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.
On Sunday, October 11, the Rockaway half and whole marathon is scheduled to take place. For details and to register, head to Rockapulcorun.com
Community Board 14
The next virtual CB14 meeting will be held Tuesday, October 13. The Budget Committee and Parks and Public Safety Committee will present reports. Zoom meeting call in # 646-558-8656, MTG ID# 4445208115, PASSCODE # 817721. For more meeting info, check out www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page
Live Music at Whit's
Whit is keeping the party going in the backyard space with live music. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., Deadheads rejoice at Rainbow Spirals, a Grateful Dead tribute band performs. And on Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m., Big Squid id back at it. Follow @whitsendrockaway on Instagram for more entertainment.
Dubois Point Cleanup
Fall Foraging Tour
RISE presents a foraging tour with Wildman Steve Brill on Saturday, October 17. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., starting at Beach 59th and Rockaway Freeway, learn about the best of the wild foods Rockaway has to offer. Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained. To register, head to www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/
Sandy Anniversary Plant Giveaway
To mark the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, on Saturday, October 17, RISE will be hosting a “Quarantree” plant giveaway of Bayberry Shrubs. A plant native to the Rockaways’ shoreline environment, and suitable for planting outdoors or grown in containers on balconies or small gardens over the winter. Stop by the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd) between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up a shrub.
Rockaway Car Corral
Got a nice ride to show off? The next Rockaway Car Corral will take place on Sunday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harbor Optics lot (113-10 Beach Channel Drive).
Meet the Candidates
On October 20 at 7:30 p.m., the Rockaway Republican Club will host a meet the candidates night at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club (533 Beach 126th St). Joann Ariola for Queens Borough President, Peter Hatzipetros for Assembly, Tom Sullivan for Senate and Joseph Kasper and John Spataro for NY Supreme Court Justice are expected to attend.
Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to Nyc.gov/covidtest or text COVID test to 85548