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Peninsula-Wide Clean Up

On Saturday, April 24, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., join together to clean up different areas of the peninsula. For more information about locations and to sign up to volunteer, email bringingbackrockaway@gmail.com and join the Bringing Back Rockaway Facebook page.


Rockaway Artisans for Mutual Aid

On Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., stop by Rockaway Brewing Co. on Beach 72nd Street for a pop-up featuring goods by local artisans to help support Rockaway Mutual Aid.


Spring Bloom Market

On Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, Betsy’s Bungalow (120-05 Newport Avenue) is hosting a spring market featuring dozens of local vendors. Stop by for those Mother’s Day gifts and more.


Skate Against Sexual Assault

On Sunday, April 25, starting at 12 p.m., GrindTime Skateshop is hosting a group skate along the boardwalk from Beach 90th to Bayswater Skatepark to raise awareness against sexual assault. Meet at GrindTime (90-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.). There will also be a beginner skate lessons at 2 p.m. at Bayswater Skatepark.


The Gift of Love Cleanup

On Sunday, April 25, join The Gift of Love Inc. for a cleanup at Beach 59th and Rockaway Beach Blvd, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gloves, bags and masks will be provided. Community service hours available.


Beach Beautification Event

On Sunday, April 25, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., join the Green Army for a beach cleanup and planting. Meet at Dredsurfer Grill (16-27 Seagirt Blvd.) Bring masks, gloves, reusable water bottles and lunch for a picnic to follow.


Parks and Public Safety Committee

On Tuesday, April 27, join for the CB14 Parks Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. They will discuss construction at the Broad Channel All American Ballfield and beach concession satellite locations for beach gear and rentals. For Zoom access info, see: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page 


Fundraiser for Mike Scala

On Tuesday, April 27, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Bungalow Bar, all are welcome to a fundraising event for Mike Scala’s campaign for City Council District 32. Live performance by The Knobs. Appetizers will be served. To RSVP, contact Torey Schnupp at torey1@me.com or 917-376-4090.


100 PCT Community Council Meeting

The next 100th Precinct Community Council will be Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. There will be a guest speaker from the Queens DA’s Office Fraud Investigation Unit. For access info, email vp100pctcc@gmail.com


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. Classes limited to 10 participants. Face coverings required. Register: www.nycgovparks.org/reg/shape-up-nyc/10668 


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 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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