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Far Rock Community Cleanup

On Saturday, May 1, Far Rock Greek Council is hosting a community cleanup at 11 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to meet at the Mott Avenue train station in Far Rockaway. Gloves and bags will be provided. To volunteer, email farrockgreekcounci@gmail.com 


Rockawades at Whit’s

Enjoy some dinner entertainment on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. as the Rockawades take the stage at Whit’s End on Beach 97th Street.


Friends in Sound at RBQ

How about some bbq and tunes? On Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m., Friends in Sound will be playing classic rock and blues at RBQ on Beach 98th Street starting at 7:30 p.m.


Seagirt Community Cleanup

Volunteers are welcome to join at the corner of 5th Street and Seagirt Ave on Sunday, May 2 for a community cleanup along Seagirt Ave from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Virtual Knitalong

Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, May 5 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For

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


Electronics Waste Pickup

Need to get rid of those computers, TVs or other electronics? Stop by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato’s office (9516 Rockaway Beach Blvd) Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to drop off your e-waste so it can be disposed. For more info, call 718-945-9550


Community Board 14 Meeting

On Tuesday, May 7, join for the monthly community board meeting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. They will discuss land use and parks issues and more. For Zoom access info, see: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page 


Foraging Tour with Steve Brill

On Sunday, May 9, join Wildman Steve Brill to learn about local edible wild greens. Limited to 10 people. Masks required. Register in advance at: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/ 


Tarot With Josh

Want to know what the future holds? Every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Josh Valik will be giving tarot readings ($40) at Mara’s Ice Cream Parlor (92-14 RBB). Walk-ins welcome but reservations preferred. Reach out to @TarotWithJosh on Instagram to reserve.


Fort Tilden Hike

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., join a park ranger for a walking tour of Fort Tilden, highlighting the fort’s role in the defense of New York City during the 20th Century. Call 718-338-3799 to reserve. Tour will be capped at 10 participants. Social distancing will be maintained.  Face mask required.


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 


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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