Whether through the planning of a "Greater Rockaway" or our continual efforts to keep the coast clean and accessible for the public to enjoy, we are always looking for new ways to improve the quality of life for the Rockaway community.

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RWA is working with local residents, artists, transportation planners and city agencies to develop a plan for a safer transit corridor for bikers, pedestrians and vehicles under the elevated track.


RWA Spring 2015 Benefit

Join us on Thursday, May 14th for our Annual benefit  in celebrating 10 Years of Progress, serving the Rockaway community.


RWA 2015 Silent Auction

Support our efforts at donating our auction!  All donations help to support RWA's programs serving the Rockaway community.


Pratt Report- Waves of Change

This report is the final culmination of the collaboration between students at Pratt Institute and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. The studio undertook an analysis of the peninsula. The final report presents policy, design, planning and implementation strategies that will support a more sustainable community.


Rockaway Dune Restoration Project

The Rockaway Dune Forest Restoration Project will set precedence in bringing city, state and federal agencies, private developers and local community organizations together to work in rebuilding efforts along the New York City shoreline while providing youth employment opportunities that will provide our next generation of environmental stewards with valuable hands-on experience.


First Wave: Race-To-Connect

Help us develop stronger, better disaster response resources within our community to help us determine what we need to do to be prepared for the next big storm.


RISE : Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment

RISE will be a place for emerging artists, and scientists alike to connect with local residents and visitors to the Rockaways through programming and public art exhibitions to raise awareness of the natural environment and increase the vibrancy of the local Rockaway community.


Documentary: Rockaway Stories

RWA collected stories from local people across the Rockaway Peninsula to document what happened in the neighborhoods affected by the storm and to get their vision for future rebuilding efforts in the Rockaways.


A Greater Rockaway: 2020 Plan

is a community-driven waterfront plan that has brought together local insight to enhance 11 miles of one of New York City's greatest waterfront resources and establish key priorities established by the community itself.


Arverne East Strategic Plan

In the Fall of 2012, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance commissioned a study with NYU Wagner to re-initiate conversations around the needs and possibilities within Arverne East. 


COMBOCOLAB : Floating Wetlands

Combocolab partners Mateo Pinto & Carolina Cisneros partnered with RWA students this summer to create floating wetlands docks on Jamaica Bay as our summer arts conservation project. 


Rockspot: Bike Tours

Established by RWA as a community- led collaborative to promote public waterfront access and to raise a greater appreciation for New York City's longest and most spectacular waterfront. Come explore the Rockaway Peninsula on foot, or by bike and bring your stories that shape how YOU define the Rockaways!


Resiliency Speaker Series

Part of The re: Rockaway Project, RWA is hosting this free educational series of workshops, focused on engaging the public on issues pertaining to environmental resiliency to support planning efforts in which local residents can take part in planning the Rockaway shoreline in this age of global climate change.


Success Stories:

Meet Melina

Melina is the Treasurer of the Shore Corps Program as a part of Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.  She has been a member since 2014.