job Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, July 15 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn about various opportunities online. To RSVP for this event, head to www.queensbp.org/RSVP
Think you might have COVID-19? The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center is now offering testing at 1288 Central Ave. Testing takes place on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the general public. Senior citizens can get tested on Mondays from noon until 3 p.m. Call 718-945-7150 to request an appointment. Two new testing centers have also opened in Far Rockaway. One is at the Sorrentino Recreation Center (18-48 Cornaga Avenue) and the other is at Beach 39th and Beach Channel Drive.
Food Help for Seniors/Disabled
Are you a senior or disabled person who lives between Beach 149th and Beach 96th Street and unable to
get food during the pandemic? Contact Lew Simon or Jeanette M. Garramone for help at 718-945-1216. If you are able to donate any canned goods or food items to this cause, you can also reach out.
Kevin "Soupy" Campbell is back with yoga on the beach. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, join him on Beach 104th at 8:30 a.m. to get your Om on.