Normally this page would be full of events and happenings around town. With Coronavirus causing most, if not all events and meetings to be canceled, we can only list a limited number of events that are virtual or with social distancing in mind.
Mayoral Candidates Town Hall
Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, March 17 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For
login info, see: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/
Cross Country Skiing
Every day there’s snow on the ground this winter, hit the trails of Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn on the Cross Country ski trail through the North 40. A National Park Service Ranger will cut a track at first snow. Call 718-338-3799 for trail conditions.
St. Patrick’s Food Drive
Senator Addabbo and Lew Simon are accepting donations of non-perishable food items to give to the St. Camillus Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at St. Camillus Church (99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) or Last Stop (222 Beach 116th Street).
AOH 50/50 Fundraiser
Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 21 is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day 50/50 to help raise money for the organization and all they do. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from any AOH member. Those who buy two tickets can get one free. If looking to buy a ticket, call John Fahy at 917-359-1936 or Mark Edwards at 646-662-2393. The drawing will be held on March 17.
Poseidon’s Proprietor Raffle
To support the businesses that supported them, the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade is encouraging the community to stop at certain businesses and make a purchase to get a raffle ticket that will be used for a chance at a $500 cash prize, drawn on March 19. For the full list of businesses, go to PoseidonsParade.com
Women's History Month: Explorers and Trailblazers
On Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m., celebrate Women's History Month with the Urban Park Rangers. Meet on the boardwalk at Beach 96th and learn about trailblazing women, such as Victorian-era scientist Mary Anning and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, while the Rangers lead you on an exploration of Rockaway Beach and the Women Veterans Monument.
Sea Changes Rockaway Sundays
Want to join in a global movement of jumping into the ocean every week? Every Sunday at 2 p.m. head to the beach or bay and jump on in.
Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to www.Nyc.gov/covidtest or text COVID test to 85548.
The coronavirus vaccine is now open to some New Yorkers in various fields like health care, education, first responders or those ages 65 and older. To find out where you can get vaccinated, head to nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or to make appointments by phone, call 877-VAX4NYC
Food Help for Seniors/Disabled
Are you a senior or disabled person who lives from Arverne to Neponsit and unable to get food during the pandemic? Contact Lew Simon or Jeanette M. Garramone for help at 718-945-1216. If you are able to donate any canned goods or food items to this cause, you can also reach out.