Things to Do

Things To Do

Rock & Wrap It Toy Giveaway

On Friday, December 24 at 12 p.m., head to St. John Baptist Church (74-05 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) for a Christmas toy giveaway. Masks and social distancing required.


Far Rock Greek Council Christmas Party

On Friday, December 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Far Rock Greek Council is hosting the Tides of Joy Toy Drive and Holiday Party at 14-25 Central Ave. Kids can take photos with Santa, enjoy fun activities, music, games and more. All toy and monetary donations are welcome.


Covid Testing

FRANC is offering free saliva covid testing and vaccines at Church of God Christian Academy Gym (1336 Central Ave) in Far Rockaway. Monday, December 27 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, December 29 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., plus Wednesday, January 5 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 8 from 10 a.m.. to 2 p.m.



It’ll soon be time to toss the Christmas tree. NYC Parks is here to help repurpose your tree. Drop off your Christmas tree at any Mulchfest location during park hours between December 26 and January 9. The local drop off is at Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway.


100th Precinct Community Council Meeting

On Wednesday, December 29 at 7 p.m. on Zoom, the 100th Precinct Community Council holds its monthly meeting. Hear precinct updates and ask questions. For Zoom access info, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


New Year’s Resolution Walk

On Sunday, January 2 at 10 a.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join in a meditation on promises, plans, and wishful thinking. We’ll set new intentions for ourselves, and leave some behind creating our vision of an urban National Park. How far have we come and how far do we have to go?  Reservations required, call 718-318-4340.


Blood Drive

On Sunday, January 2 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., St. Camillus Church (99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) is hosting a blood drive. Walk-ins welcome but appointments preferred. For more info and to register, head to 



On Saturday, January 8 at 3 p.m., meet on Beach 81st and the boardwalk for PINE. Pine is an installation conceived out of necessity to mourn in a time of compiling obstacles. It is a magical beach forest of repurposed trashed holiday spirit built from former Xmas trees. This outdoor experience will facilitate public grieving, commemoration, and regeneration during the pandemic, despite freezing temperatures. Dress warm and bring a blanket or beach chair. RSVP at:


Free Classes

The Winter Semester begins at the Peninsula Adult Leaning Center, Queens Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. starting January 10. GED (High School Equivalency classes and testing), ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Languages), Adult Basic Education. Schedule an appointment to register. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 718-945-7058.


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