This Weekend In Parks
Saturday, June 7
Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Cunningham Park, Queens
This hike will lead participants from Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park on a historic section of the Queens Greenway.
Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House
Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan
The story of the lighthouse in Fort Washington Park was popularized by the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.
Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided and advanced registration was required for this event.
Sunday, June 8
Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson
Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required.
Annual Pug Fun Day at Alice Austen House
Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Celebrated in honor of Alice and her pug, Punch. Join us for a fun day of canine-filled activities on the lawn of the Alice Austen
House. Presented by Pug Dog Club of Greater New York.
Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse
Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Examine the white oak times (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years.
Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Greenbelt Nature Center by embarking upon a quest in search of knowledge and fun. Along the way, complete various stations and activities related to the Greenbelt, and earn stamps and other prizes. From games and crafts to trivia and demonstrations, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster
19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park), Queens
This historic walking tour will focus on the General Slocum disaster, the deadliest disaster at that time.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers
of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's message to the troops before the D-Day invasion,
June 6, 1944