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Jamaica Bay Origami

Sunday, July 28, 2013

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

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Did you know that origami came from the Japanese words “Oru” meaning “to fold” and “Kami” meaning “paper?” Learn more about this relaxing art and create 
some animals found in and around Jamaica Bay.

Location

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Jamaica Bay Park
100 Cross Bay Boulvard
Queens
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

National Park Service

Categories

Arts & Crafts, 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

  • Thu
    Showers Likely
    59°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    65°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    66°F
  • Sun
    Breezy
    63°F

7-day forecast

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