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New York City’s Threatened and Endangered Shore Birds

Saturday, August 17, 2013

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.  From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches.  Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.  Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities.  Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.  

Space is limited.  To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 7. 

Location

Beach 50th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Queens
Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at Beach 50 and the Boardwalk.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(718) 421-2021

Categories

Birding, Education, Nature, Waterfront

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkTribute Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The area of Rockaway Beach from Beach 116th Street to Beach 109th Street will be temporarily closed as the US Army Corps of Engineers begins sand moving operations. Once work begins in this area, we expect the closure to last approximately one week.

More information about the Army Corps’ work to replenish Rockaway Beach is available on their NY District website.


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.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Thu
    Morning Frost
    48°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    49°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    59°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    55°F

7-day forecast

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