Events

Events

We encourage you to check out our upcoming events calendar. Due to COVID, all in person events require social distancing and registration in advance. 

 

 

Exhibit Opening: "The Painting Pavilion" by Renée Berthelette

Saturday, December 4, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

"The Painting Pavilion" is Renée Berthelette’s debut solo exhibition, and the opening will  feature live music by the Keith Jordan Group. Each painting is inspired by a specific beach of the Rockaway peninsula and was created using rhythm-based paint application to the beat of local jazz musicians. Visitors are encouraged to bring headphones; corresponding QR codes will link to videos of the creative process with a musical soundtrack. This project is made possible in part by Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York City Council.

Living Classroom Family Science Series: Migratory Birds (Middle School)

Wednesday, December 15, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Zoom

This FREE virtual workshop is for Middle School (6th-8th grade) children and their families to explore migratory birds, the importance of birds in our ecosystem, migratory patterns of birds, the threats our local birds are facing, and what we can do to protect them. Students will dive into topics like migration patterns, local Rockaway birds, and birds as necessary contributors to our ecosystem. Using what we learned, participants will be given their own bird house to build and customize!

Living Classroom Family Science Series: Migratory Birds (Elementary School)

Friday, December 17, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Zoom

This FREE virtual workshop is for Elementary School (3rd-5th grade) students and their families to explore migratory birds, the importance of birds in our ecosystem, migratory patterns of birds, the threats our local birds are facing, and what we can do to protect them. Students will dive into topics like migration patterns, local Rockaway birds, and birds as necessary contributors to our ecosystem. Using what we learned, participants will be given their own bird house to build and customize!

Edgemere Community Visioning Forum #2

Saturday, January 15, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

This is the second of three forums as part of the Edgemere Community Visioning Process to engage Edgemere residents and stakeholders in creating a Community Agreement for the use of nearly 60 vacant lots. The goal of this forum is to align goals and identify on the ground solutions.

Register below for this event!

Edgemere Community Visioning Forum 3

Saturday, February 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
RISE Center 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692

This is the third forum for the Edgemere Community Visioning Process to engage Edgemere residents and stakeholders in creating a Community Agreement for the use of nearly 60 vacant lots. The goal of this forum is to prioritize solutions and identify next steps.

Register below for this event!