Things to Do

Things To Do

SFDS Tree Lighting

On Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m., head to the St. Francis de Sales Prayer Garden near Beach 129th and Rockaway Beach Blvd as the church illuminates its tree and angels for the holiday season.


Holiday Sip & Shop

On Thursday, December 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., head to Bungalow Bar on Beach 92nd Street to enjoy shopping from local vendors, Complimentary glass of wine for shoppers.



On Friday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m., head to the Floyd Bennett Field Community Garden over the MP Bridge for a night of stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association. Join for views of our moon and other celestial wonders. Weather permitting, reservations and masks required, call 718-338-3799. 


Rockaway Santa Shuffle

On Saturday, December 11, join Rockapulco Run for their annual Santa Shuffle. For this 5k fun run/walk, everyone gets a Santa suit to wear. Participants can pick up their suits at Rogers on Beach 116th Street at 10 a.m.. The run starts on the boardwalk at 11 a.m. A post run party will take place at Rogers. To register, head to


Beach Cleanup

On Saturday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., head to Beach 109th street to help the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers remove harmful debris from this important shoreline. Gloves, bags and tools provided. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.


Christmas Boutique

On Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to St. Camillus  Springman Hall (180 Beach 100th) for two days of shopping from more than 30 local vendors, raffles, 50/50s and more.


Winter Survival Skills

On Saturday, December 11 at 1 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and learn how the animals of Jamaica Bay survive a cold NYC winter. Learn different survival techniques of local animals as well as tips to keep yourself safe when exploring outdoors in the wintertime! This is a family friendly activity. Wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. Reservations are required, please call (718) 318-4340.


Rockaway Beach Tree Lighting

On Saturday, December 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., stop by the RB tree on Shore Front and Beach 94th Street for arts and crafts, rides, hot cocoa, and more before the lighting at sunset.


What is the NPS?

On Sunday, December 12, at 10 a.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and join a ranger to explore the history and mission of the National Park Service, nationally and in New York City. Reservation required, please call (718) 318-4340.


Holiday Bazaar

On Sunday, December 12, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., head to the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street) for an opportunity to shop from 20 local vendors.


Beach 116th Tree Lighting

On Monday, December 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., head to Beach 116th near the firehouse for the annual tree lighting. There will be music, giveaways and more.


Community Board 14 Meeting

On Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m., CB14 holds their monthly meeting on WebEx. For meeting access info, se the Announcements page on: 

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