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.


Christmas Toy Drive Giveaway

Mount Carmel Baptist Church (348 Beach 71st Street) is hosting a toy giveaway from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 24. Children must be present to receive a gift. First come, first served.


Virtual Kwanzaa Celebration

The Rockaway Cultural Group is hosting a virtual Kwanzaa celebration on December 27 and 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 898 3346 8109. Passcode: 806647


100th Precinct Community Council

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, December 30 at 7 p.m. Hear from retired NYPD Chief Joe Fox, updates from Captain Fabara and more. The Zoom chat opens at 6:30 p.m. Meeting ID: 7181001718. For the meeting info and password, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Virtual Knitalong

Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, January 6 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. Join here:


Parks & Public Safety Committee Meeting

The next CB14 committee meeting will be Wednesday, January 6 at 7 p.m. There will be a Mayor's Office Presentation for a mini soccer pitch at Bayside Playground- 320 Beach 104 street and a Thursby Basin Park capital project presentation- Beach 62-63 Streets. Meeting ID: 847 2728 0773. Passcode: 786164.


Community Board 14

The next CB14 meeting will be Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m.. Agenda and details on how to join Zoom meeting will be at: 


Get Tested

Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to or text COVID test to 85548. Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office (114-12 Beach Channel Drive) is also offering self-testing services on Monday, December 28 and Wednesday, December 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for free. Results available in 24-48 hours.


Food Help for Seniors/Disabled

Are you a senior or disabled person who lives from Arverne to Neponsit 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.


Notary Services

Need a notary? Assembly District Leader Lew Simon is available to notarize things after 4 p.m. There is a fee. For info call 718-945-1216.