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The Daily Plant : Friday, October 15, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

The Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park in Brooklyn.
NYC Parks

Nature Centers
Autumn is a perfect time to visit one of Parks’ 14 Urban Park Ranger Nature Centers. The centers are hubs of urban exploration, natural wonder and education. They provide a great starting point for any park visit. They also include exhibits and material about their surrounding parks, including Outdoors in NYC, the Urban Park Rangers quarterly newsletter.

Walk NYC
The Walk NYC season is ending in October! Walk NYC is a free program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks has 30 park locations throughout the city staffed with trained walking instructors to lead walks. Check it out before the program ends!


Saturday, October 16, 2010
Appalachian Mountain Club Volunteer Project
9:30 a.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx

My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Naumburg Bandshell, Manhattan

Fall Harvest Festival
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Highland Park, Queens

Red Hook Community Farm Harvest Festival
12:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Red Hook Community Farm, Brooklyn

Pooch Parade
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Wolfes Pond Park, Staten Island

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Staten Island Daffodil Project Bulb Distribution
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

Native Americans and Settlers of Pelham Bay Park
1:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx

Fort Tryon Park's 75th Anniversary Homecoming Event
11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

Halloween Harvest in Old Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wyckoff House Park, Brooklyn

Native American Tribes
1:00 p.m.
Fort Totten Park, Queens

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
Bill Watterson
(1958 - )

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

  • Wed
    Chance Showers
    66°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    69°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    72°F
  • Sat
    Rain
    69°F

7-day forecast

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