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
This marked a big step forward for the Rockaway community. Today RISE partners with community-based organizations and local businesses to host a variety of programs and activities free to the public.
The "Great Hall" gallery on the main floor has space for visual arts exhibitions and space for visiting planners, scientists, and experts to lead community-led projects, lectures, and programs for youth and the local community.
The RISE Center has become a Rockaway destination, focused on raising awareness of its natural beauty and bringing opportunities for economic development and vibrancy to the Rockaway peninsula.