7th & 8th grade after-school program

september 20 through december 9 | tuesdays and fridays


812 edgewater road, bronx, ny 10474

Experience all of Rocking the Boat’s exciting hands-on activities in our nine week afterschool program!



Learn the basics of wooden boatbuilding by using hand and power tools to build model boats and other maritime masterpieces.



Experience the sport of sailing on the Bronx River, learning how you can literally go places with just wood, wind, and water.



Discover the true nature of the Bronx by watching osprey hunt, great blue herons glide, fish jump, and saltmarshes sway, all while rowing handmade wooden boats on the Bronx River.


join rocking the boat in high school

After completing a semester of this after-school program, 8th grade students will receive priority for applying to our High School Student programs!

Rocking the Boat has a strict set of COVID-19 safety protocols that all staff and participants must follow. All participants must be fully vaccinated, but exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. We will continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and local public health protocols and adjust our programming and safety measures as needed.


“I love Rocking the Boat—it is so much fun! I learned so many things!”

“My RTB experience has been great—exploring, getting out on the water, rowing and sailing have been an unforgettable experience!”

learn more and apply

For questions about this program, contact Safiya Sabir, Director of Public Programs.



Take 6 train to Hunts Point Avenue, walk south on Hunts Point Ave (crossing under the Bruckner Expressway overpass) until you reach Lafayette Ave. Make left turn at Lafayette Ave and walk all the way down the steep hill to Edgewater Road. Cross Edgewater Road and train tracks and make a sharp left on the sidewalk alongside a warehouse. Rocking the Boat is the first entrance on the right.

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