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Williams Pipeline Canvassing in Rockaway, Saturday, July 14th

Calling all activists! We’ll be going door-to-door at Ocean Bay Projects in Far Rockaway on July 14th to inform the residents about the Williams pipeline and ask for their support in this fight. Since these buildings are right on the shore, the residents will be impacted most by this project, yet they may not even be aware of it. That is where we come in.

Details:

Where: Ocean Bay Projects, 430-439 Beach 54th St. Arverne, NY – one of the largest housing developments in Far Rockaway

Timing: 11AM meet time. We’ll do some pre-training (no need to have any canvassing experience), then everyone will receive assigned units. We’ll wrap up at about 2pm.

Please mark your calendars and invite a friend or a neighbor to join us! The more volunteers that come out, the more residents we can reach. This is a great opportunity to do some grassroots activism to help fight against the Williams pipeline!


Chapter Meeting at Saturdays NYC, Wednesday, June 20th, 7-9pm

Come out to our June chapter meeting, kindly hosted by Saturdays NYC – in their beautiful outdoor space with guest speaker and WCT Big Wave Surfer, Will Skudin and Jen Hanono!

We’ll be sharing our plans for Summer 2018 and providing updates on our critical campaigns: 1) Williams Pipeline and 2) Offshore Drilling.

We’ll also discuss the progress of our ongoing programs like Ocean Friendly Gardens and the Rockaway Surfing for the Environment Youth program. Find out how you can get involved!

Special thanks to Nicaragua Craft Beer Co. for kindly providing beverages!

Saturdays NYC
31 Crosby St.

Follow @SaturdaysNYC here


14th Annual International Surfing Day – Surf, Sand and Suds! Saturday, June 16th, 12-4pm

For 364 days of the year we all work to protect our coasts. On one day, International Surfing Day, we take a moment to celebrate the impact we’ve made, the campaigns we’ve won and the beaches we’ve protected.

This International Surfing Day spread the joy, excitement and pure stoke that the beach and surfing give by helping us reach our goal to bring 1 million people to the beach worldwide on June 16th.

We’ll be set up  at Beach 90th Street with a bunch of softtop surfboards available for use (free!). We’re asking all attendees to help show the beach some TLC by doing a beach cleanup during the day – bags and gloves will be available all day. Our bags are reused from Rockaway Brewing Company – they are the grain bags for our beach cleanups!

At 4 p.m. we’ll move the party over to Low Tide Bar, right on the boardwalk at Beach 97th Street. Everyone who participates in cleaning our beach will receive a drink ticket for a free beverage from our Partner Rockaway Brewing Company.

Our friends from Patagonia Bowery will be joining us, and we’ll have ocean-friendly sunscreen from Raw Elements available for you to try.

Note that we are aware of the Rockaway beach closures and have planned accordingly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jason: atlarge@nyc.surfrider.org


Beach Cleanup in Rockaway with OutdoorFest, Saturday, June 9th, 1:30pm

As the weather warms, New Yorkers flock to the beaches, leaving behind lots of trash. Additionally, plastics bags, garbage, and microplastic wash in from the ocean. Let’s work together to make sure that trash doesn’t make it back into our waterways, into marine ecosystems, and into our food! After the cleanup, we’ll weigh the trash to help measure the impact of your efforts.

Please be sure to RSVP to the Eventbrite

WHAT TO BRING

We will provide gloves and bags. Please wear sunscreen, sand-friendly shoes, and clothing that can get dirty. Reusable water bottles are *highly* recommended. Bathrooms will be available nearby.

HOW TO GET THERE

Getting here is super simple using the MTA. You can take the A train straight to Beach 67th Street, hop off and walk toward the ocean. You’ll see our tent set up and we’ll kick everyone off with directions and information. If you’re driving, there’s limited street parking.


Hands Across The Sand, Saturday, May 19, 2018

Please join us for Hands Across the Sand 2018! Hosted by Surfrider Foundation NYC, Greenpeace NYC, Oceana, Clean Ocean Action and Locals Surf School.

We will be joining hands on land and sea to symbolize our opposition to the fossil fuel infrastructure and exploration that is threatening our coastline – the Williams NESE pipeline and new offshore drilling.

11am – gather on the beach at B69

11:30am – Rally – hear from speakers on the issues we are taking action on

12pm – Hands Across the Sand & paddle out – join hands on land and sea

12:15pm – Beach clean up – show your beach some love!

1:30pm – Post event hang out at Rockaway Brewing Company.

We will be providing FREE transportation to the event! 9AM pickup from Patagonia Bowery, and 9:30AM pickup from Union Pool, Williamsburg BK. Transportation back to Brooklyn and Manhattan will be at 5:30 from Rockaway Brewing. Use the link below to reserve your spot on the bus!

https://ovrride.com/shop/hands_across_5_19/

Please send any questions to offshore.rep@nyc.surfrider.org.