Whether through the planning of a “Greater Rockaway” or our continual efforts to keep the coast clean and accessible for the public to enjoy, we are always looking for new ways to help improve the health and wellbeing of the Rockaway community.
RISE is seeking proposals from a firm or a team of firms to prepare the Rockaway Dune Enhancement Plan.
The Rockaway community in New York City is at the epicenter of the corona virus. We are calling on any garment manufacturers or home sewers to help provide protective masks to our community. Learn how you can help.
Check out the Mental Health Resource Guide for the Rockaways to learn about existing mental health services in the Rockaways and reduce social stigma among people in need.
RISE launched an 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 Rockaway, Queens. Stay tuned for the announcement of the artists selected for the 2020 art installations.
A community hub for emerging artists, and scientists alike to connect with local residents and visitors to the Rockaways through programming and public art exhibitions
is focused on raising awareness of local businesses and community events intended to build a strong network of individuals who can support one another on a daily basis and in the event of another storm or natural disaster.
In 2015, RISE spearheaded a community-led initiative called Project Underway to actively engage residents, business owners, transit advocates and government agencies in working together to develop a plan to better utilize the Rockaway Freeway roadbed under the MTA A-Line from Mott Ave to Beach 108th Street.
RWA collected stories from across the Rockaway Peninsula to document what happened in local neighborhoods affected by Storm Sandy and build on a collaborative vision for future rebuilding efforts in the Rockaways.
Greater Rockaway Waterfront Vision is a community-driven plan that has brought together local insight to enhance 11 miles of one of New York City's greatest coastal resource.
A community-wide initiative to grow the capacity of arts + culture on the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula.
RISE commissioned artists to host temporary art exhibitions to activate the public space under the elevated A line train tracks in Rockaway, Queens.