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Things to Do

Rockaway Makers Market

On Thursday, August 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., head to the Arverne Cinema (7202 Gouverneur Ave) to shop from local vendors.

St. Rose Carnival

On Thurs, Aug. 18 & Fri, Aug. 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat. Aug. 20 and Sun. Aug 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy rides, games and food at the St. Rose Carnival (130 Beach 84th Street).

Rockaway Market Street

On Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., head under the elevated A train track at Beach 60th for an outdoor market including vendors such as: Blacksmith’s Breads, Edgemere Farm, Horman’s Best Pickles, Mushroom Queens, Rockaway Soda, Saratoga Peanut Butter Company, and more! Live music.

Osprey of Jamaica Bay

On Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a walk to view one of the many Osprey nests in the bay as you learn about this amazingly unique bird and the great conservation success story that brought it back from near extinction.

Beach Dance Sessions

On Saturday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m., head between Beach 97th and Beach 110th Street as Beach Sessions Dance Series Presents Trisha Brown Dance Company on the beach. Trisha Brown Dance Company will traverse the shoreline from Beach 97th Street to Beach 110th Street with Trisha Brown.

Blood Drive

On Sunday, August 21, the Air-Conditioned BloodMobile will be parked outside St. Camillus Church (180 Beach 100 Street). Donors are needed. All are welcome. Free Parking in Church Parking Lot. Call 516-478-5023 or visit nybc.org to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins based on capacity.

Zumba Under the Stars

Lisa G is back every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. leading Zumba classes in the Beach 108th hockey rink, in memory of Lew Simon. Through September 1.

Floyd Bennett Field Kayaking

On Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., head to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn for a free kayaking program for beginners. Open to those ages 6 and up. Kayaks and life jackets provided. Bring snacks, water and sunscreen.

Yoga on the Beach with Sonia

Every Saturday at 10 a.m., head to Beach 32nd join yoga instructor Sonia for meditation and movement stretches. Bring a towel, yoga mat, and water.

Rock N’ Clean Sundays

Every Sunday at 10 a.m., meet at the Adventure Park on Beach 101 and Shorefront for a free 30-minute workout and 30-minute beach cleanup.

Hatha Yoga with Soupy

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, head to Beach 102nd at 8:30 a.m. for yoga on the beach with Kevin Soupy Campbell.

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Punch

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., join at Beach 59th Street and the boardwalk for a free Cardio Punch fitness class presented by NYC Parks. Bring a towel and water. Punch, hook, and kick to motivating, high-energy music that progress into heart-pumping combinations.

Boardwalk Yoga

On Sunday mornings at 8:30am on the boardwalk and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on the beach, join for deep stretch yoga on Beach 126th with Christina Walker. Donations welcome.

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