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December 2016

 

Rockaway Community Health Plan - Workshop II

TIME: Thursday, December 8th, 5 PM- 7:30 PM (Rescheduled)
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is hosting a collaborative process with local residents, community members and stakeholders at Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) to develop an action plan for improving the health and wellbeing of the Far Rockaway, Arverne and Edgemere communities. We invite community members to engage in this vital community planning process. Register below to rsvp for this community health planning workshop. 

BACKGROUND
In 2014 the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one of the nation's largest and oldest public health agencies, embarked on a multi-phased process aimed to mobilize communities to reach health improvement objective outlined in the Take Care New York 2020 Plan

Phase I identified priority issues in Far Rockaway, Arverne and Edgemere including unmet mental health needs, unmet medical needs, violence, baby-friendly hospitals, high school graduation rates, controlled high blood pressure, sugary drinks and smoking.

This Fall, RWA is leading the Phase II community engagement process with a diverse group of members and stakeholders to set the top healthy priorities and to develop a community health action plan.

The first workshop in this engagement process, participants established unmet mental health needs as the main priority for the Rockaway community, based on the fact that it seemed to be the one underlying issue that connected to all the health issues.

Join us on November 17th, to establish an action plan for addressing unmet mental health needs in the Rockaway community.

Healthy local food and refreshments will be served for participants. Advanced registration is recommended. 

The Rockaway Community Health Action Plan/TCNY Planning Partner grants were made possible through the generous support of the Population Health Improvement Program, established by the New York State Department of Health.


November 2016

 

NYC DOT Access to Opportunity Workshop III

TIME: Saturday, November 19th, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Help the New York City Department of Transportation design future streetscapes in the Rockaways and get updates on the Access to Opportunity transportation study. Food will be provided!

Get ready to learn about short-term improvement projects, visualize future streetscapes, hear project updates, and see desired long-term improvements. For more information, contact Laura MacNeil at 212-839-6690 or lmacneil@dot.nyc.gov. No RSVP necessary, but please provide advance notice for accessibility accommodations.

Can't make it to this workshop? NYC DOT Ambassadors will also be asking for your input at Queens Library at Peninsula (92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd) on Monday 11/21 from 1-7 PM and at Queens Library Arverne (312 B54th St) on Wednesday 11/23 from 12-6 PM.


October 2016

 

Sandy Anniversary Planting

TIME: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, 11 AM- 1 PM

LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

For the four 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 Surfrider Foundation, Patagonia, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and New York City Audubon for their support.


 

R+R Lecture Series: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

TIME: Sunday, October 23rd, 2-4 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Please join us for the third installment of RWA's Recovery+Resiliency (R+R) Lecture Series. During this lecture we will discuss climate change and sea level rise and its affect on the Rockaways. the NYC chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will lead an interactive lecture focused on ocean friendly gardens.

This educational lecture is intended to foster a dialogue about environmental resiliency within the Rockaway community and beyond. Stay tuned for more upcoming R+R Lectures.  

This series is a NY Rising community center service provided in partnership with the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery.


  


 

Annual Hip Hop Halloween Celebration

TIME: Sunday, October 16, 2016,  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.


 

Hip Hop Halloween Celebration

TIME: Sunday, October 16th, 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for the 5th Annual Hip Hop Halloween. Celebrate halloween with family and friends in the Hip Hop Community Garden by taking part in painting a pumpkin, face painting and festive food. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.


 

Daffodil Giveaway

TIME: Saturday October 8th, 10 AM-1 PM

LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

New Yorkers for Parks is offering free daffodil bulbs for any Rockaway community groups or individuals interested in hosting projects at their schools', businesses' or neighborhood's blocks. RWA is hosting the Queens distribution event at our site.  


 

Fall Foraging Tour with Steve Brill

TIME: Saturday, October 8th 10 AM-12 noon
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

America's go-to guy for foraging, "Wildman" Steve Brill, in conjunction with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours of the Far Rockaway seashore. This tour is the "Hunt for Autumn Olive Berries". By studying foraging and nature, those who join us on this tour will learn to enjoy edible plants and reaffirm their commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches.

The 2-hour walking tour begins at 10AM at RISE Center. Advanced registration is suggested as space is limited.
Tour is $20/adult, $10/children under 12 to be given at the start of the tour.

For "Wildman's" 2016 tour calendar and additional info, please visit http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com


 

Local Food Celebration

TIME: Saturday, October 8th, 12:00-1:30 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

After the Steve Brill Foraging Tour, join RWA educator Heather Kramer in making jam out of Autumn Olives, a fruit bearing shrub and a part of the natural bounty of the Rockaways. After the jam making workshop, the students in RWA's Shore Corps service learning program will present on their work during the summer cataloging the food businesses in Rockaway for the Department of Health.

Special thanks to our sponsors Partnership for a Healthier Queens and the NYC DOHMH.


 

Rockaway Dune Planting

TIME: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, 11 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION: Meet at RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water.

For this dune restoration we will be planting shrubs and native grasses to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways.

Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this event. Dress accordingly.

Registration is not required but students looking to do community service hours are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools.

Special thanks to Patagonia and Transco Williams for sponsoring this event.


 

R+R Lecture Series: Emergency Preparedness

TIME: Sunday, October 2nd, 1-3 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Please join us for the second installment of RWA's Recovery+Resiliency (R+R) Lecture Series. During this lecture the NYC Office of Emergency Management will lead an interactive lecture focused on emergency response, and discuss how our community can work together to be better prepared when disaster strikes.  

This educational lecture is intended to foster a dialogue about emergency response within the Rockaway community and beyond. Stay tuned for more upcoming R+R Lectures. 

Special thanks to our sponsor NYRISING.


September 2016

 

Community Health Action Plan Workshop I

TIME: Thursday, September 22nd, 3:30-7:30PM
LOCATION: RISE, 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11692

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is hosting a collaborative process with local residents, community members and stakeholders at Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) to develop an action plan for improving the health and wellbeing of the Far Rockaway, Arverne and Edgemere communities. We invite community members to engage in this vital community planning process. Register below to attend.

BACKGROUND
In 2014 the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one of the nation's largest and oldest public health agencies, embarked on a multi-phased process aimed to mobilize communities to reach health improvement objective outlined in the Take Care New York 2020 Plan

Phase I identified priority issues in Far Rockaway, Arverne and Edgemere including: unmet mental health needs, unmet medical needs, violence, baby-friendly hospitals, high school graduations, controlled high blood pressure, sugary drinks and smoking. This Fall, RWA will lead the Phase II community engagement process with a diverse group of members and stakeholders to set the top healthy priorities and to develop a community health action plan.

PURPOSE
RWA will host two convening for the community to collaborate. At the first meeting on September 22 participants will select one to two community health priorities. At the second meeting, scheduled tentatively for November, participants will set an action plan for addressing the chosen community health priorities.  To sustain and support this integral conversation, we strongly encourage participants to commit to attending both workshops. 

Workshops will include healthy and delicious local food and refreshments for participants.

Click here for more information on the Rockaway community health action plan. 



 

Intl Coastal Clean Up

TIME: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION: Beach boardwalk at Beach 59th St

Join us for the Annual International Coastal Clean Up in partnership with the American Littoral Society on Rockaway Beach. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. All trash collected at this event will be entered into the national database, which goes to help establish legislation to reduce trash along our shores.

Students can receive community service hours for their efforts. Students should bring any paperwork from their schools for signatures. 

Registration is not required. This event is hosted rain or shine! 

Special thanks to Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


 

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality

TIME: Saturday, September 17th, 12:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Peninsula Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Come make art and a new language with visiting artists from the Bureau of Linguistical Reality!

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, a public participatory artwork, will be bringing their Mobile Field Study Office to the Rockaways for 3 days to collaborate with the Rockaway community to create new words for feelings and experiences people are having related to climate change and other manmade events.  Come out and see all the words created over the last 2 years with diverse communities and make some of your own or just come check us out!

For more information visit  The Bureau of Linguistical Reality


 

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality

TIME: Friday, September 16th, 12:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Come make art and a new language with visiting artists from the Bureau of Linguistical Reality!

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, a public participatory artwork, will be bringing their Mobile Field Study Office to the Rockaways for 3 days to collaborate with the Rockaway community to create new words for feelings and experiences people are having related to climate change and other manmade events.  Come out and see all the words created over the last 2 years with diverse communities and make some of your own or just come check us out!

For more information visit  The Bureau of Linguistical Reality


 

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality

TIME: Sunday, September 17th, 12:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 302 Beach 87th St

Come make art and a new language with visiting artists from the Bureau of Linguistical Reality!

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, a public participatory artwork, will be bringing their Mobile Field Study Office to the Rockaways for 3 days to collaborate with the Rockaway community to create new words for feelings and experiences people are having related to climate change and other manmade events.  Come out and see all the words created over the last 2 years with diverse communities and make some of your own or just come check us out!

For more information visit  The Bureau of Linguistical Reality


August 2016

 

Outdoor Film Screening: Surf's Up

TIME: Friday, August 5th, 9 PM
LOCATION: Rockaway Community Garden, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway

Join us for a free film screening as part of Destination Rockaway: Passport Outdoor Film Series hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

Film: Surf's Up (Ash Brannon and Chris Buck, 2007, 85min) 

Surfing means everything to teenage penguin Cody. Followed by a documentary film crew, he leaves his home in Antarctica for Pen Gu Island, site of the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.


July 2016

 

Update - Community Paddle & Clean Up CANCELED

TIME: CANCELED
LOCATION: CANCELED


 

Update - Outdoor Film Screening: Surf's Up is CANCELED

TIME: CANCELED
LOCATION: CANCELED 


 

Outdoor Film Screening: Rio

TIME: Thursday, July 21, 9 PM
LOCATION: Rockaway Community Garden, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Join us for a free film screening as part of Destination Rockaway: Passport Outdoor Film Series hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

Film: Rio (Carlos Saldanha, 2011, 96min.)

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.


 

Queens Bike Bonanza/ DOT Weekend Walks

TIME: Sunday, July 17, 11AM - 3PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

This event is FREE to the public and includes a bike swap, learn to ride lessons for kids, free helmet give away, and activity tables for kids to make bike related crafts.

Join Bike New York, Recycle A Bicycle, NYC Department of Transportation-Bike Safety, and NY Coalition for Transportation Safety to promote and educate kids about biking. Pick up a free helmet, upgrade your child's bike, have your child learn how to ride for the first time or learn important cycling skills and traffic principals. 

NYCDOT Ambassadors will also be joining us for an interactive exercise for residents to visualize and prioritize short-term improvements related to the Access for Opportunity Eastern Rockaways transportation study. 


 

Community Celebration & Jamaica Bay Paddle

TIME: Sunday, July 10th, 11 AM-1:00 PM 

LOCATION: Michaelis Bayswater Park - Beach 32nd St & Beach Channel Drive

Public Transit Directions: Take A train (Far Rockaway) to Beach 35th St station. Walk one block to park and meet at the Comfort Station. 

Come join RWA and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for a community volunteer day to put the final touches on cleaning up an overgrown trail along Jamaica Bay and host a celebratory paddle for volunteers afterwards.

Local residents and families are welcome to participate in this stewardship event.

Registration is not required, but students looking to do community service hours are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools. 

There will be a limited number of kayaks for the public to use at no cost. Kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis to those who participate in the clean up. Participants are required to sign waiver on the day of the event. Children under 16 must have a parent present to sign their waiver. 

Special thanks to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Patagonia for their support.


June 2016

 

Stop 'N' Swap

TIME: June 25th, 12-3 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free!

You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please.

This event is brought to you by GrowNYC and NYC Zero Waste.


 

Children's Puppet Show

TIME: Tuesday, June 14th 2016 at 10:00 AM 

LOCATION: Beach 17th St Boardwalk Amphitheater

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is kicking off their free performance series for school children with City Parks Puppets in the Parks at the Beach 17th St Boardwalk Amphitheater (Seagirt Blvd, Far Rockaway) with the performance of "Brier Rabbit" a classic american folktale updated for a modern audience in three short acts.

City Parks Puppet Mobile, is one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country; traveling the five boroughs of the city in a Puppet Mobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, bringing entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year.

The family-friendly outdoor matinee is free for the public and Rockaway Public Schools. Children must be accompanied by an adult or teacher. 


 

Washed Ashore Art Exhibition

TIME: Sunday, June 12th, 11-1 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

We encourage families, students and the general public to join us for the public opening of this exciting inaugural show at the Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE).

The large scale murals in this exhibit were created by local youth in the RWA Living Classroom program using trash and recycled debris collected off the shores of the Rockaway Peninsula to raise awareness of the problem of shoreline pollution.

The opening will also include music and hands on activities for kids and families.

This program is brought to you by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


 

R+R Lecture Series: Environmental Protection

TIME: Sunday, June 12th, 1-3 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Please join us for the first installment of RWA's Recovery+Resiliency (R+R) Lecture Series. During this lecture we will discuss environmental protection and how our community can work together to put plans in action.  

Led by an impressive panel of experts, this free workshop provides the Rockaway community with useful information on how to protect our peninsula from further environmental degredation. Stay tuned for more upcoming R+R Lectures.  

Panelists: GrowNYC, Surfrider Foundation, Riverhead Foundation, Science and Resilience
Institute at Jamaica Bay, and the Clearwater

Special thanks to our sponsor: NY Rising Community Center Recovery Service provided in partnership with the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR).


 

National Trails Day Trail Building

TIME: Saturday, June 4th, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: Michaelis Bayswater Park - Beach 32nd St & Beach Channel Drive

Public Transit Directions: Take A train (Far Rockaway) to Beach 35th St station. Walk one block to the park and meet at the Comfort Station.

Come join RWA and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation in clearing and beautifying an overgrown trail along Jamaica Bay in Michaelis Bayswater Park. Adults and children alike are welcome to participate in this event. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed toed shoes.

Registration is not required, but students looking to do community service hours are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools. 

Special thanks to Patagonia & National Fish & Wildlife Foundation for supporting this event.


 

Rockaway Horseshoe Crab Count

TIME: Saturday, June 4th, 7:30 pm (7:58 horseshoe crabs emerge)
LOCATION: East Rockaway Inlet/Beach 9th St

Each May and June, the shores of the Rockaways play host to thousands of spawning horseshoe crabs.  In this time frame, on 12 nights coinciding with the new and full moon phases, the yearly horseshoe crab survey is conducted.  All systematic counts are taken in or near darkness at high tides along the beaches of Rockaway and Jamaica Bay.


May 2016

 

Quintet of the Americas Comes to Far Rockaway

TIME: Sunday, May 29th, 2 - 3 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the Quintet of the Americas for a special Memorial Day weekend concert. The performance will include music by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, marches by John Philip Sousa, Armed Forces Salutes, Broadway, Yankee Doodle, and Jim Cohn's new Rockaway Suite.

As part of the concert, the Quintet of the Americas will perform, for the first time, "Rockaway Baby," a brand new piece by composer Lev Zhurbin. This special piece is inspired by the life stories shared by Rockaway seniors earlier in the year.

This concert is part of an extended residency by Quintet of the Americas funded by Chamber Music America.


 

Jane Jacobs Walking Tour and Community Stewardship Event

TIME: Sunday, May 15th 11 AM-1 PM

LOCATION: Beach 25th Street and the Beach Boardwalk

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the birth of urban activist and urban renewal opponent Jane Jacobs. To celebrate this anniversary, the Municipal Arts Society is coordinating events that embody Jacobs's legacy by getting people outside and exploring New York City with one another.

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance & the Surfrider Foundation for a community stewardship clean up followed by a walking tour of the historical beachside bungalows.  

We will meet at Beach 25th St and the beach boardwalk at 11AM, where we will do a shoreline clean up. At 12:30 we will depart for a neighborhood walk to meet local neighbors and explore one of the last bungalow communities still in existence in New York City. 

Adults and children alike are welcome to participate. Registration is not required but students looking to do community service hours for this event are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools to get credit for their hours. 


 

10th Annual Earth Day Rockaway

TIME: Saturday, May 7th, 12 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Come out and enjoy a day of fun by the Rockaway beach with free activities and programs for families and kids of all ages.

This year's event will include: Live music and food along with activities like kite-making, recycling Olympics, mock dolphin rescue, plantings, composting, face painting, water testing, raptor demonstration, firehouse safety obstacle course, and art-related booths to learn how to appreciate and conserve the earth's resources.

All activities are free and intended to raise awareness of the natural resources along the Rockaway shoreline. 

Organizations interested in participating in tabling at this event are encouraged to contact Judah Asimov at: jasimov@rwalliance.org.

This event is sponsored by Metro PCS, NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation, National Grid, PSEG Long Island, NextEra Energy, Port Authority of NY/NJ, and Beach Green.


April 2016

 

Project Underway Design Build

TIME: Sunday, April 17th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (Firehouse 59)

Join RWA and Combo Colab as we work together to build green infrastructure, such as trash cans and benches, to put along the Rockaway Freeway roadbed under the MTA A-Line.

This event is part of RWA's Project Underway, a community engagement initiative to plan and design this underutilized space. The goals of Project Underway are to benefit the community by connecting both the east and west ends of the Peninsula, and provide a safer and more equitable transportation route for people of all ages.


 

Spring Foraging Tour with Steve Brill

TIME: Sunday, April 10th, 10 AM-12 noon
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

America's go-to guy for foraging, "Wildman" Steve Brill, in conjunction with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours of the Far Rockaway seashore. Those who join us on this tour will learn to enjoy edible plants and reaffirm their commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches.

The free 2-hour walking tour begins at 10AM at Firehouse 59 located at 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd., off Beach 59th St., in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY. 

Advanced registration is suggested as space is limited.

Suggested donation is $10/adult, children under 12 are FREE. 

For "Wildman's" 2016 tour calendar and additional info, please visit http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com


 

Youth Program Open House

TIME: Sunday, April 10th, 12:30 PM -2:30 PM
LOCATION: Arverne View Courtyard (57-15 Shorefront Parkway)

Are you between the ages of 14-20 or a parent looking for enriching summer programming for your children?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then please join us on Sunday April 10th to learn more about Shore Corps, our paid summer teen program, and Aqua 101, our middle school summer program!

We will be presenting about these two summer programs and walking all interested applicants through the application process!


 

Community Dune Planting (Cancelled)


 

UPDATE - Community Stewardship Day CANCELLED DUE TO UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS

UPDATE: Today's Community Stewardship Day has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions (60+ mph winds).We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit us at rwalliance.org for a rescheduled date in the upcoming weeks. 

TIME: CANCELLED April 3, 2016, 11AM to 3PM

LOCATION: Michaelis Bayswater Park - Beach 32nd St & Beach Channel Drive

Public Transit Directions: Take A train (Far Rockaway) to Beach 35th St station. Walk one block to the park and meet at the Comfort Station. 

Come join RWA and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for a community volunteer day to do trail maintenance and clean up the shoreline. 

We will be clearing and beautifying an overgrown trail along Jamaica Bay in Michaelis Bayswater Park. Adults and children alike are welcome to participate in this event. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and close toed shoes.

Registration is not required, but students looking to do community service hours are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools. 


March 2016

 

Visionmaker: Jamaica Bay Workshop

TIME: Sunday, March 13th, 11 AM -1 PM
LOCATION: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Visionmaker.NYC is a web application designed to enable people to develop and share their own climate-resilient designs for Jamaica Bay based on Rapid and realistic model assessments of carbon, water, biodiversity, and population.

Researchers are currently seeking participation from educators, researchers, environmental NGOs, and others to better understand how visions of resilience for the Jamaica Bay watershed vary based on different priorities.

RWA is partnering with Cornell University, the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. 

Click here to sign up


 

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.