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A Celebration of Lew M. Simon’s Life By Katie McFadden

Lew M. Simon will not be forgotten. Through a cold, blustery afternoon, more than 100 people came out to the Beach 108th hockey rink on Sunday, November 14 to remember the late Assembly District Leader with a celebration of his life. Shortly after the news of Lew Simon’s unexpected death on November 6, some of his closest friends, Lisa George, who for 13 years has taught Zumba Under the Stars at the hockey rink with the help of Simon, co-Assembly District Leader Jeanette Garramone, the Rockaway Rockies and Annie Mo- Hunger, quickly put together a han of the Campaign Against memorial program that Simon himself would have loved. Despite the cold, many came out to share their condolences and memories of a man who will not soon be forgotten by the Rockaway community and beyond. Even mayor-elect Eric Adams came out to share some words for the friend he knew for near-

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ly 40 years. “Lew meant so much to me and to all of you. He was an authentic, real, caring, kind person that really personified what many people miss and that’s our district leaders. When you take an unpaid job and all the heat, all the criticism but you’re out there all the time, it just means a lot,” Adams said. An opening prayer was led

by Evangelist Lynette Shelbourne-Barfield, who knew Simon since middle school. Many spoke of Lew with some tongue-in-cheek remarks, something Simon was known for doing himself. As Senator James Sanders said, “Those of us who love the Rockaways, you had to love Lew Simon. Lew sometimes would make you work for that love, but you ended up loving him anyway because the passion for loving this place was so tight on this guy that you said to yourself, this guy might conceivably love the Rockaways more than me. That was Lew Simon. I’m reminded of an Irish expression—'love me, hate me, but don’t ignore me’ and no one could ignore Lew Simon.” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, who knew Lew for 30 years said, “It was fascinating how people described Lew because it was always with a but. ‘I love that guy, but…’ Continued on page 3


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or ‘He’s not my cup of tea, but there’s no one that fights more for their community than Lew Simon.’ There’s no one that could doubt that he loved this neighborhood and this community more than anything else in the world.” Lisa George spoke of Simon’s activism and efforts to bring Zumba to the hockey rink, which she promised she will continue in his memory. She also said she’d continue some other lessons he taught her. “What would Lew want us to do? He would still want us to fight together as a community. Never let anyone tell you that it can’t be done,” she said. “Those are the things I will continue to fight for, and I will do it the way Lew Simon would’ve done it— make a lot of noise.” Garramone said, “Lew was more than just my co-leader. We were family. He had a heart of gold. Whether we agreed with his intentions or not, whether we thought he was fighting the right fight, he fought for what he believed in 100% no matter what,” she said. She reminded people of the poem, “The Dash” and asked everyone to remember Lew not for his birth and death, but the dash in between—what he did while he was here. Between speeches, there were performances in tribute to Lew. Vikki Labban sang a beautiful, a cappella rendition of “Jealous of the Angels” and Justin Hunte performed an impassioned dance to “I Need You Now.” Several other elected officials were on hand to pay tribute including Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, former Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, new Councilwoman-elect Joann Ariola and even officials from other districts, Assembly-

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THURSDAY, November 18, 2021 man David Weprin, who knew Simon for 30 years, and new Assemblywoman Jennifer Rajkumar, who only met him a year ago. At the ceremony, Rajkumar presented a citation and Senator Sanders presented a proclamation to honor Simon posthumously. At the ceremony was Rachel Levy, a family friend of Simon’s, who accepted the accolades on behalf of the Simon family. “I know it’s a shock to the community and we lost such an advocate and such an amazing person and someone near and dear to my heart. It is shocking. No one saw this coming, and he didn’t see this coming and I’m sorry for everyone’s loss. I know we’ve all lost so much over the last year and coming here today for this one man, I know how much it means to him and his family and to me and I want to say thank you,” she said. Other speakers included Renee Hastick-Motes of St. John’s Hospital, Felicia Johnson of Community Board 14, Kenichi Wilson of Community Board 9, Kathy Heavey of the 100th Precinct Community Council, Bobby Keane of the Rockaway Rockies, Judge Jodi Orlow Mackoff, who sponsored the large printed photos of Simon, Judge Scott Dunn, Joe Caruana of the Our Neighbors Civic in Ozone Park and Dolores Orr of Community Board 14, who left the audience with a task. “We want to be a warrior like Lew was. I hope everyone going forward, to honor Lew, does this—start by doing what’s necessary, then, do what’s possible and suddenly we will be doing the impossible. In honor of Lew, let’s go forward with that marching order.” The ceremony concluded with Jaden Gabb singing "Amazing Grace," while the crowd lit electronic candles, followed by a closing prayer led by Pastor David Cockfield. To lighten the heaviness, Lisa George and her Zumba crew led a dance to Lew’s favorite song, "Danza Kuduro," and everyone was then given a biodegradable balloon to send to heaven in memory of Lew Simon.

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***** Next week is Thanksgiving so we won’t be delivering the hard copy of the paper until Friday, November 26. We will be emailing the paper, as usual, on Thursday. If you can’t bear to wait to read The Rockaway Times, now would be a good time to sign up for the email version, which is free, of course. Send us an email at Mail@Rockawaytimes.com and we’ll add you to the list. ***** Stand by your pan. That’s not a typo (as in, stand by your man). That’s the message from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Unattended cooking is the number one cause of home fires. So, with all the cooking that’ll be going on around Thanksgiving, please stand by your pan. ***** Speaking of cooking, The Rockaway Times is offering an expanded food and beverage menu. Dan Guarino is speaking to local restaurateurs each week (this week with Pico and Batesy’s, Chris Miles); Scott Ruscillo is doing monthly reviews and James Mallios of Bar Marseilles and other establishments will be penning a regular column covering trends, specialty cocktails and recipes. See his debut column on Page 46. Yummy stuff. ***** The TV show Blue Bloods was being filmed last week on the boardwalk and at Boarders Surf Shop on Beach 92nd Street. Donnie Wahlberg, one of the show’s stars, was said to be quite nice towards fans. According to some local sources, the guest star, Jimmy Buffett of Margaritaville fame, was playing himself and an impostor of himself¬. And if we’re wrong? Don’t blame us; some people claim that there's a woman to blame. ***** Get up early tomorrow (Friday, November 19) if you want To advertise in The Rockaway Times call 718-634-3030 · ads@RockawayTimes.com

The Rockaway Times to see the longest lunar eclipse in 580 years. The lunar wonder will last about 3 hours, 28 minutes. The moon should be in the west that morning, if you’re looking. If you’re up at 4:03 a.m., that’ll be peak eclipse. We look forward to your photos! ***** There will be a Thanksgiving Interfaith service at St. Francis de Sales Church on Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. It’s an opportunity for people of different faiths to come together in the spirit of community and gratitude. There will also be a tribute to Lew Simon. A Potluck Dessert Reception will take place in the SFDS Auditorium afterwards. Please bring a dessert that can be shared. ***** Help light up Broad Channel! The annual $5,000 Giveaway to raise the money is now underway. Tickets for the raffle are $50 and only 400 tickets will be sold. There will be one grand prize winner of $5,000 plus 9 additional cash prizes. The drawing will be on Facebook live on November 24, 8 p.m. The winner does not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets can be purchased at www.bclights21. eventbrite.com ***** Liz Hanna and Stacey Amato will host the traditional Menorah Lighting on Beach 116th Street on November 29 at 5 p.m. Lew Simon will be remembered as will Noni Ostrow Signoretti, two people, gone too soon, who loved this time of year. ***** The members of the St. Francis de Sales Bereavement Ministry invite anyone who has recently lost a loved one to join them for a Memorial Prayer Service on Saturday, December 4, at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis de Sales Church, Beach 129th St. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served after in Monsignor Reddy Hall. ***** Kudos to the Graybeards, RIBS, and Blessed Trinity volunteers who picked up more than 2,000 bags of canned goods and other items to help local food pantries in advance of Thanksgiving. And kudos to all who gave!


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Veteran Marker Returns to Memorial Circle

A missing Veteran’s marker at Memorial Circle is back home. Ahead of Memorial Day, Maureen Walsh, one of the Friends of Memorial Circle, noticed that the concrete marker dedicated to Leonard Kram, who died serving with the U.S. Navy in World War II, was missing. Last week, ahead of Veterans Day, Walsh was happy to report the marker was finally found

and was put back in its rightful place. Walsh said she spent several months asking the NYC Parks Department if they had misplaced the marker after she noticed it was missing. Recently, as Parks was readying to replace a tree at Memorial Circle on Rockaway Beach Blvd., she asked again. Parks insisted they didn’t have it. But while consulting with Parks’ Monuments department, Walsh learned that Monuments did indeed have the marker that was missing from earlier this year. Walsh was relieved to find it was never stolen but was frustrated by the Parks Department’s lack of effort to look hard enough. “It was with Parks all along. It’s like the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing,” she said. The day before Veterans Day, Kram’s marker was installed back under his tree.

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Sheltering Arms, a Community-Based Organization (CBO) providing services to children and families most in need, has found a permanent new space for their operations in the Rockaways. The Arker Companies worked with Sheltering Arms to build out almost 5,000sf of operating space for them at Beach Channel Senior Apartments (34-11 Beach Channel Drive). The new permanent location, which opened last month, will help its local organization

Rock Safe Streets to better serve the community and further its mission of reducing gun violence in the community while Sheltering Arms provides family services. "The Arker Companies is excited to partner with such a vital CBO in the neighborhood, providing a permanent new space to Sheltering Arms in our Beach Channel project," said Alex Arker, Principal at The Arker Companies. "Sheltering Arms supports thousands of New York children in extreme poverty each year with programs designed to improve health, community well-being, and academic achievement, and now with this new space, we are able to support their work as they continue to have such an important impact in the Rockaways."

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All Together Now: RTC Returns to The Stage By Dan Guarino

From the opening of the Rockaway Theatre Company’s limited-run show All Together Now!, RTC clearly announced their return to the stage and their special bond with the audience. Offered free of charge to non-profit theatre groups worldwide by the Music Theatre International (MTI) organization, it ran for five performances from Friday, November 12 to Monday, November 15. For RTC, “Be Our Guest” from 1) The cast of RTC’s All Together Now! Photo by Dan Guarino. the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast, could not have been welcome back after nearly two mances during the pandemic. a better opener, invitation and years away from live perfor- The shows went on with strict COVID protocols in place for the cast, crew and audience. The opening number found performers bounding down the aisles of RTC’s Post Theater and the entire cast of 24 filling the stage with swelling voices, music, and movement. Together they executed Broadway-caliber precision choreography with an energy that carried through the entire The show goes on. Photo by Tom Burke.

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show. Their in-unison kick line drew enthusiastic mid-number applause at every performance. Similarly they were greeted by wild applause, and Rockaway whoops and hollers, at the end of the song from audiences which were clearly happy to have them back. Its show-stopping finish left the energetic cast panting and visibly delighted. Punctuating the moment, director and RTC founding member John Gilleece, walked on stage as the applause continued and told his frozen-in-place cast, “I think they liked it!” Gilleece then asked his performers to look out and “say ‘hello!’ to the audience. You haven’t seen them for 19 months!” The show that followed brought together Broadway hits from Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Frozen, Ragtime, Rent and more. Described as “part of a global movement” it was performed Continued on page 14


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lic office, but I honestly think to his family. why he fought for the ferry and she's too good for that. Katie Lucev-Terino supported the QueensLink. Maureen McNelis The QueensLink will reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line Lew Street QueensLink Now which has been sitting unused since 1962 and will put it back Dear Editor: Dear Editor: into service as part of a subI propose that our local Our community has suffered way and trail project. This will elected officials submit to the through enough. We have been finally link Queens and proNYC city council, a bill to re- neglected by our city and state vide reliable transportation to name a main Rockaway thor- Governments for far too long. Manhattan. The QueensLink oughfare after our most dedi- Something as simple as availa- will save the average comcated Rockaway advocate, Lew ble and reliable transportation muter 125 hours a year or five Simon. Thank You. is not available for our com- FULL DAYS. The QueensLink John Patrylo munity. Our community is al- will do more than just provide ready a ‘transportation desert’ reliable transportation; it will and it will get worse, unless we increase property value up to Remembering Lew act. According to Census ACS $75 Billion, increase persondata 52% of Queens’ commut- al income up to $13 Billion, Dear Editor: ers travel via the MTA. That create up to 150,000 new jobs, My Father, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. means the majority of our and not to mention fight cli(Rockaway's Historian) and borough, especially many res- mate change. By giving comLew Simon were long time idents of our community, rely muters a reliable option to get buddies. They shared a lot of on unreliable transportation. to work, it will reduce carbon the same political views and When the train or bus is not emissions by providing transmuch different ones. They running on time, the MTA is portation to 46,000 people both had one common pas- marginalizing people who al- daily or 1.6 Million people a sion, the LOVE for the entire ready have limited access to year. The QueensLink can also Rockaway Peninsula. When other boroughs, and therefore create up to 33 new acres of my father passed away, Lew limiting access to jobs and park land, creating a space for did not hesitate to write up a food security. Lew Simon un- the communities that the line nice memorial for my Dad. derstood the need to create RIP Lew and my condolences reliable transportation. That's Continued on page 14

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RTC RETURNS TO THE STAGE Continued from Page 14 and simultaneously streamed live over the same four days by more than 250,000 school and local theatre groups in the U.S. and 44 countries around the world. The songs themselves, like Matchmaker, Let It Go and I Dreamed A Dream, were carefully chosen from a select MTI list. Remarkably, the show came together within just three weeks. Musical director Richard Louis-Pierre’s nine-piece band sounded like a full orchestra within the newly renovated theatre space. Numerous intricate dance numbers, choreographed by Dana Mongelli, Nicole Nellen and Adele Wendt and often involving the whole cast, were woven throughout the show. It also featured several outstanding solo vocal performances and powerful group harmonies. With a minimum of projected backdrops, props and cos-

tume accessories, cast members brought a gamut of emotions from laughter to tears to life through their performances. As part of the presentation RTC’s Susan Warren Corning and Cliff Hesse also spoke about the hardships the group faced, including vandalism, their ongoing pandemic activities and the overwhelming support of the community. Hesse said, “We know the people we are most grateful to is all of you.” Indeed over All Together Now’s five performances, it seemed like the stage and the audience were joined together as one. Just as it had opened, the show could not have closed on a higher note than You Can’t Stop The Beat from Hairspray. As they go forward with plans for a season of new productions in 2022, it is clear you can’t stop The Rockaway Theatre Company either. For information about upcoming shows, make sure to check out: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.

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There was a packed agenda at the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association’s last meeting of the year on Tuesday, November 16. From introducing new councilwoman-elect Joann Ariola, to an announcement from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital to a Parks Department update on the dune crossovers, information about the old P.S. 256Q’s demolition and possible redistricting in the future, the meeting was full of important information. BHPOA president Paul King kicked off the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for the late Lew Simon. He then introduced District 32’s next councilwoman Joann Ariola. Ariola recapped her landslide win in the election, giving much credit to Rockaway voters. “Rockaway came out in record numbers, presidential numbers in this race. The numbers we got, 67.7% of the vote for the en-

tire district, is the highest ever received by an elected official for city council. I’m so proud to be the first woman to represent this district,” she said. In preparation of taking over for Councilman Eric Ulrich in January, Ariola has been wasting no time meeting with civic associations, police precincts, principals and others. “On January 1st, we’re just going to hit the ground running,” she said. She added that for now, she’s keeping Ulrich’s offices and some of his staff will remain, but she is in search of a bigger office space for Rockaway to make it a co-district office. “I want to be part of and continue to work with Neponsit and Belle Harbor when it comes

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to the Neponsit Home, when it comes to what the Army Corps of Engineers wants to do here,” she said. “I won’t let you down.” Ariola also provided her phone number for constituents to reach her with concerns— 516498-7524.” Next up was Nancy Leghart, Executive Director of the new St. John's ICARE Foundation to speak about this new fundraising initiative for Rockaway’s only hospital. The hospital will officially launch the Foundation next year. “The mission of the ICARE Foundation is to foster a culture of philanthropy to secure, manage and distribute gifts in support of the mission of St. John’s Hospital,” she said. The name comes from the hospital’s values—Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Empathy. The hospital found that donations have been a significant help. “We had no donors in our database. We now have a thousand donors in our database, and we’ve been able to raise

$20,00 for a new GE Giraffe Incubator Carestation and four GE BiliSoft Phototherapy Systems, which are for children with jaundice. This was all done through Giving Tuesday campaign online,” Leghart said. Now they’re raising money for doula services for new moms including $100,000 towards their Labor and Delivery Project and $120,000 towards equipment for the new Margaret O. Carpenter Women’s Health Center. Other things like grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations have been a big help to the hospital. St. John’s is making improvements such as their Margaret O. Carpenter Center coming in 2022, a newly renovated and expanded emergency department, a new teaching center under construction, a new level 3 certified medical home under construction, a completed lobby pharmacy and improved labor and delivery services Continued on page 17


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coming soon. With the Foundation, they hope this philanthropy will help make the hospital even better. “Our goal is to raise money and help sustain the hospital into the future,” Leghart said. Next was an update on the dune crossovers for the area from First Deputy Commissioner of the Parks Department Liam Kavanagh. The proposed walkway and dune crossovers have been a point of contention for local residents. King pointed out the federal, state and city agencies involved have been working with the civic to address concerns. A compromise was made on the original proposed concrete walkway along the beach wall, to instead use a Mobimat style walkway. On Tuesday, Kanavagh was there to provide an update on the dune crossovers that also raised concern, mostly due to their massive size that would take up a lot of beach space.

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THURSDAY, November 18, 2021 Kavanagh presented the original crossover ramps that were proposed, as well as two alterative ideas presented to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by John Signorelli, Joe Hartigan, Steve Gifford, Harold Paez and members of the BHPOA. Kavanagh apologized for not having better diagrams to show, but the first series of alternatives would reduce the overall spread of the crossover, so it doesn’t take up as much beach space. ”The Army Corps believes it’s something that looks feasible. It reduces the east-west spread of the ramp system. This has promise,” Kavanagh said. He then presented Paez’s parabolic, curving ramp. “It’s very long but it has appeal because it’s a nice-looking structure. We have examples similar to this connected to the boardwalk,” Kavanagh said. He noted that the ultimate design will done by the contractor that is hired by USACE for Phase 2 of their beach protection project. Kavanagh said they’re also looking into alternative products to

Mobimats. While the overall tone of the meeting was less angry than when the original proposal was made, residents still had concerns. Some continued to request that the number of ramps be reduced from four to two. Some continued to express concern over the proposed Mobimat walkway. Some accused the Parks Department of trying to turn Belle Harbor and Neponsit into a tourist destination, with people bringing up concerns about DFDs damaging their property. Others pointed out that the Parks Department has trouble maintaining the current Mobimats and ramps along the beach. King noted that these proposals would be discussed further in a meeting on Thursday, November 18 with Congressman Gregory Meeks. As we go to press, it was announced that Meeks cancelled the meeting. Next, John Signorelli provided an update on the old PS256Q demolition and playground construction. A subcommittee of homeowners near the school

has been formed to maintain dialogue with the School Construction Authority regarding the project. Permits are being sought for the demolition and playground construction, with hopes of it being completed by August 2023. It will take two to three months to demolish the building in pieces from the roof down. Students will not be relocated. Abatement will be done before. Rodent control will be done. For the playground, the type of equipment is still being discussed. Once finished, it will continue to be open after school hours ‘til dark. Security will be on hand during the entire construction project. King ended the meeting by discussing possible redistricting issues in the future for congressional and state representation. Some proposals could loop Rockaway in with parts of Brooklyn rather than Queens. King said the BHPOA will be taking a closer look at this as more updates are made. For more information about redistricting, check out: www. nyirc.gov/

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On Sunday, November 7, RISE (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity) hosted a two-hour foraging tour in Far Rockaway, led by the go-to foraging team “Wildman'' Steve Brill and his daughter Violet. Joining them on the tour were eighty residents, RISE students, and people from out of town. The tour left promptly at 10 a.m., and participants walked from the RISE Center on Beach 58th Street, down Rockaway Beach Boulevard, and on to the boardwalk. One of the locations the group stopped at was the construction site for Edgemere’s new development to view its progress and to forage in the area. While on the tour, Steve hoped to increase individuals' enjoyment of nature, reaffirm their commitment to preserv-

Participants were given the opportunity to taste berries from autumn olive bushes, wild greens, mushrooms, and root vegetables. According to the “Wildman,” the sandy soil in the Rockaways puts a limit on natural growth and adaptability on the peninsula. However, this allows dozens of different plant and animal species to thrive in the nutrient-poor soil. As the tour was coming to an end, folks slowly made their way back to the RISE Center. While they were at the building, Steve set up a table to promote some of the printed materials that he created from his nature work. To complement the foraging tour, RISE had an exhibit opening for A Field Guide and Handbook on the Rockaways. All tour participants were given their own copy of the brand-

bring along for reference. The guide features plants and wildlife native to the Rockaway peninsula, some of which Steve was able to showcase during the foraging tour. The field guide showcases the artwork of Kelly Funabashi Osborne and Haydn Long and photography of Giles Ashford, as well as an introduction by Steven Handel and an essay by Judah Asimov. The exhibit will remain up in the RISE Center throughout the month of November, until RISE’s next exhibit opening, “The Painting Pavilion” by Renée Berthelette,

on Saturday, December 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please visit www.riserockaway.org to learn more about RISE’s upcoming events. Special thanks to all the community members for coming out for the event, RISE staff and students who volunteered their time, and to our partners at New York City Department of Transportation, Parks & Recreation, and Sanitation.

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Freedom Is Within This past week we honored and paused to remember the veterans of our country. They have made huge sacrifices for our freedom. Thank you for serving our country. We know your service was not easy on you or your family. So much trauma and memories that are very personal and will always be with you as part of your story. Know that we are here to help you recover to feel safe, whole and at ease. Trauma is something a veteran may carry in their bodies. My colleague, Sarah Arikian, taught a donation-based yoga class for Vet-

erans Yoga Project last Thursday. Sarah has spearheaded this event for many years at Ocean Bliss Yoga. We are grateful for her beautiful offerings. So far, we have collected $500 and are still collecting until Thanksgiving for this amazing organization that provides free yoga to our Vets. Yoga helps with PTSD and anxiety. Yoga makes a person feel safe and at home in their bodies and minds. We release a heaviness that gets stuck in the body by focusing on breathwork and relaxation. Feeling safe and comfortable in our bodies is not always an option

for everyone. I imagine with the pandemic many people still feel unsafe and unsure of the future. Many of us have trauma deep within our tissues. The new norm is not so normal. Masks are required in some public places, and this is a clear reminder we are still not safe. Perception is everything. I feel safe, I am at ease, I am not afraid. We must do our best to feel comfortable in a time of uncertainty. The potential to feel secure and at home is here if we all work together. Letting go of judgement and being a helper in a world that is suffering. We will come back stronger and more resilient if we trust one another. Doing the work requires us to be compassionate and at ease with ourselves. If you feel lonely or angry, try to use the many tools that are out there such as breathing, gentle movement and connecting with another human being. Our focus this month at our studio is on loving kindness. Love yourself and feel safe in your body then send it out to the world. Send it to your loved ones and when you are ready send it to someone who is not on the top of your list.

Hafiz- “ I do not want to step so quickly over a beautiful line on God’s palm As I move through earth’s marketplace today - I do not want to touch any object in this world without my eyes testifying to the truth that everything is my beloved - Something has happened to my understanding of existence that makes my heart full of wonder and kindness I do not want to step so quickly over this sacred place on God’s body that is right beneath your own foot - As I dance with precious life today.” Restoring our world will take one step at a time. Healing is a process that requires our awareness with this moment. Be kind to yourself. No one knows what you’ve have been through better than yourself. You got this. You deserve to live a good life with no worries, anxieties or fears about your future or your children’s. Be here now. You are safe. May you be free from physical pain, May you be free from psychological holding, May you be free from emotional suffering, May you be spiritually free.

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One of the most common complaints heard from those who are COVID-19 vaccine hesitant is that the vaccines were created in less than a year, so how could they be safe? Well, making vaccines has often been described as a thankless task. To quote Dr. Bill Foege, one of the world’s greatest public health physicians, “Nobody ever thanks you for saving them from the disease they didn’t know they were going to get.” However, public health physicians consider vaccines to be an excellent return on investment because they prevent death and disability, especially when given in childhood. So why do we not have vaccines for more vaccine-preventable diseases? The reason is that vaccines must show both high efficacy and phenomenal safety to warrant their use in healthy people, making product de-

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velopment a long and difficult process. Before 2020, the average time from conception of a vaccine to licensure was 10 to 15 years; the shortest was four years (for the mumps vaccine). The development of a vaccine for COVID-19 in 11 months was therefore an extraordinary feat. It was made possible by years of basic research on a novel vaccine platform, namely messenger RNA, or mRNA. The principles behind nucleic acid vaccines, including mRNA vaccines, are rooted in Watson and Crick’s central dogma – that DNA is transcribed into mRNA, which in turn directs cells to make specific proteins. For over 30 years it has been known that the introduction of either DNA or mRNA into a cell or living organism results in the creation of a protein defined by the nucleic acid sequence in that DNA or mRNA. Soon thereafter, the concept of nucleic acid vaccines was validated when proteins created by cells exposed

to outside DNA were shown to induce a protective immune response. Subsequent research showed that using mRNA was more practical than DNA for creating this immune response. Years before COVID-19, based on this research, two biotech companies, Moderna and BioNTech, were licensed to create mRNA vaccines. These companies had to overcome a number of hurdles in developing vaccines including finding a way to keep the mRNA stable before introducing it to living cells. In 2017, testing led to the development of an mRNA vaccine that, when encapsulated and delivered by a lipid nanoparticle, boosted immunogenicity while maintaining a manageable safety profile. Both of the current licensed mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) use lipid nanoparticle formulations. We were fortunate that these advances in basic research had been completed before the pan-

demic and that the companies were therefore poised for success. The mRNA vaccines are safe, efficacious, and scalable; more than one billion doses have been administered, and the ability to scale further to supply two billion to four billion doses in 2021 and 2022 will be vital to the global fight against COVID-19. More generally, mRNA heralds a new dawn for the field of vaccinology and offers opportunities for protection against other infectious diseases, including malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis, which have been refractory to standard vaccine development attempts. Even cancers and genetic diseases may be vulnerable to this technology, which includes both mRNA vaccines and gene editing. The world owes a debt of gratitude to the dedicated scientists and researchers who have made these processes and vaccines possible. Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

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Full Beaver Moon Walk On Friday, November 9 at 6 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a hike around the Refuge to learn about the name behind the beaver moon and look for signs for wildlife. Space will be limited, so register by calling 718381-4340. NurtureU Wellness Workshop On Sunday, November 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., head to NurtureU Wellness (120-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd) for an afternoon of self discovery, healing and fun. Book signing with Enchantress Shane, a deep dive into journaling with Neva, relaxing DIY with Marie and crystal exploration with Samantha. Space is limited, call 347-7277014.

cials at this fundraising event. For every $30 giftcard Batesy’s sells, they’ll donate a Thanksgiving dinner to the FRGC’s Thanksgiving feast. Native People of New York On Sunday, November 21 at 10 a.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to hear about the Native peoples who have historically and currently live in the New York metropolitan area. Turkey Trot 5K On Sunday, November 21, burn some extra calories at Rockapulco Run’s annual Turkey Trot. The run starts at 9 a.m. on the boardwalk on Beach 116th Street. Register at rockapulcorun.com

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service On Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m., all are welcome to St. Francis de Sales Church on Beach 129th Street for an interfaith Thanksgiving service with Meet the Greeks West End Temple. They will Fundraiser also pay tribute to the late Lew On Saturday, November 20 Simon. A potluck dessert recepfrom 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., meet the tion will take place after. Far Rock Greek Council at Batesy’s BBQ (6820 Rockaway Beach Far Rock Greek Council Blvd) and enjoy happy hour speOperation Feast HOT & FRESH MAKES US BEST! CALL AHEAD FOR FAST TAKE OUT HO

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On Thursday, November 25 at 12 p.m., Far Rock Greek Council will be hosting a thanksgiving meal and giveaway at 1033 Beach 20th Street in Far Rockaway. Donations of prepared food, baked goods, canned/ dry food, clothes and monetary donations are being collected. Volunteers welcome. For more info, follow Far Rock Greek Council on Facebook and Instagram.

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Broad Channel Crafters Fair On Friday, December 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., head to the American Legion (209 Cross Bay Blvd) in Broad Channel to shop for homemade crafts, candy, cakes, Black Friday Jamaica Bay etc. Raffles and 50-50. Kitchen Cleanup will be Open. All proceeds benOn Friday, November 26 efit American Legion Veterans from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. join Programs. the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, AmerDance Fitness ican Littoral Society, NYC On Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Plover Project and Nation- Beach 32nd Street and the al Parks Service for a marsh boardwalk NYC Parks for a free, and shoreline cleanup at the fun and funky low to medium Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. impact dance fitness class. On the day after Thanksgiving, volunteers will help Cardio Punch remove trash from this imOn Saturdays at 11 a.m. at portant habitat in New York Beach 59th Street Playground, City's unique urban wildlife join NYC Parks for a free total refuge. Gloves, bags, tools body, non-contact workout fit will be provided. Questions? for all levels. Email info@jbrpc.org. Got events? Send an email to BHYC Holiday Boutique katie@rockawaytimes.com with On Thursday, December 2, details for consideration to be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., head to listed.

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Proprietor of Rogers Pub on Beach 116th Street, Mike McMahon (right) was recently named President of the Mayo Society of New York. He’s pictured with the outgoing President, Noreen Lydon O’Donoghue and Father Jim Cunningham of St. Francis de Sales. Since 1890, the Mayo Society has continued to contribute substantial sums of money to various charitable organizations and good causes.


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Having “The Talk” with Senior Parents and Loved Ones care. These documents may be required after death if the administration of your parents’ estate becomes complicated. Confirm where you can find these documents, the name of the accountant, and make sure all returns are up to date.

By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq., Partner, Brady & Bader LLP Attorneys at Law

Conversations about estate planning, aging and mortality can be difficult, emotional topics to discuss, and we like to avoid these topics. However difficult, having these conversations is essential for every family. Holiday visits when loved ones are together can present opportunities to begin to broach these topics. Unless you’re certain your parents have an up-to-date Will, Power of Attorney documents, and other plans for what should happen in the event of their passing, you shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of. According to recent surveys, less than half of Americans have done estate planning, or a Last Will and Testament. If a parent dies without a Last Will and Testament, and there are assets with no beneficiary designations, such a situation could lead to added emotional strain and stress. In some circumstances relatives might have to be located, and there could be court and legal fees involved. And it could have unintended financial implications for the estate beneficiaries. The following tips can help facilitate discussion of these hard topics in a thorough and respectful manner. 1. Plan Ahead for the Conversation Discussing estate planning and all it entails is not something that should happen without any planning. Make a list of topics and questions, then let your parents know what you want to chat about with them. If possible, set a time and date and choose a private venue that all involved will feel comfortable in. Be aware that you may need to schedule a few conversations as there could be too much to cover in one sitting. Remember to use language that’s respectful and supportive, and to take a breather if emotions run high or the stress becomes overwhelming.

2. Identify Key People There are several key people you may need to contact for estate planning purposes. Ask your parents for the names and contact details of their doctors, attorneys, financial planner, accountant, insurance broker, clergy, closest friends. Look at their address book and update all addresses and telephone numbers.

you should discuss your parents’ end-of-life wishes with them. Their estate plan will be incomplete without these directives, so it’s important to include the documents that provide for decision making. In NY there are two basic documents, the Health Care Proxy form which allows appointment of a health care proxy to make medical decisions in the event of incapacity, and the Living Will that provides direction to the health care proxy about what type of care should be administered or withheld in end-of-life situations. The Living Will should specifically address cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, artificial feeding and hydration, administration of antibiotics, and pain relief measures.

3. Address the Topic of a Will Determine whether there is an existing will in place and whether the document is up to date. If a will was created more than five years ago, suggest that your parents review the Will to make sure it’s still a reflection of their wishes. Establish where they keep the document and confirm who they’ve appointed as the executor/s. The same goes for any trusts, health care 6. Ask About Insurance Polproxy forms or power of attor- icies ney documents that may have Talk about the type of insurbeen created. ance policies in place, including health insurance, life insur4. Talk About Power of Attor- ance, homeowner’s insurance, ney long term care insurance and Find out whether your par- worker’s compensation or disents have appointed someone ability insurance. If you havto manage their financial and en’t already done so, take note other affairs during their life- of the names and contact detimes, especially if they be- tails of the insurance brokers. come incapacitated. If they Check where the policy docuhaven’t given someone power ments are kept, and if possible, of attorney, suggest they con- make copies of them. sider doing so. The NYS Power of Attorney was revised in June 7. Request Access to Tax Reof this year and is the most up turns to date version of this form for It can be helpful to know New Yorkers. where tax return paperwork is stored. It may be necessary to 5. Discuss End-of-Life Wish- have copies of returns for up to es five years if your parent(s) reEven though the subject may quire government benefits to fibe uncomfortable to talk about, nance their medical long-term

8. Discuss All Other Practicalities In addition to subjects such as power of attorney and insurance, there are several other practicalities you should include in your conversations. Make a list of their accounts – financial accounts such as bank and mutual fund, credit accounts, and store accounts. Talk about the memorial service they want and whether they want to be buried, cremated, or some other option. Discuss whether they have prepaid funeral arrangements, or if they care to do so. 9. Think About Your Own Estate Planning Your parents or elderly loved ones aren’t the only ones who need estate planning. Life happens to everyone- if you have young children, are recently married, have elderly parents, or are single with no children- estate planning is important to you too! Conclusion Estate planning conversations are tough no matter how you tackle them. Try your best to be patient with your parents and transparent with other family members about what you’re doing. If you have siblings, invite them to be part of the conversation. Accept that these talks can take time and avoid placing pressure on those involved to get it all done in a few hours. The smaller details are critical and should not be rushed. Lastly, always consult an attorney if you’re unsure about the legal aspects or implications of any of the points mentioned above. This information is for general purposes and should not be construed as individual legal advice. The attorneys can be reached at 1-718-945-7777.

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Travels with Bob THE SKIES ARE OPENING UP AGAIN By Bob Nesoff

Anyone who has the gumption to be listening to the evening news may have noticed an item sandwiched between apartment fires, politics and traffic jams that European airports have suddenly become jammed with passengers waiting to board aircraft that had been waiting for them for more than two years. Is the pandemic over? Are all the passengers suddenly vaxxed? What’s going on? While United, American, Delta, Air France and British Airways are licking their chops and eyeing the newly enriched bottom line of their profit and loss ledgers, American hotels, restaurants and tourist destinations are doing the same. The American government has opened travel from recently prohibited countries as the pandemic begins to level off, fewer people get sick and the

fear of spreading the virus has lessened. That does not mean everything has returned to normal. Passengers will still need to show proof of vaccination and must wear masks while on board the aircraft. There are no exceptions. Some passengers have become belligerent when asked to mask-up. They take it as an affront to their personal freedom without thinking of those they may infect. When that happens, and it was on more than one occasion, the pilot will make an unscheduled landing to be met with local law enforcement. The recalcitrant passenger will be on his/her way to be a guest of Club Fed. Or they may be at the receiving end of a heavy fine that may exceed the cost of their airline ticket. Belligerence in the air has too often gone beyond refusing to mask up. A First-Class passenger was accidentally bumped by

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a stewardess…uh, excuse me, a flight attendant. She immediately apologized and went on with her duties. Moments later the “Bumpee” walked to the gallery where she was preparing for service. Without warning, he hauled off and punched her in the face, fracturing some bones. He will have a long time to consider what he did before being released. In several cases, other passengers have jumped into the fray to support and protect the flight crew. They have restrained these aggressors until they could be duct-taped into their seats and then, after another unscheduled landing, turned over to authorities. Fortunately, these incidents are on the wane. On several recent flights to the West Coast, even with extended delays, passengers were more understanding and rolled with the punches, so to speak. With many flights still taking off with empty seats, especially in business and first-class sections, we’ve seen passengers in coach (or as it is sometimes called “cattle class), try to convince the flight crew to give them an upgrade. They have even offered tips. Unfortunately, flight crews have no authority to upgrade anyone. That must be done with the gate personnel. They can do it but come in with an aggressive attitude or “Do you know who I am?” and you’ll find out that even if the front cabin is empty, you will not get moved. Sometimes a little sugar attitude might pay off.

If you have been chomping at the bit for a vacation, check out your local newspapers. Several resort destinations, even exotic ones, are offering terrific deals to try and earn back some of the money they lost over the past two years. As an example, one company specializing in the Maldives Islands and those over the water villas are offering deals almost difficult to refuse. You can get a villa that includes all-inclusive dining, free flowing drinks, round-trip domestic flights with speed boat transfers from the airport to the resort. The price for two adults ranges from $2,999 to $5,319 for five nights. Hard to beat. Check with a local travel agency. If you fly first or business class, cutbacks on food and service will not be as harsh as it will be for those in the back cabin. The airlines, after losing a combined $35 billion after years of profitability, are working to satisfy the bigger ticket passengers. The airlines want to limit interaction between flight crew and passengers. So, the front cabin, instead of having food served over a period of time will find everything served at once on one big tray instead of the individual plates. Depending on the reaction of these passengers, that will determine how things are done as we go along. So don’t hesitate to make plans for a great vacation. Just be aware that things are a bit different. And, whatever you do, wear a mask and don’t punch the flight attendant.

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5th Grade SFDS Champions! The CYO soccer season reached its conclusion this weekend, with both fifth grade SFDS teams being crowned Diocesan Champions! Congratulations to the fifth-grade boys and the fifth-grade girls on their Championships! St. Francis de Sales fifth-grade boys’ soccer team had a busy weekend, winning the Queens South Division title on Friday night against an excellent St. Camillus-St. Virgilus team by a score of 4-0 and then capturing their first ever Diocesan Championship

on Sunday, beating St. Francis of Assisi 3-0. Some familiar faces controlled both these games with goaltender James Moriarty collecting his second straight shutout and striker Giorgio Mazzaferro netting his second straight hat trick. The team finished the season with eight wins and only one loss. Congratulations to all of the SFDS players, coaches, and teams, for successful seasons. Five other SFDS teams came within a play, or two, in the semifinals and finals, of achieving the ultimate goal. hank you to all of the parents for coming out

and supporting the children, throughout the season. A special thanks to the eighthgrade coaches, who send their players off towards continued success in high school. Josette Grippo, Matt Belford, Jay Butler, Eric Jahrnes, Betsy Kuhlmann and Bella Harkins have given

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Beyond The Menu: CHRIS MILES OF PICO & BATESY'S Story and Photos By Dan Guarino

Some places are known for one particular food. Like Chicago deep-dish pizza. Coney Island hot dogs. Philly cheesesteaks. But Rockaway is known for, well, everything. Not only can barbecued brisket sandwiches smeared with slaw co-exist with tasty pastrami tacos, but they can both be served up with pride under the banner of Chris Miles and his partners’ two Rockaway establishments, Pico and Batesy’s BBQ & Bar. If you’ve got a taste for something different, Pico in Belle Harbor and Batesy’s at Arverne by the Sea are two good places to start. Pico, a Mexican style bar and restaurant, dishes up everything from pastrami or panko shrimp tacos to spicy chorizo dishes, Especiales de Casa (House Specialties) like steak burrito bowls and enchiladas with chicken, brisket or pulled pork, burgers, honey chipotle wings and even smokey Maryland crab bisque. Besides a full complement of standards, the bar features a rotating revue of seasonal favorites like the frozen Krunk Pumpkin and Fall Sangria infused with pumpkin, pear and apple. Miles explains, “We figured we wanted to do Mexican cuisine, Mexican style ‘street food’. And bring it to another level with quality ingredients in a nice, comfortable setting. We also wanted to do proper cocktails with quality ingredients. We like to keep developing, to keep it interesting.” Pico, which opened in 2013, arose from the same location as the Rockaway Seafood Company. Miles, himself an RSC partner, notes, “Rock Seafood had a good little run. But seafood is perishable, expensive and people might come in once or twice a week.” Now, besides the local crowd, “we get a lot of people crossing

the bridge -from Mill Basin, Howard Beach, Marine Park, Bushwick. We get people driving 30-40 minutes, saying “‘We wanted tacos!’” It’s so popular, Miles decided to give those around Arverne by the Sea a treat of their own. About Batesy’s, Miles says, “I guess I lost my mind in deciding to open a second restaurant!” With its beachy, open feel, he describes Batesy’s as “good old American barbecue.” While other regions’ BBQ styles lean to sweet or vinegary, Miles and company wanted something uniquely their own. Besides a varied and interesting bar menu, the establishment is known for its savory smoked brisket, beer battered crispy chicken sandwich, pulled pork, ribs, kielbasa, smoked turkey leg, BBQ chicken, burgers and tasty fries. “We smoke all our meats in-

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house. Our brisket gets smoked for 12 hours.” Laying the for the groundwork for Batesy's in Arverne, Miles says, “We felt it needed a good (casual) place to eat and drink.” When it opened in 2019, “it was just ourselves and Boardwalk Pizza, and I think Claudette’s was here before us. About the name, he recalls it was a partner, Bill Keating, “who started calling me ‘Bates’.” Miles wasn’t sure why, but the name started to stick. “We had all these names written down. They all seemed so general, like ‘Rockaway,’ ‘Smoke’, ‘BBQ’. But Bates, or rather ‘Batesy’s’ stuck,” he said. “It goes with “B words- like beach, beer, barbecue, bourbon. It’s either the best name for a restaurant or the worst name!” A good friend, Cass, in Las Vegas, suggested ‘Pico’. “I want-

ed a Spanish name, something easy to say, short and sweet, for brand-recognition,” Miles said. Pico is a play on ‘pico de gallo,’ a popular salsa, and also means ‘peak,’ as in the top. A lifelong local, Miles started in the restaurant biz at Plum Tomato at 16. “I was there for five years, which was sort of a record,” he said. And then it was on to another established much-loved place—Kennedy’s. “I worked at Kennedy’s for nine years. I enjoyed what I was doing,” Miles said. Despite going to school for accounting, Miles realized he preferred menus to ledgers. And it’s been his calling ever since. Of course, it doesn’t mean it isn’t a challenge. “People say, ‘Oh, you work in a restaurant? That must be so much fun.’ It’s definitely fun sometimes,” he says. “I love food and drink and seeing people leave happy. But there’s a lot that goes into it. It’s all day, every day. I get up, do paperwork at 8 a.m. Then it’s Batesy’s from 11 to 8 p.m. Then over to Pico’s for a few hours. You get home maybe 11 to 15 hours after you left,” Miles said. About the business he reflects, “I always ask every new hire what’s the most important thing in a restaurant. It’s service. An off meal is more forgivable than bad service. Disrespectful bad service? There’s no excuse for that.” Miles is grateful for the continuous community support of the two places and likes to give back. With Thanksgiving just ahead, for every multiple of $30 in gift cards Batesy’s sells, either digital or physical, through November 23, they will be donating one full Thanksgiving dinner through the Far Rockaway Greek Council. (For example, buy $90 and they'll donate three!). There might be no accounting for taste but it’s a good thing Miles didn’t have a much of a taste for accounting. Still, the math is simple: Two Chris Miles restaurants in Rockaway = one lucky town.


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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES

By Kami-Leigh Agard

’Twas the week before Thanksgiving when all through the Rock, every creature was dreamin’ of good food and drink on the block. Well, shake off your Turkey Daze with a Rockaway crawl. From music, arts and holiday shopping—get the 411 in The Rockaway Times’ entertainment guide below.

LIVE MUSIC Thursday, November 18 6 p.m.

It’s ladies’ night at Jameson’s— so mujeres—get your drink on all night long with $10 cocktails and wine splits. Plus make sure your dancing shoes are on ‘cause 30-year rock veteran Paul Cuthbert takes over with his rockin’ lineup of top 40, rock, pop and country! 421 Beach 129th Street

Friday, November 19 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 20 DOUBLE HEADER AT RBQ! 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

First up, The Best Dressed Man in Rockaway dons yet another sparkling jacket as RBQ’s guest bartender aka “thirst responder,” plus don’t miss his special showing of the HBO Max exclusive series, “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo,” starring him and his granddaughter, Cailyn Hanna.

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Kick off your weekend at SPECIAL MENTIONS Jameson’s Pub well above ‘Parr’ Saturday, November 20 with music by special guest, Greg 7 p.m. Parr! Baby it’s cold outside, but step NUW WELLNESS DAY 421 Beach 129th Street inside Whit’s and feel plenty irie at Sunday, November 21 Treasure Don and DJ Major’s Rub-a2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dub Reggae Beach Party. NutureU Wellness welcomes Friday, November 19 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd the community to an afternoon of 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. self-discovery, healing and fun feaIndulge in Breezy’s bayside treasturing book signing and truth telling ure, Kennedy’s fine food, stunning Saturday, November 20 with Enchantress Shane, deep dive views and music by Chris Decker. 9 p.m. 406 Bayside, Breezy Point Music powerhouse Decades takes journaling with Other Wordy, relaxthe stage at Rogers beltin’ out your ing DIY with Oily Bird and crystal favorite rock n’ roll hits from the last exploration with NUW’s Samantha Friday, November 19 Cintron. Space is limited. RSVP at seven decades! 7 p.m. 347-727-7014 or on Instagram: @ 203 Beach 116th Street Beef up your Friday night frolics nuw_massage at RBQ with music by Beefcake and 120-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd this BBQ spot’s bountiful menu for Wednesday, November 24 both meat and veggie lovers. IT’S BUGALOU TIME! 7 p.m. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Take a break from the kitchen and Friday, November 26, 2021 head to Breezy’s Sugar Bowl for the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. GrassLighters’ kickoff to the Turkey The popular concert series is back Friday, November 19 Day holidaze! Then DJ at 10 p.m. at St. Camillus Springman Hall with 8 p.m. 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point super songwriter, Steve Forbert and Satisfy your curiosity and check the New Renditions with opening out Rockaway’s new French-Mediact, Gerald Bair. Tickets are $40 per terranean seaside hot spot, Bar MarWednesday, November 24 show, however full season passes or seille, as The BEasy Band tickles with 9 p.m. a three-show package are available. their BEasy jazz and folk melodies. Before you start setting your chops To purchase tickets and for more 190 Beach 69th Street for your Thanksgiving feast, get your info, visit: www.bugaloumusic.com bootay movin’ at Harbor Light’s or visit Bugalou Productions on Thanksgiving Eve party with DJ Pop- Facebook. Friday, November 19 pa D. 185 Beach100th Street 9 p.m. 129-18 Newport Ave Drink GOOD beer with GOOD friends and jam to GOOD music with the Rock-A-Wades at Rogers. 203 Beach 116th Street

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Then make a quick change and 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, November 21 don your cleverest disguise for Kick off your weekend on the The 10:30 a.m. (Adults) / 11:30 RBQ’s Masquerade Party featuring Rockaway Hotel’s rooftop with good a.m. (Kids) DJ Shane and DJ E spinning the hot- food, libations, company and live Learn to create your own piectest dance music! deejayed music. es of ceramic art at The Rocka97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive way Hotel’s Clay Days Workshops with artist, Michelle Cortez. Tickets: $65 adults/ $25 for kids ages Saturday November 20 Funday Sundays 7 plus. For tickets and more info, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 5 p.m. visit: therockawayhotel.com/ Flap your wings and fly to KenneEnd your Sunday on a sweet note happenings. dy’s as the Songbirds’ music takes with pianist/vocalist Phil Kadet’s 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive you to great heights. sparkling cabaret at Whit’s End. 406 Bayside, Breezy Point 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

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Folks, if you snooze you lose! This is the last weekend to check out The Rockaway Artists Alliance’s multi-media exhibit, “Read Desert.” Last day is this Sunday. For more info and to make an appointment, visit: www.rockawayartistsalliance. org. sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

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rum (add 5-6 cinnamon sticks to a 1 liter bottle); Add ice and blend Garnish with whipped cream. Recipe: Danny Trujillos.

By James Mallios

Thanksgiving is upon us (in case you don't own a calendar or live under a literal rock). If you have tried to buy, well, anything over the last few months you know that there is a good chance that a staple of your Thanksgiving table may be hard to find this year. If you are the type of person who shops for Christmas in August, I am sure you already hoarded Ocean Spray. For the rest of us, it is a chance to see the silver lining of the supply shortage and introduce new wine, cocktails and dishes to your holiday table. It can be liberating to innovate— particularly on Thanksgiving. In 2005, I visited my brother in Japan for Thanksgiving and we celebrated by eating chicken yakitori with chasers of Wild Turkey. Best Thanksgiving of my life. But

flying to Tokyo for Thanksgiving is pricey (and if your sibling doesn’t currently live there, unusual) (unless you are from Japan, but that would also be unusual given that Thanksgiving is not a holiday there across the Pacific). Here are some easy to execute recommendations to spruce up the coming holiday experience (for clarity, I do have a soft spot for Ocean Spray).

Facts You Probably Don’t Need  The difference between a  Corned Beef is named for the large grains of rock salt (also Wyvern and a Dragon is that called "corns" of salt) that are a Wyvern has two legs and a used to treat the meat. Dragon has four.  The songs of Blue Whales have  Queen Victoria personally admired Harriet Tubman and been becoming progressively gifted her a silk lace and linen deeper each year. There is no shawl in 1897. It is now on disexplanation for this mysteriplay at the National Museum ous voice change. of African-American History & Culture.  In 1999, Microsoft wanted the domain www.Windows2000. com but it happened to be  Vikings believed that there was a goat in Valhalla that supplied owned by a guy called Bob. an endless supply of beer from Luckily, Microsoft happened its udders. to own the domain www.Bob. com. They made a swap, with Bob receiving some "other  In the Netherlands on May 4th at 8 p.m., no matter where you considerations" as well! are, there is a two-minute silence for the soldiers that died  The starry night depicts Vinin World War II. cent Van Gogh's view from the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole Asy Facts from Sean McVeigh, faclum. tologist. To advertise in The Rockaway Times call 718-634-3030 · ads@RockawayTimes.com

WINE Gamay. The Gamay grape is synonymous with the Beaujolais region in France. It is common to dismiss Gamay and the Beaujolais region as a marketing gimmick (albeit a successful one) George Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau. As Pinor Noir has increased in price, Gamay offers an excellent value if you are looking for a lighter bodied red wine with cherry, plum or blackberry undertones. Splurge a little on a “Cru Beaujolais” designation (usually between $19-$35). A Cru Beaujolais requires that all the grapes used to make the wine were grown within one of the 10 sub-regions (i.e. villages) in Beaujolais. There are 10 “crus” in all but the best known are: Julienas, Fleurie, Moulin-aVent, Morgon, and Cote de Brouilly/Brouilly. Gamay pairs well with poultry and most autumnal sides dishes and should be served slightly lower than room temperature (about 20 minutes in the freezer before serving). COCKTAILS Try this spiced cocktail next week— it is ideal for large gatherings because you can make it in batches (when anywhere between 17-26 first cousins descend on your house). Cinderella’s Carriage Ride, Base, 4 cups pumpkin puree (from the grocery store); 4 cups condensed milk; ½ cup maple syrup; ½ tsp cinnamon; ½ tsp allspice; ½ tsp nutmeg. Cocktail: 4 oz mix; 2 oz cinnamon infused dark

THE BIRD Forget frying the turkey. I’ve done it, it is overrated. It is no fried chicken. Poach the turkey the day before. You read that correctly. Poach it. Bresse, France is located near Lyon (arguably the culinary capital of France). Bresse is regarded as the poultry capital of the world (its poultry, the Poulet des Bresse, is nicknamed “the queen of chicken” for its excellent flavor). In Bresse, they poach the bird in duck or veal stock and mire-poix the day before they roast it which leads to a crackling skin and succulent meat throughout the bird (sort of like brining a pork chop. Kind of.). I for one, am thankful that The Rockaway Times invited us to write this column and look forward to sharing insider tips in the world of food and wine with you each week. Where to find it and how to do it: Wine - Vino By The Sea- www. VinobytheSea.com Vino by the Sea has a solid selection of Gamay including Cru Beajolais from the villages of Morgon and Brouilly. Brouilly is famous for its volcanic rock that gives the wine a mineral and spicy character with notes of plum, blackberries, licorice and earth. Morgon wines are sometimes indistinguishable from Pinot Noir and grown in a decomposing schist soil the French call “rotten rock.” Cocktails: A selection of dark rums can easily be found at local spots. I personally like Bacardi Ocho or, if you are splurging, Ron Zacapa. Turkey - D’artagan - www. dartagnan.com/turkey-recipes/ D’artagnan is well regarded as a fine purveyor of meat and specialty grocery items and their website has an easy to execute recipe for a Bresse-style turkey. (James Mallios is the managing partner of Civetta Hospitality and Bar Marseille. He was born and raised in what he recently learned is called “North Queens”).


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WRESTLING NEWS By Eric Jayden

To start, I apologize for not having a column in last week's edition but unfortunately life caught up to me. But we are back! Big news coming from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as Hangman Adam Page defeated Kenny Omega to become the AEW World Heavyweight Champion! I really enjoyed this match as both competitors gave it their all and it was a nice and stiff, back and forth match. This is definitely a very huge win for Adam Page we look forward to seeing him defending the title against many qualified players in AEW. Staying with All Elite Wrestling, another big announcement was made this past week as former Ring of Honor (ROH) and Total Non Stop Action (TNA) Heavyweight Champion Jay Lethal has signed a con-

tract with AEW. This is another big signing for the promotion. Jay Lethal joins AEW coming from ROH who has ceased operations leaving a lot of talent looking for another place to work. Jay Lethal is a phenomenal addition to AEW and he has already challenged Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship. We will keep you posted. Following up on previous news from Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstar Bray Wyatt, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that there were plans to initially bring in Bray Wyatt to AEW at some point but it was unsure if those plans still existed. It's also been reported that Bray Wyatt may be working

on a Brand New Horror Film as he was reportedly seen at a Warner Bros film lot. We tried to obtain more information on the name or when the film will be released but no information could be found. We will continue to keep you posted. The Question of the Week comes from Tyler M. in Rockaway Beach and he asked, "Will we ever see a rematch between

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