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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.


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 


Community Chometz Burning

In celebration of the Jewish holiday, Passover, join the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol for a community chometz burning on Friday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at the dead end of Beach 9th and Seagirt Ave. The burning will be supervised.


Beach Planting and Cleanup

Join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy for a beach cleanup and dune planting on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet on Beach 26th and the boardwalk. Face coverings required and social distancing will take place. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more info or to rsvp, email info@jbrpc.org 


Solshyne at RBQ

Grateful Dead tribute band Solshyne is back with their first gig of the season outside at RBQ on Beach 98th and Rockaway Beach Blvd. on Saturday, March 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Full Worm Moon Hike

On Sunday, March 28 at 7 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a guided hike by a ranger who will explain the meaning behind the full moon name and search for signs of the animal it represents. All ages welcome. Masks required. Space will be limited, so register by calling 718-318-4340


Virtual Knitalong

Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, March 31st 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For

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


100th Precinct Community Council

The monthly 100th Precinct Community Council meeting will be Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Hear precinct updates and address concerns. For Zoom login info, email vp100pct@gmail.com or ozziecares@aol.com


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.


Writing Workshops

Those  50 and older can join Kingsborough College’s five-week writing workshops for free. Basic writing workshops for beginnings will take place on Mondays at 4 p.m. starting April 26. Intermediate workshops will take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m. starting April 28. To register, email: Susan.Lavin@kbcc.cuny.edu  or call 718-368-5079


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


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