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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.


Free Naloxone Training

Naloxone could save a life in a drug overdose emergency. The Dynamic Youth Community and the NYPD are hosting a free naloxone training on Thursday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of 107-10 Shore Front Parkway. Participants will be given free naloxone and will learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.


Easter on the Boardwalk

On Sunday, April 4 at 11 a.m. on the Beach 94th Boardwalk, House on the Rock Church is hosting their annual Easter Service. Free Easter bags with goodies for those up to age 13 (While Supplies Last). Free Cookies for all. Everyone in attendance will be given free raffles for multiple chances to win great prizes and give-a-ways after the Service


Virtual Knitalong

Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For

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


Health and Social Service Committee Meeting

CB14’s Health and Social Service Committee will be holding a virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. on Zoom to discuss a proposal for 20-50 Nameoke, a supportive housing for Formerly Homeless individuals with mental illness. For meeting access info, see: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page 


Free Cardio Punch Fitness Classes

Join Shape Up NYC for a free cardio punch fitness classes on the boardwalk at Beach 60th Street every Saturday starting April 3. Classes limited to 10 participants. Face coverings required. Register: www.nycgovparks.org/reg/shape-up-nyc/10668


Rockaway Pens Writing Workshop

Serious about writing? Rock Away Pens is hosting free 10-week cooperative workshop for emerging and established writers of Fiction, Drama, and Film. Learn, network, improve, revise, complete, stage, publish, and film your work. Contact rockawaypens@gmail.com for more information.


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.


Free Online Classes

Queens Peninsula Library is offering free online classes with instructors for English Speakers of Other Languages, High School Equivalency (GED) and Adult Basic Education. The spring semester begins April 19th. Contact Victoria Barber for more info: vbarber@queenslibrary.org.


Senior 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 www.nyc.gov/vaccinefinder  or to make appointments by phone, call 877-VAX4NYC


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