Sandy Anniversary Cleanup & Shrub Giveaway

On Saturday, October 16 at 12 p.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd) to help with a community cleanup. Participants will receive a free Dwarf "Jellybean" Blueberry Shrub plant to plant around their home. Students can receive community service hours. Register at: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/ 

 

Riis Park Open House

On Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to Riis Park (1423 Rockaway Beach Blvd) to join National Park Service (NPS) Rangers and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy educators for a look into the many buildings and landscapes that make up Jacob Riis Park. Examine the famous Art Deco Bathhouse and Wise Clock.  Finish your experience with

Rockaway Marathon & Half Marathon

On Saturday, October 9, Rockapulco Run is hosting its big marathon and half marathon events. The races have an 8:30 a.m. start and take place on the boardwalk. Sign up at www.Rockapulcorun.com 

 

Queens Royal Priesthood Run/Walk

On Saturday, October 9, at 1 a.m., join at Beach 90th Street for QRP’s 4th annual 5K run/walk. The walk will end at Beach 17th Street. Run/walk for any cause important to you. There will be food and raffles.

 

Children’s

Parks & Public Safety Committee Meeting

On Thursday, September 23 at 7 p.m., CB14’s Parks Committee will hear from the Mayor’s Office and the Army Corps of Engineers on Contract 2 regarding replenishments, dunes, ADA crossovers and more. For access info, see the Announcements page on:  www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page  

 

Quiet Contemplation

On Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m., head to Beach 94th and the boardwalk as Rev. Dr. Nancy Gahles will lead a quiet contemplation around

Movies Under the Stars: Jaws

On Thursday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m., bring a blanket or chair and head to the Beach 94th Street Plaza to watch Jaws under the stars.

 

Women’s Night Out

On Thursday, September 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., head to the Rockaway Beach Surf Club (302 Beach 87th Street) for a night of shopping fun local vendors, drinking and conversation with Diane Cardwell, author of “Rockaway: Surfing Headlong into a New Life,” which is being adapted into a Netflix film.

 

Meditative Nature Walk

On Thursday, September 30 at 3 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge fand join a park ranger for a relaxing meditative stroll and connect with nature in a calming new way. Call 718-318-4340 to reserve. Limited to 20 people.

 

Daffodil Giveaway

On Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the RISE Center at Beach 59th and Rockaway Freeway for free daffodil bulbs. A living memorial to the victims of 9/11 and the largest civic effort in city history

Movies Under the Stars: Deep Blue Sea

On Thursday, September 16 at 7:15 p.m., bring a blanket or chair and head to the Beach 94th Street Plaza to watch Deep Blue Sea under the stars.

 

Mobile Fitness

On Saturday, September 18 at 9 a.m., join NYC Parks near the stage at Beach 17th Street for free fitness classes including spin and group exercise classes. Bring a water bottle!

 

Rockaway Irish Festival

The Rockaway Irish Festival is September 18 and 19. Head to St. Camillus (Beach 99th

Sunrise Paddle

On Friday, September 3 at 6 a.m., head to the Floyd Bennett Field Seaplane Ramp and greet the day with an energetic paddle to see the sun rise. Kayaks, personal floatation devices, and paddles will be provided.  Space is limited; call 718-758-3671 to make a reservation.

 

sketchRockaway!

On Saturday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., meet up at Rockaway's Veterans Memorial on Rockaway Beach Blvd between B94-B95 St. Come to draw and hear about the history and artists behind

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