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.
Nature and Wildlife Activities
On Friday, August 28, at 11 a.m., look out for NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers at Beach 59th Playground as they provide nature and wildlife-related activities and engagement. Activities may include nature art, scavenger hunts, physical challenges, and more.
Hope Day 2020
House on the Rock Church is hosting an event on Saturday, August 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to bring hope to the community. The event, at 361 Beach 42nd Street will include free bookbags and back to school supplies, free raffle entries for bikes and tablets, free groceries and household items, plus games, prizes and snacks. Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed. All welcome.
New Visions In Community
HUM IV Charter School and partners present a day of source sharing, food, games, prizes, music, physical activity, connection and hope. The event takes place on Saturday, August 29 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bayswater Park on Bay 32nd Street. For those looking for a high school HUM IV still has 9th and 10th grade seats available.
The 101st Pct Community Council will be holding a lantern and candle lighting ceremony in memory of those lost to coronavirus and in honor of the survivors. Join at O'Donohue Park on Beach 17th Street at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 30. Wear white and bring a mask.
To help fight back against bike theft, the 100th Precinct will be registering bicycles on the Beach 108th boardwalk on Wednesday, September 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the event your bike is stolen, the registration helps with the recovery process.
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.
Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to Nyc.gov/covidtest or text COVID test to 85548
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.
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.
Paddle Out for Jacob Blake
In response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, Black Surfing Rockaway will be holding a seven-block paddle out on September 5, 9 a.m. on Beach 73rd Street.