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.


6th Annual Hip Hop Halloween

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Join RISE for the 6th Annual Hip Hop Halloween. Celebrate Halloween with family and friends in the Hip Hop Community Garden by taking part in painting a pumpkin, face painting and festive food. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Fall Dune Planting

Saturday, October 5, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Beach 44th St and Rockaway Beach Blvd

Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. For this dune restoration we will be planting shrubs and native grasses to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this event. Dress accordingly.

Registration is not required but students looking to do community service hours are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools.

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

Daffodil Giveaway

Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
The RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

New Yorkers for Parks is offering free daffodil bulbs for any Rockaway community groups or individuals interested in hosting projects at their schools', businesses' or neighborhood's blocks.

RISE is hosting the Queens distribution event at the RISE Center located at 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692. Click here to register with New Yorkers for Parks. 

Crafting Self Care: Learn to Knit Pt.2

Monday, August 12, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

In this second series of Learn to Knit. Joyce, one of our volunteers and DIY craft extraordinaire, will teach us how to do the knit and purl stitches. You do not have to have attended Learn to Knit pt. 1 to attend. Knitting is a great activity for self-care... knitting with others is even better!

In exchange for FREE learn to knit classes, we ask that you consider donating your finished product. We will have more details about where you can bring your finished product during class.

If you have your own knitting supplies, please bring them!