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Ruffle Bar Kayak


On Friday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m., head to Floyd Bennett Field’s Seaplane ramp for a kayaking tour around Ruffle Bar and learn about the history, plants and wildlife. Kayaks, personal flotation devices, paddles and instruction will be provided. For more information and to make a reservation, call (718) 338-3799.


Jamaica Bay


On Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., JBRPC is hosting a full day of activities around Jamaica Bay. Head to JamaicaBayFestival.com for full info and schedules.


Celebrating Nesting Shorebirds

On Saturday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to Beach 17th Street to learn about and view Rockaway’s piping plover population and watch as the Art Students League and NYC Parks creates a temporary chalk art mural celebrating these species.


Connolly’s Community Cleanup

On Sunday, July 11 at 11 a.m., meet at Connolly’s (155 Beach 95th Street) where bags and gloves will be distributed for a community cleanup on the beach and streets. An afterparty will take place at the bar after the cleanup ends at 1 p.m. There will be giveaways and drinks for participants!


Yoga On the Beach w/ Sonia

Every Saturday at 10 a.m., under the gazebo on Beach 32nd Street, join Sonia for yoga practice combining meditation and movement. Bring sunscreen, yoga mat, water, towel, yoga blocks and yoga strap.


Yoga on the Beach

Kevin Campbell is back with yoga/human movement classes on Beach 104th Street at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Head to the beach and get your om on.


Yoga by the Shore

Join Joann on the beach for Yoga postures, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation for all. Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Riis Park Bay 12. Bring a towel or mat.


Zumba Under the Stars

Starting Thursday, July 8 and every Thursday through September, head to the Beach 108th hockey rink at 7:30 p.m. for Zumba with Lisa G. Enjoy this free dance workout.


Seaplane Ramp Kayaking

Every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m., head to the Seaplane Ramp at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn for a free kayaking for beginners’ program. Ages 6 and up welcome. Kayaks and lifejackets provided. Dress to get wet.


Rockaway Running Club

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 a.m., meet on the boardwalk at Beach 126th Street to join for a 3-mile run to Beach 97th Street and back. About 9/10 min mile pace but all levels welcome to run/jog or walk. For questions, reach out to @maegreed_  on Instagram.


Community Boathouse Paddles

The Community Boathouse on Beach 88th and the bay, is now open for scheduled paddles. Use of kayaks and equipment is free but registration is required. For a schedule and to reserve, head to: www.communityboathouse.org


AmpSurf Adaptive Surf Clinics

AmpSurf’s season of offering surf lessons to amputees, those with special needs and more, has begun. Each series takes place at Beach 67th Street starting at 8:30 a.m. Dates include July 10 and 31 and August 14. There is a $50 refundable fee for each clinic if participant attends. Register at www.ampsurf.org or www.surf@ampsurf.org 


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.


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