Some Things to Do

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.


Dubois Point Cleanup

On Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation - NYC Chapter for a beach and marsh cleanup at Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary (Beach 65th Street and Bayfield Avenue). To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or head to


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


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.


RISE Documentary Screening

Join Rise on Wednesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. for the Virtual World Premiere film screening of "Everything is Different Now: Portrait of a Pandemic." Watch as Rockaway youth share their personal stories and reflect on life during the COVID-19 pandemic. For details, head to 


Disaster Preparedness Training

In a virtual meeting with Senators Sanders and Addabbo, plus Queens Recovery & Resiliency Co-Chair Denean Ferguson on Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m., learn how to Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to Do When Disaster Strikes. Learn about different types of disasters from fires to hurricanes and how to be prepared. Zoom ID: 973 5221 4897, Passcode: 357301


Rockaway Film Festival

This year’s film fest is going virtual from October 21-25, for free. For the full lineup and to catch the films, head to 


Get Tested

Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to or text COVID test to 85548


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.