2013-04-05 / 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” and “What’s Up Around Town”-Thelma Frieden

“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


“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

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.

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.

Free Legal Help
New York Legal Assistance Group’s Mobile unit will be
on hand with lawyer’s answering question about
insurance, FEMA and other issues.
Beach 92nd street and Shore Front Parkway
April 12th, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 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.

Dome Doings

All Events held at MOMA PS1’s VW Dome 2
Beach 94th Street/Shorefront Parkway

Rockaway Conservancy presents an Intro to
Gardening After Sandy
This 90 minute workshop will provide a basic overview
of gardening in Rockaway.
April 6th, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Try A Little Texture
Rockaway Artists Alliance presents a
Children’s Art Workshop- an exploration into weaving
for children ages 7-11
April 6th, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Beehive Painting
Build and “graffiti” beehives with Chase Emmons of the
Brooklyn Grange Farm. Limited to 30 Rockaway middle
and high school students. Register via momaps1.org
under “Events.”
April 7th, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Anchor Me Here
Special screening of “Anchor Me Here”, a short film narrative meditating on the evolution of recovery: catalyst
and loss, resilience and rebuilding. The screening will be
followed by a live performance by Morgan O’Kane, a
banjo virtuoso and folklorist.
April 7th, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

The Rockaway Artists Alliance
General Meeting
All Are Invited to Come and Share
April 8th, 7:30 p.m.


Community Board Meeting
Discussion of FEMA and
Transportation Committee
Scholars Academy
320 Beach 104th Street
April 9th, 7:15 p.m.

Belle Harbor Property
Owners Association
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

“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 Boulevard
Fridays, 1:00 p.m.

Going Green

Give New Life to Old Things
Office of Recycling Outreach & Education presents
“Stop ‘N’ Swap”
Bring clean, reusable, portable items to share
or see what’s free for the taking!
(No furniture or other large items)
P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott/ W.A.V.E. Prep
535 Briar Pl, Far Rockaway
April 18th, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Clean the Rock, Clean the Block
Join the Rockaway Youth Task Force as they clean
the streets of the community. Materials provided.
Meet in front of Beach 60th A/H Train station.
April 20th, 1:00 p.m.

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.

Music & Arts

Wine With Sue at The Blackwater
112-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
April 6th, 10:00 p.m.

Health Happenings

Free Education Session
“Diabetes Management” by Norma Reid-Archibald
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital,
First Floor Board Room
327 Beach 19th Street
May 6th, 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 ablediscoverycenter@yahoo.com

West End Temple Nursery School &
Free UPKRegistration Now Open Contact:
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
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

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.

Star Gazing
Watch the night sky with the Amateur
Astronomers Association.
Telescopes provided.
Floyd Bennett Field Community Garden
April 19th, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup
Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up
marine debris. To register
call 718-318-4340
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
April 20th, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 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

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

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

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

Federal Job Searching
April 16th, May 21st, June 18th, 2:00 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.

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

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

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

Arverne Branch

312 Beach 54 Street
Open 7 days a week starting April 13th

Extended Hours Announcement
Local residents, elected officials and community leaders will attend announcement
of the library’s weekend hours.
April 9th, 10:00 a.m.

Stuff Your Own Teddy
Children ages 2-5 will have a fun time with
music, stories and stuffing their own teddy.
Thursdays, April 11th-May 9th, 3:00 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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