OUR EVENTS:

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May 2018

 

Visit to Sang Lee & Briermere Farms

TIME: Saturday, May 19th, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Meet at RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join us for an exciting all day tour of Sang Lee Farms in the Northfork of Long Island.

Sang Lee Farms is the farm partner for Rockaway's first official Farm Share. Sang Lee provides low cost, seasonal, certified organic produce for the Rockaway Farm Share Market that meets at RISE every Wednesday from 4-7PM. Please click here to learn more about the farm share.

The general public is welcome to join us for this special tour of Sang Lee Farm in Peconic, NY.

The bus departs from RISE (5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692) at 8:30AM and will return by 6:30PM. The bus is free of charge but interested parties must register in advance as space is limited.


 

12th Annual Earth Day Rockaway

TIME: Saturday, May 5th, 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.


April 2018

 

Discover Coral Exhibit

TIME: Sunday, April 22nd, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance presents Discover Coral, an exhibit the explores coral reefs and how the changing climate and pollution are affecting the healthy and vibrancy of some of the most ecologically important habitat in the world.

Coral reefs are home to twenty-five percent of all marine life and 500 million people globally rely on coral reefs for food, tourism income and coastal protection. Corals are also fascinating organisms and the architects behind the world's largest structures.They are however in a dramatic state of decline. The world has lost over 40% of corals over the last 30 years due to pollution, destructive fishing and climate change.

Discover coral and what you can do to help save this important natural resource. The exhibit is inspired by Jeff Orlowski's film, Chasing Coral, and the XL Catlin Seaview Survey and was realized by artists Heather Kramer and Diwa Tamrong. 

We thank the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for their generous support through the Cultural Development Fund. 


 

Beach Clean Up & Dune Planting

TIME: Sunday, April 22nd, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
LOCATION: Meet at B44th St and the Boardwalk

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

For this event we will be cleaning the shoreline and planting native beach plum and shrubs 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 for sponsoring this event.


 

Spring Dune Planting

TIME: Saturday, April 14th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Meet at B44th St and the Boardwalk

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

For this dune planting we will be restoring native plants 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 for sponsoring this event.


 

Create Far Rock Town Hall - Far Rockaway

TIME: Thursday, April 12th, 6:30-8:00pm

LOCATION: Queens Library for Teens, 2002 Cornaga Ave., Far Rockaway 

We invite you to a community-wide initiative, Create Far Rock, to envision the future of the arts on the eastern end of the Rockaways. Join us at a town hall to help identify cultural assets and ways to grow the capacity of art and culture in our community. Your input over the next months is critical to ensure that the arts and culture have a solid foundation in a vibrant, equitable, and diverse Far Rockaway. Your input will help formulate investments in the local arts and cultural sector over the next two years.

For more info visit https://www.rwalliance.org/rwa/projects/CreateFarRock/


 

Create Far Rock Town Hall - Arverne

TIME: Tuesday, April 10th, 6:30-8:00pm
LOCATION: RISE, 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Arverne, NY 11692

We invite you to a community-wide initiative, Create Far Rock, to envision the future of the arts on the eastern end of the Rockaways. Join us at a town hall to help identify cultural assets and ways to grow the capacity of art and culture in our community. Your input over the next months is critical to ensure that the arts and culture have a solid foundation in a vibrant, equitable, and diverse Far Rockaway. Your input will help formulate investments in the local arts and cultural sector over the next two years.

For more info visit https://www.rwalliance.org/rwa/projects/CreateFarRock/


March 2018

 

Art Slam

TIME: Friday, March 9th, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Calling all artists, creators, designer, performers, musicians, vocalists, designers, singers, writers, & others to show off their craft! This is a great opportunity to come meet other artists & see the talent in Far Rockaway!

Each person will have 3-5 minutes to perform or present their talent. On the day of, performers will sign up at the door. Time slots are on a first come, first serve basis. For performers, a mic and speakers will be provided. Visual artists, please bring a USB drive or printed copies of your work, and limit presentation to 5 slides.

This event kicks off a community-wide initiative to envision the future of arts & culture in Far Rockaway, Arverne, and Edgemere. All are welcome. All ages. Email events@rwalliance.org or call 718-327-5919 with any questions.

Please RSVP in advance by emailing your name and talent to events@rwalliance.org.

Special thanks to the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for making this event possible. 


January 2018

 

NYC Master Composter Certificate Course

TIME: Every Saturday, Jan 6th - Feb 24th, 10:00 - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Program is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community-based compost projects across all five boroughs.

The course requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, two field trips, 30 hours of compost related fieldwork, and a final project.

Registration deadline is 11/27

Find more information and the application at: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/zerowaste/residents/
master-composter-certificate-program.shtml


 

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