OUR EVENTS:

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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April 2019

 

Spring Dune Planting

TIME: Saturday, April 13th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Intersection of B44th and Rockaway Beach Blvd

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 NYC DEP, NYC DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


 

Cook and Chat: All About Sugar

TIME: Wednesday, April 10th, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Learn all about sugar, diabetes, how to portion and limit your sugar intake. We'll have a guest chef visiting, check back to see what's on the menu!

The class is free and open to all. Space is limited so please register in advance.

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


 

Cook and Chat: All About Salt

TIME: Wednesday, April 3rd, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Learn all about spices and salt, how to cut back on salt without compromising flavor and how to prevent diet-related diseases. We'll be making Trinidadian callaloo (vegetarian spinach soup) and sweet plantains.

The class is free and open to all. Space is limited so please register in advance.

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


 

Mobile Health Van @ RISE

TIME: Wednesday, April 3rd and April 10th from 5:00-7:00 PM, April 17th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Mobile Health Van is back on the move and coming to RISE. Services include: blood pressure screenings, primary care information, health and wellness resources and more. 

The Mobile Health Van will be outside of RISE Wednesdays in April to promote National Stress Awareness month. Come check it out!

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


March 2019

 

Beach Clean Up & Dune Planting

TIME: Saturday, March 30th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Intersection of B44th and Rockaway Beach Blvd

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 NYC DEP, NYC DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.


 

Crafting Self Care: Crochet Workshop

TIME: Wednesday, March 27th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join Fabiola, owner of Handmade Cocoon, for a beginner crochet workshop at RISE. You'll learn the basics of crochet and have time to practice your skills. This workshop is free to attend and is open to all levels. If you have your own supplies, please bring them.

Instruction will be given in English and Spanish.

Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided for the first 10 people who register!

Class is filled. Check back for more workshops like this in the future.

Check out Fabiola's work at instagram.com/handmadecocoon


 

Teen Battle Chef

TIME: Wednesday, March 20th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join us as we transform the RISE building into a culinary cook-off arena. RWA's ShoreCorps will battle it out for the best tasting recipe and we need judges! All are welcome to taste some fantastic food and weigh-in on who will win the Champion title.

This event is free and open to all.

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


 

RESCHEDULED: Grow Your Own Micro-Greens

TIME: Monday, March 18th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Microgreens are the small edible greens harvested after a plant germinates, typically less than 2 weeks. Microgreens are safe to eat and have high levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Even better – you can grow them at home with a few supplies.

Learn how to grow your own micro-greens so you can eat fresh veggies all year round!

This is an upcycle project - if you have a shallow take-out container, please bring it. 


 

Cook & Chat: Knife Skills

TIME: Wednesday, March 13th, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Learn basic knife skills and other tricks for how to cook a quick and nutritious dinner. Chef Tiffany will demonstrate how to chop, dice and slice up vegetables for a delicious homemade broth. We'll be making a delicious and simple ramen for dinner.

The class is free and open to all. 

We're all booked! Registration is closed! 
Please check out our Cook and Chats scheduled in April and May.

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


 

Cook & Chat: Demystifying Food Labels

TIME: Wednesday, March 6th, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Let's talk about the Nutrition Facts and common front-of-package labels. What's the difference between "Organic", "Natural" and all those other labels on our food? How can you make the most of all this information? Join us as we talk about the different types of labels on packaged food and make a seasonal veggie stir-fry together.

The class is free and open to all.

We're all booked! Registration is closed! 
Please check out our Cook and Chats scheduled in April and May.

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


 

Mobile Health Van @ RISE

TIME: Wednesdays, March 6th and 13th at 5:00-7:00 PM, 20th and 27th at 1:00-4:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Mobile Health Van is back on the move and coming to RISE. Services include: blood pressure screenings, primary care information, health and wellness resources and more. 

The Mobile Health Van will be outside of RISE every Wednesday in March. Come check it out!

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


February 2019

 

Crafting Self Care: Learn to Knit Pt. 2

TIME: Monday, February 25th, 2:00-4:00pm
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

In this second series of Learn to Knit. Joyce, one of our volunteers and DIY craft extraordinaire, will teach us how to do the knit and purl stitches. You do not have to have attended Learn to Knit pt. 1 to attend. Knitting is a great activity for self-care... knitting with others is even better!

In exchange for FREE learn to knit classes, we ask that you consider donating your finished product. We will have more details about where you can bring your finished product during class.

If you have your own knitting supplies, please bring them!


 

Cook & Chat: Food Access is a Human Right!

TIME: Wednesday, February 13th, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Let's talk about food justice. What is food justice? What does it mean to have a sustainable food system? What is food waste and why is it a problem? What's your "food story"? Join us as we explore the basics of food justice while cooking a delicious meal together.

The class is free and open to all. Space is limited so please register in advance.

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


 

Crafting Self Care: Learn to Knit Pt.1

TIME: Monday, February 11th, 2:00-4:00pm
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Knitting is a great activity for self-care. Research suggests that this relaxing craft can improve well-being and mental health. Join us as Joyce, one of our volunteers and DIY craft extraordinaire, teaches the basics of knitting. We'll give you information on getting started, yarn selection, supplies you'll need, how to shop, where to shop, fun facts, how to find discounts and more. There will be a raffle prize for one lucky participant.

In exchange for FREE learn-to-knit classes, we ask that you consider donating your finished product. We will have more details about where you can bring your finished product during class.

If you have your own knitting supplies, please bring them! 

This is a two-part series. Our next Learn to Knit class will be February 25th from 2:00-4:00 PM.


 

Cook & Chat: Heart Heath

TIME: Wednesday, February 6th, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Let's talk about heart health and different types of protein sources. What are comes to mind when you hear "protein"? What are the USDA recommendations around meat consumption for a healthy heart? What is the environmental impact of eating meat? Join us as we explore topics around protein and make black bean burgers and sweet potato fries.

The class is free and open to all. Space is limited so please register in advance.

Questions? Contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.


January 2019

 

Cook & Chat: Hydroponics Workshop

TIME: Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Hydroponics is the art of growing plants without soil. Come learn about setting up a hydroponics system and create your own mason jar hydroponics system to take home. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious hydroponic-grown meal with us.


 

Cook & Chat: Pasta-Making Class

TIME: Wednesday, January 9th, 5:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Making fresh pasta is easier than it sounds. Learn how to make a basic pasta with roasted veggies and enjoy a delicious meal with us. Over dinner, Indy will talk about carbohydrates, sugar and answer any questions you might have!

Registration is recommended, but not required.
We'll begin promptly at 5:00 PM, please arrive on time!


 

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