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 2014

 

Community Workshop-Transit Corridor

TIME: Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Goldie Maple Academy- 365 Beach 56th St, Arverne, NY 11692

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance(RWA) is working with local residents, planners, and city agencies to develop a plan for  safer transportation corridor under the elevated "A line" track.

We hope you will attend one of our workshops in developing plans for each section under the elevated track to create a safer and more equitable public space /transportation corridor that would benefit the entire Rockaway community.

Registration is suggested as space is limited. 


 

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! 


 

Community Dune Planting

TIME: Sunday, September 28th, 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.


 

Community Workshop- Transit Corridor

TIME: Tuesday, September 30th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Scholars Academy- 320 Beach 104th St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance(RWA) is working with local residents, planners, and city agencies to develop a plan for  safer transportation corridor under the elevated "A line" track.

We hope you will attend one of our workshops in developing plans for each section under the elevated track to create a safer and more equitable public space /transportation corridor that would benefit the entire Rockaway community.

Registration is suggested as space is limited.



October 2014

 

Daffodil Bulb Giveaway

TIME: Sunday, October 5th, 10:00am-12:00pm
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 


 

Rockspot Bike Tour

TIME: Sunday, October 12th, 2014, 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 to the east end of the Rockaways. We will travel through Arverne East to 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. A limited number of bikes are available for loan. Registration is suggested.

Special thanks to National Park Service for sponsoring this event.


 

Fall Tree Giveaway

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

Come get your free tree Sunday October 12th 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 MillionTrees NYC, TD Bank and Toyota.

Registration Information will be available on our website soon!


 

4th Annual Hip Hop Halloween Celebration

TIME: Sunday, October 19, 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)


 

Storm Sandy Anniversary Planting

TIME: Sunday, October 19th, 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 planting & biomimicry 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 Gale

Gale is the parent of two elementary school children who have taken part in the RWA Aqua 101 Summer Program for three consecutive years. Gale has seen a real impact on her children's lives through RWA programs. Hear more about Gale's story.