Post Tagged with: "Rocking the Boat"

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat hosts visitors from Africa

Foreign exchange students learn about the Bronx River.

International exchange students say they’ll take lessons learned here to launch projects to help their communities back home.


Funding for local groups announced

Several South Bronx organizations are slated to receive funding from the New York City Council for the programs and services they run in their communities.


Rocking the Boat sets sail on Bronx River

Emily Martinez attempts a knot, while Kinney Glass, Joe Petrillo, and Zania  (l to r) observe, as part of Rocking the Boat’s new Sailing Program.

Rocking the Boat’s latest addition to its repertoire of youth educational activities, aims to formally educate high school students and young adults in sailing so they can teach middle-schoolers how to sail the Bronx River, and perhaps move on to teach as a career.

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.


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.


‘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.