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The Daily Plant : Friday, September 24, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Competitors face off in 2009's Chess-in-the-Parks tournament.
Malcolm Pinckney

Historic House Trust Festival
The Historic House Trust of New York City is celebrating its third annual Historic House Festival, September 24-26, 2010, at all 23 historic houses in its collection, sponsored by Con Edison and the History Channel. This year’s Festival, A Moveable Feast, will celebrate the culinary history of and contemporary food trends in New York City. Be sure to bring your appetite for history!

Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Enjoy a day of competitive chess at the tenth annual tournament at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A grandmaster will be there to play with challengers throughout the day, and there will also be chess puzzles for kids. Prizes will be offered to tournament competitors, including chess sets, trophies, and medals. All ages and skill levels are welcome to register.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

16th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament 2010
8:00 a.m.
Citywide

NYC Skate Marathon and 100K
8:30 a.m.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

28th Annual Queens County Fair
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Food at Historic Richmond Town
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island

"Our Common Ground" Family Festival in Morningside Park
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Morningside Park, Manhattan

Little Red Lighthouse Festival
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington Park, Manhattan

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Raptor Day at Wave Hill
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wave Hill, Bronx

Nuts About Squirrels
11:00 a.m.
Marine Park, Brooklyn

Native American Festival
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Family Day
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Capt Tilly Park, Queens

Special Tour: Bike to Five Historic Houses!
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Manhattan

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
Mark Twain
(1835-1910)

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
    Rain Likely
    57°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Cloudy
    66°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    67°F
  • Sun
    Breezy
    61°F

7-day forecast

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