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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Art Underneath the Elevated

RWA is hosting an open call for artist works to be commissioned to activate the public space under the elevated A line train tracks in Rockaway, Queens. 


Washed Ashore: Recycled Art

is a collaborative art project intended to raise awareness of the problem of shoreline pollution and celebrate the people who are working together to make a difference.


Rockspot WIFI Network

ROCKSPOT WIFI is the first Community WIFI Network in the Rockaways being launch by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance to connect businesses and community members to a vital network that can be used daily and during times of emergency. 


RISE : Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment

RISE is 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.


What you should know about ZIKA VIRUS

For more information and updates on the ZIKA Virus visit the CDC at:

Project Underway

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.


Rockaway Dune Restoration

The Rockaway Dune Forest Restoration Project has brought together government agencies and local community organizations to work on creating a natural protective buffer along our shoreline while providing employment opportunities for youth to gain valuable hands-on experience for the next generation of environmental stewards 


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.


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!


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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.