Events Calendar

Events Calendar

In light of the pandemic, we have tailored a series of virtual programs for community members to stay connected. Our events are 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.

 

Virtual Living Classroom: Community Cooking (Elementary School)

Friday, June 18, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join us on Zoom

This FREE virtual workshop is for Elementary schoolchildren and their families to explore what it means to eat healthy both in the meals we make and in the farming practices we support. Students will dive into topics like balanced diets, community gardening, and the impacts of mass farming on the environment. Using what we learned, we will follow a quick cooking tutorial to make an easy, healthy, and delicious meal at home! Also, be sure to check out our farm share where we bring fresh, locally-grown organic produce directly from the farm to Rockaway.

Virtual Living Classroom: Community Cooking (Middle School)

Friday, June 18, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us on Zoom

This FREE virtual workshop is for Middle School children and their families to explore what it means to eat healthy both in the meals we make and in the farming practices we support. Students will dive into topics like balanced diets, community gardening, and the impacts of mass farming on the environment. Using what we learned, we will follow a quick cooking tutorial to make an easy, healthy, and delicious meal at home! Also, be sure to check out our farm share where we bring fresh, locally-grown organic produce directly from the farm to Rockaway.

Pickling Workshop with Joyce Artis

Wednesday, June 23, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hip Hop Community Garden (58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard)

Now that RISE's 2021 Farm Share Program is just around the corner, you're invited to our Pickling Workshop!
 
RISE volunteer, Joyce Artis will once again guide us in creating delicious refrigerator pickles to take home and enjoy. Refrigerator pickles are ready within a few hours. However, they get better with time! This is also a great way for you to reuse one of your glass jars, so please bring along a clean medium sized jar to take home your pickled produce. Looking forward to seeing you there. Please stay tuned for additional upcoming RISE workshops. If you have any questions please email llachner@riserockaway.org. 
 

Special thanks to NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.

 
 
 

Virtual Living Classroom: Community Cooking (Elementary School)

Friday, June 25, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join us on Zoom

This FREE virtual workshop is for Elementary schoolchildren and their families to explore what it means to eat healthy both in the meals we make and in the farming practices we support. Students will dive into topics like balanced diets, community gardening, and the impacts of mass farming on the environment. Using what we learned, we will follow a quick cooking tutorial to make an easy, healthy, and delicious meal at home! Also, be sure to check out our farm share where we bring fresh, locally-grown organic produce directly from the farm to Rockaway.

Virtual Living Classroom: Community Cooking (Middle School

Friday, June 25, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us on Zoom

This FREE virtual workshop is for Middle School children and their families to explore what it means to eat healthy both in the meals we make and in the farming practices we support. Students will dive into topics like balanced diets, community gardening, and the impacts of mass farming on the environment. Using what we learned, we will follow a quick cooking tutorial to make an easy, healthy, and delicious meal at home! Also, be sure to check out our farm share where we bring fresh, locally-grown organic produce directly from the farm to Rockaway.

Plant Swap

Saturday, June 26, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
RISE Hip Hop Community Garden (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd)

Rise will be hosting its first Community "Plant Swap"!

Please come out and  join other plant enthusiast from the five boroughs to swap and share - plants, tools, pots, soil, tips and more!

RISE will not be providing any plants so please make sure you bring your own to swap out.

Raindate: 
Saturday, July 17, 2021
 
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to llachner@riserockaway.org.

Jamaica Bay Community Cleanup & Kayak

Saturday, July 17, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Join RISE for a clean up and paddle day along Jamaica Bay. Local residents and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in this stewardship event.

There will be a limited number of kayaks for the public to use at no cost. Kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis to those who participate in the clean up. Participants are required to sign waiver on the day of the event. Children under 16 must have a parent present to sign their waiver. 

Special thanks to NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.

Jamaica Bay Community Cleanup & Kayak

Saturday, August 7, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Join RISE for a clean up and paddle day along Jamaica Bay. Local residents and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in this stewardship event.

There will be a limited number of kayaks for the public to use at no cost. Kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis to those who participate in the clean up. Participants are required to sign waiver on the day of the event. Children under 16 must have a parent present to sign their waiver. 

Special thanks to NYS DEC, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event.

International Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, September 18, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meet at Beach 59th St and Rockaway Freeway

Join RISE for the annual International Coastal Cleanup in partnership with the American Littoral Society. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. All trash collected at this event will be entered into the national database, which goes to help establish legislation to reduce trash along our shores.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be handing out prepacked tote bags with gloves, bags, and instructions. Participants are encouraged to head to the beach or surrounding area to do a self guided cleanup.

Students can receive community service hours for their efforts, but they must email programs@riserockaway.org. Staff will not sign physical forms during the event.

Masks are required and safe social distancing must be maintained. Registration is not required. This event is hosted rain or shine! 

Special thanks to NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation, and Patagonia for sponsoring this event. 

Fall Foraging Tour w. Wildman Steve Brill

Saturday, October 16, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at Beach 59th St and Rockaway Freeway

This fall, RISE will be hosting a tour with America's go-to foraging team, "Wildman" Steve Brill and his daughter Violet. The vastly under appreciated natural habitat of the Rockaways offers all the best wild foods of the seashore.

The sandy soil of the Rockaways is poor, limiting tree- and grass growth, but benefiting other species that can take advantage of the unblocked sun and nutrient-poor soil. Wild greens will be doing great here, and there are dozens of species that thrive. Field garlic is a very tasty relative of onions and garlic. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will limit the group to 10 people. Masks are required and safe social distancing must be maintained. 

This event is free but advance registration is required. This event is rain or shine.