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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Community Health Action Plan

In partnership with the NYC Dept of Health, RWA & RISE are working to develop a community health action plan to prioritize services and programs most needed to improve the health and well being of the Far Rockaway, Arverne & Edgemere communities.


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.


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. 

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.


G.I.V.E. Volunteer Events

Join us in working together to rebuild our shoreline while providing volunteer opportunities for youth and local community members with valuable hands-on experience in environmental conservation


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. 


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.


Rockaway Dune Restoration

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 


What you should know about ZIKA VIRUS

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


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!


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.