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 water. Kayaks provided. Dress to get wet. Call (718) 758-3671 to make a reservation


It’s My Park Day Cleanup

On Sunday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join Parks and volunteer with Another Shot Podcast to beautify the beach and boardwalk

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 www.nycaudubon.org 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

ROCK! AWAY! Summer Fest

All weekend long from Friday, July 16 through Sunday, June 18, there will be live music at the Beach 97th concession as part of Max Power’s ROCK! AWAY! Summer Fest. The fun starts at 4:45 p.m. each day. For the lineup, check out www.rockawaysummerfest.com  


Thrilla at Camilla

The bouts are back! On Friday, July 16 at 6 p.m., head to St. Camillus (185 Beach 99th Street) to watch FDNY Boxing take on some worth opponents from the Massachusetts State Troopers, plus

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

Ruffle Bar Kayak


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


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

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