The Best Places to Enjoy Queens in Bloom this Spring

In the springtime, Rockaway Peninsula comes alive with new plant life. The weather begins to warm, and all of Queens begins to turn green. A great way to celebrate this shift in the season, all whilst supporting a noteworthy local organization, is with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance NYRP Spring Tree Giveaway.


Each spring, Arverne By The Sea residents show their support for the local community by heading to the NYRP Spring Tree Giveaway, hosted by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance as part of the NY Restoration Project (the 2015 event is to take place on May 17th, and be held at Firehouse 59 at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 59th Street). This wonderful family-friendly occasion is where local residents can go to pick up a free tree! The tree giveaway event gives you the chance to play your part in the revitalization of Rockaway Peninsula, while doing your part to make New York City and the planet a cleaner and greener place by planting your tree in an approved NYC location. Please note that prior registration is required in order to receive a complementary tree. To register or learn more, please visit:


About the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance


The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is a wonderful organization that works to foster a deeper respect, understanding, and connection between the Rockaway waterfront and area communities like Arverne By The Sea. Living in the city, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of connection to nature, which, in part, is why so many people love their homes at Arverne By The Sea: they have the chance to enjoy the ocean, beach, and diverse wildlife in the area’s many natural habitats every day. It is for these reasons that so many Arverne By The Sea residents show their support for the RWA.


The health of the natural environment on the Rockaway Peninsula ensures not only the long-term vitality of the many plants and animals that live here, but the economic health of the region, which is highly dependent on draws like Rockaway Beach and the many local parks and recreation areas. This organization works simultaneously to empower residents of underserved communities, providing educational programming and community projects.


To get involved with the RWA, learn more on their website: Helping to empower others and ensuring that the Arverne By The Sea waterfront remains vital is a rewarding experience. These goals are reached through community outreach programs promoting a diverse, active, and vibrant waterfront, and new volunteers and participants are always welcomed.


Celebrate Biodiversity at the Queens Botanical Garden


The Queens Botanical Garden is where residents of the borough go to enjoy an urban oasis of plants, people, and culture—celebrated together at the many inspirational gardens found here. The Queens Botanical Gardens hosts a number of events throughout the spring season, including demonstrations and educational programs promoting environmental stewardship. Some examples of fun events to attend this spring include the Children’s Garden Sneak Peek!, the annual Mother’s Day Brunch & Children’s Craft event, bird and nature walks featuring springtime birds and blooms, and special music and art events held in the gardens throughout the spring—even finish out the season with the Summer Solstice celebration held on June 21st!


If you would like to see the complete schedule of events to be held this spring at the Queens Botanical Gardens and to plan your visit, go to their website: