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.
Community Event With the Colts
The Far Rockaway Colts is inspiring local youth through football, education and mentorship through the leadership of the NYPD. On Friday, August 21, they’ll be hosting a community event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the shopping plaza on Beach 86th and Rockaway Beach Blvd. This is a moment to come together, speak, listen and learn how to move forward. There will be a comedy show, games, rock climbing, a DJ, and a free BBQ with soft drinks. All are welcome.
Paddle Out for Breonna Taylor
Black Surfing Rockaway will hold its next paddle out on Saturday, August 22 at 9 a.m. on Beach 73rd Street. This paddle out will continue 13 blocks to Beach 86th Street in honor of Breonna Taylor who was killed on March 13.
NYPD/FDNY/DSNY Paddle Out
On Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m. on Beach 108th Street, there will be a paddle out in support of the NYPD, FDNY and DSNY.
Back to School Event
The Far Rockaway Greek Council is hosting a mask-on event to prep kids for the school year on Saturday, August 22, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 14-25 Central Ave. There will be food, music, a decorate your own mask project, giveaways, a book signing and more.
First Responders Softball Game
In memory of the late inspector Lenz, the 101st Precinct, Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol and Hatzalah will be playing softball on Sunday, August 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Bayswater Park on Bay 32nd Street. The Lenz family will be in attendance.
The Community Boathouse is back! Kayaking programs are now taking place at Bay Breeze Park on Beach 88th Street and the bay. Open paddles take place every Saturday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunset paddles take place on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to walk up, sign up and spend some time exploring Jamaica Bay. Kayaks and lifejackets provided. Social distancing and masks required when in groups. Follow the Community Boathouse Rockaway Beach on Facebook for more info.
Resilient Edgemere Town Hall
Learn about the development proposal for Edgemere during a virtual town hall on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. To register or learn more, head to www.ResilientEdgemere.com
Zumba Under the Stars
Zumba with Lisa G is back at the Beach 108th Hockey Rink on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Due to social distancing, maximum allowance is 50 people, so allowance is first come first served. Bring a mask and enjoy dancing the night away.
100th Precinct Community Council
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.