|9am - 3pm
||Mobile Library at the Boardwalk
Visit the mobile library to check out books, get a library card, connect to free wi-fi, and learn about Queens Library’s programs and services.
|10am - 11am
|10am - 12pm
Come learn from experienced knitters or share your “purls” of wisdom. Knit hats or scarves to donate to a local food bank. Bring your own supplies and materials. All ages and levels are welcome.
|10am - 3pm
||Community Resource Fair
Various community organizations will provide information and resources, including Ready New York (NYC Emergency Management), ThriveNYC, Department of Sanitation, Safe Sleep (NYC ACS), Queens Library Job & Business Academy, NY Rising, Planned Parenthood NY, St. John's Hospital, AIDS Center of Queens County, and more.
|10:30am - 12pm
||Social Services Referrals
A Queens Library Case Manager will be available for one-on-one counseling to provide information on locating the right the social service providers to meet your needs.
|11am - 12pm
||Storytime with the NYPD
Join our children’s librarian and local police officer as they read stories and sing songs. Followed by a suncatcher jellyfish craft.
|11am - 12pm
||"Paint Out" with Rockaway Beach Civic Association
Experience painting outdoors. The Rockaway Beach Civic brings you a whale tail and shark fin paint out. All levels welcome.
|11am - 1pm
Learn to paint with gouache while exploring themes of community and nature. Open to all ages.
|11am – 2pm
||STEM Fun for Kids with the Discovery Team (Interactive Exhibits about Sun, Sand, and Surf) on the Boardwalk
Hands-on science at the beach! Dissect the sunlight. Make a UV detection bracelet. Take a micro-scale surf safari exploring sand and the hidden habitat of the tide line beneath our feet. All ages welcome to discover with us.
|11am - 3pm
||Pop-Up Library on the Boardwalk
Visit the pop-up library for book giveaways, library card sign-ups, help connecting to library e-resources, and storytimes.
|12pm - 1pm
||Balloon Twisting Show
Learn about the history of balloons and see how balloons affect art, science, math, geography, and safety. Nick the Balloonatic will twist familiar characters and other exciting creations.
|1pm - 2:30pm
||Rockaway Story Share
Join neighbors in sharing old and new memories of the Rockaways. Bridget Bartolini of the 5 Boro Story Project will lead a discussion of our neighborhood’s past, present, and future.
|1pm - 2:30pm
||Mason Jar Design
Mason jar crafts are simple and fun. Come explore all the possibilities and take home your creation. Open to all ages.
|1pm - 4pm
||Children's Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and More
Children will receive elaborate face painting designs and fun balloon sculptures. First come first served.
|2pm - 3pm
Squeeze, sculpt, and build with kinetic sand.
|2pm - 3pm
||Storytime on the Beach
Join us at the beach for beach-themed stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a seashell craft.
|2pm - 4pm
||Teen UNO Tournament
Teens are invited to play this classic game in a friendly competition for prizes.
|2:30pm - 5pm
||Queens Memory Program
Add your Rockaway memories to the Queens Library Archives through an interview or portrait. Look for a Queens Memory staff member to contribute your neighborhood stories and images.
|3pm - 4:30pm
How well do you know your books? Challenge your friends to test their knowledge of authors, characters, and famous literature at Book Jeopardy!
|3pm - 5pm
Peninsula Community Library’s Adult Learning Center students will present culturally important objects from their native countries, sharing stories of their significance and providing insights into their various cultures.
|3pm - 6pm
||Free Legal Assistance (Queens Legal Hand, CIANA)
Get free one-on-one legal consultation and referrals about housing, immigration, and other issues.
|5pm - 7pm
||Hand Crafts, Origami, and Greeting Cards
Explore your creativity with a variety of materials and crafts. Open to all ages.
|6pm - 7pm
|7pm - 8pm
||Concert on the Plaza: Steel Impressions Steel Band
Caribbean rhythms washed ashore with authentic sounds of calypso, reggae, and soca performed by the Steel Impressions Steel Band.
|9pm - 10:30pm
||Double Feature #1: "Finding Nemo" (Rated G)
Enjoy this family-friendly, Oscar-winning movie outdoors. After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
|10:30pm - 12:30am
||Double Feature #2: "Jaws" (Rated PG)
Watch this classic thriller under the stars. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the shark down