Shabbat in the Park Specific Location Provided after RSVP
Saturday, July 16, 7:00 p.m.
Lawn chair Shabbat was a big success last month, so we're doing it again in July! Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. The location will be provided to those who RSVP. Click herefor the Facebook event link.
COVID Protocols: Masks are mandatory; we will be physically distancing; there will be no potluck. In the event of rain, we will meet on Zoom.
Meet us outside of Bar Marseille (190 Beach 69th Street, Queens, NY 11692) at 12:00 PM. We will then head over to the Arverne area of Rockaway Beach together! To get here, you can take the A train to Beach 67th Street Station-Arverne by the Sea.
Things to consider:
Bring your own food for lunch or snacks, or get food there.
Bring water, sunscreen, towel, and any other beach items.
Bring or wear a swimsuit and a change of clothes if desired.
Contact WJOA memberJonahto RSVP, if you want to travel together, or have any questions. Otherwise, just meet us there!
Briyah's Backyard Birthday Bash 22-19 77th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Saturday, July 17, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for WJOA member Briyah’s birthday backyard bash withThe Oyven!(Yiddish for oven) Drawing on the Jewish tradition of the communal oven, we will make and knead the dough for pitas and naan, and bake it in our wood-burning mobile pizza oven together with vegetables for homemade spreads. While the dough rises, the afternoon will also feature a live performance by Benji Marx! Then, we will all break bread together. General admission for food is $20, or you can show up for free if you just want to hang out.
This is an outdoor event. Please come to the outdoor space to the left of the building. Happy Birthday, Briyah!
One of our favorite local groups is Astoria Fridges, community fridges that provide free, accessible food to the Astoria community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an excess of food, donate some to an Astoria Fridge near you (click here for a map of locations).
Astoria Food Pantry is located at 25-82 Steinway Street, and accepts donations (read details here). As the world reopens and "normalcy" returns, donations to mutual aids have slowed down but their line is longer than it has ever been. In fact, AFP had to send folks away last week. They only have one week of funds remaining. Donate to help them get up to 3 weeks of funding!
If you would like to donate but going in-person presents a barrier, feel free to get in touch with Meredith, who is both a WJOA board member and Astoria Food Pantry volunteer.