Sunrise Paddle

On Friday, September 3 at 6 a.m., head to the Floyd Bennett Field Seaplane Ramp and greet the day with an energetic paddle to see the sun rise. Kayaks, personal floatation devices, and paddles will be provided.  Space is limited; call 718-758-3671 to make a reservation.



On Saturday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., meet up at Rockaway's Veterans Memorial on Rockaway Beach Blvd between B94-B95 St. Come to draw and hear about the history and artists behind the two larger than life bronze statues. Dedicated to war veterans who made the supreme sacrifice, these monuments are especially meaningful this week. Bring pad/pen/paint/chair. Free and open to all.


Rockaway Film Festival

Free sunset films at

St. Rose of Lima Carnival

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 26 - Saturday, August 28, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, head to St. Rose of Lima (130 Beach 84th Street) for rides, food, raffles, games and more.


3 on 3 By the Sea

On Friday, August 27 starting at 12 noon, in the St. Francis de Sales schoolyard, the 3 on 3 By The Sea basketball tourney will take place in honor of Clare Droesch. It's a fun day with people coming in from all over to see old friends and/or to

Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

On Saturday, August 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to the Jamaica Day Wildlife Refuge for a day of appreciating local shorebirds. Enjoy birdwatching at the East Pond, a hike around the West Pond, a puppet show and more programming for kids and adults alike. Wear boots, bring binoculars. For more info and complete schedule go to or call Don Riepe at (718) 474-0896 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Skills Paddle

On Wednesday August 18 at 1:30

Isadora on the Beach

On Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m., head to Beach 86th Street to see a free dance performance of the works of Isadora Duncan.


Rockaway Cove Paddle

On Friday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m., join NPS at Riis Landing for a free kayaking tour. Kayaks provided. For more information and to make reservations, call (718) 758-3671


Photo Contest Winners Announced

On Friday, July 30 at 5 p.m., head to Caracas on Beach 106th for the announcement of the winners of the Rockaway Times

NYPD Community Camping in the Park

On Thursday, August 19 at 5 p.m., join the 101st Precinct Community Affairs Unit for a night of family camping in Bayswater Park. There will be games, conversation, food, music, fun and s’mores! Parents must attend. Bring your own tent. Contact Det. Duhaney for more info at 917-353-0149.


Riis Landing Beginner Paddle

On Friday, August 20 at 1:30 p.m., head to Riis Landing for a day of kayaking fun. Paddlers at every skill level will enjoy time on the

Rockaway Jello Wrestling

On Saturday, August 7, head to AB Studios (111-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd) for a day of live music and jello wrestling! $20 at the door. Wrestlers drink free. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 5 p.m.


From Bach to the Beatles

On Friday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m., the Aeon Ensemble will be at Avoid the Day Bookstore (99-4 A Rockaway Beach Blvd) to take you back in time with classical music from Bach to the Beatles. Admission is free, Donations welcome. $2 off wine.

Rockaway Cove Paddle

On Friday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m., join NPS at Riis Landing for a free kayaking tour. Kayaks provided. For more information and to make reservations, call (718) 758-3671


Full Buck Moon Hike

On Friday, July 23 at 8 p.m., join NPS at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a hike to see and learn about the Full Buck Moon. All ages welcome. Space will be limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340.


Forever Young 90s Skate Party

Head to the Beach 109th Hockey Rink on

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