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 improve the quality of life for the Rockaway community.


The RISE Center

A community center for emerging artists, and scientists alike to connect with local residents and visitors to the Rockaways through programming and public art exhibitions to raise awareness of the natural environment and increase the vibrancy of the local Rockaway community.

Art Under the Elevated

RISE commissioned artists to host temporary art exhibitions to activate the public space under the elevated A line train tracks in Rockaway, Queens.

Create Far Rock Arts Initiative

Join us for community-wide initiative to grow the capacity of arts + culture on the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula.

Documentary: Rockaway Stories

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.

Project Underway

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.

Take Care Rockaway Mental Health Resource Guide

RISE created a resource guide to increase awareness of existing mental health services in the Rockaways and reduce social stigma among people in need.