Rockaway Beach Civic Association
The RBCA will meet Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Learn about updates and address concerns about the Rockaway Beach area. Zoom Meeting ID: 885 9066 3679. Passcode: 766990.
Free Antibody Test
Valhalla Medics will be doing free Covid-19 antibody testing at All American Bagel & Barista (20-10 Cross Bay Blvd.) in Broad Channel on Saturday, May 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This test can show antibodies from the vaccine or see if you had covid already. No insurance needed.
Far Rock Spring Fest
On Saturday, May 8 (rain date May 15), gather at Beach 20th and Mott Ave from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a day of arts and crafts, a fashion show, live music and more.
Get those last-minute Mother’s Day gifts! Betsy’s Bazaar, located at 120-05 Newport Ave, will be hosting about a dozen local vendors on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
VFW Mother’s Day Brunch
VFW Post 260 in Broad Channel is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. at 705 Shad Creek Road. All proceeds help support the VFW and veterans.
Mother's Day Breakfast
House on the Rock Church (112-08 RBB) is hosting a free Mother's Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 9 at 10 a.m. There will also be a free gift and prayer blessing for all moms. At 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. indoors in the event of rain.
Foraging Tour with Steve Brill
On Sunday, May 9, join Wildman Steve Brill to learn about local edible wild greens. Limited to 10 people. Masks required. Register in advance at: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/
Join RISE for an online knitalong on Wednesday, May 12 at 2 p.m. All levels welcome. For
login info, see: www.riserockaway.org/rise/events/
My Turn Open House
Give the gift of blood. On Sunday, May 16 at 8 a.m., St. Camillus and St. Francis churches are hosting a blood drive in memory of Walter Blum at St. Camillus (180 Beach 100th Street). Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome. Call Suzanne at 347-282-0018 for info.
Electronics Waste Pickup
Need to get rid of those computers, TVs or other electronics? Stop by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato’s office (9516 Rockaway Beach Blvd) Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to drop off your e-waste so it can be disposed. For more info, call 718-945-9550
50+ Guest Speaker Series
Fort Tilden Hike
Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., join a park ranger for a walking tour of Fort Tilden, highlighting the fort's role in the defense of New York City during the 20th Century. Call 718-338-3799 to reserve. Tour will be capped at 10 participants. Social distancing will be maintained. Face mask required.
Free Cardio Punch Fitness Classes
Join Shape Up NYC for a free cardio punch fitness classes on the boardwalk at Beach 60th Street every Saturday. Classes limited to 10 participants. Face coverings required. Register: www.nycgovparks.org/reg/shape-up-nyc/10668