Post Tagged with: "Rocking the Boat"

Education / Environment

Rocking Manhattan in boats built in the Bronx

Rocking the Boat supporters took to the river on Sept. 27 to help raise money for the boatbuilding education group.

Supporters row around Gotham for annual fundraiser Some 100 people sacrificed hours of sleep on a Saturday in late September, and instead gathered at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in downtown Manhattan at 7 a.m. for a day-long workout. The group came together on Sept. 27 to take part in […]

Education / Environment

School fair colors Hunts Point green

Girls made their own jewelry at the fair in Hunts Point Riverside Park.

For its sixth annual School Fair, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children teamed up with Green Apple Day of Service to transform Hunts Point Riverside Park into an environmental festival.

Education / Environment

Bronx kids row and sail home happy

One of three sailboats docked at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Aug. 7 after a three-day, 35-mile trek.

Twenty teens in three 20-foot sailboats made land at Hunts Point Riverside Park on August 10, after three days of recreation, rustic relaxation, and lots of rowing. After months of hard work building the boats, the young people from local non-profit Rocking the Boat finally got to enjoy the fruits […]

Environment / Parks

A tiny oasis takes shape on the river

The South Bronx’s newest green experiment, Waterwash ABC, is now open for all to see. A mini-wetland and a garden through which a trail winds, the work of environmental architecture is a surprise, in the rear of the large furniture warehouse store on the Soundview side of the Bronx River.

Environment / Parks

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

As planners look to revitalize the city’s waterfront, one environmental advocacy group says the mayor’s blueprint for change does not go far enough, and wants waterfront communities like Hunts Point to join its efforts.

Crime / Parks

Local efforts strive to end stop-and-frisk

By Daniel Bejarano Three murals painted by Hunts Point artist Sharon De La Cruz on The Point’s river campus on Edgewater Road, encourage passersby to document their interactions with police. The murals, inspired in the message “Know Your Rights,” as one of them says in pink, yellow and purple cartoon-like […]

Education / Environment / Parks

Rocking the Boat sails into future

The Legacy returns to shore, with her sail lowered.

For more photos, click here. The launching of a new 19-foot sailboat at Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 4 marked the culmination of a year of boatbuilding for students from Rocking the Boat. Sixteen students launched the Legacy at the organization’s end-of-semester party, celebrating the its first year in […]

Education / Environment

Anthony’s interesting odyssey

Anthony’s interesting odyssey

After six years as boatbuilding director at Hunts Point non-profit Rocking the Boat, Anthony Archino has announced he will be stepping aside. Fittingly, Archino will be rowing, as well as sailing, into the sunset.

Art / Business / Environment / Parks

Volunteers sought for river project

Volunteers sought for river project

Construction of a new wetlands area across the river from Hunts Point Riverside Park is getting underway, and volunteers are needed to kick the project into high gear. The new wetland park, called ABC Waterwash, is the brainchild of artist and environmentalist Lillian Ball, who is collaborating with the owner […]