Things To Do
Jimmy Crusher O’Neill Turkey Trot
On Thursday, November 24, considering running this turkey day 5K on behalf of Jimmy O’Neill, a local 10-year-old boy who has been battling cancer. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 126th Street. Pre-register at Rockawaytc.org or go to in-person registration and bib pickup at the St. Francis Small Hall on Wednesday, 11/23 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
100th Precinct Thanksgiving Dinner
On Thursday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., head to the 100th Precinct at 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd. for a free Thanksgiving meal. If disabled or a senior, meals can be delivered. Contact Officer Victor Boamah at 917-783-5215 or Victor.Boamah@nypd.org
Winter Plant ID
On Friday, November 25 at 12:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to learn some simple techniques to help you identify trees, shrubs and all types of plants even in the winter. Space is limited. Please call (718) 318-4340 to make a reservation.
The Little Holiday Market
On Saturday, November 26 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., head to the Wave building (88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd, 2nd Floor) and support small businesses by shopping from local vendors selling candles, jewelry, art, soap, linens, gifts and more.
Creating Jamaica Bay
On Saturday, November 26 at 12 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a guided walk to explore how the utilization of Jamaica Bay has affected the life within our great estuary. Space is limited. Please call (718) 318-4340 to make a reservation.
Little North Pole Lighting
On Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 p.m., head to the Little North Pole (144-03 Neponsit Ave) for the ceremony to light up this incredible holiday spectacle. Live music, performances, food, special guests, toys for all.
Jamaica Bay Nature Walk
On Sunday, November 27 at 12:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to explore the West Pond with a park ranger and discover what the Bay is showing off today. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions.
Fort Tilden Hawk Watch
On Tuesday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m., join a Park Ranger at Fort Tilden to see Osprey, Merlin, Bald Eagles and more during the peak fall bird migration, weather permitting. For more info call: 718-318-4340
100th Precinct Community Council
On Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m., the 100th Precinct will hold its monthly community council meeting on Zoom. For meeting access, email firstname.lastname@example.org
BHYC Holiday Boutique
On Friday, December 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., head to the Belle Harbor Yacht Club (533 Beach 126th) for a shopping extravaganza featuring 40+ local vendors, raffles, live music and more.
Broad Channel Craft Sale
On Friday, December 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., head to the American Legion Hall (209 Cross Bay Blvd) to buy crafts made by local vendors. Proceeds benefit local churches and charities.
Holiday Makers Market
On Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Rockaway Brewing Company (415 Beach 72nd Street) is hosting a market featuring goods from local vendors.
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