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Earth Day Community Planting

On Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockway Beach Blvd.)  for a spring planting to help make your community a better place! Transplant and plant native shoreline shrubs. This event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly and expect to get your hands dirty. All ages. Kids can receive community service hours.

 

Earth Day Spring Bird Walk

On Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join naturalist and Jamaica Bay Guardian, Don Riepe and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy for a guided walk to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s East and West Ponds, hotspots for migratory birds. wear comfortable closed-toed shoes and dress in layers. You will be walking approximately 1.5 miles. Binoculars recommended! For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Beach 91 Earth Day Celebration

On Saturday, April 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., head to the Beach 91st Street Community Garden for an Earth Day celebration. Educational guest speakers include: Don Riepe (The Jamaica Bay Guardian), Jill Lauri (Healing with Animals) and Carolin Wood (NYC Parks Department). There will be artwork and other items for sale by local artists. Live Jazz begins at 3:30 p.m. performed by Tim Otto & The Free Ride Trio (Simon Chardiet and John Bollinger). Donations and purchases from artwork will be donated to the American Littoral Society (Northeast Chapter). Free!

 

Earth Day Cleanup at Dubos Point

On Saturday, April 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary (65-01 Bayfield Ave) to join JBRPC, Rockaway Film Festival, and Rockaway Bay Coastal Association for an Earth Day cleanup at Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary and a free film screening at Arverne Cinema on Beach 72nd Street. Gloves and bags provided to help remove debris from the marshland. After the cleanup, head over to Arverne Cinema, next to Rockaway Brewing Co., for a free screening of The Hottest August (2019, 90 min) by Brett Story, preceded by Greywater (2022, 15 min) by Daniel Lombroso from 8 – 10 p.m.

 

The Big Floyd Bennett Field Hike

On Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn to join a ranger for a brisk 3.5 mile hike across the runways, forests, fields, and shorelines of Floyd Bennett Field's north side. After lunch, gather again outside the Ryan Vistor Center to hike 3 miles of the south side. Dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes, and bring snacks and water. Reservations required, call 718-785-3671 to make a reservation and for more information.

100 Precinct Community Council

On Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. on Zoom, the 100th Precinct community Council will hold its monthly meeting. Hear updates and address questions and concerns with the NYPD. For Zoom access info, email Ozzie Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Transportation Committee Meeting

On Wednesday, April 27, at 7:15 p.m. on WebEx, CB14 will hold its Transportation meeting to discuss the Queens Bus Redesign, DOT Traffic studies and more.

 

Team Up to Clean Up

On Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be a Broad Channel Beautification Day to clean up the center malls long Cross Bay Blvd. Bring a broom and dustpan. Bags will be provided. For more info, reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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