What's New

What's New


Rockaway Stop 'N' Swap

It's free! Give away items you no longer need or take home something new-to-you! You don't have to bring something to take something.

Saturday, June 3, 2023,* 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Beach 60th Street & Rockaway Freeway, under the elevated A-train tracks *Subject to cancellation with inclement weather.

Rockaway Market Street @ Beach 60th

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., June 10 to October 28, 2023

Located under the elevated A-train tracks at Beach 60th Street

Jammers Steel will be performing on their steel drums on opening day!

Click here for more information.

Open Call: Art Underneath the Elevated 2023

RISE is launching another open call for artists to submit proposals for temporary art installations to activate the public space underneath or adjacent to the elevated A-train in Far Rockaway, Queens. For more information please click here.

Chair Yoga

Certified yoga instructor Ruth Graves offers a FREE chair yoga class at RISE, 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, refined her skills at Shivananda in the Bahamas, and works at Rockaway YMCA.

Beginners to seasoned practitioners--and everyone in between--are invited.

RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11692

Core on the Floor

Core on the Floor, a brand-new FREE thirty-minute class focusing on core and lower body and led by Ann Fosteris of Fitness to You, is offered weekly at RISE on Mondays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Participants should bring their own mats. All levels are welcome.
RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11692

Monday Morning Moves

Join us for this FREE fitness class with Ann Fosteris. No need to register. Just show up Monday mornings at eleven o'clock. Join neighbors of all ages and fitness levels. You will feel good and look great in no time!

RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11692

Greater Rockaway Community & Shoreline Enhancement Plan

RISE established a new initiative to conduct a comprehensive site assessment and preliminary design, with community input, to enhance the shoreline of the Rockaway peninsula into an extensive, biodiverse, and habitat-rich dune system.

Click here to read our final report.