April 18, 2014 RSS feed / Community

Point Breeze Fire Department Seeks Members

The Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department wants you! As part of the fourth annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, PBFD will hold an event so residents can learn more about becoming a volunteer firefighter. More...

Precinct Prescription Drug Drop-Off

The 100th Precinct and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are teaming up to help Rockaway clear out unused prescription meds. On Saturday, April 26, the DEA will be holding its Seventh National DEA Prescription Pill Take-Back Day. More...

New NYCHA Chair Tours Rockaway

Shola Olatoye, the new chair at the housing authority (NYCHA) toured Rockaway's public housing on Tuesday. More...

Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Before school is out for the summer, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder hasannounced his annual Summer Reading Challenge to help keep student minds active and encourage learning outside of the classroom. More...

Free And Rhodebeck To Perform At RAA

The Rockaway Artists Alliance will feature the voice of worldclass mezzo-soprano Christine Free paired with extraordinary pianist Jacob Rhodebeck for an afternoon of lied (song in German and Dutch), arias, and solo piano music. More...

Senior Summer Fitness For City Parks

City Parks Foundation is welcoming all New Yorkers 60 and over, to participate in City Parks Seniors Fitness. More...

BC Unveils New York Rising Plans

The Broad Channel Planning Committee will be holding their fourth and final public engagement session for the NY Rising Program this coming week. More...

Still In Need Of Sandy Help?

“Are you still in need of support or guidance after Sandy?” More...

“From Aways” Mural Takes Off

The wall of the defunct Ocean Pizza and Grill on Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard became a blank canvas for painter Alice Pasquini’s mural, “From Aways.” This mural is part of the Beautify Rockaway Beach project. More...

BC Legion Does Brunch

Hundreds came out for a Palm Sunday at American Legion Post 1404 in Broad Channel. More...

Sandy Road? Really? Really!

During the last few weeks there has been some confusion about a street sign that was recently installed on the corner of Beach 28th Street behind PS 43 -- Sandy Road. More...

It’s A Longer Way Till Summer

So far, even with the coming of spring, April has hit the highs and the extreme lows temperature-wise. Amid the sunny skies and t-shirt days, there have been heavy gusting winds, rain, frost and hail. More...

Adult Education, Film Nights At Temple Beth-El

Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park has announced a series of discussion groups and film nights to start in June. More...

NYC Audubon Nature Walk

The NYC Audubon Society is hosting a Spring Migration Bird Walk on Sunday, April 26, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel. Naturalist Don Riepe will lead a hike around the refuge’s ponds and gardens to look for spring migrants. More...

Adoption Event On Beach 116th

The North Shore Animal League and Beach 116th Street’s Rockapup are partnering to bring adoptable pets to Rockaway this Saturday, April 19. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Celebrate Earth Day in Jamaica Bay

The American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and the Broad Channel Civic Association are inviting everyone to “join us for ‘Earth Day in Jamaica Bay’, a fun day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel. More...

VFW Hosts Easter Egg Hunt

Broad Channel’s Prince-Wynn VFW Post #260 hosted dozens of children for an Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon, April 13. More...

Ready For Easter At St. Camillus

The third-graders of Mrs. Greer’s class color and decorate eggs and get into the spirit as St. Camillus School in Rockaway Park prepares for Easter. More...

Rockaway Wellness Partnership Kicks Off

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) just kicked off its Rockaway Wellness Partnership (RWP) aimed to help community members adopt healthier lifestyles and connect with available healthcare services. More...

Precinct Council To Meet April 23

The 100th Precinct Community Council will be meeting on Wednesday April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall at 333 Beach 90th Street in Rockaway Beach. More...

Passover Comes To Rockaway

To celebrate the first day of Passover, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder led the mock Passover dinner at the Rockaway Park Senior Center for all residents of every faith to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. More...

Team Effort On Trees

Knicks, Liberty, Students Plant Together

Last week more than 120 volunteers from the New York Knicks, PwC New York, the city's Parks Department, and students from PS 161 (The Arthur Ashe School) came together to plant 1,500 trees and 200 shrubs in Jamaica Bay Park. More...


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