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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May 2015

Movie Night @ The Garden

TIME: Saturday, May 30th, 5:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: Firehouse 59 Beach 59th Street

Join the Rockaway Waterfront -Alliance RWA for A NIGHT IN THE GARDEN at the Hip Hop Community Garden (Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd ) for games, refreshments and an outdoor screening of CAPTAIN AMERICA.

SATURDAY MAY 23RD
6-10 PM

ADULTS $6-12, KIDS $2-5
SLIDING SCALE

Bring your picnic blanket!
Proceeds will benefit the Global Exchange Program.


June 2015

 

Rockspot Bike Tour

TIME: Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 11Am-1PM 

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59 at 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY

The Rockspot Bike Tours are interactive tours that allows participants to explore select sites of environmental and historical significance along the Rockaway Peninsula.

Join us for a bike tour along the East end of the Rockaways and Long Beach. This is a lovely ride along the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk and over the Atlantic Bridge where we will continue along the Long Beach Boardwalk. We will pass through open space of Arverne East where we will stop to explore the natural vegetation and protective dune barrier growing along the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula. Due to bridge crossing this tour is best for adults only. 

Come dressed for weather and be sure to bring water, hat and sunscreen. 

Registration is required. Suggested donation $10/person to be given to guide on the day.


 

Children's Puppet Show Performance- Brier Rabbit

TIME: June 23rd & June 25th  9:45 AM & 11AM

LOCATION: Beach 17th St Boardwalk Amphitheatre

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is kicking off their Free performance series for school children with City Parks Puppets in the Parks performance at the Beach 17th St Boardwalk Amphitheatre ( Seagirt Blvd, Far Rockaway) with the performance of "Brier Rabbit" a classic american folktale updated for a modern audience in three short acts.

CityParks PuppetMobile, is one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country; traveling the five boroughs of the city in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, bringing entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year.

The family-friendly outdoor matinee is free for the public and Rockaway Public Schools, but space is limited so reservations are required. To reserve space contact Daniel Borrero, Program Assistant by email at: info@rwalliance.org   Please provide the date and time of performance preferred and age and number of children attending. Children must be accompanied by an adult or teacher. 

July 2015

 

Bike Bonanza/Rockaway Summer Fest/DOT Weekend Walk

DATE/ TIME: Saturday, July 18th, 2015  11AM - 3PM
LOCATION: Firehouse 59 - 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd @ Beach 59th St., Rockaway, New York.

This event is FREE to the public and includes a bike swap, learn to ride lessons for kids, free helmet give aways and activity tables for kids to make bike related crafts. Join Bike New York, Recycle A Bicycle, NYC Department of Transportation-Bike Safety, NYPD and NY Coalition for Transportation Safety to promote and educate kids about biking. Pick up a free helmet, upgrade your child's bike, have your child learn how to ride for the first time or learn important cycling skills and traffic principals. 


September 2015

 

5th Annual Bike Parade

TIME: Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 11AM - 1PM
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59
5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692

Join us for the 5th Annual Rockaway Bike Parade to promote human powered transportation! Walk, dance and bike your way along the Rockaway Boardwalk. We encourage individuals, school groups, and organizations to join in the festivities.

The parade will depart at 11AM from Firehouse 59 and travel along the Rockaway Boardwalk where participants will compete for prizes in the "Best of Show" award competition taking place at 12 noon.  "Best of Show"Awards Competition (3) Judged Categories: "Most Unique/Artistic" - "Most Entertaining" -  "Most Green- Environmentally Friendly".

The parade is free however all participants are required to register in advance. Children under 14 must have a parent or guardian present with them on the parade and sign their waiver on the day of the event.

All participants in the parade, are eligible to win a "Best of Show" Award trophy.  


 

Rockspot Bike Tour

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, September 20th, 2015  12 noon -2PM

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59 at Beach 59 St. & Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway, New York.

The Rockspot Bike Tours are interactive tours that allows participants to explore select sites of environmental and historical significance along the Rockaway Peninsula.

Join us for a bike tour to the east end of the Rockaways. We will travel through Arverne East to do some foraging and explore the natural vegetation and protective dune barrier growing along the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula.

Adults and families are welcome to join this tour. Registration is required. $10 suggested donation for adults on the day. Kids under 18 are FREE.


 

American Littoral Society Intl Clean Up

TIME: Sunday, September 20th, 2015 10AM - 12PM

LOCATION: Beach boardwalk at Beach 59th St

Join us for the Annual Coastal Clean Up 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! 


 

Community Dune Planting

TIME: Sunday, September 27th, 2015  12 noon to 2PM
LOCATION: Firehouse 59 - 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692

Come join RWA in creating a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways. 

As we learned from Storm Sandy, 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. Join us in planting shrubs and trees native to the area at this event.

Families and people of all ages are welcome to participate in the planting. Students can receive community service hours. Registration is not required. This event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Special thanks to NY State DEC and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation for their support.


October 2015

 

Daffodil Giveaway

DATE:           Sunday, October 4, 2015

TIME:            TBD

LOCATION: Firehouse 59 Beach 59th Street

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

Register by clicking here 


 

Fall Tree Giveaway

TIME: TBD 12:00-2:00pm
LOCATION: Firehouse 59, Beach 59th Street

Come get your free tree giveaway at the NYRP Tree Giveaway Event hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance at Firehouse 59. The public can pick up their free tree if they agree to the following:

• To plant in one of the five boroughs.
• To keep trees properly watered and maintained.
• Not to plant along streets, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Special thanks for the generous support from NY Restoration Project. 


 

Rockspot Bike Tour

TIME: Sunday, October 11th, 2015   11Am-1PM 

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59 at 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY

The Rockspot Bike Tours are interactive tours that allows participants to explore select sites of environmental and historical significance along the Rockaway Peninsula.

This tour will depart from Firehouse 59 and head over to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge where we can stop for a rest and walk through the trails at the refuge. This is a more advanced ride, not suggested for novice riders.

Advanced registration required. $10 suggested donation on day of event. 


 

Annual Hip Hop Halloween Celebration

TIME: Sunday, October 18, 2015,  1PM - 4PM
LOCATION: Hip Hop Community Garden/ Beach 59th St @ Rockaway Beach Boulevard

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


 

Storm Sandy Anniversary Planting

TIME: Sunday, October 25th, 2015    10 AM- 12 noon

LOCATION: Firehouse 59 - Beach 59th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd

For the two year anniversary of Storm Sandy, RWA is bringing people of all ages together to create a nature 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 NY State DEC and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation for their support


 

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

In 2007, Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends college. Hear more about Jadel's story.