2013-03-08 / Community

Happenings

Sandy Sessions

Understanding Sandy Aid Funding
Presentation & Workshop
Learn the present status of Federal,
State, City & other aid programs for Sandy
survivors and businesses
Arverne Pilgrim Church
74-16 Beach Channel Drive
March 8th, 7:00 p.m.

Insurance Response Unit
IRU will help with problems relating to
insurance, including banks that don’t
release insurance checks
Waldbaum’s Parking Lot
112-15 Beach Channel Drive
March 8th, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Stewardship Sunday
Help clean the Rockaway shoreline and
help with coastal restoration project to
restore dunes.
Firehouse 59
58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard @
Beach 59th Street
March 10th & 17th, 10:00 a.m.

Housing Recovery Forums
Ask experts about flood insurance, home
loans, NYC Affordable Housing Programs,
flood maps, home elevation, building
codes, working with architects, hazard mitigation, mold removal & legal services
Beach Channel High School
March 10th, 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Special Initiative For Rebuilding
& Resiliency Public Workshops
Discussion on how NYC can be more
resilient after Sandy and for the long-term.
Mid and West Rockaway Peninsula
Public Workshop
Beach Channel High School
100 – 00 Beach Channel Drive
March 11th, 7:30 p.m.
RSVPMarch11@nycsirr.org

SIRR South Queens Howard Beach/
W. Hamilton Beach/Broad Channel
Russo’s on the Bay
162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard,
Howard Beach
March 14th, 7: 30 p.m.
RSVPMarch14@nycsirr.org

SIRR Far Rockaway Public Workshop
PS/MS 43
160 Beach 29th Street
March 18th, 7:30 p.m.
RSVPMarch18@nycsirr.org

Senator Smith “Hurricane Sandy”
Town Hall Meeting
Federal Aid may be coming to NY
for Sandy.
Come out and share how the funding
should address the needs of the
Community.
Peninsula Preparatory Academy
611 Beach 19th Street
March 27th, 7: 00 p.m.

Free Help from Friends of Rockaway
Free debris removal, gutting, moisture
readings, home assessments &
mold removal.
Call 347-625-7419

Free Sandy Relief Flea Market
Goods and Food Distribution
Between 110th & 112th on
Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Hurricane Sandy Book Drive
& Distribution
Free books available
209 Beach 101st Street
Sundays, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Survivors of Sandy
Self Help Recovery Group
TSINY Project Hope
Everyone is welcome to share their
experience of survival and learn about
increasing your coping skills and the
benefits available to you.
Call 718 526-8400 x188
for questions.
Breezy Point Restoration Center
415 State Road

Secret Sandy Claus Project’s Spring
Basket Drive for Rockaway
Collecting toys, baskets, pre-made
baskets, wrapped candy & other items to
be distributed to Rockaway children on
Sunday April 7th.
Contact easterbaskets4rock@yahoo.com
for more information or to donate.

Community Meetings

Community Board 14 Meeting
ULURP # C12029 MMQ: Demapping
of an unused section of Beach 12th Street
Proposed: Retail/Commercial building at
vacant land between
Beach 61 & 62 streets
Parks & Public Safety Committee Report
March 12th, 7:15 p.m.

Just for Fun

Radio Bingo Travels Around the World
Dress in garb from your favorite country
for extra prizes!
Knights of Columbus Hall
333 Beach 90th Street
March 8th, 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Hurricane Sandy Survivor’s
and Volunteer’s Surf Movie Party
Gotham Surf Company presents
two surf movies, “This Time Tomorrow”
& “Immersion.” Free event.
Special raffles with proceeds benefitting
the Graybeards.
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
March 15th, 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Rockapulco Run Spring 10K
Rockaway Park
April 28th, 9:30 a.m.
Register at Rockapulcorun.com

Broad Channel
Happenings

Helping You Recover from Sandy
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital,
Project Hope Supportive groups
counseling will be provided on an
ongoing basis.
Broad Channel Library
Mondays & Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.
Call (718) 474-2082 for questions.

Music & Arts

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat Presented by the
Rockaway Theater Company
Ave Maria Catholic Academy
158-20 101st Street,
Howard Beach
Friday and Saturday,
March 8th and 9th at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: March 10th at 3 p.m.
Tickets available at
www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

Breezy Grass & Cat Cosmai
Grassy Point Bar & Grill
1802 Cross Bay Boulevard
March 8th, 9:00 p.m.

“Healing Through Art”
Presented by the
Rockaway Artists Alliance
Children’s Movement for Creative
Education created an art relief program
for children dealing with the traumatic
aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Knights of Colombus
333 Beach 90th Street
March 10th, 12: 00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Glenn Mohr Chorale Presents A
Passion Play for the Lenten Season
“It is Finished”
St. Thomas More Church
(204-25 Rockaway Point Boulevard
March 10th, 3:00 p.m.

Washed Ashore Art Exhibit
See large scale murals created by local
youth in the RWA Aqua 101 summer
program using trash and recycled debris
collected off the shores of the
Rockaway Peninsula.
Live music and family activities.
Queens Museum of Art
March 10th, 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition: “Sandy: Before And After”
Presented by National Park Service
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Visitors Center
Cross Bay Boulevard
Broad Channel
Open Daily Through March 31st

Sports Bits

JCCRP Basketball Program
Registration
Fees must be paid by March 10th.
Boys 8-14 will play in the gym of Beach
Channel High School
Contact jccrpbasketball@gmail.com

Rockaway Little League Registration
321 Beach 145th Street
March 10th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Also register online
www.rockawaylittleleague.com.

Senior Happenings

JASA Senior Center
106-20 Shore Front Parkway
Open Sunday, March 10th
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m..
Breakfast & Lunch served.
Entertainment by Sugar Angel
Entertainment. Dancing and socialization.
$2.00 Call 718-633-3044 for reservations.

JASA Senior Center
Hot Lunch every day, 12:00 pm
Mondays
Opera Movies, 10:00 a.m.
Yoga, 11:00 a.m.
Fun with Tricia, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays
Dancing, 10:00 a.m.
Aerobics, 11:00 a.m.
Bingo, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays
Walking Class/Health Lectures, 11:00 a.m.
Knitting Club, 11:00 a.m.
Computer Lab, 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays
Art Classes, 10:00 a.m.
Aerobics @ 11:00 a.m.
Bingo, 1:00 p.m.
Fridays
Knitting Club, 10:00 a.m.
Tai Chi, 11:00 a.m.
Movies, 1:00 p.m.

Young Israel of Wavecrest and
Bayswater Senior League
2716 Healy Avenue
Mondays
Computer Class, 10:45 a.m.
Tuesdays

Senior Fitness, 10:30 a.m.
Yoga, 11:15 am
Wednesdays
Computer Class, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays
Crafts Class, 10:30 a.m.
Fridays
Bingo, 10:30 a.m.

Roy Reuther Senior Center
711 Seagirt Avenue
Dancercise with Lisa
March 12th, 11:00 a.m.
Piano and Violin Concert
March 13th, 11:00 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
March 15th, 11:00 a.m.
Yoga
Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Crochet Class
Thursdays & Fridays, 2:00 p.m.
Bingo
Mondays, 10:30 a.m. & Wednesdays,
2:00 p.m.
Project Hope
Tuesdays, 1:15 a.m.
Choral Group
Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
Zumba Gold Class
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.

School Events

West End Temple Nursery School
& Free UPK Registration
Registration Now Open
Contact WestEndUPK@
WestEndTemple.org
917-853-4350 or 347-840-3710

A.B.L.E. Discovery Center for Children
Open House
Registration for September 2013
& Summer Camp
141-07 Beach Channel Drive
March 9th, 11:00 a.m.
Call 718-634-1160 for information.

Gateway Happenings

“The Flying Irishman” – The Flight
of Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan
Join a park ranger for a presentation and
discussion of one of the most colorful pilots
in aviation history.
Floyd Bennett Field Ryan Visitor Center
March 17th, 1:00 p.m.

Spring Peepers
Join a ranger to discover these tiny but
fascinating tree frogs on a stroll to Big
John’s Pond. Bring a Flashlight
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 21st, 6:30 p.m.

The Night Sky
Gaze at the wonders of the night sky over
Jamaica Bay with the Amateur
Astronomers Association of New York
City. Telescopes are provided.
Floyd Bennett Field
March 22nd, 8:00 p.m.

Have a Hoot With a Ranger
Junior Rangers are invited to an owl
adventure. Learn about owls and their
habitat through a hike and an owl pellet
investigation.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 23rd, 2:00 p.m.

Library Happenings

Peninsula Library Trailer

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Peninsula Book Club
Discuss “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott
Fitzgerald
March 11th, 6:30 p.m.

Library Happenings

Chess/ Scrabble
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
4:00 p.m.

Video Game Club
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.

Karaoke/ Open Mic
Fridays, 4:00 p.m.

Knitting Club
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.

Writing Club
Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.

Children’s Craft Club
Fridays, 3:00 p.m.

Children’s Science Club
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.

Children’s Afternoon Storytime
Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Far Rockaway Branch

1637 Central Avenue

Children’s Jewelry Making Workshop
Children 5+
Monday, March 11th, 4:00 p.m.

Build With Legos
Children 8-11
Tuesday, March 12th, 4:30 p.m.

Creating Flyers in Microsoft Word
Thursday, March 14th, 1:30 p.m.

Make a Story Quilt
Children 5+
Thursday, March 14th, 4:00 p.m.

Job Search Strategies
and Resume Writing
Saturday, March 16th, 2:00 p.m.

Third Grade Spelling Bee
Please register in advance.
Tuesday, March 19th, 4:00 p.m.

The Wave is looking to build on our calendar

Have an event that might be of interest to our readers? We’re looking for Sandy-related happenings, donation events, important community meetings, music and art events, fun gatherings, Gateway events, Parks- sponsored events, Senior happenings and other ideas. Contact McFadden@rockawave.com

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