Saturday, January 4,
10 a.m.

WINTER NATURE HIKE

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wondered where all the animals go in the winter? Search for cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers, white-throated sparrows, and more. Learn about the birds that make their winter home here and the techniques they use to survive the cold.

 

Saturday, January 4,

10 a.m.

SHORELINE CLEANUP

Rockaway Community Park

Almeda Avenue and

Beach 58th Street

Join JBRPC and help clean up the shoreline! Gloves, bags, tools and warm refreshments will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Event is rain or shine.

 

Sunday, January 5,

8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE

St. Camillus

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Thursday, December 26,

12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

101 PCT BLOOD DRIVE

16-12 Mott Avenue

Head to the mobile unit in front of the precinct and give the gift of blood. Must be 16 or older and have ID. All participants receive a Back the Blue shirt.

 

Tuesday, December 31,

11 a.m.

JASA SENIORS

NEW YEAR'S PARTY
Roy Reuther Senior Center

711 Seagirt Avenue

All seniors are invited to participate in this celebration for seniors. For more info, call 718-471-3110.

 

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Thursday, December 12,

4:30 p.m.

FULL MOON SUNSET WALK

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

See the park after dark! Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger. Learn more about the nocturnal residents of the Refuge. Call 718-318-4340 to reserve a spot. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

 

Thursday, December 12,

 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

RBAF HOLIDAY PARTY

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Rockaway Beach Autism Families hosts its 2nd annual holiday party

Friday, November 29,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BLACK FRIDAY BEACH CLEANUP

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Join the National Park Service, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, American Littoral Society and NYC Audubon as they host Leave No Trace and REI for a #OptOutside Black Friday Shoreline cleanup. All ages welcome. RSVP at www.jbrpc.org/events or call 347-690-0931.

 

Saturday, November 30,

5 p.m.

BEACH 116TH TREE LIGHTING

Beach 116th near Firehouse

Enjoy music, carols, treats, food, photos

Thursday, December 19,

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PAJAMA/COAT DRIVE

RISE Center

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Food, fun and music. Coats and pajamas for kids age 4-12. Must register at Pajamacoatdrive.eventbrite.com

 

Thursday, December 19,

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

ST. JOHN'S HOLIDAY PARTY

Rockaway YMCA

207 Beach 72nd Street

Free toys for kids and more at St. John’s Episcopal Hospitals’ Children’s Holiday Party.

 

Friday, December 20,

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

BOARDWALK CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Beach 94th

Thursday, December 5,
6:30 p.m.

PREPARED PADDLER

Ryan Visitor Center,
Floyd Bennett Field

Interested in going paddling in Jamaica Bay? Get an overview of paddling best practices. Learn about the skills and equipment you will need, so you can plan your next trip. Space is limited; call 718-338-3799 to make a reservation.

 

Friday, December 6,
6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE

Belle Harbor Yacht Club

533 Beach 126th Street

Shop from more than 40 vendors, plus raffles, live

Thursday, November 21,

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

ST. JOHN'S RIBBON-CUTTING

327 Beach 19th Street

See St. John's Hospital’s new lobby, pharmacy, café and reflection room at this ribbon-cutting. Refreshments served.

 

Thursday, November 21,

6:30 p.m.

ELIZABETH CROWLEY

FUNDRAISER

Bungalow Bar

377 Beach 92nd Street

Join for a reception and meet with Elizabeth Crowley, running for Queens Borough President. Contributions starting at $50 welcome. Open bar.

 

Thursday, November 21,

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