Things to Do

Things To Do

Riis Beach Campfire

On Friday, May 27, head to Riis Beach by the Wise Clock at 7 p.m. to kick off the summer season with a beach campfire! Join a park ranger to sing songs, learn about the park, or to just enjoy the campfire, beach, and sunset. Bring an instrument and play along. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, and dress for the weather. Canceled in event of rain. All welcome.


BC Memorial Day Services

On Sunday, May 29, Broad Channel will be honoring Memorial Day. Starting at 9 a.m., Vets from the American Legion post, as well as the VFW and other vets, will be assembling for special services at Christ Presbyterian by the Sea Church and St. Virgilius RC Church. The names of Broad Channel's fallen will be read out at each service. After, at 10:45 a.m., there will be a formal ceremony at the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department firehouse. The Vollies will be paying tribute to those members of the department who have "answered the final alarm."


Rockaway Memorial Day Services

On Monday, May 30, the America Legion hosts its Memorial Day Services and Parade. The day will commence with a Memorial mass at 10:30 a.m. on Beach 129th at Saint Francis De Sales Church. After, a ceremony will be held at the Four Chaplains monument outside the church. The parade will proceed to 121st street for a ceremony at the Jewish War Veterans Memorial Circle. The parade will continue and to the Doughboy and Doughgirl monuments at Veterans Memorial Plaza at Beach 94th Street for a concluding ceremony.


Irish Festival

Save the date. The AOH Irish Festival is next weekend, June 4 and 5, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days  at St. Camillus’ lot on Beach 100th and Shore Front. Bands, vendors, rides and face painting for kids, etc.


Fundraiser for Preterm Babies

On Sunday, June 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., head to124 Beach 62nd Street in Arverne to shop from local clothing, décor, food vendors and more, and buy raffle tickets for some nice prizes. All proceeds are in honor of baby Josie and support Project Sweet Peas.


Hatha Yoga with Soupy

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting May 9, head to Beach 102nd at 8:30 a.m. for yoga on the beach with Kevin Soupy Campbell.


Shape Up NYC: Cardio Punch

Every Saturday through June 25, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., join at Beach 59th Street and the boardwalk for a free Cardio Punch fitness class presented by NYC Parks. Bring a towel and water.


Chair Yoga at the Temple

On Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., join Christine Walker for Chair Yoga at Ohab Zedek on Beach 135th and Rockaway Beach Blvd. Classes are on a donation basis. For more info, contact Christine at 516-503-4249


My Turn Program

Free classes are available to New York state residents age 60 and older through Kingsborough Community College. Audit over 400 classes online, hybrid and in person. Take Classes like art, history, health education, literature, theater, foreign languages, tourism, science and much more. Summer term 6/22 – 8/11.  Application deadline 6/15/22. To register, call 718-368-5079


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