Celebrate culture, student achievement, and rowing in the Bronx!
Become an honorary Rocking the Boat student! Come up north to the South Bronx and celebrate along with about 250 members of the Hunts Point community the launch of Rocking the Boat’s newest handmade boat.
The event features the naming and launching of the 14-foot Whitehall, a pot-luck meal provided by Rocking the Boat families and representing all of their different cultures, live music by Abrazos Orchestra, and open rowing on the Bronx River.
Rocking the Boat empowers young people challenged by severe economic, educational, and social conditions to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves.