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Junior Ranger Guided Hike

On Friday, December 30 at 2 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a guided walk around one of the trails and learn what it takes to become a Jr. Ranger! Children will use their different senses as we explore all that the refuge has to offer. Program followed by an official Jr. Ranger “swear-in” ceremony.

 

Creating Jamaica Bay

On Saturday, December 31 at 12 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join a ranger and explore how the utilization of Jamaica Bay has affected the life within our great estuary. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions. Space will be limited, so register by calling 718-318-4340.

 

New Year’s Day Beach Walk

On Sunday, January 1 at 11 a.m., meet at the Little Church in Fort Tilden’s Beach 169th entrance to join Jamaica Bay Guardian Don Riepe for a brisk walk along the beach and hawk watch atop Battery Harris. Bring snacks and water.

 

Polar Bear Plunge

On Sunday, January 1, Rockaway rings in the New Year with an invigorating dip into the Atlantic. The New York Dippers Club will be dipping on Beach 67th Street at 9 a.m.  The rest of the plunges typically take place at 12 noon, with the biggest being on Beach 145th. Beach 127th and Beach 119th usually draw a big group. The Rockaway Hotel is hosting a dip on Beach 108th at noon with a post-plunge party at 2 p.m.

 

Jamaica Bay Junior Ranger Hike

On Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge with the kids to join for a guided walk around one of the trails and learn what it takes to become a Jr. Ranger! Children will use their different senses as we explore all that the refuge has to offer. Program followed by an official Jr. Ranger “swear-in” ceremony. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions. Space will be limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340.

 

Community Board 14

On Tuesday, January 10 at 7:15 p.m., head to the Knights of Columbus for the monthly CB14 meeting. For public speaking, sign up before the meeting starts.

 

Morning Moves at RISE

On Mondays at 11 a.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd) to join Ann Fosteris’ Fitness to You class. Masks required inside RISE.

 

Chair Yoga at Rise

On Tuesdays 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. Masks required inside RISE.

 

Free Winter Classes

The Peninsula Adult Learning Center, Queens Library (92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) begins its winter semester classes on Jan. 9.  GED (High School Equivalency), YALP (Young Adult Literacy Program 16-24), ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Languages),

Citizenship, Adult Basic Education.   Register Now – Contact Peninsulalearning@gmail.com

Or 718-945-7058

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