2013-04-12 / Community


Sandy Sessions

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.

Rockaway Recovery Stress Relief
Smallwater and the EMDR Humanitarian
Assistance Program present
one-on-one, free, private, stress relief sessions
with psychotherapists specifically trained to work
with people following crises like Hurricane Sandy.
Call 718-634-3286 for an appointment.
Held at Smallwater
183 Beach 96th Street

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

Volunteers Needed!
Help clean up the balcony and Sunday School
rooms at the First Congregational Church
320 Beach 94th Street
April 13th, 10:00 a.m.

Tax Lien Outreach Event
Sponsored by Councilmember
Donovan Richards
If you are in risk of losing your home, owe a lot in
property taxes, water/sewer tax, or HPD repair
debt this event is for you.
The Department of Finance (DOF),
the Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP), and the Department of Housing
Preservation and Development (HPD)
will be on hand to help you.
Far Rockaway High School
821 Bay 25th Street
April 22nd, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Dome Doings

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

Paper Sculptures from Under the Sea
Children’s art workshop for children ages 7 – 11.
Free and open to the public with limited seating.
April 13th, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Art workshops from
The Queens Museum
Hands-on family art-making workshop (drop-in, no
registration required), for
children ages 4+ and their
adult companions.
April 13th, 3:00 p.m.-6:00

This is Not a Private Party
Community Pot Luck Dinner
Open to all.
Bring a dish, dance and make some art!
Live DJ.
April 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Terreform One Workshop
“Productive Cities: Socio-Ecological Exploration
of the Next Metropolis”
Special panel discussion about the future
sustainability of cities with three innovators in the
fields of ecological design, coastal landscape
architecture and urban design.
April 14th, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors”
Tribeca Film Festival and Rooftop Films present
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, a film directed by
Rockaway local Sam Fleischner. Telling the story of
a 13 year old autistic boy from Rockaway Beach
who is lost on the subway.
April 27th, 7:00 p.m.

Rockspot Historical Bike Tour
Explore historical sites in the Gateway National
Park area. RWA has a select number of bikes that
can be loaned for this tour. Bikes are available on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
Advanced registration required.
Check out http://momaps1.org/calendar/vwdome2
April 28th, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Community Meetings

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

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

35th Annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run
5K run which starts at Beach 102nd Street with
registration held at the Irish Circle
101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Run takes place on Shore Front Parkway.
Starts and finishes at 102nd street. Registration
begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race goes off at 10:00
a.m.. There will also be a quarter-mile
children’s race at 9:45 a.m.
Register online at www.rockawayrotary.com.
April 28th

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 School/ 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 Street 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

Breezy Grass at Dalton’s
Breezy Grass performs originals,
bluegrass & Americana
108-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd
April 13th, 8:00 p.m.

Health Happenings

Annual Community Health Fair
Blood pressure monitoring, glucose testing,
health information and educations,
dietitian advice, free screenings and more.
Five Towns Community Center
270 Lawrence Avenue, Inwood, NY
April 13th, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

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
April 16th: Resorts Casino
April 17th: Access A Ride Representative
April 18th: Volunteer Recognition Day

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
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 1919-1941
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.

Sunset and the Pink Moon
Watch the sun set over Jamaica Bay and the
rise of the full moon called the Pink Moon in folklore.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
April 25th, 6:00 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

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

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

Creating Flyers in Microsoft Word
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 Publisher
May 2nd, June 20th, 1:30 p.m.

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

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

Arverne Branch

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

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.

Recording Studio Workshop
Audio engineering, editing and mixing.
Fridays, April 19th-August 23rd, 2:45 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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