Whether through the planning of a “Greater Rockaway” or our continual efforts to keep the coast clean and accessible for the public to enjoy, RISE is always looking for new ways to help improve the health and well-being of our community.


2023 Call for Artists-Art Under the Elevated

public work artist commissions to activate the space under and adjacent to the elevated A train station at Beach 60th Street in Far Rockaway (Queens), New York

"Greater Rockaway" Coastal Enhancement Plan

Focused on the restoration of the dunes along the Atlantic shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula to prioritize local voices, biodiversity, and long-term stewardship. 

Community Visioning in Edgemere

an inclusive and equitable community visioning process for parcels of land recently purchased as part of the City of New York’s effort to protect the coastal community of Edgemere from flooding.

Vax Up! Far Rock Campaign

VAX UP! is an outreach campaign focused on serving Rockaway residents with up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccination.


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Art Under the Elevated 2022

RISE commissioned artists to create public art installations in 2022 to activate the public space under and adjacent to the elevated A line train tracks in Rockaway, Queens.

DOCUMENTARY: Everything is Different Now: Portrait of a Pandemic

This film is a compilation of written stories, photographs and videos developed by high school schools in NYC documenting their personal experiences during the pandemic. 

Wellness Way (aka Project Underway)

a pedestrian corridor of demapped roadway; serving as a community hub for local events focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our community.  

Art Underneath the Elevated 2020 & 2017

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

Rockspot NYC Tours

Explore the best kept secrets of the Rockaways with sites designated by locals as "must see" destinations.

The RISE Center

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

Take Care Rockaway Mental Health Resource Guide

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.

Enabling Rockaway Homeowners to Prepare for Coastal Flooding

We are working to develop materials to empower homeowners in the Rockaways to prepare for flooding, reduce damages from future floods, and recover more quickly

CREATE FAR ROCK Arts Initiative

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

Documentary: Rockaway Stories

RISE 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 Vision Plan 2020


Greater Rockaway Waterfront Vision 2020 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.