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 some homegrown grudge matches, all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit Building Homes for Heroes and the Matt McDevitt Children’s Education Fund. Tickets available at the gate or at www.FDNYBoxing.com 

 

Cristin Mullen Run

On Saturday, July 17 at 10

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

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

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.

 

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