October 16


What’s Happening

October 16, 2023

Vol. 103 No. 42

Friday, October 13th

Period Action Day – 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The Canarsie Library and Senator Persaud are teaming up to

Celebrate Period Action Day.  The library is accepting donations

until October 13th, when Senator Persaud will be donating

menstrual hygiene kits outside the library.  Enjoy a party at the

library with mental health advocates talking to teens about period

stigma, craft activities and ice cream.


Saturday, October 14th

What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

St. Alban’s Church

9408 Farragut Road

Registration at 9 a.m.

Workshop begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Light refreshments served

For more info, contact Sylvia Whiteside at 718-444-4351


Wednesday, October 18th

Community Board 18 – 7 p.m.

Community Board Office, 1097 Bergen Avenue (enter at Avenue K)



Canarsie Merchants Association Events

Wednesday, October 18th

Pumpkin Picking – 7 to 8 a.m.

Parking lot of America’s Food Basket

1380 Rockaway Parkway (across from the firehouse)

Families can pick up their pumpkins on their way to school.


Saturday, October 21st

Halloween-themed Pop-Up Shops: 3-9 p.m.

Vendors will showcase their products at Sylk Cove Lounge and The Xperience Coffee

House on Rockaway Parkway.

On Saturday, October 21 we will be our Halloween-themed Pop-Up and the relaunch of The Voice Of Beauty. Between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, vendors will be showcasing their products at Sylk Cove Lounge and The Xperience Coffee House & Juice Bar. Mark your calendars to explore, discover, and engage with the diverse offerings that these venues will have to offer. In addition to the vendor showcases, this special day will also mark the highly anticipated relaunch of one of our merchant members, The Voice Of Beauty. The Voice Of Beauty has always been known for its commitment to wellness and beauty. This relaunch signifies a new chapter in their journey to bring more excellence to the community. We invite everyone to attend these free events.


Farmers Market at Canarsie Pier on Tuesdays – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fresh Vibes Mobile Farmers Market

Wellness Wednesdays – 12 to 2 p.m.

Capital One Bank – 1425 Rockaway Parkway

Food distribution, weekly Resource Fair, drop off food scraps


Jamaica Bay Friends Group Craft Club

Jamaica Bay Library – 9727 Seaview Avenue

Join the craft group on Thursdays from 5:15 to 7 p.m.

Needlepoint, crochet, knitting, latch hook, etc.

Bring your own materials and supplies.

Call 718-241-3571 for more info.


Friends of Jamaica Bay Library

The Friends Group is looking for dedicated volunteers to support

Branch services for the community, including crafts, STEM

classes, a book club, yoga, computer coding and more.  Call Cathy

at 347-794-7075 (Cmat35@aim.com) or Harold at 917-592-5875

(Harold.jones105@yahoo.com) for more info.

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