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April 2014

 

Rockspot Historical Bike Tour - Fort Tilden

TIME: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1PM - 3PM
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59/ Rockaway Bch Blvd @ Bch 59th St, Rockaway, New York

This tour will depart from the 59th St Firehouse and travel west for a tour of historic Fort Tilden in Gateway National Park and a short hike up to Battery Harris (viewing platform).  RWA has a select number of bikes that can be loaned for this tour. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advanced registration required. This tour is sponsored by National Parks Service. More Info (powered by Commune)


May 2014

 

8th Annual Earth Day Rockaway

TIME: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 12PM - 4PM
LOCATION: Firehouse 59/ Rockaway Beach Blvd @ Beach 59th St, Rockaway, NY.

Come out and enjoy a day of fun by the Rockaway beach with free activities and programs for families and kids of all ages. This year's event will include:

Live music and food along with activities like kite-making, recycling olympics, mock dolphin rescue, plantings, composting, face painting, water testing, raptor demonstration,  firehouse safety obstacle course, and art-related booths to learn how better to appreciate and conserve the earth's resources.

All activities are free and intended to raise awareness of the natural resources along the Rockaway shoreline. More Info (powered by Commune)


 

MAS "Jane's Walk" of Rockaway

TIME: Sunday, May 4th, 12PM - 2PM
MEET LOCATION: Firehouse 59 located at Beach 59th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 

Municipal Arts Society "Jane's Walk" celebrates the enduring legacy of urban activist and intellectual Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring our city and engaging with one another.

This year, May 4th 2014, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance will host a walking tour in the Rockaway community, exploring several amazing spaces in this beautiful, yet highly underappreciated beach community.

Our Walking Tour will be guided by Renae Diggs local resident, student of Urban Design, Urban Practitioner and Intern at Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

The tour will depart from Firehouse 59, head over to the bay side of the peninsula on a hike through the Edgemere Landfill, visit the Arverne East Development site, stroll down the famous Rockaway Boardwalk and conclude at Firehouse 59.

The goal of this tour is to engage local residents through exploration of their urban environment, we welcome all urban enthusiasts to learn more about the Rockaways and various initiatives aimed at the improvement of one of New York's historically rich yet understated neighborhoods. 

For more information click here.  More Info (powered by Commune)


June 2014

 

Outdoor FEST Rockaway Bike Tour

TIME: Sunday, June 1st, 2014, 2013, 11AM - 2PM
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59 at Beach 59th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway, New York.

The "OutdoorFEST" Rockaway Bike Tour is part of a series of events being hosted by the Outdoor Fest to encourage people to explore the great outdoors. We hope you will join us in exploring the spectacular stretch of waterfront that is the Rockaway Peninsula. 

This tour will be depart from Firehouse 59 and head over to Floyd Bennett Field(FBF). National Park Ranger John Daskalakis will lead this tour and bring participants for a stop at Ryan Visitors Center. This ride will be a more difficult ride, not for recommended for novice riders.

RWA has a select number of bikes that can be loaned for this tour. Bikes are available on a first come first serve basis. Advanced registration required. Special thanks to National Park Service and the Outdoor Fest for sponsoring this event. More Info (powered by Commune)

To learn more about Outdoor Fest and other outdoor events to participate in go to: OutdoorFest.org  


 

Rockspot Bike Tour

TIME: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11AM - 2PM
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59  / Beach 59th Street @ Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway, New York

The Rockspot Bike Tour is an interactive tour 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 will get a guided tour around east or west pond. This is a more advanced ride, not suggested for novice riders.

RWA has a select number of bikes that can be loaned for this tour. Bikes are available on a first come first serve basis. Advanced registration required. Special thanks to National Park Service for sponsoring this event. More info (powered by Commune)


July 2014

 

Queens Bike Bonanza

DATE/ TIME: Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 11AM - 2:30PM
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. More Info (powered by Commune)


August 2014

 

Rockspot Bike Tour

TIME: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10AM - 12PM

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

The Rockspot Bike Tour is an interactive tour that allows participants to explore select sites of environmental and historical significance along the Rockaway Peninsula.

Join us for an edible plant biking tour. We will explore the open space of the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula to discover the natural vegetation and edible plants growing in the area.

Adults and families are welcome to join this tour. We have a select number of bikes that can be loaned for this tour. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advanced registration required. Special thanks to National Park Service for sponsoring this event.  More Info (powered by Commune)


September 2014

 

4th Annual Rockaway Bike Parade

TIME: Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 11AM - 1PM
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59
5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692

Join us for the 4th Annual Rockaway Bike Parade to promote human powered transportation! Walk, dance and bike your way along the Rockaway Boardwalk. This years parade will have a West Indian Carnival theme, so bring your most flamboyant, colorful costumes and Steelpan! 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 to Beach 17th 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.  More Info (powered by Commune)


 

American Littoral Society Intl Coastal Clean Up

TIME: Sunday, September 28th, 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! More Info (powered by Commune)


October 2014

 

Rockspot Bike Tour

TIME: Sunday, October 12th, 2014, 11 AM - 1PM
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Jacob Riis Bathouse, Rockaway, New York

The Rockspot Bike Tour is an interactive tour that allows participants to explore select sites of environmental and historical significance along the Rockaway Peninsula.

This tour will depart from Jacob Riis Bathouse and travel through Gateway National Park to explore the west end of the Rockaway Peninsula.

Participants must bring their own bikes for this tour or rent one from Wheel Fun Rentals on the day of the event located in Jacob Riis Park Mall(not a shopping mall but rather the building by rest rooms) located on the south west corner of the large parking lot at Jacob Riis Park. Cruisers are $10 hourly, or $22 for a half day rental (4 hours.)  Event participants renting a bike, get a $5 off coupon here. If you are planning to rent a bike from them please call them in advance at 917 231-6229

Advanced registration is required for this tour as space is limited.  More Info (powered by Commune)

Special thanks to National Park Service for sponsoring this event.


 

4th Annual Hip Hop Halloween Celebration

TIME: Saturday, October 18, 2014,  1PM - 4PM
LOCATION: Hip Hop Community Garden/ Beach 59th St @ Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for the 4th 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.  More Info (powered by Commune)


 

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