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Nim and the War Effort

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Recycling is not a new idea. During World War II, children on the home front helped the war effort by salvaging scrap. Children aged eight to nine, join us for a fun afternoon listening to a story about a young girl helping the war effort and participate in activities to learn about World War II.

Location

Ryan Visitor Center in Jamaica Bay Park
Gateway NRA-Floyd Bennett Field
Manhattan
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

National Park Service

Categories

Education, Nature, History, Kids

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
    Rain
    61°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    56°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Rain
    62°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    65°F

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