Things To Do
Outdoor Pop Up Market
On Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., head to the Beach 21st Street Plaza for an outdoor market hosted by the Rockaway East Merchants Association.
Belle Harbor Beach Cleanup
On Saturday, May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., join the BHPOA for a beach cleanup. Meet at the beach wall at Beach 134th Street to get bags, gloves and tools. Bring a rake if you have one.
Earth Day Rockaway
On Saturday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) to enjoy a day of fun in Rockaway with free environmental activities and programs for families and kids of all ages. There will be live music as well as a mock dolphin rescue, plantings, composting, face painting, water testing, fire safety, and art-related booths.
On Sunday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the St. Francis de Sales gym (219 Beach 129th Street) to give the gift of blood in memory of Walter Blum. Bring ID. For more info, call Suzanne at 347-282-0018.
Nature Photography Hike
On Sunday, May 7 at 10 a.m., head to Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Pkwy. to join the Urban Park Rangers for a nature photography walk where plenty of flora and fauna can be captured as well as landscape photography. Participants should bring their own camera or smartphone and will learn basic camera skills for finding shots.
Rockaway Makers Market
On Sunday, May 7 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., head to the Rockaway Brewing Co. (415 Beach 72nd Street) for a market featuring local vendors, live music, Jamaican cuisine and the first Junior Makers Mini Market.
Community Board 14
On Tuesday, May 9 at 7:15 p.m., head to the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street) for the CB14 monthly meeting. Those wishing to speak must sign up before the meeting.
Morning Moves at RISE
On Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) to join Ann Fosteris’ Fitness to You class.
JASA Weekly Yoga
On Mondays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 11:30 a.m., adults 60+ are welcome to JASA Rockaway Park Older Adult Center (106-20 Shore Front Parkway) for weekly Yoga with Cynthia. Open to Adults 60+. To register, call: 718-634-3044.
JASA Weekly Arts
On Thursdays at 10 a.m., adults 60+ are welcome to JASA Rockaway Park Older Adult Center (106-20 Shore Front Parkway) for weekly painting/arts and crafts. Let your creativity be free! To RSVP and for more details, call: 718-634-3044.
Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser
Join Edgemere Farm for its annual Plant Sale Fundraiser on Sunday, May 7, from 10am to 1pm. Support the farm by getting your plant starts from us (annual & perennial flowers, herbs, and a variety of veggies), participate in ou r seed swap, get a bag of free DSNY ‘Big Apple Compost’, and enjoy a free performance by Rockaway Chamber Music at 11am.
Mother’s Day Half Marathon & Rose Gurry 5K
Save the date. On May 13 at 8 a.m., Rockaway Track Club is hosting its Mother’s Day Half Marathon, Rose Gurry 5K and a one mile walk to help raise funds for St. Camillus Special Olympics. Check in on Beach 94th Street and the boardwalk. The races begin at 9 a.m. Pre-register at: Rockawaytc.org
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