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Sep 22, 2022

Animal Rock Returns Saturday

Animals rock! On Saturday, September 24, there will be an all-day event to celebrate them! Jill Lauri, animal communication and coaching professional bring ANIMAL ROCK back to the boardwalk on Beach 94th Street from 10 a.m,  to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Jill Lauri founded this annual event in 2017 to celebrate human relationships with animals. There will be information on ways to help animals, raffle prizes, pet adoptions, animal blessings, dog treats, and more! So come out to Rockaway Beach and play with the animals! “Now is the time to transform our relationships with all living beings an…

Sep 22, 2022

Poseidon Parade Makes a Splash

Poseidon’s Parade was one for the fishhooks, uh, books! On Saturday, September 17, Rockaway donned their nautical best and took to the boardwalk to make a splash for this annual end-of-summer bash. The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade with Casey Brouder at the helm, pulled it off again. From mermaids to sharks to even Poseidon made out of balloons, the creativity knew no bounds at this year’s parade. The fun began starting at Caracas and the parade made its way to the Beach 97th concession this year, with a stop in front of the judges on Beach 102nd Street.  Revelers lined the boardwalk alon…

Sep 22, 2022

Things To Do

Fall Equinox Walk On Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to take a sunset walk to welcome the autumn. Observe the changing season in an urban National Park and experience the shift for yourself. All ages are welcome. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions. Space will be limited, so register by calling 718-318-4340. 1.5 miles.   Ryan Rudden Memorial Hockey Tournament On Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m., head to the Beach 108th hockey rink for a day of roller hockey in memory of Ryan Rudden. Puck drop at 9 a.m….

Sep 22, 2022

From RISE: Bee the Change

The buzz about RISE (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity) is that it is about engaging the community to “Bee the Change” that is needed to make our peninsula and planet a sustainable place to live. One of the new initiatives toward achieving that goal is raising bees. Back on Saturday, April 20, 2022, Jeanne DuPont, RISE executive director, and her husband, John Nishimoto, transported four different bee colonies from Saratoga, New York, to the firehouse on Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Far Rockaway. Suited up in beekeeping jackets and gloves, they pl…

Sep 22, 2022

Andy Feldman’s Unbelievable Brisket

This is based on 8-10 servings .. tell your butcher how many people and remember, brisket shrinks. Ingredients: brisket (first cut)(trimmed .. but leave some fat) 1 large or 2 medium sweet onions, finely chopped garlic, chopped Olive Oil 2 condensed Rokeach tomato and mushroom sauce (or soup) 1 can beef broth or stock brown granulated sugar to taste (we use 4-5 tablespoons) baby carrots   Directions:    Put oil in the roasting pan. Add the brisket and sear the meat on all sides. Remove from pan. Add onions until translucent (not browned). Add ga…

Sep 22, 2022


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) makes recommendations on the prevention of diseases in humans. It looks at both primary prevention, which is the prevention of a disease in someone without it and secondary prevention, which is the prevention of worsening disease in someone who already has it. It makes its recommendations based on a thorough review of all studies and research. Often, the USPSTF will periodically review the same topic in order to update its last recommendation. To do this, the Task Force will review all clinical data and studies that have been published since …

Sep 22, 2022


Autumn Equinox is here. A time of new beginnings. This transition has been said to be highly spiritual. A time of release and renewal. Intense transformation for many of us as we learn to live with less sunlight and prepare to go inside. We begin to reflect on the past and plan carefully for the winter.  As our earth begins to change, so do our bodies. You may have already begun to feel the effects of the changing season. Slowing down, preparing home cooked meals, spending time at home and beginning once again is how we begin. The equinox translates to balance, there will be equal time o…

Sep 22, 2022


Indian summer days are still sizzling, so plan your Rockaway crawl with the ultimate local event guide—The RT’s Good Times’ page!   LIVE MUSIC Thursday, September 22 6 p.m. You can’t go more American than an evening of burgers and Grateful Dead at The Rockaway Hotel’s Rooftop Dinner & A Band series, tonight featuring Happy Jack’s Burger Bar and The Rainbow Spirals. $20 admission includes one drink, plus one plate. For tickets, visit: www.therockawayhotel.com/happenings/dinner-and-a-band 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive   Thursday, September 23 At Whit’s, it’s …

Sep 22, 2022

SFDS Soccer Wraps Up A Strong Week 2

The SFDS CYO soccer teams continued their winning ways, as they compiled an 8-0-2 record, for the week. On Saturday, the 6th grade boys played their first game since walking off the field Diocesan Champions last season. They did not miss a beat, defeating St. Anastasia 4-1, in a complete team effort. John Petrie spearheaded the offense, scoring two first half goals, while William Kelly and Giorgio Mazzaferro each netted their first goals of the season. Defensively, Tommy Aiken, Rafael Campos and Padraig O’Rourke locked things down. The pace of the game was controlled by JW Youngberg and …

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