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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October 2018


Sandy Anniversary Planting & Clean Up

TIME: Saturday, October 20th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Meet at Beach 44th St and the beach  

For the 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 NYC Ferry, NYC DEP, NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


Pickling with Joyce and Tiffany

TIME: Wednesday, October 24th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join Joyce, farm-share volunteer and pickle-maker extraordinaire, and Tiffany, owner of her
own culinary business "More Please," for a fall Pickling Workshop.

Pickling is the process of preserving or expanding the shelf life of food in brine or vinegar. You can pickle vegetables, fruits, eggs and even meat! For this workshop we will be pickling a variety of organic vegetables kindly donated by Sang Lee Farms.

This event is FREE and open to all ages.This is an up-cycle project. We encourage "Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle!" So please bring your own cleaned jar(s).

To register click here.

November 2018


Rockaway Thanksgiving Feast

TIME: Saturday, November 17th, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 PM
RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

RWA invites you to join us for a special Thanksgiving meal to give thanks and celebrate our amazing community of friends, family, and neighbors. 

The meal is FREE to all, but attendees must register in advance for every person. The meal will include all the Thanksgiving favorites prepared by local Rockaway partners. 

Special thanks to L+M Development Partners and New York Community Trust for making this event possible. 


Success Stories:

Meet Keneisha

As a champion for arts and science education, Keneisha brings to us a successful track record that ranges from her experience at the Brooklyn Museum to specialized hands-on learning. She has been a lead educator for RWA for over three years in environmental arts and urban gardening. Hear more about Keneisha's story.