Some Things to Do

Normally this page would be full of events and happenings around town. With Coronavirus causing most, if not all events and meetings to be canceled, we can only list a limited number of events that are virtual or with social distancing in mind.

 

Go Paddle!

The Community Boathouse is back! Kayaking programs are now taking place at Bay Breeze Park on Beach 88th Street and the bay. Open paddles are now taking place every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome to walk up, sign up and spend some time exploring Jamaica Bay by kayak. Kayaks and lifejackets provided. Social distancing and masks required when in groups.  Weekend paddles are also expected to start soon. Follow the Community Boathouse Rockaway Beach

Normally this page would be full of events and happenings around town. With Coronavirus causing most, if not all events and meetings to be canceled, we can only list the events taking place remotely, or with social distancing in mind.

 

Get Tested

Think you might have COVID-19? The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center is now offering testing at 1288 Central Ave. Testing takes place on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the general public. Senior

Saturday, January 4,
10 a.m.

WINTER NATURE HIKE

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wondered where all the animals go in the winter? Search for cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers, white-throated sparrows, and more. Learn about the birds that make their winter home here and the techniques they use to survive the cold.

 

Saturday, January 4,

10 a.m.

SHORELINE CLEANUP

Rockaway Community Park

Almeda Avenue and

Beach 58th Street

Join JBRPC and help clean up the shoreline! Gloves

Thursday, December 19,

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PAJAMA/COAT DRIVE

RISE Center

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Food, fun and music. Coats and pajamas for kids age 4-12. Must register at Pajamacoatdrive.eventbrite.com

 

Thursday, December 19,

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

ST. JOHN'S HOLIDAY PARTY

Rockaway YMCA

207 Beach 72nd Street

Free toys for kids and more at St. John’s Episcopal Hospitals’ Children’s Holiday Party.

 

Friday, December 20,

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

BOARDWALK CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Beach 94th

Thursday, January 9,

 6:30 p.m.

KAYAK CAPSIZE!

Ryan Visitor Center

Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn

Learn how to get back in your kayak after you've fallen out and how to help another paddler. Practice on dry land to know what to do when you capsize on the water. Dress in comfortable clothes. Space is limited; call 718-338-3799 to make a reservation.

 

Thursday, January 9, 7 p.m.

FACING THE OPIOID CRISIS

West End Temple

147-02 Newport Avenue

Join Debbie Akerman as she discusses

Thursday, December 26,

12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

101 PCT BLOOD DRIVE

16-12 Mott Avenue

Head to the mobile unit in front of the precinct and give the gift of blood. Must be 16 or older and have ID. All participants receive a Back the Blue shirt.

 

Tuesday, December 31,

11 a.m.

JASA SENIORS

NEW YEAR'S PARTY
Roy Reuther Senior Center

711 Seagirt Avenue

All seniors are invited to participate in this celebration for seniors. For more info, call 718-471-3110.

 

Wednesday, January 1,

11

Thursday, December 12,

4:30 p.m.

FULL MOON SUNSET WALK

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

See the park after dark! Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger. Learn more about the nocturnal residents of the Refuge. Call 718-318-4340 to reserve a spot. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

 

Thursday, December 12,

 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

RBAF HOLIDAY PARTY

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Rockaway Beach Autism Families hosts its 2nd annual holiday party

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