What's New

What's New


Run for RISE at the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon

RISE has been selected as a charity partner of the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon. Anyone interested in running the marathon for RISE, should e-mail us at info@riserockaway.org  Learn more.

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  



"Monday Morning Moves"

Making a positive impact and living a healthy lifestyle includes staying active and maintaining a healthy weight. There is no need to register for this fitness class with Ann Fosteris. Just show up at RISE on Monday morning at eleven o'clock and join neighbors of all ages and fitness levels. You will feel good and look great in no time! Masks are required, and safe physical distancing must be maintained.

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!

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.  


VAX UP Far Rock Campaign

VAX UP! is a RISE outreach campaign focused on serving Rockaway residents with up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to learn more about this initiative and how we can continue to keep our communities safe from COVID-19.