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MillionTreesNYC Volunteer Planting Day Presented by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL

Saturday, October 19, 2013

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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Every spring and fall, thousands of enthusiastic and environmentally–minded New Yorkers volunteer with MillionTreesNYC to plant young trees in public parks. This October, for the first time ever, MillionTreesNYC will be planting all 20,000 trees in one day in one park! Join us at Rockaway Community Park, Queens to make New York City greener and greater, and to build a more resilient and vibrant coastline.

For two years, NYC Parks removed invasive plants to prepare Rockaway Community Park for this day. Then, last October, Superstorm Sandy hit this 253-acre park full force. We now need your help to plant a native coastal forest to restore this community park.

Registration for this event is required.

Location

Rockaway Community Park at Almeda Avenue in Rockaway Community Park Accessible
Queens
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

MillionTreesNYC, NY/NJ Superbowl Committee

Contact Email

rsvp@milliontreesnyc.org

Categories

Nature, Kids, Volunteer

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

  • Mon
    Sunny
    71°F
  • Tue
    Showers Likely
    75°F
  • Wed
    Sunny
    74°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    72°F

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