What's New

What's New


Raffle to Support Living Classroom

100 percent of all proceeds from the raffle will support RISE's Living Classroom, a pre-K to sixth-grade STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program that brings the great outdoors into the classroom, utilizing the natural shoreline for hands-on experiential learning.

"Dune Squad" Invasive Plant Removal

RISE won a three-year grant from New York State's Environmental Protection Fund. Click here to learn more.

Arverne East Native Plant Nursery

Join RISE in creating a new native plant nursery, to locally grow native shoreline plants for the coastal dunes of the Rockaway peninsula.

Stay Healthy!

RISE wants to make sure you stay healthy this winter and spring. We encourage you to participate in Flu Shot Friday, get a COVID-19 vaccine, and order free at-home COVID-19 test kits. We are working with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a community partner to get the word out and help make this happen. Together, we can keep our family, friends, and neighbors Rockaway strong!

Rock Artist in Our Midst

Rock artist. When we hear that term, we think of Jim Morrison, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey. But Kevin Sudeith? Who? No, not The Who, but who? Click here to learn more about Sudeith and the initiative Art Under the Elevated.