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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July 2017

 

Community Clean Up & Jamaica Bay Paddle Part 1

TIME: Saturday, July 8th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Meet at RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join RWA and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for a clean up and paddle day along Jamaica Bay.

Local residents and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in this stewardship event.

There will be a limited number of kayaks for the public to use at no cost. Kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis to those who participate in the clean up. Participants are required to sign waiver on the day of the event. Children under 16 must have a parent present to sign their waiver. 

Special thanks to NYC DEP, NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


 

Community Clean Up & Jamaica Bay Paddle Part 2

TIME: Saturday, July 15th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: 
Meet at RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join RWA and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for a clean up and paddle day along Jamaica Bay.

Local residents and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in this stewardship event.

There will be a limited number of kayaks for the public to use at no cost. Kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis to those who participate in the clean up. Participants are required to sign waiver on the day of the event. Children under 16 must have a parent present to sign their waiver. 

Special thanks to NYC DEP, NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


August 2017

 

Evening Under the Elevated

TIME: Saturday, August 5th 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center - 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692

Join us for an evening of fun under the elevated "A" line track to activate the space for community participation.

The event will begin at 6PM with a dance demonstration.

This will be followed by music and local food for people to enjoy. The evening will end with Artist Jessica Findlay's "Projected Swimmer" art installation under the elevated track. 

No registration required. Free to the public.


September 2017

 

International Coastal Clean up

TIME: Sunday, September 17th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Beach Boardwalk at Beach 59th St

Join us for the Annual International Coastal Clean Up in partnership with the American Littoral Society on Rockaway Beach. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. All trash collected at this event will be entered into the national database, which goes to help establish legislation to reduce trash along our shores.

Students can receive community service hours for their efforts. Students should bring any paperwork from their schools for signatures. 

Registration is not required. This event is hosted rain or shine! 

Special thanks to NYC DEP, NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


 

Dune Planting

TIME: Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: 
RISE, 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 NYC DEP and NYS DEC for sponsoring this event.


October 2017

 

Daffodil Giveaway

TIME: Saturday, October 7th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 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.  


 

Hip Hop Halloween

TIME: Saturday, October 14th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 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 & Clean Up

TIME: Saturday, October 21st, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

For the five 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 NYC DEP, NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


 

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