Things To Do


Food Drive

On Saturday, November 5 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., the 100th Precinct Community Council will be outside the Arverne Stop and Shop collecting food items to donate to local pantries.


Fall Foliage Walk

On Saturday, November 5 at 12:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and join a park ranger to learn why Jamaica Bay plants like roses, cacti, and poison ivy change in the fall, how they prepare for the winter ahead, and what their new red, orange, or yellow colors tell us about them. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions. Ends at 2 p.m.


Fall Fest

On Sunday, November 6 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to the Rockaway Hotel on Beach 108th to enjoy shopping with local vendors, music by the Graytrippers, plus other activities. For full info, see:



On Tuesday, November 8, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., head to your local polling place and vote, if you didn’t participate in early voting. For your local poll place, see:


Fort Tilden Hawk Watch

On Tuesday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m., head to Fort Tilden and join a Park Ranger see Osprey, Merlin, Bald Eagles and more during the peak fall bird migration, weather permitting. For more info call: 718-318-4340


Community Board 14

On Wednesday, November 9 at 7:15 p.m., head to the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street) for the monthly CB14 meeting. Hear updates on the Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospital in Brooklyn and the Army Corps work. For public speaking, sign up before the meeting starts.


Fitness Class 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.


Chair Yoga at Rise

On Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd). for a free chair yoga class with Certified yoga instructor Ruth Graves. All are welcome! From beginners to seasoned practitioners. Masks required inside RISE.


Larry Racioppo’s “Sandy Diary” Reception

On Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. head to the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd) to view Larry’s photo exhibit on Hurricane Sandy. Masks required inside RISE.


Thanksgiving Half Marathon/ 5K

On Saturday, November 19, the Rockaway Track Club is hosting a half marathon and 5K. Check in at Beach 115th street at 8 a.m. Pickup Bib tag, chip, and T-Shirt. Both 5K and ½ Marathon start at 9 a.m. on the  boardwalk at 115th Street. To pre-register, see

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