Things To Do

 Things To Do

Half Marathon & 5K

On Saturday, September 23 at 8 a.m., Rockaway Track Club hosts a Half Marathon and 5K starting at Beach 94th Street.  Registration and bib pickup at 7 a.m. or register in advance at


Pollinator Festival

On Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m., head to Building 1 in Fort Tilden to join the National Park Service and partners for a festival celebrating monarch butterflies and other pollinators like moths, bees, and birds! Fun for adults and kids alike.


Community Dune Preserve Planting

On Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., head to Beach 62nd and the boardwalk to participate in this community planting to establish Rockaway Dune Preserve as part of the “Greater Rockaway” Coastal Plan.  Students seeking community service hours are encouraged to attend. This event will take place rain or shine!  Register at:


Pie Party Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., head to the Beach 91st Community Garden (136 Beach 91st St.) for a fundraiser featuring delicious homemade pies and tote bags designed by local artist Phil Rodriguez for sale. Live music and pie in the face! Bring a picnic blanket, stay a while!


Dog Parade

On Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to the Beach 108th hockey rink and bring your furry friend dressed in a doggy costume for the 2nd Annual Dog Parade. Meet at 11 a.m. around the grassy area at Beach 108th to get their parade badge and goodie bag. Then, at noon, the Parade kicks off, walking to Beach 95th Street. Dogs must be leashed.


Defensive Driving Class

On Wednesdays, September 27 and October 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. head to St. Camillus Cottage, adjacent to the church, at 99-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard for a Six Hour Defensive Driving Class. Save a minimum 10% on liability, collision and no fault insurance or get 4 points off your license. $45 guarantees you a seat. You must attend both nights. Call Don Henglein at 917-553-2408 to sign up. Proceeds benefit St. Camillus church.


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.


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 listen to live music and buy from local farmers and vendors.


Hangar B Open House

On Sundays through September 30, at 1 p.m., head to Hangar B at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn to join a Park Ranger for a tour of Hangar B and the aircraft inside, which are part of Floyd Bennett Field’s aviation history.


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.

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