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
Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, January 6 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. Join here: https://zoom.us/j/435817636
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: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page
Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to Nyc.gov/covidtest 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.
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.