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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.


Poseidon’s Proprietor Raffle

To support the businesses that supported them, the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade is encouraging the community to stop at certain businesses and make a purchase to get a raffle ticket that will be used for a chance at a $500 cash prize, drawn on March 19. For the full list of businesses, go to PoseidonsParade.com


Spring Equinox Walk

Head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. and celebrate the arrival of the spring season. Observe signs of the park’s awakening and hear poems, stories, and songs that join in the chorus. All ages are welcome. Dress for the conditions. Space will be limited, so register by calling 718-318-4340. Face mask required.


Women’s History Month: Explorers  and Trailblazers

On Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m., celebrate Women’s History Month with the Urban Park Rangers. Meet on the boardwalk at Beach 96th and learn about trailblazing women, such as Victorian-era scientist Mary Anning and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, while the Rangers lead you on an exploration of Rockaway Beach and the Women Veterans Monument.


Housing and Land Use Committee Meeting

The CB14 Housing and Land Use Committee will discuss City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s “Planning Together” bill on Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For access info, check out https://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page 


Virtual Knitalong

Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, March 24 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For

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


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 www.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.


Got events? Send an email to katie@rockawaytimes.com  with details for consideration to be listed.

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