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.


Land Use & Housing Committee

On Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m., join for a virtual CB14 Committee meeting on the Arverne East ULURP actions. For more info on how to join, head to  or call 718-471-7300.


Community Harvest Supper

On Thursday, November 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., join the 101st Precinct Sector Charlie officers at Buona Pizza Restaurant (32-13 Beach Channel Dr.) as they offer supper and fresh produce to residents of Edgemere and Far Rockaway. They are also collecting canned/ dry goods donations from 11/4-11/12 at FDNY Engine 265/Ladder 121/EMS 47.


Respect Jamaica Bay Cleanup

Join JBRPC for a cleanup of Rockaway Community Park (between Beach 51st and 58th on the bay) on Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Help remove marine debris from the shoreline as part of the Respect Rockaway movement.


Food Drive

The 100th Precinct Community Council will be outside of the Rockaway Park Stop and Shop on Saturday, November 14, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., to collect food items to donate to a local food pantry. Stop by to contribute.


Thanksgiving Drive

District Leaders Lew Simon and Jeanette Garramone are holding a Stop & Shop gift card drive to purchase up to 300 hams and turkeys to donate to seniors, the disabled and vulnerable families for Thanksgiving. Stop & Shop gift cards of any amount welcome. The gift card drive runs through November 19. For more info, call 718-945-1216.


Community Board 14

The next monthly CB14 meeting will be held on November 17 at 7 p.m. (Note date change). The meeting will be virtual.


Thanksgiving Half Marathon

Rockapulco Run’s next event will be the half marathon on Saturday, November 21. The event starts at 10 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 102nd Street. To register, 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.