fundraising events


Three fundraising events help support Rocking the Boat’s mission. The Whitehall Award, a lively 300-person cocktail party and silent auction held in the spring at the New York Yacht Club, honors exemplary community leaders and prominent individuals with, like Rocking the Boat, a demonstrated commitment to experiential education, the environment, maritime traditions, and youth development. The next Whitehall Award will be held on May 2nd. Please look for more information in early 2018.  

Rocking Manhattan is a full-day, 30-mile row around the entire island of Manhattan in handmade 26-foot Whitehall rowing gigs.  This fall event engages over 100 rowers and 40 guests on an elegant spectator boat, as well as 12 Rocking the Boat alumni who serve as coxwains.

New in 2018 and specially themed to celebrate our 20th anniversary is Rocking the Boat's 20th Anniversary Jam, a casual evening featuring live music, local Bronx food and drink, and the inspirational atmosphere of the boatshop. The date is March 10.

kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids

rocking the boat
812 edgewater road
bronx, ny 10474
phone: 718.466.5799
fax: 718.466.2892