Rockaway Cove Paddle

On Friday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m., join NPS at Riis Landing for a free kayaking tour. Kayaks provided. For more information and to make reservations, call (718) 758-3671


Full Buck Moon Hike

On Friday, July 23 at 8 p.m., join NPS at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a hike to see and learn about the Full Buck Moon. All ages welcome. Space will be limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340.


Forever Young 90s Skate Party

Head to the Beach 109th Hockey Rink on Saturday July 24 from 12 noon ‘til 5 p.m. for a roller skate dance party by Luxe MJ, The Roller Wave and Far Rock Greek Council. Bring your own skates or rent. $10 admission. $20 with skate rentals. For tickets see:


Far Rock

ROCK! AWAY! Summer Fest

All weekend long from Friday, July 16 through Sunday, June 18, there will be live music at the Beach 97th concession as part of Max Power’s ROCK! AWAY! Summer Fest. The fun starts at 4:45 p.m. each day. For the lineup, check out  


Thrilla at Camilla

The bouts are back! On Friday, July 16 at 6 p.m., head to St. Camillus (185 Beach 99th Street) to watch FDNY Boxing take on some worth opponents from the Massachusetts State Troopers, plus

Rockaway Beach Autism Families Meeting

On Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m., head to the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th) for RBAF’s return meeting. Hear announcements and updates on happenings in the local Autism community.


Meet NYC’s Piping Plovers

On Saturday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to Beach 84th Street to learn about and view Rockaway’s piping plover population. Participate in a scavenger hunt for the whole family with the possibility to win prizes.


Rockaway Cove

Tribeca Film Fest

From Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, the Tribeca Film Fest will be screening films outdoors at Beach 30th Street Playground. The films are free, but tickets are required. Some films are already “sold out.” For info, see:  


Rockstock and Barrels

On Saturday, June 12, head down to Beach 90th Street between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a day of music, surfing, skate contests, shopping and more.



Ruffle Bar Kayak


On Friday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m., head to Floyd Bennett Field’s Seaplane ramp for a kayaking tour around Ruffle Bar and learn about the history, plants and wildlife. Kayaks, personal flotation devices, paddles and instruction will be provided. For more information and to make a reservation, call (718) 338-3799.


Jamaica Bay


On Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., JBRPC is hosting a full day of activities around Jamaica Bay. Head to

Full Strawberry Moon Hike

On Thursday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a hike around the refuge, while learning about the full strawberry moon. Space will be limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340. 


Summer Kickoff

On Saturday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the Beach 108th hockey rink for a day of family fun with games, Parks’ Playmobile, arts and crafts, refreshments, and music entertainment.


Plant Swap

On Saturday, June 26, head to

The Rockawades at Harbor Light

On Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m., head to the Harbor Light on Beach 130th Street as The Rockawades kick off the weekend.


Beach 109th Cleanup

In honor of World Oceans Day, head to Beach 109th on Saturday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation - NYC Chapter on World Ocean Day for a beach cleanup. Masks and social distancing encouraged. Gloves, tools and bags provided. To RSVP, email

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