2009-05-15 / Community

Parks Department Free Summer Fun In Rockaway

It's My Bark Day
Saturday, May 23
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Rockaway Freeway Park

Arf-Arf is holding its annual "It's My Bark Day" on May 23 at Rockaway Freeway Dog Park. Events include free spaying/neutering (limited number), pet adoption, pet microchipping, contests, raffles, and giveaways.

Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike
Saturday, May 30
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bayswater Park Hockey Rink

Queens Recreation staff will teach your child how to safely ride a bicycle. Bring helmets, kneepads and a bike. Refreshments will be served.

Boogie Woogie Weight Loss
Tuesdays, June 2-August 25
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Beach 117 Street along the beach

Cardio class for all ages and fitness levels designed to burn calories and get energized.

Puppets in the Park
(Sleeping Beauty)
Friday, June 5 and June 12
9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. performances

June 5: Beach 84 St. playground
June 12: Bayswater Park

Children will love this popular children's classic. Bring a blanket or chair. Sponsored by City Parks Foundation

Wake Up and Stretch
Thursdays, June 4-August 27
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Beach 108 Street Hockey Rink

This fitness classic for all ages combines yoga and stretching to strengthen your core and improve balance.

Rockstock and Barrels
Saturday, June 13
Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Beach 90 Street Skatepark and
surf beach

Rockaway rocks with this 3rd annual festival including surf contests, skate board demos and live music. Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop.

Thursday, June 25
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Beach 108 Street and Shore Front
Parkway Skating Rink
Wednesday, August 12,
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Beach 17 Street O'Donohue Park

Free skate clinic with music, instruction and skate equipment on loan. Sizes range from sizes 3 to 13. Please wear socks.

School's Out For Summer
Saturday, June 27
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bayswater Park
Celebrate the first "unofficial" day of summer, the day after schools close. Enjoy music, games, refreshments, a petting zoo, tennis demos, bike helmet giveaways, and Ranger-led programs including canoeing in North Basin (See canoeing with the Rangers for more information). Sponsoring by Council Member James Sanders.
Canoeing with the Rangers
Saturday, June 27
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 1
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bayswater Park

Canoe along North Basin with the Urban Park Rangers. Children ages 8 and older can participate with a parent. Canoes, lifejackets and instruction provided. Pre-registration is required. Call 718-318-4000.

Blue Canoe Day
Saturday, July 11, 11:00 a.m.
Bayswater Park

Kayak along Jamaica Bay during this 2nd annual event to explore the marshes and estuaries in the heart of the Rockaway peninsula. Register to reserve a free kayak at www.rwalliance. org. Paddlers must be at least 10-years-of-age. Sponsored by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

Storytelling in the Park
Fridays, July 10,17,24,31
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Broad Channel Park

Join Librarian Carol Scheper from the Broad Channel Library and the Queens Recreation team for a funfilled morning of storytelling, crafts and activities.

Sandcastle Contest
Sunday, July 26, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Beach 117 Street
Kids and adults can build sandcastles on Rockaway beach during this 14th annual contest. There will be refreshments and prizes for several age categories. Bring buckets and tools. No experience necessary. Sponsored by West End Realty.
Rockaway Community
Resource Day
Friday, August 21 Noon-7:00 p.m.
O'Donohue Park Beach 117 Street

Parks joins the NYPD Queens South Community Affairs Bureau and the 101 Precinct for this 2nd annual event. Enjoy sports, music, games and refreshments while learning about job opportunities and resources on the peninsula.

Movie Night at the Beach
6:00 p.m. for activities, 8:00 p.m.
for the film (films TBA)
Free outdoor movies for the family to enjoy. Bring a chair or blanket.
Sunday, August 2
Beach 17 Street ball field
off Seagirt Blvd

Funding provided by
Council Member James Sanders
Sunday, August 16
Beach 78 Street
adjacent to the boardwalk
Funding provided by Council Member
Eric Ulrich

Sunset in the Park
Thursday, July 30
6:00 p.m.-9:00 pm
Tribute Park

This 4th annual fundraiser for Friends of Tribute Park includes refreshments and entertainment.

Rockaway Beachside Festival
Saturday, August 1
Noon-6:00 p.m.

Beach 25-Beach 30 Streets and
adjacent to the boardwalk

This second annual event celebrates the diversity of Queens with a day of multicultural activities for kids and adults. Enjoy music, art, activities and refreshments. Sponsored by Rockaway Beach Neighborhood Association.

Fall Festival
Sunday, October 4 Noon-4:00 p.m.
O'Donohue Park at Beach 17
Street and the Promenade
This 2nd annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, costume making, pony and hayrides, entertainment and refreshments. Enjoy the beautiful fall weather with a day at the beach. Visit www.nyc.gov/parks for more information.

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