What's New

What's New


Rockaway Market Street

Rockaway Market Street @ Beach 60th is an outdoor marketplace, under the A train's El, by the Beach 60th Street subway entrance, that promotes fresh regionally grown produce, food products and crafts. 

The 2022 market will take place every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., June 4 to October 22, and will be supported with live music, food, and related activities. The mission of Rockaway Market Street @ Beach 60th is to support regional farmers and vendors with opportunities to sell their vegetables, fruits, homemade food products, baked goods, and locally made crafts and products to the general public.

Click here for more information!

Chair Yoga at RISE

Certified yoga instructor Ruth Graves is offering a free chair yoga class at RISE on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 to 11:15. Ruth has practiced all kinds of yoga (chair, mat, Shivananda) for more than twenty years. She studied with Lakshmi Voelker, worked at Rockaway YMCA, and even refined her skills at Shivananda in the Bahamas.

All are welcome! From beginners to seasoned practitioners--and everyone in between--are invited. RISE (outdoors), 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11692.

Community Visioning in Edgemere

Join RISE in an inclusive and equitable community visioning process for parcels of land recently purchased as part of New York City’s effort to protect the coastal community of Edgemere from flooding. Click here to learn more and to participate!

RISE awarded NFWF Coastal Resilience Fund

RISE's "Greater Rockaway" Community & Shoreline Enhancement Plan is only project in NY State to receive award. Learn more  



COVID-19 Survey

Help RISE understand the opinions and experiences of Rockaway residents when it comes to COVID-19 and the vaccines!

Click here to take our short e-survey. All answers are 100% confidential. 

"Greater Rockaway" Community & Shoreline Enhancement Plan

RISE established new initiative to conduct a comprehensive site assessment and preliminary design with community input to enhance the dunes along the Atlantic shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula into an extensive, biodiverse, and habitat-rich dune system. Click here to read our final report.


Garden Club of Lawrence features RISE at GCA Zone III Conference

This June, the Garden Club of Lawrence featured RISE at their 2021 Garden Club of America ZONE III Conference, titled, "Marsh Madness." Check out the video highlighting RISE's work and collaboration with partners Claire Weisz of WXY Architecture & Urban Design and Laura Starr of Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architecture. 

RISE Featured in the American Society of Civil Engineers

RISE and the Greater Rockaway Community and Shoreline Enhancement Plan were featured in an article in the American Society of Civil Engineers' most recent publication. Click here to read more and see interviews with RISE volunteer Daris Garnes and Shore Corps students Eden Chan and Brianna Francis.

Covid-19 Community Resources

Like many of you, we are working to help stop the spread of the virus by working from home, cancelling in-person programs and shifting all youth and community programs to an online platform.

Please check out our updated list of vital resources and virtual programs to support the Rockaway community through this challenging time.