Things To Do

WISH Turns 16

On Friday, November 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., join women’s group Rockaway WISH at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club on Beach 126th for a general membership meeting and cocktail celebration for the group’s 16th anniversary. RSVP to:


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


Broad Channel CleanSweep

On Saturday, November 19 from 11 am. to 1 p.m. at Broad Channel American Park on West 22nd Rd, join Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy for a November CleanSweep cleanup. Gloves, bags, and tools will be provided.Volunteers are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring their own water and sunscreen. Event is rain or shine. Questions? Email


Meditative Nature Walk

On Saturday, November 19 at 12:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and join a park ranger to try a few easy outdoor meditation techniques, take a relaxing stroll, and connect with nature in a calming new way. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions.


Junior Ranger Hike

On Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for this children’s program featuring a guided walk around one of the trails at the Refuge and learn what it takes to become a Jr. Ranger! Children will use their different senses as we explore all that the refuge has to offer. Program followed by an official Jr. Ranger “swear-in” ceremony. All weather.  Register by calling 718-318-4340.


Fort Tilden Hawk Watch

On Tuesday, November 22 at 10:30 a.m., join a Park Ranger at Fort Tilden to see Osprey, Merlin, Bald Eagles and more during the peak fall bird migration, weather permitting. For more info call: 718-318-4340


Cookies with Santa

On Tuesday, November 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to Bagel & Barista Station on Beach 116th Street where Santa will be waiting in an afternoon featuring hot cocoa, cookies, face painting and more. Hosted by Councilwoman Joann Ariola and the Queens Chamber of Commerce.


Jimmy Crusher O’Neill Turkey Trot

On Thursday, November 24, considering running this turkey day 5K on behalf of Jimmy O’Neill, a local 10-year-old boy who has been battling cancer. Day of registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 126th Street. Pre-register at


100th Precinct Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thursday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., head to the 100th Precinct at 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd. for a free Thanksgiving meal. If disabled or a senior, meals can be delivered. Contact Officer Victor Boamah at 917-783-5215 or


Little North Pole

Save the date! Christmas comes early this year. On Saturday, November 26, head to 144-03 Neponsit Ave for the annual lighting of the Little North Pole. Pre-show starts at 3:30 p.m. Show starts at 4 p.m.


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. Maska required inside RISE.


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