Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
The Daily Plant : Friday, May 24, 2002
WEEKEND FUN IN NEW YORK CITY
Beach Opening- Saturday, May 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week
Place: Orchard Beach, the Bronx; Brighton Beach & Coney Island, Brooklyn; Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn; Rockaway Beach, Queens; Jacob Riis Beach, Queens; South and Midland Beaches, Staten Island; Wolfe’s Pond Beach, Staten Island.
Come enjoy New York City’s seven public beaches this summer now through September 2. Remember to swim only when a lifeguard is on duty.
Artistic Festival- Saturday, May 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Place: Marcus Garvey Park
The Harlem Ebony Artist Tribe invites you to its debut event featuring African-American inspired art exhibits, readings, and performance. For information call (212) 666-1071.
Canoe the Crotona Park Lake- Saturday, May 25
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Crotona Park
Get a river otter’s view of the City while learning basic canoeing techniques with the Urban Park Rangers. For information call (866) NYC HAWK.
Saturday Nights Live- Saturday, May 25
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park
An evening of musical performance, with Jeff Berman. For information call (866) NYC HAWK.
Bike Riverside- Sunday, May 26
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Fort Tryon Park
Experience the parks with the wind blowing in your hair. We break for wildlife and beautiful nature scenes. Bring your own bike, helmet, and water to drink. Meet on the shore of the Hudson River at 125th St. For information call (866) NYC HAWK.
Outside of work, James is an accomplished songwriter and guitarist. He is also interested in photography and photo editing. James makes his home in Flushing, Queens.
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Friday, June 2, 1989)
THE RISE AND FALL AND RISE OF THE CENTRAL PARK ZOO
In its 130-year history, the Central Park Zoo has evolved from a Victorian menagerie to a "picture-book" zoo, and on to a high-tech animal boutique which now features exotic animals from around the world ensconced in simulated natural environments.
To help put the zoo’s pedigree in perspective, Parks will present "Creature Comforts: The Evolution of the Central Park Zoo," an exhibition on the history of the nation’s oldest municipal zoo at the Arsenal Gallery. An opening reception will be held on June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue inside Central Park. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The exhibition will be on display through June 30.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"The man who has no imagination has no wings."