New events: Summer Cruise to NYC, St. Francis deSales and St. Camilus Painting Projects, Toys for Tot's Holiday Party & Summer Softball Game.
Graybeards & SFDS Food Drive: Starting in Fall, we have teamed up with the students at St. Francis deSales and gather food for our local food pantries and community kitchens.
Graybeard Golf Classic: A golf outing at our nearby Riis Park Pitch & Putt to raise funds for many worthwhile causes and needs. This event has been organized in memory of several friends including our friends Don "DH" Hart and Walter Roberts.
The SFDS Project: We help volunteer to help at the SFDS Parish Small Hall before the new school year begins. Looking for volunteers each August, work the CYO kitchen, paint, clean and organize.
Graybeard's Dinner Dance: A special dinner honoring those who volunteer in our community. Being volunteers ourselves, we know the importance and the impact these individuals and groups have on their fellow man.
Spring Spruce Up: Construction costs and expertise are donated to a project in our community. Whether its an empty lot, friends kitchen, neighbors porch, community centers renovation the Graybeards show up and get it done.
Friend in Need: This event has become a special fund-raiser helping some of our friends get through some of the toughest times. Medical payments, financial support, tuition assistance and spiritual guidance are offer to our "Friends in Need". Click here to Donate
Soldier's Family Disney Vacation: Help us send a US Soldier & their family on a vacation they will remember forever! With the funds raised from this Raffle Event, we are able to provide a US Soldier's family with an all expenses paid vacation to a timeshare property near Disney World in Orlando, FL! Since 2006, 66 families have been sent to Disney as a result of our raffle. This summer we are sending our 25th Family to Disney!
Blood Drive: Held at the St. Francis deSales gym, the Graybeards collect over 200 pints of much needed blood for the New York Blood Bank. This year the blood drive will be early September.
Family Fun Run: The community's popular 5k run on the boardwalk followed by a BBQ for all the community to enjoy. Awards presented to top finishers
Wounded Warrior Weekend: The Annual Water Sports Festival in association with Legends in Valor & Wounded Warrior Project. Held in Rockaway Point, N.Y. invited US soldiers and guests injured in the line of duty enjoy themselves with their families during a weekend of events including a parade, water sports, a boat cruise, block party and a special water-view mass. Graybeards volunteer in many events.
Thanksgiving Dinner Give-away: The Graybeards get together and distribute over 50 turkeys and trimmings to St. Mary by the Sea parishioners, St. John's and others before the holiday weekend. We always meet the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Harlem Magic Masters Show: The talented men and women of the famed Harlem Magic Masters entertain our friends, families and invited guests for an entertaining show of basketball skill and humorous fun for all ages.
SFDS Christmas Tournament (Boys) and Peggy Boyle Tournament (Girls): Each year we volunteer to work the game clock, game book and kitchen during the tournament schedule. Various hours open.