Things To Do
Community Workshop: Greater Rockaway Coastal Plan
On Thursday. September 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd). for an updated presentation and status meeting on the Greater Rockaway Community & Shoreline Enhancement Plan. Local stakeholders and partners will review the final designated areas for restoration and first draft of conceptual designs. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Masks required. Register at: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/
Foraging Tour With Wildman Steve Brill
On Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd) for a tour with the go-to foraging team of “Wildman” Steve Brill and his daughter, Violet. The natural habitat of the Rockaways offers all the best wild foods of the seashore. This event is free and will happen rain or shine. Registration is required because this event fills up fast. Register at: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/
Peninsula Library 50th Anniversary
On Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to Peninsula Library (92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd) for a day of events to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Face painting, arts and crafts, adult learning center open house, magic and comedy show, poetry reading and more.
Rockaway Market Street
On Saturday, October 1 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.
Beach 60th Community Cleanup
On Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to Beach 60th and Rockaway Freeway to join RISE for a cleanup to help make our community a spotless place for everyone. To ensure a safe and effective cleanup, RISE will hand out gloves and bags to all participants. Adults and kids alike are welcome! Community service hours available.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: Cultivating History
On Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join a park ranger and learn how to identify plants from prickly pear cactus to poison ivy as they share their unique history during a walk around the refuge.
Chair Yoga at Rise
On Tuesday, October 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd). for a free chair yoga class with Certified yoga instructor Ruth Graves. All are welcome! From beginners to seasoned practitioners.
Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania
On Tuesday, October 4 at 6 p.m., head to 17th Road to catch a free showing of family film Hotel Transylvania. Don’t forget to bring a chair, a blanket, and some snacks for a night of fun!
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.
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