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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

The Daily Plant : Friday, June 16, 2006

This Weekend In Parks : Adventures NYC!


photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Manhattan

Celebrate Adventures NYC throughout New York City on Saturday, June 17. The event’s "Basecamp" will take place at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will find a gear expo, live musical performances, and x-game demos. You will also get the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, and an outdoor fitness class.

Queens

Meet at the famous Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with your bicycle, helmet and water bottle for an exciting bike ride through the Park. The Kissena Corridor Bike Ride begins on Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. This is one ride with Adventures NYC you won’t want to miss.

Bronx

Trek through New York City’s largest park, Pelham Bay Park, with Adventures NYC this Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Orchard Beach Nature Center, located at Section 2 of Orchard Beach, to begin exploring the rugged terrain of Hunter Island, where the forest meets the sand.

Staten Island

Want to see some of the most beautiful vistas Staten Island has to offer? Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center, at the intersection of Brielle and Rockland Avenues for a three-mile round trip hike up Moses Mountain this Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. Don’t forget your water bottle and comfortable shoes for this part of Adventures NYC!

Brooklyn

Join Adventures NYC for a canoe trip through Marine Park. You will enjoy bird watching and observe the natural beauty that Brooklyn has to offer. Meet at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, June 17, at the intersection of Avenue U and Burnett Street. Participants will need to provide their own lunch and beverages and must be 8 years or older to participate. You can register for the adventure by calling 311 asking for the Urban Park Rangers.

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won’t."

 

William Least Heat-Moon

(1940 - )

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

  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    59°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    56°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    56°F

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