2013-03-29 / Community


Thanks to everyone who responded to our Rename the Happenings Section contest! Here are some of the creative ideas from our readers:

“What’s Up”-Selma
“Places to Be…People to See”- Erica Ayala Archer
“Surf’s Up!”- Cheryl
“Rock N’ Read” –Martha Killian
“Tidings” Or “Tide-ings”- John P. Brennan
The following were suggested by Evelyn Robinson…
“Sand Pebbles”, “The Peninsula Pulse”, “Ocean Blue Bits”,
“The Waves Craves”, “Incoming Tides News”,
“Beach Currents”- Richie Knott, “ON THE ROCK’S”-Matt M.
“S**t I Never Go To”-Anonymous

Like one of these suggestions or have one of your own? Let us know! Contact dan@rockawave.com

Sandy Sessions

Opening Celebration for the MoMA Dome
March 29th, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 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.

Rockaway Beach Rebuilding- NYC Parks
Share input with NYC Parks on rebuilding Rockaway Beach
and neighborhood parks that were affected by
Hurricane Sandy.
Beach Channel High School
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
April 6th, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
PS 197, 825 Hicksville Road
April 7th, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
RSVP by Tuesday, April 2nd
Jonathan.Matt@parks.nyc.gov or 718-520-5939.

Stewardship Sunday
Help plant flowers and shrubs along
the Beach 59th Street corridor.
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 Beach 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
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

Transportation Committee Meeting
Discuss MTA bus service in Community Board 14
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90 Street
Upstairs meeting room
April 4th, 7:00 p.m.

Community Board Meeting
Discussion of FEMA and
Transportation Committee Report
Location: TBA
April 9th, 7:13 p.m.

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

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 back.
Mail entries to:
WISH Art Contest
533 Beach 126th Street
Belle Harbor, NY 11694

Resurrection Fest
Free food, concert, clowns and manicures, children’s face
painting and lots of free giveaways!
Corner of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 62nd Street
March 30th, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

“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 Happenings

Helping You Recover from Sandy
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Project Hope Supportive
group counseling will be provided on an ongoing basis.
Broad Channel Library
Mondays & Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.
Call 718-474-2082 for questions.

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

Long Beach Bits

Project Hope Counselors Available
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

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 Education Session
“Diabetes Control and Prevention” by Jonathon Eckstein,
DO, Program Director, Family Practice
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital,
First Floor Board Room
327 Beach 19th Street
April 1st, 1:30 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 a.m.
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 Children
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 e-mail

West End Temple Nursery School
& Free UPK Registration
Registration Now Open
Contact: WestEndUPK@WestEndTemple.org
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.

80thAnniversary Gala and
Emmaus Society Induction
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

Creepy Crawlies
Hear all about spiders and other insects
during this interactive family-friendly 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 Center
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

Creating Calendars with
Microsoft Publisher
April 4th, May 2nd, June 20th, 1:30 p.m.

Social Media For Beginners
April 6th, May 4h, June 1st, 2:00 p.m.

Creating Flyers in Microsoft Word
April 11th, May 9th, 1:30 p.m.

Getting More from Google Accounts
Learn about online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor, Google Drive.
April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, 2:00 p.m.

Computer Boot Camp
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.

Computer for Beginners
April 9th, 23rd, May 14th, 28th, 2:00 p.m.

Job Searching with A Criminal Record
April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, 2:00 p.m.

Queens Library for Teens
2002 Cornaga Avenue

Five Steps to ACT Success
Test tips, practice and review for teens.
April 3rd, April 4th, 3:00 p.m.

SAT Prep
April 3rd, April 4th, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 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 kmcfadden@rockawave.com

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