Rocking the Boat will present its one-of-a-kind fall fundraiser, Rocking Manhattan, from October 2-9, 2021. The event has two components: over 100 individuals in 12 teams will row 29.5 miles around the island in Whitehall gigs in one day while, over a span of eight, dozens more will complete creative challenges of their choosing in 29.5 miles, 295 minutes, or 29.5 hours. Whichever way they participate, supporters will aim to raise $450,000 and have an unforgettable experience in the process.
Rocking the Boat teaches lifelong skills to young people through mediums McMichael stands firmly behind: building and rowing wooden boats, learning and teaching sailing, and environmental restoration. This work takes place in and primarily serves the South Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, a vibrant but historically and even physically marginalized community with a waterfront location that is one of the neighborhood’s greatest assets.