Things To Do

 Things To Do

Firecracker Half Marathon & 5K

On Saturday, July 6, Rockaway Track Club hosts the Firecracker half marathon and 5K race. Bib pickup and day-of registration on Beach 94th Street from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Races start at 8 a.m. on the boardwalk. Pre-register at


Rockaway Market Street @ Beach 60th

On Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to Rockaway Market Street @ Beach 60th and the Rockaway Freeway to shop from local vendors. Billy Sal with Ron Bongo will be the musical performers.


Summer Bird Walk

On Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to RISE (58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard) to join NYC Plover Project on a birding tour. Limited binoculars provided.


Jamaica Bay 101

On Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and join a Park Ranger to learn about Jamaica Bay’s history and wildlife! Meet in front of the visitor center for a guided walk of the West Pond Trail. Sunscreen and insect repellant encouraged. Binoculars available.


RAA’s ‘All Who Wander’

On Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to T7 Gallery in Fort Tilden for Rockaway Artists Alliance’s summer exhibition, “All Who Wander.” On view through August 17.


Friends of Hammels

Art Club

On Thursday, July 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to Hammels Playground on Beach 84th Street for at club. The theme is Shark Awareness Month. Enjoy shark-themed art projects led by John Cori.


Warriors Parade

On Thursday, July 11 at around 6:30 p.m., Hope for the Warriors will come to town with a welcome parade. The procession will come down Rockaway Beach Blvd. to Beach 120th Street, turn down to Beach Channel Drive and will head to Breezy.


Color Run

On Friday, July 12, Rockaway Track Club hosts the Rockaway Color Run. Enjoy a one mile or 5K run/ walk and get doused in color! Registration includes t-shirt, medal, bottle, cap, bag and more. Pre-register at


Cardio Punch

On Saturdays at 11 a.m., head to Beach 60th and the boardwalk to join Gloria for this total-body, non-contact workout for all fitness levels.


Mediative Mondays

Every Monday in July, at 10:30 a.m., head to the Wise Clock at Riis Park join a Park Ranger for a meditative stroll on the beach and try out a few fun techniques to help you relax and enjoy the moment.


Master Fitness™

On Mondays from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., head to RISE (58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard), as Ann Fosteris teaches a free 45-minute exercise class. All ages and fitness levels are welcome!


Core on the Floor

On Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., head to RISE (58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard), as Ann Fosteris leads a free 30-minute class focusing on core and lower body. Participants should bring their own mats. All levels are welcome!


Yoga with Soupy

On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m., head to Beach 102nd Street for a yoga class led by Soup Campbell.


Youth Golf and Soccer

In July and August, enjoy free golf and soccer instruction for kids ages 7 to 17 at Beach 30th Playground on Lewmay Road, courtesy of the CityParks Foundation. On Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m., there will be golf. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m., there will be soccer. Register at

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