On Sunday, January 15 at 12 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to join a ranger and explore how the utilization of Jamaica Bay has affected the life within our great estuary. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions. Space will be limited, so register by calling 718-318-4340.
Winter Wildlife Hike
On Sunday, January 15 at 10 a.m., head to Beach 86th and the boardwalk to join the Urban Park Rangers in search of animals that call Rockaway Beach their home, including waterfowl, shorebirds, mammals, invertebrates, and even the occasional seal.
Ocean Safety & Etiquette Panel
On Sunday, January 15 at 6 p.m., head to the Rockaway Beach Surf Club (302 Beach 87th) to join the Yeasty Boys for a panel on ocean safety and etiquette on the water featuring surf experts and lifeguards. Plus a raffle for Laru Baya.
FEC Town Hall Meeting
On Tuesday, January 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., head to Beach 41st Cornerstone (426 Beach 40th Street) to learn about the new Family Enrichment Center.
Rockaway Winter Bird Outing
On Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at RISE (58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard) and join for a winter birding tour of Edgemere, led by RISE’s knowledgeable and experienced staff and NYC Plover Project. Come see sea ducks, grebes, common and red-throated loons, Northern Gannets, and other winter birds on the Edgemere shoreline. All levels of birders are welcome!
Valentine’s Day Half Marathon or 5K
Save the date and start practicing! On Saturday, February 11, the Rockaway Track Club is hosting the V-Day 5K and Half Marathon. Check in at Healy’s Pub at 8 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m. on the Beach 108th Boardwalk.
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.
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.
On Saturdays at 11 a.m., head to Seaside Library (116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd) to join for a total body, non-contact workout fit for all levels. Punch, hook, and kick to motivating, high-energy music that progresses into heart-pumping combinations. Through April 1.
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