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.
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 https://rockawayfilmfestival.com/
Haven Community Outreach Day
Haven International Ministries, at 188 Beach 84th Street, will be holding a community outreach day on Saturday, October 24, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free boxes of groceries for distribution, plus giveaways of clothing, shoes, housewares, electronics, book and more.
Rockaway Resiliency Project
On Sunday, October 25, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., join with the Rockaway Bay Coastal Association, the Ladies of Business Rockaway Beach and The Heart of Rockaway to spruce up the recreation area at Beach 69th Street and the bay. They will be fixing benches, painting planters, building a labyrinth for meditation and making the area a special location for all to enjoy. Masks and gloves required.
100th Precinct Community Council
On Saturday, October 31, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., gather on the boardwalk at Beach 86th Street for a Halloween beach cleanup! Rockaway Beach Civic Association, The Heart of Rockaway (THOR) and American Littoral Society are hosting this event. There will be treats and chalk art and costumes are encouraged, along with masks of course. Community service hours are available to those who need it.
From dusk ‘til dead, head to Rustwoods behind Whit’s End on Beach 97th Street for a night of live music by Kuff & The Buttheads and others, magic, burlesque, gogo dancers, DJ music, cash prizes for costumes and more.
Early voting begins Saturday, October 24. Rockaway’s local early voting location is the Rockaway YMCA on Beach 73rd Street. Voting times vary by day. Saturdays and Sunday, polls are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early voting will be open through November 1. Election day is November 3.
On Sunday, November 1, the Graybeards are hosting their annual blood drive. Between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., head to St. Camillus (180 Beach 100th Street) to donate. Walk-ins permitted but appointments preferred. Register at NYBC.org or call 516-478-5023.
Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to www.Nyc.gov/covidtest or text COVID test to 85548