Land Use Committee Meeting
On Thursday, January 20 at 7p.m. on WebEx, CB14’s Land Use meeting will discuss the Resilient Edgemere Community Initiative and a rezoning for the Courthouse to have commercial office space. For WebEx access info, see the Announcements tab at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb14/index.page
Team Sister Strong Fundraiser
On Saturday, January 22 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to RBQ on Beach 98th to help support the O’Sullivan family’s Team Sister Strong fundraiser for LLS. Jerry O’Sullivan will be behind the bar while Kevin Carlton plays some tunes.
On Saturday, January 22 at 3:30 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: www.micca.co/2
On Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m. head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to 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 required, call 718-318-4340.
On Sunday, January 30 at 10 a.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join a park ranger for some Gateway and the National Park Service trivia. Whether you’re new to Gateway or an old pro, there will be prizes for all. Space will be limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340.
Valentine’s Day Half Marathon & 5K
Save the Date! On Saturday, February 12, the Rockaway Track Club is hosting a Valentine’s half marathon and 5K. Check in is at Rogers (205 Beach 116th Street) at 8 a.m. 5K starts on boardwalk at 9 a.m. on Beach 116th Street. The 5-k course is a 3.1-mile loop with start and finish on 116th street. The 1/2 marathon starts at 9:45 a.m. on the boardwalk. This course is 2 identical loops totaling 13.1 miles with ample water spots. Medals and T shirts for all participants. Free smoothie from Claudette’s and a beer from Rogers. Pre-register at www.rockapulcorun.com/
Jingo The Santana Tribute Band
Save the date! On Friday, February 18, Bungalou presents Jingo- The Santana Tribute Band as part of its concert series. Winston McBoogie kicks off the night at 7 p.m. at St. Camillus Springman Hall. $40 admission. For tickets, see: www.bugaloumusic.com