OUR EVENTS:

Designed to engage the public in understanding the potential eco-system that a well-informed community and healthy coastal environment can provide for themselves and their families.

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September 2016

 

Rockaway Dune Planting

TIME: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, 11 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION: Meet at RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water.

For this dune restoration we will be planting shrubs and native grasses to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways.

Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this event. Dress accordingly.

Registration is not required but students looking to do community service hours are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools.

Special thanks to Patagonia and Transco Williams for sponsoring this event.


October 2016

 

R+R Lecture Series: Emergency Preparedness

TIME: Sunday, October 2nd, 1-3 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Please join us for the second installment of RWA's Recovery+Resiliency (R+R) Lecture Series. During this lecture the NYC Office of Emergency Management will lead an interactive lecture focused on emergency response, and discuss how our community can work together to be better prepared when disaster strikes.  

This educational lecture is intended to foster a dialogue about emergency response within the Rockaway community and beyond. Stay tuned for more upcoming R+R Lectures. 

Special thanks to our sponsor NYRISING.


 

Daffodil Giveaway

TIME: Saturday October 8th, 10 AM-1 PM

LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

New Yorkers for Parks is offering free daffodil bulbs for any Rockaway community groups or individuals interested in hosting projects at their schools', businesses' or neighborhood's blocks. RWA is hosting the Queens distribution event at our site.  


 

Fall Foraging Tour with Steve Brill

TIME: Saturday, October 8th 10 AM-12 noon
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

America's go-to guy for foraging, "Wildman" Steve Brill, in conjunction with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours of the Far Rockaway seashore. This tour is the "Hunt for Autumn Olive Berries". By studying foraging and nature, those who join us on this tour will learn to enjoy edible plants and reaffirm their commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches.

The 2-hour walking tour begins at 10AM at RISE Center. Advanced registration is suggested as space is limited.
Tour is $20/adult, $10/children under 12 to be given at the start of the tour.

For "Wildman's" 2016 tour calendar and additional info, please visit http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com


 

Hip Hop Halloween Celebration

TIME: Sunday, October 16th, 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for the 5th Annual Hip Hop Halloween. Celebrate halloween with family and friends in the Hip Hop Community Garden by taking part in painting a pumpkin, face painting and festive food. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.


 

Sandy Anniversary Planting

TIME: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, 11 AM- 1 PM

LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

For the four year anniversary of Storm Sandy, RWA is bringing people of all ages together to create a natural protective buffer for the Rockaway community.

 As we learned from the storm, the natural vegetation and dunes that exist off our shores served as a protective buffer to the homes and businesses that exist in these areas. Many of these dunes were compromised by the storm and need to be replenished to be effective.

Families and people of all ages are welcome to participate in this dune restoration project. Students can receive community service hours. No registration is required. This event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Special thanks to Patagonia, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and New York City Audubon for their support.


 

R+R Lecture Series: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

TIME: Sunday, October 23rd, 1-3 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Please join us for the third installment of RWA's Recovery+Resiliency (R+R) Lecture Series. During this lecture we will discuss climate change and sea level rise and its affect on the Rockaways. the NYC chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will lead an interactive lecture focused on ocean friendly gardens.

This educational lecture is intended to foster a dialogue about environmental resiliency within the Rockaway community and beyond. Stay tuned for more upcoming R+R Lectures.  

Special thanks to our sponsor NYRISING.


  


 

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