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October 2015


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 three 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 NY State DEC and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation for their support


Rebuilt & Recovered? Sandy Stories from Rockaway

TIME: Sunday, October 25th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
LOCATION: RISE (Firehouse 59), 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd 

To honor the three year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, please join us for a powerful storytelling event brought to you by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the Field Innovation Team (FIT), which will reflect on the Sandy recovery effort and aftermath. Through the shared experiences and storytelling of local Rockaway community members, we will explore both the successes and failures in the recovery effort, while also drawing attention to the widespread issues of diminishing aid that inevitably come after disasters fade from public attention.

Free to public, advanced registration not required.

The moth will be leading a workshop series for those interested in participating in this event as a story teller. Email info@rwalliance.org for more information.

November 2015


Quintet of the Americas Comes to Far Rockaway

TIME: Sunday, November 22nd, 2:00 pm
LOCATION: RISE (Firehouse 59), 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd

In partnership with the Quintet of the Americas, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is hosting a community composing and storytelling project.

The first part of this project will be an introductory concert on Nov. 22. The Quintet of the Americas will play pieces that have special meaning for each of its members.

Members of the community are encouraged to participate in workshops, on dates TBD later this winter and spring, in which they will share their life stories. These stories will be inspiration for a new piece composed and showcased by the Quintet in Spring 2016.


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.