a cautious, confident step forward


Rocking the Boat kept rocking, virtually, at the onset of the pandemic and on through the summer. Our community of staff and students, donors and program partners arguably gained strength for all of the extra effort that went into supporting each other. We know that the current circumstances could change at any moment, but at the same time we are excited to have resumed in-person youth development programming as of September 21 and have confidence that our hands-on boatbuilding, environmental science, and sailing experiences are exactly what our participants need right now.

We are lucky that building, rowing, and sailing boats all takes place in spaces—a 2,500 square foot shop with 15' foot ceilings and outdoors on the Bronx River—that offer plenty of space to spread out and fresh air to breathe. Comprehensive distancing and sanitizing procedures are in place and will be strictly enforced to keep everyone safe.

Rocking the Boat's COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols were developed following Federal and state guidelines and endorsed by New York City Health and Hospital Corporation's lead epidemiologist and Rocking the Boat's Board of Directors.

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