2013-03-22 / Community


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Sandy Sessions

Surfrider Foundation
Dr. Chad Nelsen will provide an
overview of the Surfrider
Foundation and invite discussion
about the challenges coastal
communities face with climate
change and rising sea levels
MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2
Beach 94th Street,
Shore Front Parkway
March 24th, 1:00 p.m.

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.

Call for Ideas in the Dome
Come out for an open mic, film and
videotaping of Ideas in the Dome.
Share ideas for Rockaway, the boardwalk, open spaces and more.
Open to All
MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2
Beach 94th Street, Shore Front Parkway March 30th, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
April 2nd, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Stewardship Sunday
Help plant flowers and shrubs along
the Beach 59th street
Firehouse 59
58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard @
Beach 59th Street
April 21st, 10:00 a.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
for more information or to donate.

Community Meetings

Belle Harbor Property
PS 114
April 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

The Wildfire Project
Be a part of a community-led
recovery in Far Rockaway and have a
say in the community’s
future. Dinner is served and children
are welcome.
23-04 Cornaga Avenue
Every Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Just for Fun

Pop up Yoga NYC presents
Party for Rockaway Beach
Enjoy Live Music and DJ Sets, win
raffle prizes and free giveaways, shop
merch from local vendors.
Proceeds go to the Rockaway Beach
Surf Club.
Modca Café & Art Gallery
103 N. 3rd street, Brooklyn, NY
March 27th
Nonprofit Yoga class, 7:30 p.m.
Afterparty Kickoff, 8:30 p.m.
Raffle Winners Announced,
9:30 p.m.

Rockaway WISH T-Shirt Art Contest Students Support the Rockaways
Open to students K-8 in Breezy
Point, Broad Channel & Rockaway
Artwork must be submitted on
11” x 8.5” white paper.
Theme is “Sandy Recovery”
Use no more than 5 colors,
markers recommended.
Print child’s name, age, address, parent’s name & contact number on
Mail entries to:
WISH Art Contest
533 Beach 126th Street
Belle Harbor, NY 11694

“The Fabulous Fifties”
Fundraiser for Hospitalized
Veterans sponsored by the
American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 272.
Music, hot buffet.
For more info and tickets, contact Sue
at 718-634-9474 or
Jenny 347-306-7092.
April 6th, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Broad Channel

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.

St. Virgilius Golden Age Club
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Every Thursday,
12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Long Beach Bits

Project Hope Counselors
St. Ignatius Martyr Church
722 W. Penn Street, Long Beach
Mondays, 7:00 p.m.

Long Beach High School
322 Lagoon Drive West, Room 274
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary of the Isle Church
Park Avenue & Monroe Blvd.
Fridays, 1:00 p.m.

Music & Arts

Indaculture Going Away Party
Blackwater Inn
111-12 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
March 22nd, 10:00 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

Health Happenings

Free Health Screenings
Free cholesterol testing, blood
glucose testing, blood pressure readings, heart health information and organic food samples.
Rite Aid
160-10 Cross Bay Blvd.
in Howard Beach
10640 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
in Rockaway Park
March 23rd, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Free Acupuncture
and Massage
Yoga on the Rocks Studio
198 Beach 92nd street
March 23rd, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Senior Happenings

JASA Senior Center
106-20 Shore Front Parkway
Hot Lunch every day, 12:00 pm
Opera Movies, 10:00 a.m.
Yoga, 11:00 a.m.
Fun with Tricia, 1:00 p.m.
Dancing, 10:00 a.m.
Aerobics, 11:00 a.m.
Bingo, 1:00 p.m.
Walking Class/Health Lectures, 11:00
Knitting Club, 11:00 a.m.
Computer Lab, 1:00 p.m.

Art Classes, 10:00 a.m.
Aerobics @ 11:00 a.m.
Bingo, 1:00 p.m.
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
Computer Class, 10:45 a.m.
Senior Fitness, 10:30 a.m.
Yoga, 11:15 am
Computer Class, 10:00 a.m.
Crafts Class, 10:30 a.m.
Bingo, 10:30 a.m.

Roy Reuther Senior Center
711 Seagirt Avenue
Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Crochet Class
Thursdays & Fridays, 2:00 p.m.
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

A.B.L.E. Discovery Center for
Registration is now open for
Nursery School/Pre-K for 2013-14
and for Summer Camp 2013.
141-07 Beach Channel Drive
Call 718)634-1160 for information or

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

St. Edmund Preparatory High
Celebrates 80th Anniversary
The Most Reverend Frank J.
Caggiano, Vicar General celebrates a
special Anniversary Liturgy
Alumni interested in attending,
contact Grace Carey 718-743-6100
ext. 5080
St. Edmund Church
1902 Avenue T, Brooklyn
April 12th, 11:00 a.m.

80th Anniversary Gala and Emmaus
Society Induction
Honorees are James P. Benson,
Mabel H. Chin, Blasé J. Davie,
James F. McElory, Jr., James
Wilkens, Esq. and Msgr. Thomas F.
Noonan, posthumously.

For tickets contact Joanne Wright at
718-743-6100 ext. 5083
April 19th, 7:00 p.m.
Russo’s on the Bay
162-45 Crossbay Boulevard

Gateway Happenings

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.

Jamaica Bay Origami
Create origami animals found in Jamaica Bay.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 24th, 2:00 p.m.

Woodcock Watch
Wait and watch in the dusk for American woodcocks and their amazing
flying tricks.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 26th, 6:00 p.m.

Moon Shine
Enjoy the night as a ranger guides
you along the Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge trail on a full
moon night.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 27th, 7:00 p.m.

Spring Surprises
Seek out some springtime surprises
on this family-friendly, heart-healthy,
nature walk, including a plant that
has been used as makeup, flowers
that have gone to war and many
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 28th, 10: 30 a.m.

Creepy Crawlies
Hear all about spiders and other insects during this interactive familyfriendly program.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 30th, 10: 30 a.m.

Naval Aviation Between the Wars
Join a park ranger for a presentation
and discussion of the development of
the U.S. Navy’s aviation capabilities
between World Wars I and II
Floyd Bennett Field, Ryan Visitor
April 14th, 2:00 p.m.

Library Happenings

Peninsula Library Trailer
92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd

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

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