Spring Half Marathon or 5K
On Saturday, April 15 at 8 a.m., head to Beach 94th and the boardwalk to register for Rockaway Track Club’s Spring Half Marathon or 5K. The runs begin at 9 a.m. To pre-register, head to: www.rockawaytc.org/
Birding by the Bay
On Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join Ranger Flor on a bird walk to explore the birds of Jamaica Bay. Binoculars are provided.
Jamaica Bay Trail Tidy Up
On Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join NPS as they select a portion of either the West or East Pond trail to clean up any marine debris and litter around the area. All volunteer supplies provided. Dress for the weather.
On Saturday, April 22, head to the Hammel Playground on Beach 84th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. for Denim Day, a day of solidarity against sexual assault and domestic violence. There will be speakers, performances, a self-defense seminar, Zumba, Yoga, food, music, puppetry and more. After party at The Rose Den.
Walk for Autism
Save the date! On Sunday, April 23, Rockaway Beach Autism Families is hosting the first Autism walk. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 96th Street. Sign up early at: www.rockawaybeachautismfamilies.org
Morning Moves at RISE
On Mondays at 11 a.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) to join Ann Fosteris’ Fitness to You class. Masks required inside RISE.
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.
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.
Core on the Floor
On Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) for a free core and lower body class with Ann Fosteris of Fitness to You. All are welcome! Bring a mat. Masks required inside RISE.
Chair Movement Class
On Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., head to Temple Beth-El (201 Beach 121st Street) and breathe, balance, move and stretch in this chair yoga class led by Christine Walker. Donation based.
On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., certified yoga instructor Ruth Graves offers a FREE chair yoga class at RISE (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.). Beginners to seasoned practitioners–and everyone in between–are invited. Masks are required inside RISE.
Free Classes, Spring Semester
Free classes at the Peninsula Adult Leaning Center, Queens Library (92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. ) begin April 17. GED (High School Equivalency), YALP (Young Adult Literacy Program, 16-24), ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Citizenship, Adult Basic Education, Art and Tech Workshops. Register now. Email: Peninsulalearning@gmail.com or call: 718-945-7058
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