Things To Do

 Things To Do

Stay Healthy!

On Thursday, December 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., head to Queens Public Library at Far Rockaway (10-03 Beach 20th Street) to join RISE in staying healthy this winter. Obtain your flu shot and/or COVID-19 vaccine from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


Kids Holiday Craft Club

On Thursdays through December 28 at 4 p.m., head to Peninsula Library (92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.) for kids to make a free holiday craft.


Arverne East Nature Preserve Exploration

On Saturday, December 30 at 11 a.m., head to the Arverne East Nature Preserve at Beach 44th and the boardwalk to join on a nature hike to discover plants and animals. Bring binoculars.


Winter Wander

On Saturday, December 30 at 1 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to wander with a Park Ranger while it’s a winter wonderland! Explore how plants and animals at the park survive and adapt to the winter. Open to all ages. This is an all-weather walk, so please dress for the conditions.


NY Dippers Club New Year’s Dip

On Monday, January 1 at 10 a.m., head to Beach 67th Street to join the New York Dippers Club on their second annual New Year’s Day Dip. Bagels at 10 a.m., followed by the dip into the ocean at 10:15 a.m.


Polar Plunges!

On Monday, January 1, Rockaway takes the plunge at 12 noon. Some popular beaches to plunge include Beach 145th, Beach 127th, Beach 108th and Beach 119th Street.


New Year’s Day Beach Walk

On Monday, January 1 at 11 a.m., meet at the Little Church in Fort Tilden to join Don Riepe and the American Littoral Society for a brisk walk along the beach at Fort Tilden to look for loons, scooters, long-tailed ducks and other winter birds, including a possibly snowy owl. Plus visit the hawk watch platform at Battery Harris and enjoy a champagne toast after.


Make a White Winterment Headdress

On Thursday, January 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., head to Coastal (108-19 Rockaway Beach Drive) to join Rockaway Creates in creating your own free winter-inspired headdress. Open to all levels. Materials provided.


Cardio Punch

On Saturdays at 11 a.m., head to Seaside Library (116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.)  to join Gloria for this total-body, non-contact workout for all fitness levels.


Chair Yoga

On Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., head to RISE (58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard), as Ruth Graves, certified yoga instructor, teaches a free 45-minute chair yoga class. Beginners to seasoned practitioners are welcome!


Got events? Send an email to  with details for consideration to be listed.

Related post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *