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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.


YPD Housing Build the Block Meeting

On Saturday, February 27 at 12:30 p.m., those living around the Hammels Houses are welcome to join at 81-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd. for a Build the Block meeting with the 100th Precinct to address any questions and concerns with the Neighborhood Coordination Officers.


Full Snow Moon Hike

On Saturday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to experience Gateway’s nighttime and nightlife on a ranger-guided trek. All ages welcome. Space is limited, so please register by calling 718-318-4340. 2 miles.


Parks & Public Safety Committee

CB14’s Parks and Public Safety Committee meeting is Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. For the agenda and access details, check out: www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/calendar/calendar.page 


Stress Reduction Virtual Class

The Rockaway Theatre Company is hosting a free eight-week session on how to manage stress with Elise Maio. Classes held Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. starting March 2. Preregistration required. To preregister: email rockawaytheatre@verizon.net  Include full name, email and phone number in your email. Access to the Zoom class will be provided.


Virtual Knitalong

Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For

login info, see: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/ 


AOH 50/50 Fundraiser

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 21 is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day 50/50 to help raise money for the organization and all they do. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from any AOH member. Those who buy two tickets can get one free. If looking to buy a ticket, call John Fahy at 917-359-1936 or Mark Edwards at 646-662-2393.


Cross Country Skiing

Every day there’s snow on the ground this winter, hit the trails of Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn on the Cross Country ski trail through the North 40. A National Park Service Ranger will cut a track at first snow. Call 718-338-3799 for trail conditions.


Sea Changes Rockaway Sundays

Want to join in a global movement of jumping into the ocean every week? Every Sunday at 2 p.m.  head to the beach or bay and jump on in.


Get Tested

Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to Nyc.gov/covidtest or text COVID test to 85548.


Get Vaccinated

The coronavirus vaccine is now open to some New Yorkers in various fields like health care, education, first responders or those ages 65 and older. To find out where you can get vaccinated, head to nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or to make appointments by phone, call 877-VAX4NYC


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.


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