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 2016

 

Outdoor Film Screening: Rio

TIME: Thursday, July 21, 9 PM
LOCATION: Rockaway Community Garden, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Join us for a free film screening as part of Destination Rockaway: Passport Outdoor Film Series hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

Film: Rio (Carlos Saldanha, 2011, 96min.)

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.


 

Outdoor Film Screening: Surf's Up

TIME: Friday, July 29th, 9 PM
LOCATION: Rockaway Community Garden, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway

Join us for a free film screening as part of Destination Rockaway: Passport Outdoor Film Series hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

Film: Surf's Up (Ash Brannon and Chris Buck, 2007, 85min) 

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.


 

Community Paddle & Clean Up

TIME: Saturday, July 30th, 11 AM-1 PM
LOCATION: Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary- De Costa Ave @ Beach 64th St

Join RWA for a shoreline clean up and paddle along Jamaica Bay hosted by youth in the RWA Shore Corps Program.

Local residents and families are encouraged to come clean the shoreline along Jamaica Bay at Dubos Point. There will also be FREE shoreline activities for young children.

After the clean up RWA will have 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 volunteers who participate in the clean up.

Participants are required to sign waiver on the day of the event. Children under 16 are required to have a parent present to sign waiver. 

Public Transit Directions: Take the A train (Far Rockaway Bound) to Beach 60th St. Walk north towards Jamaica Bay. Make a left on Beach Channel Drive. Right on B64th St to Decosta Ave.

Special thanks to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Patagonia for their support.


August 2016

 

Outdoor Film Screening: Wall-E

TIME: Friday, August 5th, 9 PM
LOCATION: Rockaway Community Garden, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway

Join us for a free film screening as part of Destination Rockaway: Passport Outdoor Film Series hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

Film: Mateo (Andrew Stanton, 2008, 98min) 

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.


September 2016

 

Intl Coastal Clean Up

TIME: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 11AM - 1PM

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! 


 

Rockaway Dune Planting

TIME: Sunday, September 25th, 2016, 11 AM - 2 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 for sponsoring this event.


October 2016

 

Rockspot Bike Tour

TIME: October 2nd, 2016  10 AM - 12 noon

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

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. Registration is required. $10 suggested donation for adults on the day. Kids under 18 are FREE.


 

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 for their support


 

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