With the ground shifting so rapidly under our feet these days regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, for now Rocking the Boat is postponing the Rocking the Boathouse benefit-the exact date will be determined as soon as we have enough information and we look forward to having you with us. The social and economic impact of COVID-19 will leave the deeply under-resourced community of the South Bronx needing our support more than ever, and we want to be as prepared as possible to respond to their needs. If you are not able to attend on the rescheduled date, we will gladly either send you a full refund or turn your ticket purchase into a donation.

Thank you for understanding and for your wonderful support.

Rocking the Boathouse is Rocking the Boat's spring event at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, a fitting location for Rocking the Boat Alumni and metropolitan area supporters to come together and celebrate their shared appreciation of wood, boats, water, and all that is possible for the young people of the South Bronx.


Postponed until further notice

Loeb Boathouse
East 72nd Street and Park Drive North
New York, NY

5:30 p.m.
VIP indoor-outdoor cocktails featuring model sailboat racing
with special guest Dave Perry, and rowboat rides

6:30 p.m.
Cocktails and festive menu, boat rides, live music and dancing
Silent auction opens

7:00 p.m.
Pete and Toshi Seeger Alumni Award presentation

8:00 p.m.
Live auction

9:00 p.m.
Silent auction closes


Business attire


Funds raised will support Rocking the Boat's signature Boatbuilding, Environmental Science, and Sailing youth development programs; wrap-around social work and college counseling; extended services for program alumni; and inspiring outdoor experiences for middle schoolers and the larger South Bronx community.  Rocking the Boat has developed a reputation as one of the most extraordinary programs of its kind in the nation, serving nearly 4,000 young people and community members.


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Special pre-event activities for VIP ticket holders featuring Dave Perry




Race a model sailboat
Stack your sailing skills up against professional racers or cheer on your favorite sailor during our pro-am model sailboat regatta at the Conservatory Water with color commentary by Dave Perry.

Go for a row
Treat yourself to a ride on the Lake in a wooden rowboat hand-made by Rocking the Boat students.

At Rocking the Boat, kids don't just build boats, boats build kids. Here are a few stats show the clear impact:

  • On average, 96% of Rocking the Boat students graduate from high school on time-the neighborhood standard is 33%
  • 97% enroll in college or technical schools directly out of high school
  • 57% of Rocking the Boat alumni have received their bachelor's degrees within six years of high school graduation-that compares with 20% for Bronx students from low-income high schools


Learn more at rockingtheboat.org

Rocking the Boathouse Sponsors

Benefit Committee
Rachel Beardsley, Co-Chair
Caroline Coleman
Stacey Curry
Austin and Gwen Fragomen
Allan Freedman
Stacie Hoffmeister
Rose Matzat
Edie Owen
Whitney Reid
John Ryan
Anastacia Stathakis Duber
Alex Vogt

Board of Directors
Oscar Aarts
Peter Beardsley, Co-Chair
Tom Carpenter
Manda D'Agata
Jennifer Galvin
Rolando Tomas Infante
Matt Landry, Auction Chair
Greg Matzat
Frosty Montgomery
Carla Murphy
Jeremy Pochman
Tony Ramos
Thom Thacker
Peter Wright




Shuttle Service
Shuttles are available at 15 minute intervals to take guests to and from Fifth Avenue and the Boathouse. It stops at the corners of 72nd and 80th Streets.

MPG: Manhattan Garage Equities, 923 Fifth Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets
Quik Park, 51 East 76th Street, between Park and Madison

Hosted By

Rocking the Boat
Questions? Contact Talene Kelly, Director of Special Events

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