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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

The Daily Plant : Friday, April 7, 2006

This Weekend In Parks


Manhattan

Join Parks & Recreation’s Chief Naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park this Sunday, April 9 at 8:00 a.m. Mike’s morning walks offer great opportunities to see migrating songbirds and to learn how the ecosystems of Inwood Hill Park influence which plants and animals can thrive there. Mike, a highly respected naturalist, has made many contributions to the preservation and restoration of New York’s natural areas, and Inwood Hill Park is no exception. So grab your binoculars and field guides and meet up with Mike at the bridge near the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center. Enter the park at 218th Street and Indian Road on Sunday. Walk west toward the center.

Queens

Looking for an unusual and rewarding way to spend the time of day known as twilight? Join Dr. Aline Euler, Director of Education, as she observes the three ranges of twilight during Twilight Spring Peeper Walk on Friday, April 7, at Alley Pond Park. Listen to a chorus of spring peepers while admiring the partially illuminated city sky. To participate, head to Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Boulevard at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Bronx

Join your community for an exciting day of potato sack racing, spoon racing, basket making and face painting at the Spring Extravaganza at Hunts Point Recreation Center on Saturday, April 8. Raffles will take place while the event is in progress and the beloved Spring Bunny will also make an appearance. Head to the Hunts Point Recreation Center at 765 Manida Street at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to take part in the seasonal fun.

Staten Island

Come for a hike and take home a new friend this Saturday, April 8, during Pet Adoption Day. The Urban Park Rangers and New York Animal Care and Control will be bringing cats and dogs in need of a loving home. The Pet Adoption will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Greenbelt Nature Center at 700 Rockland Avenue on Saturday.

Brooklyn

Try a tasty treat and discover why insects are really good for you when you head to Marine Park on Saturday, April 8, for Edible Insects. Yucky but true, some of the insects in the park contain some nutritional value, and Parks staff will tell you just which critters to consume. Stop by the Salt Marsh Nature Center at East 33rd Street and Avenue U at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday to learn more about these delicious delicacies.

 

 

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."

 

Charles Schulz

(1922-2000)

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsSeba Playground

Seba Playground will be closed to reconstruct the current Seba Tot Lot into a playground for children of all ages. The new design will enlarge the toddler area by adding a custom spray shower, seating, and two new tot play units. Additional play spaces will also be added for 5 to 12 year olds, and will include a large accessible play unit, a second spray shower and seating area. These two play areas will be joined by 15 additional swings for both age groups. The site will also feature an accessible drinking fountain, attractive plantings, and a bicycle rack.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Thu
    Chance Rain
    69°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    70°F
  • Sat
    Showers
    69°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    62°F

7-day forecast

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