Things To Do

 Things To Do

Movie Under the Stars: Super Mario Bros

On Thursday, August 24 at 8 p.m., head to O’Donohue Park on Beach 17th Street for a free screening of animated film: Super Mario Bros. Canceled if raining.


Caribbean Carnival

On Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., head to Beach 17th and Seagirt Blvd. for Carnival! There will be a  parade, live entertainment, vendors, and a sunset fireworks display.


Community Bird Walk

On Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m., head to Beach 59th to join birder Theresa Racine and NYC Plover Project on a guided walk to Beach 38th to observe Rockaway’s shorebirds.


Nature Exploration: Arverne East

On Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m., head to the Arverne East Nature Preserve at Beach 44th and the boardwalk for a hike to discover the plants and animals that inhabit the Preserve. Learn more about the different species found on this trail. Bring binoculars.


Meditative Nature Walk

On Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join a Park Ranger for a meditative stroll as we explore the park by listening to the wind, focusing on our footsteps, and watching the clouds float on by. Take time for yourself and connect with nature in a calming new way.


Beach Sessions Dance

On Saturday, August 26 at 5 p.m., head to the Beach 108th Hockey Rink for a  dance performance, presented by The Merce Cunningham Trust and choreographer Sarah Michelson.


Rockaway Film Festival

From Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, August 27, enjoy a range of films being shown at the sixth annual Rockaway Film Festival at the Arverne Cinema (72-02 Gouverneur Ave) and T149 in Fort Tilden. For full lineup and tickets, see:

JASA Weekly


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.


Zumba Under the Stars

On Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., head to the Beach 108th hockey rink for Zumba Under the Stars, a dance workout class with Lisa G.


Cardio Punch

On Saturdays at 11 a.m., head to the boardwalk at Beach 60th Street for this total body, non-contact workout fit for all levels. Punch, hook, and kick to motivating, high-energy music that progress into heart-pumping combinations.


Market Street @ Beach 60th

On Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to Beach 60th and Rockaway Freeway to shop from vendors selling vegetables, homemade goods, baked goods, crafts and more. Live music.


Yoga on the Beach

On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m., head to Beach 102nd for yoga on the beach with Soupy Campbell.


Chair Movement Class

On Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., head to Temple Beth-El on Beach 121st Street for a Chair Movement Class led by Christine Walker. Donation based.


Chair Yoga

On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., head to RISE (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) for a free chair yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Ruth Graves. Beginners to seasoned practitioners are welcome.


Yoga & Relaxation

On Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., head to Bay 12 in Riis Park to join Joann for yoga stretching, breathing and relaxation by the shore. For more info and updates, email:


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