Post Tagged with: "Rocking the Boat"

Education / Environment

Students build a piece of the past

Students build a piece of the past

Students at Rocking the Boat have teamed up with a New Jersey technical school to create a replica of a pioneering steamboat built in 1804.

Culture / Education

Rocking the Boat honors the Seegers

Musicians regaled the crowd at Seeger Fest at Hunts Point Riverside Park on July 19.

Local educational nonprofit Rocking the Boat organized a Saturday afternoon of music at the park next to the group’s campus, as part of Seeger Fest, a five-day music festival to honor the legacy of Pete and Toshi Seeger.

Education

Young boatbuilders celebrate end of semester

Rocking the Boat students christened "Boatswain," one of two new boats, at an end-of-cemester celebration at Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 7.

Rocking the Boat puts two new boats on the river at its annual early summer party.

Education / Environment

Boatbuilders throw a party

Program participants Freddy Moreira, Roberto Heredia, Corey Joseph, Carlos Dyan, Kavon Wilson and Abram Johnson carry one of three new boats to the river.

Rocking the Boat held a boat launching bash at its Edgewater Road campus on Dec.13 to celebrate the completion of a 12-foot semi-dory and two 14-foot fiddlehead canoes.

Art / Parks

Riverside campus gets a facelift

Patrons and artists at an opening at the House of Spoof on Nov. 2.

A Nov. 2 exhibition at the House of Spoof’s new space centered around El Dia de los Muertos.

News

‘Reverend’ Billy preaches for sustainability

Reverend Billy Talen delivers a sermon on the banks of the Bronx River on Oct. 5, urging the public to consume fewer resources.

The Earthalujah Choir took its message of consumerism and climate change to the shore of the Bronx River last Saturday.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat launches latest creations

Students from Rocking the Boat take the Intrepid out on the Bronx River at a June 1 christening of two new boats.

Rocking the Boat launched a 29-foot replica of a historic whaleboat to celebrate the end of the semester.

Parks

Bronx River Greenway stays cut in two

This rendering shows part of the rehabilitated Starlight Park and two of the bridges designed to link segments of the Bronx River Greenway.

The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.

News

A waterfront love motel for bugs

The Love Motel for Insects at The Point CDC's Riverside Campus appeals to bugs all night long.

They check in, then stay as long as they like A section of Hunts Point now glows at night – and not from neon signs. The latest addition on The Point CDC’s eco-friendly Riverside Campus along the Bronx River is a glow-in-the-dark sculpture that attracts insects and encourages plant growth. […]