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Rockaway Beach Civic Association

The RBCA will meet Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Learn about updates and address concerns about the Rockaway Beach area. Zoom Meeting ID: 885 9066 3679. Passcode: 766990.


Free Antibody Test

Valhalla Medics will be doing free Covid-19 antibody testing at All American Bagel & Barista (20-10 Cross Bay Blvd.) in Broad Channel on Saturday, May 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This test can show antibodies from the vaccine or see if you had covid already. No insurance needed.


Far Rock Spring Fest

On Saturday, May 8 (rain date May 15), gather at Beach 20th and Mott Ave from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a day of arts and crafts, a fashion show, live music and more.


Betsy’s Bazaar

Get those last-minute Mother’s Day gifts! Betsy’s Bazaar, located at 120-05 Newport Ave, will be hosting about a dozen local vendors on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


VFW Mother’s Day Brunch

VFW Post 260 in Broad Channel is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. at 705 Shad Creek Road.  All proceeds help support the VFW and veterans.


Mother’s Day Breakfast

House on the Rock Church (112-08 RBB) is hosting a free Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 9 at 10 a.m. There will also be a free gift and prayer blessing for all moms. At 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. indoors in the event of rain.


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/ 


Virtual Knitalong

Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, May 12 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For

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


My Turn Open House

Kingsborough Community college hosts free courses for NYS residents 60 and older. On Wednesday, May 12 at  3:15 p.m., find more about this program at a virtual open house. For more information call: 718-368-5079 or email: www.Myturn@kbcc.cuny.edu 


Blood Drive

Give the gift of blood. On Sunday, May 16 at 8 a.m., St. Camillus and St. Francis churches are hosting a blood drive in memory of Walter Blum at St. Camillus (180 Beach 100th Street). Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome. Call Suzanne at 347-282-0018 for info.


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


50+ Guest Speaker Series

On Wednesdays, from 3:15 pm. To 4 p.m., Kingsborough CC hosts a free virtual guest speaker series for those 50 and older. Topics range from health, travel, insurance, finances, nutrition, exercise, authors, and much more share their expertise of knowledge in their field. Followed by questions and answers. For more information, Call 718 368-5079 or Email: Susan.Lavin@kbcc.cuny.edu . Zoom meeting ID: 827 0860 7772


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 


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