Ruffle Bar Kayak

Excursion

On Friday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m., head to Floyd Bennett Field’s Seaplane ramp for a kayaking tour around Ruffle Bar and learn about the history, plants and wildlife. Kayaks, personal flotation devices, paddles and instruction will be provided. For more information and to make a reservation, call (718) 338-3799.

 

Jamaica Bay

Festival

On Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., JBRPC is hosting a full day of activities around Jamaica Bay. Head to JamaicaBayFestival.com for full info and schedules.

 

Celebrating Nesting Shorebirds

On Saturday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to Beach 17th Street to learn about and view Rockaway’s piping plover population and watch as the Art Students League and NYC

Rockaway Beach Autism Families Meeting

On Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m., head to the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th) for RBAF’s return meeting. Hear announcements and updates on happenings in the local Autism community.

 

Meet NYC’s Piping Plovers

On Saturday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to Beach 84th Street to learn about and view Rockaway’s piping plover population. Participate in a scavenger hunt for the whole family with the possibility to win prizes.

 

Rockaway Cove

Tribeca Film Fest

From Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, the Tribeca Film Fest will be screening films outdoors at Beach 30th Street Playground. The films are free, but tickets are required. Some films are already “sold out.” For info, see: www.tribecafilm.com/festival/live-events/borough-to-borough  

 

Rockstock and Barrels

On Saturday, June 12, head down to Beach 90th Street between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a day of music, surfing, skate contests, shopping and more.

 

Birding

Rockaway Makers Market

On Thursday, May 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., head to Rockaway Brewing Co (415 Beach 72nd Street) to buy locally made goods from various vendors.

 

The Rockawades at Tiki

On Friday, May 28 at 4 p.m., head to Tiki by the Sea on Beach 69th Street as The Rockawades make their grand debut at this new spot.

 

Squid Trio at RBQ

Squid is back and this time they’re taking over RBQ on Beach 98th Street, playing your favorite tunes on Friday, May 28, starting at 8 p.m.

 

Full Strawberry Moon Hike

On Thursday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a hike around the refuge, while learning about the full strawberry moon. Space will be limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340. 

 

Summer Kickoff

On Saturday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the Beach 108th hockey rink for a day of family fun with games, Parks’ Playmobile, arts and crafts, refreshments, and music entertainment.

 

Plant Swap

On Saturday, June 26, head to

The Rockawades at Harbor Light

On Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m., head to the Harbor Light on Beach 130th Street as The Rockawades kick off the weekend.

 

Beach 109th Cleanup

In honor of World Oceans Day, head to Beach 109th on Saturday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation - NYC Chapter on World Ocean Day for a beach cleanup. Masks and social distancing encouraged. Gloves, tools and bags provided. To RSVP, email

The Graytrippers at Whit’s

Looking for some live music? Head to Whit’s End on Beach 97th Street on Friday, May 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to catch The Graytrippers featuring Lou Pastina, Joe Kenel, Dan Khlohe and Squid!

 

Paddle Out for George Floyd

The Black Surfing Association is holding another paddle out for George Floyd on Saturday. May 22 at 9 a.m. starting at Beach 91st Street. This paddle out will be 25 blocks and go on to Beach 116th Street. Extra boards will be on hand for those

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